Eurovision NI’s World Cup 2020: How It Works!

Eurovision World Cup, Eurovision World Cup 2020, Poll

Eurovision has been hailed by many as being the ‘Gay World Cup’. So what if the format for Eurovision was more like the World Cup? The World Cup happens every four years, but we had so much fun with our Eurovision World Cup feature, that it’s become a staple of our Eurovision diary each year. Previous winners have included Nicky Byrne for Ireland (2016), Imri Ziv for Israel (2017), Saara Aalto for Finland (2018) and KEiiNO for Norway (2019). Who will win in 2020? Here’s how it works!

We have placed all the countries competing in Eurovision into different pots depending on their status/geographical location/history in the contest to make the draw fairer.

Pot 1: Sweden, Iceland, Denmark, Norway and Finland
Pot 2: Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and France
Pot 3: Australia, Ireland, UK, Portugal, Spain and Germany
Pot 4: Malta, Croatia, Greece, Czech Rep and Cyprus
Pot 5: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, Armenia and Georgia
Pot 6: Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Italy and San Marino
Pot 7: Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Poland and Moldova
Pot 8: Macedonia, Slovenia, Serbia, Ukraine and Israel

This draw then determined the group stage with one act from each pot in each group (see below). We will ask you to vote for your favourite in each group in our poll. Dates of when each poll will be active are below:

Group A- Poll opens 16th March, closes 19th March

Group B- Poll opens 19th March, closes 23rd March

Group C- Poll opens 23rd March, closes 26th March

Group D- Poll opens 26th March, closes 30th March

Group E- Poll opens 30th March, closes 2nd April

Group F- Poll opens 2nd April, closes 6th April

Group G- Poll opens 6th April, closes 9th April

Group H- Poll opens 9th April, closes 12th April

Group A Group B Group C Group D
Norway Finland Iceland Denmark
The Netherlands Belgium Ireland Portugal
Czech Republic Malta Cyprus Greece
Armenia Azerbaijan Romania San Marino
Latvia Estonia Moldova Lithuania
Slovenia
Group E Group F Group G Group H
Sweden France Switzerland Austria
Australia UK Spain Germany
Croatia Belarus Georgia Russia
Bulgaria Italy Albania Poland
Israel Serbia Ukraine Macedonia

Start Voting!!!


Knock Out Stages

Match 1 (Poll opens 12th April, closes 18th April)

Winner of Group A: Ulrikke- ‘Attention’ (Norway)

Runner Up Group B: Efendi- ‘Cleopatra’ (Azerbaijan)

Match 2 (Poll opens 12th April, closes 18th April)

Winner Group B: Destiny Chukunyere- ‘All of My Love’ (Malta)

Runner Up Group A: Athena Manoukian- ‘Chains On You’ (Armenia)

Match 3 (Poll opens 12th April, closes 18th April)

Winner Group C: Lesley Roy- ‘Story Of My Life’ (Ireland)

Runner Up Group D: Stefania- ‘Superg!rl’ (Greece)

Match 4 (Poll opens 12th April, closes 18th April)

Winner Group D: The Roop- ‘On Fire’ (Lithuania)

Runner Up Group C: Dadi Freyr- ‘Think About Things’ (Iceland)

Match 5 (Poll opens 12th April, closes 18th April)

Winner Group E: Eden Alene- ‘Feker Libi’ (Israel)

Runner Up Group F: VAL- ‘Da Vidna’ (Belarus)

Match 6 (Poll opens 12th April, closes 18th April)

Winner Group F: Diodato- ‘Fai Rumore’ (Italy)

Runner Up Group E: Victoria- ‘Tears Getting Sober’ (Bulgaria)

Match 7 (Poll opens 12th April, closes 18th April)

Winner Group G: Gjon’s Tears- ‘Repondez Moi’ (Switzerland)

Runner Up Group H: Little Big- ‘Uno’ (Russia)

Match 8 (Poll opens 12th April, closes 18th April)

Winner Group H: Ben Dolic- ‘Violent Thing’ (Germany)

Runner Up Group G: Blas Canto- ‘Universo’ (Spain)


Quarter Finals

Q1 Match (Poll opens 19th April, closes 26th April)

Winner Match 1: Ulrikke- ‘Attention’ (Norway)

Winner Match 2: Destiny- ‘All of My Love’ (Malta)

 Q2 Match (Poll opens 19th April, closes 26th April)

Winner Match 3: Lesley Roy- ‘Story Of My Life’ (Ireland)

Winner Match 4: Dadi Freyr- ‘Think About Things’ (Iceland)

Q3 Match (Poll opens 19th April, closes 26th April)

Winner Match 5: Eden Alene- ‘Feker Libi’ (Israel)

Winner Match 6: Diodato- ‘Fai Rumore’ (Italy)

 Q4 Match (Poll opens 19th April, closes 26th April)

Winner Match 7: Gjon’s Tears- ‘Repondez Moi’ (Switzerland)

Winner Match 8: Ben Dolic- ‘Violent Thing’ (Germany)


Semi Finals

Semi 1 (Poll opens 26th April, closes 2nd May)

Winner Q 1:
Winner Q 3:

Semi 2 (Poll opens 26th April, closes 2nd May)

Winner Q 2:

Winner Q 4:


Final (Poll opens 3rd May, closes 10th May)

Winner Semi 1:

Winner Semi 2:

Eurovision World Cup Champion 2020: 

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