For the duration of the actual World Cup, some of the best Eurovision artists old and new will be battling it out in a series of matches that mirror the World Cup itself. By the end, we will know the first winner of our Eurovision World Cup!
On each competition day of the World Cup, all of the matches for that day will be posted here on Eurovision Union. For a full 24 hours, a poll will be open for each match and it will be up to you to pick which of the representative songs will win the match.
It is Day 3 of the World Cup, and today features four huge matches from Group C and D. This match is between Croatia and Austria, so let’s see the entries!
Croatia first made their debut at Eurovision in 1993, and since then have been fairly successful at Eurovision. Although they have a string of Top 10 finishes, the nation is yet to win Eurovision. As such, the Eurovision World Cup representative is the best placing Croatian entry thus far, which is the song Marija Magdalena by Doris Dragović, who finished in 4th place back in 1999.
Austria has had a long history at Eurovision, but despite that, they have only won the contest two times! That gave us a choice of which winner would represent Austria at the Eurovision World Cup, and for the sake of diversity, we decided to choose the most recent winner who as you will remember is Conchita Wurst with the song Rise Like A Phoenix! Conchita won Eurovision 2014 with a total of 290 points.
Vote for your winner here:
Voting is now closed. There was a tie between the two nations, but we went to extra time (ie, a poll on Twitter) and Austria has won the match!
Check out the other matches from Day 3: