Updated: Dec 12, 2020
We are now on the countdown to the end of the group Stage voting, the qualification results will be announced live on the evening of Saturday 12th December. Time is rapidly running out for your favourite songs to book their passage to the knock out stages!
The Last 16 qualifiers are announced live via video
Voting remains open in the group stages until 12th December
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The Final Countdown! We are on the last day of Group voting. This evening the Last 16 matches will be announced via live video.
The Headlines as of 09:30 on Saturday 12th is as follows:
A1 : 289pts Driving Home for Christmas- Chris Rea
A2 : 279pts It'll be Lonely this Christmas - Mudd
A3: 197pts Most Wonderful time of the year - Andy Williams
A4: 128pts The Power of Love- Frankie Goes to Hollywood
It is now looking increasingly likely that Chris Rea will see off the challenge of Mudd to take top spot. Twitter totals might still have a part to play in the standings!
B1: 257pts Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin Stevens
B2: 237pts I Wish it Could be Christmas Everyday - Roy Wood & Wizzard
B3: 213pts Stop the Cavalry - Jona Lewie
B4: 174pts Thank God it's Christmas - Queen
The drama of Group B has been unrelenting. Another vote surge for Shaky has come in Friday morning and this now seems to have finally seen off the defending champion Roy Wizzard into second place. Jona Lewie's bid for qualification seems to be fading now. The last 24 hours will be intense!
C1: 302pts Last Christmas- Wham!
C2: 199pts Stay Another Day - East 17
C3: 189pts Misletoe & Wine - Cliff Richard
C4: 172pts 2000 Miles- The Pretenders
Wham! are coasting to easy qualification and East 17 have benefited from an injection of support Friday morning, taking them back ahead of Cliff Richard. Has the Peter Pan of pop finally run out of support after the super human effort to bring him briefly into the qualification slot?
D1: 279pts Fairytale of New York- The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl
D2: 247pts The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
D3: 186pts Little Saint Nick- Beach Boys
D4: 142pts Happy Xmas (War is Over)- John Lennon
The Goliath that is Fairytale of New York had slowed in the past few days, a slight squeeze of the accelerator has pushed them back into a more comfortable lead over NatKing Cole. The top two seem fairly safe bets for qualification from this group.
E1: 279pts All I want for Christmas is you - Mariah Carey
E2: 222pts Step into Christmas- Elton John
E3: 209pts Rocking around the Xmas Tree- Brenda Lee
E4: 141pts Wonderful Christmas time - Paul McCartney
Another of the big hitters, Mariah Carey is flexing for the knock out stages but in her wake the Elton surge has been consolidated with a buffer of safety over Brenda Lee. Step into Christmas made the last 16 in the 2016 event and could well match that achievement again this year after looking dead and buried a few short days ago.
F1: 269pts White Christmas - Bing Crosby
F2: 258pts Mary's Boy Child (Oh my Lord)- Boney M
F3: 195pts Baby its cold outside - Neptune's Daughter cast
F4: 129pts Feliz Navidad- Jose Feliciano
Bing Crosby has timed his move to perfection, after staying in the slipstream of Boney M for most of the group stage voting he has powered past the disco outfit and looks set to take the top spot. It would need a Christmas miracle for Baby it's cold outside to come back into contention
G1: 252pts Christmas! (Baby Please Come Home) - Darlene Love
G2: 231pts Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow - Dean Martin
G3: 230pts In Dulci Jubilo - Mike Oldfield
G4: 159pts Do they know its Christmas time - Band Aid 84
Group G has been a bruising affair. It looks set to break records with a song failing to qualify registering 200 plus points. Still the slimmest of margins between the three contenders for the two qualification slots. Twitter votes could become a game changer here!
H1: 313pts Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
H2: 234pts Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)- Bowie & Bing
H3: 170pts Christmas Wrapping- The Waitresses
H4: 134pts 25th December - Everything but the Girl
Slade has put in a powerful group stage performance and continues to be considered one of the favourites. Bowie and Bing trail by some considerable distance but equally safe beyond reach from The Waitresses. Everything But the Girl look set to make history by becoming the first song to compete the group stages and not receive a first place preference vote.
The Last 16 results are in, check here for the knock out stages
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