ESC 2019: Top Ten of Top Tens, Pt 5

Last year, Eurovision was full of memes. We had yeah yeah fire, Moldovan bedroom farce, Eugent clapping, and the whole thing was won by a heady memetic froth of maneki neko and chicken noises.

This year, who will generate the most meme power?

Top Ten Songs with Meme Potential

  1. Hatrið mun sigra – Hatari (Iceland): They’ve been memeing their way around since as long as they’ve been a band, and their Eurovision campaign has been dense with giffable moments and carefully constructed reaction pic moments. Look at them go. Woah.
  2. Spirit In The Sky – Keiino (Norway): Tom. Hugo’s. Wig. We can only pray sincerely that they bring the wigs to the big stage because that would set the whole confection of ridiculousness. And that Fred gets some antlers too.
  3. Say Na Na Na – Serhat (San Marino): Is Serhat himself 100% meme at this point?
  4. Friend of a Friend – Lake Malawi (Czech Republic): From ‘she was my neeeeeybaaah’ to ‘only a friend’ to the infinite cascade of ‘friend of a friend of a friend of a friend’ to the instagram themed official vid, they know their meme.
  5. Telemoveis – Conan Osiris (Portugal): You glue the spoons to your face.
  6. Bigger than Us – Michael Rice (UK): Not only is wee Ricey participating in his own rice-based memefication, but the call and response of bigger (BIGGER) is quite memey. I also have to report having seen the ‘It’s Coming Home’ meme being used.
  7. Zero Gravity – Kate Miller-Heidke (Australia): ok so she might be ditching the spikey high frock and the dementor, but I am sure they’ll produce something eye-popping and mind-bending.
  8. Look Away – Darude (Finland): He’s already a meme. He’s extremely online.
  9. Soldi – Mahmood (Italy): Come va? clap clap
  10. Palie Sie – Tulia (Poland): Their common press shot expression of stoic rage is memeworthy alone.

NOTABLE ABSENCES: Replay, She Got Me and Chameleon. Fuego was only Fuego because of the staging and the memetic value of the fabulous Eleni.

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