Best Composition 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 Composition

TheET Awards five entries nominated were:

  • Georgia‘s “Midnight Gold” by Kote Kalandadze
  • Italy‘s “No Degree Of Separation” by Fabio Gargiulo, Federica Abbate, Cheope
  • Latvia‘s “Heartbeat” by Aminata Savadogo
  • Netherlands‘ “Slow Down” by Douwe Bob Posthuma, Jan-Peter Hoekstra, Jeroen Overman, Matthijs van Duijvenbode
  • Ukraine‘s “1944” by Jamala

And the Frida goes to…


1944” was performed by Jamala. Representing Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, it was written and composed by Jamala herself. It won with 534 points. Nominated a record of ten times overall in ET Awards 2016 (the same as the Common Linnets in 2014 and Loïc Nottet in 2015), “Best Composition” 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 40 recommendations for 13 countries in the first round and 150 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 Jamala’s music:

15 comments on “Best Composition 2016: and the Frida goes to…

  1. I agree although my heart belongs to “No Degree Of Separation” <3

  2. Good. “1944” is a great song, and it’s a shame it seems to get overlooked in favour of the performance.

  3. Well deserved.

  4. There was no competition in this category,imo same as in the best performance one.Ukraine should win it hands down but i have my reservations atm.We’ll see.

  5. I can understand why it won, but I don’t think it is necessarily the best composition of the year (composition as in: melody, chords, structure). It works on other parameters such as studio production, dynamics and vocal performance.

  6. Well deserved.

  7. My top-5 compositions this year:

    1. Ukraine
    2. Italy
    3. France
    4. Croatia
    5. Latvia

  8. Congratulations!

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