Best Lyrics 2017: and the Frida goes to…

FridaEurovision Times Awards 2017 – 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 Lyrics

TheET Awards five entries nominated were:

  • Belarus‘ lyrics by Artem Lukyanenka
  • Belgium‘s lyrics by Pierre Dumoulin & Ellie Delvaux
  • Hungary‘s lyrics by József Pápai
  • Italy‘s lyrics by Francesco Gabbani, Fabio Ilacqua & Luca Chiaravalli
  • Portugal‘s lyrics by Luísa Sobral


Former winners are: “Birds” (Netherlands, 2013), “Calm After The Storm” (Netherlands, 2014), “A Monster Like Me” (Norway, 2015) and “No Degree Of Separation” (Italy, 2016). And the Frida goes to…


Occidentali’s Karma” was performed by Francesco Gabbani. Representing Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, it was written by Francesco Gabbani, Fabio Ilacqua & Luca Chiaravalli and composed by Francesco Gabbani, Filippo Gabbani & Luca Chiaravalli. It finished 6th with 334 points. Nominated eight times overall in ET Awards 2017, “Best Lyrics” 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 73 recommendations for 15 countries in the first round and 130 votes were cast 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!

You can read the winning lyrics once more here and watch the song:

15 comments on “Best Lyrics 2017: and the Frida goes to…

  1. Makes sense. A great variety of winners so far. Still NO Portugal ! :o

  2. Italy wins best lyrics award twice in a row. Nice :)

  3. Well deserved although i gave my vote to Belgium.

  4. Nice :)

  5. Makes sense too. :)

  6. Difficult head for me to vote in. I think I ended with Hungary.

  7. Personally I adore the lyrics of Portugal (Portuguese or English) This will definitely be a song that will transcend time whilst I doubt very much this will be the case for Italy. However I also love the Italian lyric and what it stands for.

  8. Meh didn’t really care for the Italian lyrics tbh. I understand the appeal of them, but was not for me personally :P

  9. I can understand why Italy won this, because the words clearly had something to say.

    Didn’t quite get why they won in best lyrics last year; especially a line like “We are shining” pulled it down a lot for me. Fine song otherwise.

  10. Expected and deserved.

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