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ET Awards 2015: Best Composition!


Eurovision Times Awards 2015Eurovision 2015 – This year we resume the “Eurovision Times Awards” to give prizes (the Fridas) for the best in every category! And you get to vote! Today, we resume the polls with the two categories focused on the actual songs!

2015 will be the second year for Eurovision Times to organize a new contest (you can check 2013’s results here and the 2014’s ones here). As with the past couple of years, our blog hosts now two contests: TEKO which takes place before the contest and the “Eurovision Times Awards” after the contest. The principle of the ET Awards is simple, in each categories, the staff of this website will nominate a few entries per categories and open polls for the public to vote in them so we can reveal afterwards all the winners. The winners recieve an imaginary trophee, entitled the Fridas in hommage to Frida Boccara, the French Eurovision winner in 1969 with “Un jour, un enfant“.

The fourth award is in the “Technical” category and it’s “Best Composition”. Here are the results of the recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 12 Norway
  • 7 Estonia
  • 7 Latvia
  • 6 Belgium
  • 2 Ireland
  • 1 Armenia
  • 1 Australia
  • 1 Azerbaijan
  • 1 Czech Republic
  • 1 Hungary
  • 1 Italy
  • 1 Serbia

However, it’s down to the staff of Eurovision Times to choose the official nominees. But it’s up to you to vote in our poll below which song had the best composition this year! You need to click on the country’s name to be redirected to the official video of the song. The nominees in alphabetical order are:

  • Belgium‘s Rhythm Inside by Loïc Nottet
  • Estonia‘s Goodbye To Yesterday by Stig Rästa
  • Latvia‘s Love Injected by Aminata Savadogo
  • Norway‘s A Monster Like Me by Kjetil Mørland
  • Sweden‘s Heroes by Linnea Deb, Joy Deb & Anton Hård af Segerstad

Rules: the polls will be open for a week. At the end of the week, an article will announce the winner of the category but not the detailed results. The full results will however be given to you once all polls are closed so that you don’t get influenced (we never know) in your following votes. Every IP gets only one vote, please do not cheat, do take in consideration to listen very careful to the composition before voting and do not vote necessarly for your favorite song but vote regarding to the category. Of course, it’s pointless to vote only for your own country unless you’re really certain it should win. May the best win!

36 comments on “ET Awards 2015: Best Composition!

  1. For fairness, I won’t say for which I have voted!

  2. Funny to see Sweden here and not on the lyrics category. All the nominees are pretty strong though.
    I voted for Belgium :-)

    • “All the nominees are pretty strong though” thanks ;)

      • I do see reasons Sweden would be nominated here, dont get me wrong (the country – ish verses and the smooth transition to the upbeat chorus is very well handled) but I still think a nomination in the lyrics category was more suitable.

        • Well, I actually am one of the rare people (apparently) who does like the lyrics to “Heroes”, but I genuinely think that the 5 nominated ones are superior and Montenegro and Germany would follow before I’d consider Sweden)

  3. Norway.

  4. Norway.

  5. Sweden and Belgium 2015 just tried to create a trend on other songs’ shoulders so, BIG no!
    Latvia is seductive but still not exactly there ! Norway is very good but my vote goes to Estonia which achieved sounding fresh and nostalgic at the same time. Great use of different instruments too <3

  6. After 11 votes, every nominee got at least one vote, and it’s still very close!

  7. Until now I usually refrained from it but on a second thought maybe I should start talking politics and turn this place into warzone after all.

  8. Nope guys, this Frida belongs to Estonia.

  9. Best composition is a tricky one. I will have to listen to the songs again. :)

    Off-topic: They played the ESC CD at Malta Airport today … and they didn’t even skip “Black Smoke”. Gotta love the Maltese when it comes to ESC. :)

  10. That was really tough but in the end my vote went to the song that is closest to my heart. :)

  11. I voted for Latvia, which is an incredibly clever composition imo. I love the contrast between the minimal verse and the powerful chorus.

    • I almost voted for Latvia as well. This was a very difficult choice.

    • And the contrast between the verse and the chorus is the biggest problem I happen to have with Latvia. I don’t know, it’s like being in a fascinating dream throughout the mystical verse and then suddenly you’re woken up by this alarm clock that is the chorus. And that’s not really pleasant to me.

  12. Belgium got my vote.

  13. I voted for Estonia :-)

  14. Voted for Latvia. Marc said why.

  15. Possibly a stupid question, but to be clear, by composition are we talking about the music only? In my mind, the composition/writing of a song refers to both music and lyrics – after all, a poem is composed and so are lyrics as well as music – but I often see ESC threads where ‘composition’ and ‘lyrics’ are distinguished.

  16. Also, are we distinguishing between the purely musical content of these songs and the production/arrangement/instrumentation?

    • “composition” is melody/arrangement when “lyrics” is just the words, obviously the best “song” is the best with the two together, but then it doesnt have the actual best lyrics or composition of the year either

      • Thanks. Different groups of people seem to have different definitions!

        In terms of melody and chords, I’d be tempted to go for Norway (I’m a sucker for an unresolved chord ending), but Latvia has the most delicious arrangement/production (I’m a sucker for a big swoopy bass intro and acres of space between sounds).

  17. I actually voted Norway on this, I am quite surprised myself, but everything just fits in that song :P

  18. OMG this is so freaking close: one song has 26pts, and two have 25pts! (the other two are further away)

    Keep voting!

  19. It’s tough for me to choose between Belgium and Estonia but I wish Italy was included.

  20. […] can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 41 recommendations for 12 countries in the first round and 160 votes were cashed in an […]

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