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.
Today is the last day of the Final 16 round, where the final four nations will compete, but only two will continue through to the next round. This match is between Norway and the United Kingdom!
Norway first got involved with Eurovision in 1960, and have participated in all but two contest since their debut. Interestingly, Norway has the record for the most last places and the most nul points, but despite that, they have had some success throughout the years. They have won the contest three times now, and representing the nation in our Eurovision World Cup is the most recent winner, Alexander Rybak with Fairytale!
The United Kingdom have participated at Eurovision an incredible 61 times, after making their debut in 1957. The nation didn’t participate in 1958, but since then participated each and every year of the contest. They have been quite successful too, having come 2nd a record number of times with 15 runner-up’s. They have also won an impressive 5 times, which made it difficult to choose a Eurovision World Cup representative! In the end, we decided on the most recent entry which is Love Shine a Light performed by Katrina and the Waves.
Vote for your winner here:
Voting is now closed! Congratulations to the UK for winning this match!
Check out the other match from today here: