TEKO 2016: Vote in the 1st Heat Now!

TEKO 2016 smTHE Eurovision KnockOut 2016 – It’s time to vote in the first heat of this year’s TEKO competition; a knockout format (similar to the World Cup). Today you can start voting for the first three hopefuls, Russia, The Netherlands and Norway, who will fight for a place in the second round!  


Please listen to the three competing entries:


Russia – Sergey Lazarev‘You are the only one’

NetherlandsThe Netherlands – Douwe Bob – ‘Slow down’

NorwayNorway – Agnete‘Icebreaker’

To hear the song click on the respective flag!

The Voting:

As you have now listened to all three songs, let’s go on with the voting. Please vote for your personal favourite out of the three 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 Heats will be revealed on this blog every few days, so stay tuned! Come back tomorrow for Heat 2!

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

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88 comments on “TEKO 2016: Vote in the 1st Heat Now!

  1. I’m not exactly crazy about any of the three songs here. Norway feels hollow, The Netherlands is lovely, but Russia gets my vote.

  2. How long is voting open for roughly? I know it changes and isnt set, but what are we talking roughly, 1 week, 2 days, 3, 4?

  3. I voted for Sergey

  4. my vote went to Netherlands through process of elimination, not that it’s the best song in the world but I hate the pre-fabricated noughties sounding Russian pretty boy, and am not 100% convinced if Norway song will start to annoy me after a few listens, as a good old Spanish ESC friend of mine wisely said : If Russian song was singing for Georgia, Lithuania or San Marino etc it would be at the bottom of the betting odds and everyone would be dissing it, where’s the benchmark these days? a thought..

    • Actually the only other place where Russia 16 could have come is Sweden. It’s a missile built to win this competition just like Sweden 15. Production values are way too high for Georgia et al.
      Tell my best to your friend :-)

      • great thanks will tell my (not best) friend, that’s the future of ESC then…sounds fantastic…will mention it to my friend in Georgia too

        • No offence intended. It’s a comment about production values, but also about marketing. They are over the top. Just look at the video. This couldn’t have come from Finland. Russians take this as seriously as Swedes. It’s not about music. It’s about winning ESC. That’s a crucial difference.

        • For the majority of viewers it does look great. ESC has never been stronger.

          • I guess we are from a different era about what the essence of ESC is, production values, all about winning etc, if that’s the future of ESC then I imagine at my current age, I’ll stop both believing in it and watching it! would be a shame but others here have mentioned it too..

            • Hand on your heart, you must askit thst all the winners past and present, well at least, most of them have been well produced and with top prize in their eyes. After all, it is a competition. I find this current mix if things interesting, lots of entries in both side of the spectre. Great commercial songs, bad commercial songs. Great “ESC indie” and bad “ESC indie”. Glad that with 40 + entries there are room for both. As ESC countries, I’m a big fan of Russia and Sweden. They represent pure and raw ESC. For me ESC is a big music genre on it’s own, strange music universe that crosses boundaries and manages to amaze me in it’s ESCness year after year. Mid naughties were the worst years for me.

  5. I don’t like any of these song. Voted Norway.

  6. Russia: 10th
    the Netherlands: 17th
    Norway: 39th

    We’re starting with a kinda lopsided heat. Norway is truly horrible and it will hopefully crash and burn this May. As for the other two, the Dutch entry is a little generic but it’s got a easy-going attitude around it that the rest of the entires this year lack. Russia is the complete opposite, as it’s absolutely calculated to win ESC… in 2007. But that datedness is what kinda endears it to me. It’s also a pretty good calculation, and gets stuck in my head easily.

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