All 42 entries in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest 2009 are known. Everytime an entry was selected, esctoday.com held 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.
What is the object of this poll?
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.
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 30th March 2009
The results are based on the votes cast until 19:00 CET.
|1||Bosnia & Herzegovina||Bistra voda||1st||=||here|
|4||Portugal||Todas as ruas do amor||8th||up||here|
|5||United Kingdom||It's my time||9th||up||here|
|8||Romania||The Balkan girls||13th||up||here|
|9||Switzerland||The highest heights||2nd||down||here|
|10||Turkey||Düm tek tek||11th||up||here|
|11||Greece||This is our night||18th||up||here|
|13||Iceland||Is it true?||7th||down||here|
|14||Spain||La noche es para mí||6th||down||here|
|15||Germany||Miss kiss kiss bang||17th||up||here|
|16||Hungary||Dance with me||16th||=||here|
|17||Montenegro||Just get out of my life||20th||up||here|
|18||Andorra||La teva decisió||15th||down||here|
|20||France||Et s'il fallait le faire||5th||down||here|
|21||Malta||What if we||21st||=||here|
|22||Albania||Carry me in yourdreams||23rd||up||here|
|24||Israel||There must be another way||24th||=||here|
|25||Moldova||Hora din Moldova||26th||up||here|
|29||Poland||I don't wanna leave||28th||down||here|
|37||Ukraine||Be my Valentine||37th||=||here|
|39||FYR Macedonia||Nešto što kje ostane||39th||=||here|
|40||Belarus||Eyes that never lie||40th||=||here|
|41||Czech Republic||Aven Romale||42nd||up||here|
Comparison with the YourOne poll
If we compare the YourOne poll, where everyone can pick his or her #1 favourite with the poll charts, where each entry is rated separately, some interesting details are revealed: The Turkish entry still seems to be the most polarising ones this year. While it is the top favourite of the voters in the YourOne poll, it has about as many people who "love it" as people who "hate it". The entry from Bosnia & Herzegovina is still rising on the YourOne poll.
Analysis of the poll charts
Bosnia & Herzegovina remains on top of the charts for the third week running. Switzerland has dropped from second place but remains in the top ten, while Estonia is now in12th place. France dropped bythe most this week by remarkable 15 places, which shows how close the results in the top 20 are. Finland is now in third place and now as s uccessful again as it was at the beginning of these charts. Norway has not been out of the top three since the charts have started.
Don't forget to vote in the new polls that were launched some time ago, if you have not done so yet!