Best Internal Choice 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?


Delegation Awards

Best Internal Choice

TheET Awards five entries nominated were:


And the Frida goes to…


J’ai cherché” was performed by Amir Haddad. Representing France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, it was written Nazim Khaled & Amir Haddad and composed by Nazim Khaled, Amir Haddad & Johan Errami. It finished 6th with 257 points. Nominated five times overall in ET Awards 2016, “Best Internal Choice” is its second so far! Congratulations!

You can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 39 recommendations for 12 countries in the first round and 133 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:


20 comments on “Best Internal Choice 2016: and the Frida goes to…

  1. I voted for Bulgaria which sadly won’t win any awards as it seems.It did great even though only a few people really believed in them,they didn’t spend much money proving that all you need is a good or a hit song and a good performer.Last but not least they were by far the least successful country of the bunch going into the shows.
    I’m ok with France winning though.

  2. “Nominated five times overall in ET Awards 2016, “Best Promotion Video” is its first so far! ” Something doesn’t make sense here…Morgan :P
    I believe people voted for the most likeable participant with the hit song that placed higher of the rest (Bulgaria excluded) . Cause artist-wise this award belongs to Netherlands. Douwe oozes professionalism AND charisma!

    • I think people voted for their fave entry of the bunch (France won TEKO and OGAE votes) and also the rebirth of France in the votings.

      • Maybe the pre contest hype was HUGE that’s why a 9th place for France in televoting could feel kinda disappointing but honestly the LIVE performance was not what would justify “BEST internal choice”.
        However it was the best choice if we take into account the boost of interest in France again and definitely a good direction to be aiming at the years to come : “Current” sound, likeable singers but a LOT of effort should still be made on the live performance!

        • the 9th place in televote is a shock, it was weaker a performance than Amandine’s that got one before last…

          • It was ESP 03 all over again. A summer-hit song from a big 5 with HUGE pre contest appeal and disappointing LIVE (well I want to be fair here, ESP 03 was horrible LIVE, France 16 was simply boring) ranking lower top 10 simply because of the pre contest buzz of the song

  3. Well, it was the big fan favourite, so…

  4. Ι don’t understand what is the purpose of voting for this award. To me it is obvious that the best internal choice is the one that was the most succesful in the end. So that means either Australia or Russia (depending on whether you prefer the juries’ wild cheerleading of Dami Im or the public’s much more measured response to Sergey’s show) followed by Bulgaria, France and Armenia. I only see two of them in this poll…

  5. I haven’t had much time to come here, unfortunately. (sad emoji). France was not the best internal choice, imo; the Netherlands and Georgia were much better options. Congrats!

  6. Expected result. Congrats. Georgia is my winner here.

  7. In other news, this is Jamala’s excellent message on the horrific events in Florida:

    • Indeed and she advocated for the Kyiv gay parade which run smoothly for the first time by the way.

    • Jamala is a fantastic lady. I wish that people like her had more influence and power but alas, stupidity and simplicity rules supreme in most countries these days …

  8. This would’ve been my choice before the contest, but now I think Georgia was the best. I would’ve been ok though with either Georgia, France or Netherlands winning here as they’re close for me.

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