Your 2009 Eurovision favourites so far (5)

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40 of the 43 entries in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest are already known. Everytime an entry is selected, esctoday.com holds a poll asking the readers to evaluate the song and weekly charts are presented to show the most popular entries chosen so far among the readers.

How does it work?

Once an entry is selected, a poll is held with the following six options: I love it, I like it, It's ok, It's nothing special, I don't like it and I hate it. The options are transferred to points of the values 3, 2, 1, -1, -2 and -3 respectively. The percentage an option got is then multiplied by its value. Therefore, the highest score an entry can get is +300, the lowest is -300.

Important announcements: New polls next week

  • These polls are just held "for fun" and supposed to reveal which songs have the most fans so far. The charts are in no way supposed to predict the outcome of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.
  • Next week will be the last week the results are based on the current polls. As all entries should be known by next week, new polls will be launched for all entries.

What is the object of this poll?

Of course, this is not a prediction poll. In most polls you can find on the internet, people can just vote for their favourites, so songs that have many fans are likely to top those polls, no matter how many people don't like them at all. Our polls include likes and dislikes, so songs that polarise very much are most likely to be found in the middle of theboard, while the songs at the top are usually the ones that would find the highest approval if they did well in the Eurovision Song Contest, no matter if they are seen as top favourites.

Charts for 9th March 2009

The results are based on the votes cast until 20:00 CET.

Pl. Country Song Score Last week Change Poll
1 Lithuania Love 101.9 8.6 (22nd) up here
2 Norway Fairytale 100.2 121.4 (2nd) = here
3 Estonia Rändajad 98.9 NEW here
4 Turkey Düm tek tek 73.2 89.1 (3rd) down here
5 Finland Lose control 70.4 81.6 (5th) = here
6 Portugal Todas as ruas do amor 68.6 52.7 (9th) up here
7 Azerbaijan Always 68.4 NEW here
8 Iceland Is it true? 62.2 86.2 (4th) down here
9 United Kingdom It'smy time 56.5 72.2 (7th) down here
10 Spain La noche es para mí 54.7 121.9 (1st) down here
11 Switzerland The highest heights 32.4 72.3 (6th) down here
12 Poland I don't wanna leave 32.1 24.3 (16th) up here
13 Denmark Believe again 31.2 50.9 (10th) down here
14 Bosnia & Herzegovina Bistra voda 30.0 62.0 (8th) down here
15 France Et s'il fallait le faire 27.2 40.8 (11th) down here
16 Germany Miss kiss kiss bang 23.0 20.4 (20th) up here
17 Greece This is our night 17.2 31.3 (13th) down here
18 Montenegro Just get out of my life 17.0 32.5 (12th) down here
19 Albania Në merr në ëndërr 16.4 26.5 (15th) down here
20 Andorra La teva decisió 15.5 22.2 (18th) down here
21 Malta What if we 14.6 22.1 (19th) down here
22 Slovenia Love symphony 13.0 24.1 (17th) down here
23 Israel There must be… 12.2 NEW here
24 Moldova Hora din Moldova 7.2 14.3 (21st) down here
25 Hungary Dance with me -5.5 28.3 (14th) down here
26 Romania The Balkan girls -5.6 -6.3 (25th) down here
27 Ireland Et cetera -12.2 -3.1 (23rd) down here
28 Georgia We don't wanna put in -26.3 -18.6 (26th) down here
29 Netherlands Shine -28.7 -19.1 (27th) down here
30 Croatia Lijepa Tena -35.0 -4.7 (24th) down here
31 Slovakia Let' tmou -57.4 NEW here
32 Bulgaria Illusion -76.3 -79.5 (28th) down here
33 Cyprus Firefly -96.2 -94.2 (29th) down here
34 FYR Macedonia Nešto što kje ostane -117.3 -107.8 (30th) down here
35 Armenia No par -139.0 -140.1 (31st) down here
36 Russia Mamo -140.9 NEW here
37 Serbia Cipela -147.1 NEW here
38 Latvia Probka -151.3 -154.5 (32nd) down here
39 Ukraine Bemy Valentine -164.6 NEW here
40 Belarus Eyes that never lie -164.9 -169-0 (33rd) down here

We can see a surprising new #1: Lithuania occupies the top position, but Norway is very closely behind. Estonia is the highes new entrant at #3 and the only country that selected its song this weekend whose song enters at the plus side of these charts. Poland managed to rise on the charts for the third week running and is at #12 now. Belarus remains at the bottom of the list but new entrant Ukraine comes very close being above by only 0.3 points.

Remember that if you have not done so, you can still vote in the polls to influence next week's charts.

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