ET Awards 2017: Best Performance!

Eurovision 2017 – 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 categories focused on performances!

2017 will be the fifth year for Eurovision Times to organize a new contest (you can check 2013’s results here, the 2014’s ones here, the 2015’s ones here and the 2016’s ones here). As with the past few 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 fifth award is in the “Artistic” category and it’s “Best Performance”. Here are the results of the recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 18 Portugal
  • 9 Hungary
  • 9 Moldova
  • 8 Armenia
  • 8 Bulgaria
  • 7 Azerbaijan
  • 5 Finland
  • 4 United Kingdom
  • 3 Belgium
  • 3 Italy
  • 2 Austria
  • 2 Belarus
  • 2 Norway
  • 1 Denmark
  • 1 Latvia
  • 1 Israel
  • 1 Latvia
  • 1 Sweden

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 performance this year! We mean by “performance”, the live performances in Eurovision that rely mostly on the singers, and less on the overall approach to it which the category “props and gimmicks” covers. You need to click on the country’s name to be redirected to the video of the song. The nominees in alphabetical order are:

  • Azerbaijan‘ music by DiHaj at the Grand Final
  • Bulgaria‘s Kristian Kostov at the Grand Final
  • Hungary‘s Joci Pápai at the Grand Final
  • Moldova‘s Sunstroke Project at the Grand Final
  • Portugal‘s Salvador Sobral 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 listen very careful to the performances 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!

28 comments on “ET Awards 2017: Best Performance!

  1. Oh it’s Portugal by far!
    I wasn’t really impressed by Azerbaijan’s and Hungary’s performances although they were good. For me UK and Finland deserved a nomination in this category.

    • I genuinely think both uk and Finland had awful facial expressions that made them look ridiculous and cost them points: both failed in televote (even if 10th for Finland is better there than with juries, if they were at least 6th-8th they would have Q…)

      • I kinda agree on the facial expressions, I didn’t like those too much either, but I’m thinking more on how they sounded live.

      • Lucie had manufactured facial and arm expressions, which made it very hard to watch and cringy overall, whilst Leenas performance was genuine and heartfelt. Might be to much for some people, but Leenas performance was my second favorite after Portugal.

  2. Well Finland isn’t here to trouble my vote, which will go to Portugal! Hungary and Moldova second! Bulgaria really well executed! I understand why Azerbaijan is nominated, but to me the performance was rather underwhelming :P

  3. With different camera shots I might have voted for Azerbaijan …

  4. POR.

  5. Portugal of course!!! It effortlessly wiped out every competition :)

  6. The presentation of Кhristian Kostov was brilliant, fascinating!

  7. My recommendations were Italy, Hungary and Moldova. I think Italy had Performer of the Year, no question about it. Whether that performance worked with the particular staging and camera work is completely irrelevant. On the other hand, I don’t see what Portugal’s performance actually consisted of. Yes, his quirks bring out the tenderness and melodious sensitivity of the song, but that is still very thin ground to talk about a great performance. I am afraid like with Jamala last year, people are just voting for the entry they liked most overall. What was stellar with Portugal was song and vocals not performance. I am voting for Hungary since I thought he was 100% convincing doing the heart-broken macho thing he did. Also kudos to Moldova for being so professional and fun at the same time.

    As for the worst, I had the FYRoM (what on earth was she doing up there?), Australia (so awkward) and the UK (those facial expressions…)

  8. I had a long list of nominations here lol, so to have four make it is nice. And I really debated having Hungary on there, truly! But it just seemed a little empty in comparison.

    It’s a tough call between Bulgaria’s polish and Portugal’s quirk. I’ll just go for my winner… again, lol

  9. Portugal is my winner here, closely followed by Moldova. Both songs proved how very different peformances can be very effective when you believe in them, when you are genuine. Italy tried too hard and it came across as desperate and messy.

  10. With the exception of Moldova which I find rather overrated, all the rest are deserved nominees. I voted for Portugal.

    • I liked Moldova much more than that boy by numbers from Bulgaria …

      • I can see the fun factor in the Moldovan entry; nevertheless I never got to warm up to it. As for Bulgaria, despite it not being the type of music I usually enjoy, it was almost flawlessly performed imo :)

        • Both were flawlessly performed but I like both Moldova’s song and performance better.
          Btw, I had to postpone my Marbach plans to tomorrow because I was in a telco this morning …

          • We had a downpour here today. 21 degrees! :o

            • :) 30 degrees here. I had to get my roof terrace ready for the fine weather: cutting plants, ripping out weeds, doing the Kärcher etc. It took me 3 hours but it looks lovely in a very pristine way now.

            • Sounds lovely!

  11. […] can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 85 recommendations for 18 countries in the first round and 154 votes were cast in an […]

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