The voting for the final of esctoday.com's search for the Song of the decade is now open. 24 songs are still in the running and it is up to you to decide the winner.
- You can vote here.
The complete line-up
The running order is completely random and was based on a computer-aided draw.
|2||Switzerland||2005||Vanilla Ninja||Cool Vibes|
|6||Belgium||2006||Kate Ryan||Je t'adore|
|7||Norway||2008||Maria Haukaas Storeng||Hold on be strong|
|8||Turkey||2003||Sertab Erener||Everyway that I can|
|10||Israel||2005||Shiri Maimon||Hasheket sheni'shar|
|12||United Kingdom||2009||Jade Ewen||It's my time|
|15||Portugal||2008||Vânia Fernandes||Senhora do mar|
|16||Iceland||2009||Yohanna||Is it true?|
|17||Greece||2005||Helena Paparizou||My number one|
|18||Finland||2006||Lordi||Hard rock hallelujah|
|19||Slovenia||2007||Alenka Gotar||Cvet z juga|
|20||Azerbaijan||2009||Aysel & Arash||Always|
|21||Ukraine||2008||Ani Lorak||Shady lady|
|22||Germany||2006||Texas Lightning||No no never|
|23||France||2009||Patricia Kaas||Et s'il fallait le faire|
|24||Bosnia & Herzegovina||2006||Hari Mata Hari||Lejla|
Another great video recap produced by Aaron Way. Many thanks to him!
How to vote
The wining song will be chosen in a "BigPoll" style voting. You will be able to arrange the songs from 1-24 and based on those results and where you are voting from, 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points will be given per country. Votes to the own country will not be counted. The poll will be open until 11th October, 19:00 CET.
- You can vote here.
How the finalists were chosen
- In the first round, the best song of each country was chosen. San Marino and Slovakia both only had one song taking part in this decade so those two were directly qualified for the second round. Having been submitted by the Serbian broadcaster, the 2004 entry from Serbia & Montenegro was added to the list of Serbia while the 2005 entry was added to the list of Montenegro.
- The 46 songs that reach the second round were allocated in two semi finals. A poll was held, where every reader can choose his or her favourite song. The top eleven of each semi final went forward to the grand final. A twelfth song for each semi final was chosen by an esctoday.com jury. The jury consisted of 15 members and each member could rate all songs with 1-5 points.