Best Male vocals 2016: and the Frida goes to…

FridaEurovision Times Awards 2016 – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to resume the “Eurovision Times Awards” to give prizes to the best in every category! After a week in this category, it’s time to announce the winner and hand out the Frida. So who will win?


Technical Awards

Best Male vocals

TheET Awards five entries nominated were:

  • Hungary‘s Freddie at the Grand Final
  • Israel‘s Hovi Star at the Grand Final
  • Latvia‘s Justs Sirmais at the Grand Final
  • Lithuania‘s Donny Montell at the Grand Final
  • NetherlandsDouwe Bob at the Grand Final

And the Frida goes to…


Heartbeat” was performed by Justs Sirmais. Representing Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, it was written and composed by Aminata Savadogo. It finished 15th with 132 points. Nominated seven times overall in ET Awards 2016, “Best Male vocals” is its first so far! Congratulations!

You can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 46 recommendations for 10 countries in the first round and 165 votes were cashed in an open poll, in exactly one week, among the 5 nominees. The complete detailed results will be announced once all polls are closed so in another week!

Now let’s watch the winning entry once more, for Justs’ vocals:

22 comments on “Best Male vocals 2016: and the Frida goes to…

  1. I think Justs had no competition and am glad to see him win this one. Donny is amazing vocally, even if the song doesnt necessarly show it out. Douwe and Hovi did fine for their songs. Freddie’s vocals annoy me and dont feel that controlled. They’re just “distinct”.

  2. Yas! Impressive vocals from Justs, deserved winner! :)

  3. Out of the 5 only Douwe could provide some challenge (I think he finished 2nd). Justs was like a force of nature on stage. Few people can pull through unleashing such vocal energy on stage and still keeping control of it somehow.

  4. Expected and well deserved :-) He was singing his ass out towards the end. A powerful performance.

  5. Voted for Lithuania. I’m ok with Latvia too!

  6. Dont agree! But you all know that haha, he sang his ass off and thats the problem imo :/ I am just amazed that people bashing Dami for ”quality screaming” doesn’t feel the same way towards Justs. It sounded very strained in many parts of the song..
    Congratz Latvia still and let the Latvian Fanwank of the season begin ;)

  7. Justs’ desserts.

    This award partially compensates for the disappointing 15th placing!

  8. My top-5 male singers for 2016:

    1. Hungary
    2. Russia
    3. Lithuania
    4. Poland
    5. Holland

  9. From a strictly technical point of view, Lithuania deserved to win this but alas, Donny’s interpretations are always very bland, generic and impersonal. Justs put so much passion and personality into his vocal performance, and that’s the reason he was the obvious choice here imo.
    Congrats. This choice perfectly balances the clinical winner of the female category.

  10. Excellent choice! Congrats!

    P.S. – he stopped just before going ott.

  11. I preferred Hovi and Douwe ! Congregations!

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