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|
|3||United Kingdom||It's my time||5th||up||here|
|4||Portugal||Todas as ruas do amor||4th||=||here|
|8||Spain||La noche es para mí||14th||up||here|
|9||Greece||This is our night||11th||up||here|
|10||Turkey||Düm tek tek||10th||=||here|
|11||Iceland||Is it true?||13th||up||here|
|12||Romania||The Balkan girls||8th||down||here|
|15||Andorra||La teva decisió||18th||up||here|
|16||Germany||Miss kiss kiss bang||15th||down||here|
|17||Switzerland||The highest heights||9th||down||here|
|18||France||Et s'il fallait le faire||20th||up||here|
|20||Malta||What if we||21st||up||here|
|21||Montenegro||Just get out of my life||17th||down||here|
|22||Albania||Carry me in your dreams||22nd||=||here|
|24||Israel||There must be another way||24th||=||here|
|26||Moldova||Hora din Moldova||24th||down||here|
|29||Poland||I don't wanna leave||29th||=||here|
|36||Ukraine||Be my Valentine||37th||up||here|
|39||FYR Macedonia||Nešto što kje ostane||39th||=||here|
|40||Belarus||Eyes thatnever lie||40th||=||here|
|41||Czech Rpublic||Aven romale||41st||=||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". On the other hand, the entries from Bosnia & Herzegovina and Norway have many people who like the song but they are also the number one favourites of many readers and have a relatively small amount of "haters".
Analysis of the poll charts
As we come closer to the Eurovision Song Contest, more and more votes are cast and the result become more steady now. There are no changes in the top two and few changes in the top ten. The only country that had to face a major downfall is Switzerland, which also had to experience a loss of interest last week. Spain is back in the top ten.
Don't forget to vote in the new polls that were launched some time ago, if you have not done so yet!