TEKO 2015: Vote in Duel 3!

TEKO 2015 smTHE Eurovision KnockOut 2015 – It’s time to vote in the third duel of this year’s TEKO competition. Today you can start voting for Australia or Germany who will fight for a place in the quarter finals!

After the first round heats, which included 2 acts getting a second chance, the following 16 acts have won a place in the duels:

Duel 1: Romania v Montenegro
Duel 2: Georgia v Norway
Duel 3: Australia v Germany
Duel 4: Sweden v Italy
Duel 5: Belarus v The Netherlands
Duel 6: Switzerland v Israel
Duel 7: Lithuania v Belgium
Duel 8: Azerbaijan v Slovenia


Please listen to the two competing entries:

australia  Australia – Guy Sebastian – ‘Tonight Again’

Germany  Germany – Ann Sophie – ‘Black smoke’

The Voting:

As you have now listened to both songs, let’s go on with the voting. Please vote for your personal favourite out of the two songs.

Europe… start voting now! (and visitors from the rest of the world of course!)

Unlike other polls on this website you will not see the current standings of the voting! The qualifiers of the Duels will be revealed on this blog every few days, so stay tuned!

*The voting periods for the following heats might vary and you might be able to vote for several duels at a time.

29 comments on “TEKO 2015: Vote in Duel 3!

  1. Germany.

  2. The 2 songs are neighbours on my list. My vote went to Australia.

  3. Not a very strong duel.I voted for Australia.

  4. Germany without any hesitation :-)

  5. I like both but I have voted Australia.

  6. Australia !
    Germany could be better with a different singer! Such an anti-climax the shouty chorus!

  7. Am voting for Australia!

  8. Australia by far. Not even Ella Eyre (one of the co-writers!) could save the German song :(

  9. Germany. Guy Sebastian is still too much national embarrassment for me to handle, even if his song is fine.

  10. Germany very much in the ‘meh’ pile for me. It’s OK, and I like the lyrical nod to the classic Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, but it leaves me cold in the end.

    I was very pleasantly surprised by the Australian entry. It sounds very UK chart friendly with a touch of the Mark Ronsons/Bruno Mars about it. After Guy said he was going either total ballad or totally upbeat, I like the way the intro teases us into thinking it’s going to be a ballad before the funk kicks in. Another upbeat, fun song that will be a breath of fresh air among the insipid Disney ballads.

    Just think, if Australia wins, next year’s contest could be held in Shepherd’s Bush…

  11. Australia – no contest. Ann Sophie over does the performance of her rather lame song and her interpretation of the lyrics is all wrong.

  12. Australia. The song is just better to me. I’m still bitter about Ann Sophies win

  13. Germany.
    Apart from that, Australia shouldn’t be in the competition.

  14. Morland and Debrah have made a cover of “Fairytale”.This is for Donnie and Stommie :D :

  15. I won’t rank the Australian song. so Germany got my vote by default.

    • Seriously?

      I know EBU said its a one off, but what if they go back on that like they often do “no more than 22 countries, no more than 40 countries, no 2nd semi final etc” and Australia becomes a regular, will you refuse to rank it every single year?

      • Max, the EBU should have changed the rules first and then they should have sent Australia to one of the semis. A dangerous precedent has been open, one that says that business is sacred. Something tells me that in a few years, only the big countries (as in markets) will matter. ESC as I know and love it will no longer be. For now, I choose to ignore Australia’s presence. I do like the song though.

        • But Sieste confirmed that Australia was paying in the area of the Big 5 so its right they get automatically to the final like the other Big 5 countries.

          “Whether you agree with the Big 5 rule is another debate entirely.”

          I just don’t really see the difference between changing the rules for 1 edition.

          The rules for ESC are in constant flux, when it started the rules were, 2 songs per country, limit of 22 countries, no semi finals, no time limit, native language restriction, had to use an orchestra, juries from each country meet in secret to determine the winner.

          None of that is the case now, the ESC is constantly evolving and adapting and that is it’s strength. In the modern era there is no reason a country with European heritage outside of Europe can’t participate. And it’s not even permanent yet. Australia have been waiting 30 years for this, why can’t they have their moment?

          • I listened to the whole Sietse Bakker radio interview and he didn’t say they pay the same amount of money as all rest of the big-5.He just tried to avoid answering saying that they are not here for free.And how could they pay the same amount of money when they’re not even an active EBU member?

          • The Big Five rule is not a perfect solution, but there aren’t any available in real life. That said, if countries start buying their place in the final, well… I shan’t say anything more.

            ESC can become whatever the EBU want, but they should change the rules first. They can even auction off all the places in the final for all I care. I won’t be around to follow such a show though.

  16. Australia for me, and not just because I’m an Aussie. I just think it’s the better of the two. I also want to point out that at home, Guy is a well-respected artist. Some people have complained he is not ‘camp’ enough for the competition, but I think those people have not moved with the times, and still see the competition as a gay campathon, which it has moved on from being imo.

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