Eurovision World Cup: Russia vs Ireland

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 6 of the World Cup, and we’re continuing the week with 2 matches from Group H and we are back to the start with a match from Group A. This match is between Russia and Ireland, so let’s see who is representing the competitors!

Today’s Competitors:

Russia is represented by their first and only winner of Eurovision thus far, and that’s Dima Bilan. He had participated at Eurovision two years prior to his Eurovision win, where he placed 2nd with the song Never Let You Go, but the Russian Eurovision World Cup representative song is his winning entry from 2008, Believe. If you haven’t already, watch the performance below:

Ireland still holds the record for the most amount of wins at Eurovision with a total of 7, so it was a challenge to pick just one of their winners to compete in the Eurovision World Cup. In the end, we decided on Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan who performed the song Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids back in 1994. This was the third Irish win in a row, as the nation had won in 1992 and 1993. Watch the performance here:

Vote for your winner here:

Voting is now closed! Congratulations to Ireland for winning this match!

Check out the other matches from Day 6: