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ET Awards 2017: Best Backdrop!


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 two categories focused on backings and backdrop!

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

  • 7 Belarus
  • 7 Bulgaria
  • 7 Portugal
  • 7 United-Kingdom
  • 6 Belgium
  • 6 France
  • 5 Italy
  • 5 Sweden
  • 3 Armenia
  • 3 Finland
  • 3 Latvia
  • 2 Austria
  • 2 Hungary
  • 2 Lithuania
  • 2 Moldova
  • 1 Azerbaijan
  • 1 Denmark
  • 1 Greece
  • 1 Ireland
  • 1 Macedonia
  • 1 Romania
  • 1 Serbia
  • 1 Slovenia

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 backdrop this year! That includes the images on the led screens and the light show. You need to click on the country’s name to be redirected to the video of the song. The nominees in alphabetical order are:

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 backdrop 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!

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126 comments on “ET Awards 2017: Best Backdrop!

  1. Wikipedia has Liechtenstein labeled as “Debuting” country for the 2018 edition.
    Have I missed sth? here? :o
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_2018

  2. Well considering I nominated 10 entries for this award, I suppose 4/5 is a good showing for a person who nominated a little under 25% of all songs. ;) A moment of silence for Sweden, who would’ve gotten my vote with a nomination.

    I’ll go song by song, starting with the one I didn’t nominate. France’s backdrop, in a lot of shots, made the stage look emptier than normal, plus the spinning toward the end nearly gave me motion sickness. Too much. Then comes the UK, which was really effective on stage and screen. Their performance’s weak points were Lucie’s horrible dress and tendency to overact. Finally, Portugal’s backdrop worked with the song, imo (nostalgic overtones and a natural warmth that matched with the song) but it didn’t add nor detract from the entry overall.

    That leaves Bulgaria, who probably had the best matchup of backdrop to overall style, and Belarus, who incorporated motion and a sense of place far better than France did. It’s a tough call, but I’ll give it to Belarus.

  3. […] can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 75 recommendations for 22 countries in the first round and 150 votes were cast in an […]

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