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ET Awards 2017: Best Promotion Video!


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 promo vids and spokepersons!

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

  • 12 Belgium
  • 12 Italy
  • 9 Armenia
  • 9 Macedonia
  • 6 Azerbaijan
  • 4 Bulgaria
  • 4 Finland
  • 4 Hungary
  • 3 Czech Republic
  • 3 France
  • 3 Latvia
  • 2 Serbia
  • 1 Austria
  • 1 Greece
  • 1 Moldova

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 promo video this year! You need to click on the country’s name to be redirected to the promo video of the song. The nominees in alphabetical order are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Italy‘s official video

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 promo video 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!

33 comments on “ET Awards 2017: Best Promotion Video!

  1. Reminder: only one day left to vote for vocals! Tomorrow the first results!

  2. Not a great year for videos, but Belgium, Italy, Armenia, Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria or Czech Rep had great ones!

  3. Fun fact: both Italy and Armenia were nominated in the same category last year; first ever Frida nomination for FYROM

  4. My recommendations were Italy, Armenia (the two best ones in my opinion) and Latvia (if it wasn’t for Latvia, I would have gone for Romania). Therefore I vote for Italy.

    As for the worst ones, I had Czechia, Holland and Albania.

  5. Voted Armenia. Italy follows closely.

  6. I love all these nominees, there were some great videos this year! :D This is gonna be so hard, the toughest decision in the Fridas for me. :P

  7. Italy’s video is great. But Armenia’s is greater. One of the best choreographies in an esc video ever.

  8. Thank god Bulgaria wasn’t nominated! It looked good, but tossing random artistic ideas in the air, made it look tacky and confusing.
    It’s between Armenia and Macedonia for me, but went for Macedonia in the end as it had a story that improved the meaning of the song a lot.

  9. Really good videos most of them.

    1.Belgium
    2.Italy
    3.Armenia
    4.Azerbaijan
    5.FYROM.

  10. Kudos to Hovhannes Sargsyan for making this small budjeted video to outsand with it’s choreography. No doubt that is his best effort though I’m bored to see him in 80% of local videos of uptempo music. I also like his appearance in this video though what he does is hard to qualify as choreography.

  11. Armenia, Italy and Belguim had the best videos. I voted for Armenia, because I fell for its very simple and clean approach using clever choreography and lighting effects – refeshing and very effective. I suspect Armenia blew their chances when they ditched that approach in Kiev; the known stage presentation was vaguely inauthentic.

  12. Luísa Sobral released a new song, composed to raise money for children from Myanmar who are cancer patients:

    http://www.projetoamelia.org/luisa

  13. ESC Portugal is reporting that the Slovenian NF, EMA, will return to languages spoken in the country: Slovenian, Hungarian, Italian, Croatian, German, Romani and Serbian.

  14. Final note: Porto’s Metropolitan Area will meet tomorrow and ESC will be one of the issues on the agenda.

  15. It was a tough choice between AZE and FYR …

  16. In general there are relatively few music videos I really like. The majority just serve a promotional purpose, but at best it can become great art – and make a homogeneous artistic entity together with the song – a “Gesamtkunstwerk” if you like…

    Among those listed above I would probably say the Belgian video is the most interesting one.

  17. Surprised that Latvia isn’t among them btw.

  18. FYROM wins it for me, despite pintoresque Armenia and iconic Italy

    The story and the concept of Dance Alone it’s an absolute winner.

  19. Azerbaijan. It gave me Twin Peaks vibes, which is like my favorite show ever.

  20. Woohoo, 5/5 for me! Honorable mentions for Hungary and Czech Republic, who were also nominations.

    It was a pretty good year for the promo videos that got made, imo. But I have to say the one that had the best combination of concept and visuals was Macedonia. The storyline with the VR was such a smart use of the medium and it didn’t feel contrite or forced. Great video.

    Armenia and Belgium both had stunning visuals without the same kind of narrative that Macedonia had, while Azerbaijan and Italy both had the narratives but they weren’t as interesting as the one for “Dance Alone.” A clear winner, in my eyes.

  21. […] can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 74 recommendations for 15 countries in the first round and 107 votes were cashed in an […]

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