ET Awards 2015: Best Backings!

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 backings and backdrop!

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 nineth award is in the “Artistic” category and it’s “Best Backings”. Here are the results of the recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 14 Belgium
  • 8 Israel
  • 5 Latvia
  • 4 Lithuania
  • 4 Montenegro
  • 3 Hungary
  • 2 Switzerland
  • 1 Albania
  • 1 Denmark
  • 1 France
  • 1 Germany
  • 1 Russia
  • 1 Serbia
  • 1 Sweden
  • 1 United-Kingdom

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 entry had the best backings this year! You need to click on the country’s name to be redirected to the video of the song. The nominees in alphabetical order are:

  • Belgium‘s Nicolas Dorian, Susanna Squires, Katie Bernstein, Sarah Covey and Michael Storrs at the Grand Final



  • Hungary‘s choir made of Krisztina Szeder-Szabo, Orsolia Sapszon, Milan Szakonyi and Domonkos Dely at the Grand Final



  • Israel‘s dancers Adam Cohen, Tomer Tenenboim and Dor Raybi at the Grand Final



  • Lithuania‘s kissing homosexuals Dainotas Varnas, Jurijus Veklenko, Ruta Zi and Juste Kraujelyte at the Grand Final



  • Montenegro‘s Ksenija Knežević, Lena Kuzmanović, Ivana Vlahović, Jelena Pajić and Dunja Vujadinović at the Grand Final



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 watch very careful to the backings 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!

18 comments on “ET Awards 2015: Best Backings!

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

  2. Neither wikipedia nor eurovision.tv have names of backings, I had to look all over the web, and for some countries it was impossible to find (so help me please if you can, for Hungary and Lithuania)!

  3. That was tough between 3 acts. :)

  4. Searching for the Hungarian backing vocalists,i read that the Hungarian version of this song(this is its’ French version)was submitted at the 2012 A Dal preselection but didn’t make it to the top-30.A scandal,imo.It’s so much better than “Wars for nothing”:

    • IMO, the song is competent, not great, but as stated many times over various platforms, the video is pretty amazing. It would be difficult to recreate on the ESC stage, however.

  5. Belgium or Hungary. I picked Hungary in the end because of the lovely harmonies. They were the main reason why this clichéed peace ballad did soar live.

  6. I was torn between Montenegro and Hungary.
    Ended up voting for Montenegro !

  7. Hungary followed closely by Belgium and Montenegro.

  8. This one is difficult. All three of Belgium, Lithuania, and Hungary had great backings that helped the song soar live. I went with Hungary in the end, but the other two deserve a nod as well.

  9. I guess I was the only one that proposed France and Denmark :-P

    Anyway on the candidates :

    The montenegrin girls were good and had an impact on stage but I was not impressed.

    Hungary had some of the most professional backing singers, they really supported Boggie well and helped to create the atmosphere.

    I was never too fond of Loic’ backing singers/dancers although I get the concept and it worked.

    Of course props to Lithuania (or to the delegation to be more exact since I have a gut feeling not to many lithuanian viewers actually liked the kiss). It was bold, cute and in the concept of the song.

    Israel well..ehm…Lively and..ok very..eye pleasing.

    My objective side says Hungary, my activist side says Lithuania and my shallow/silly side says Israel.

    I voted for Israel. Please dont judge me *blush*

  10. Between Belgium and Israel. Went with the former.

    Both really uplifted songs that could’ve bombed vocally or were too technical to recreate, but they did successfully. Belgium was flawless and love that the bridge was mostly them.

  11. […] can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 48 recommendations for 15 countries in the first round and 133 votes were cashed in an […]

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