Best Spokeperson 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?


Delegation Awards

Best Spokeperson

TheET Awards five entries nominated were:

  • Australia‘s Lee Lin Chin (voted #24)
  • France‘s Élodie Gossuin (voted #15)
  • Israel‘s Ofer Nachshon (voted #5)
  • Netherlands‘ Douwe Bob (voted #29)
  • United-Kingdom‘s Katrina Leskanich (voted #39)


Former winners are: Lena (Germany, 2013), Kati Bellowitsch (Austria, 2014), Nigella Lawson (United-Kingdom, 2015) and Verka Serduchka (Ukraine, 2016). And the Frida goes to…


Ofer Nachshon is the iconic Israeli spoksperson. This year he moved people by mentionning that the national broadcaster of Israel was closing and that he feared this would be the last time Israel would take part in the contest. He also reminded people of Israel’s history in the contest, with its three wins (all iconic in their own genre). Israel was nominated twice overall in the ET Awards 2016, “Best Spokeperson” is its first and only one! Congratulations!

You can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 33 recommendations for 8 countries in the first round and 118 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!

You can watch the votings again, Israel is voting as #5:

25 comments on “Best Spokeperson 2017: and the Frida goes to…

  1. Makes sense.
    PS : Why was under the impression that Australia‘s Lee Lin Chin had already won it before?

  2. Congrats!

  3. I did not vote in this category. Congrats!

  4. It was a great TV moment. France, keep Élodie, please. Watching previous singers is nice too.

  5. I have always liked Ofer a lot and I still hope for some miracle that will make him announce the points next year too. They’ll probably pick sb young and hot if they get the chance though …

  6. I am drafting a long document (and I am falling asleep at the same time lol); time to say that Braga’s mayor (Ricardo Rio) has also expressed his wish to know that dossier the EBU have handed RTP. The venue would the Parque de Exposições de Braga (its renovation is about to start and it would be ready in March/April of next year. New hotels are springing up in Braga as well (all over the country actually).

    • I suppose Lisbon is the obvious choice.I don’t think this bidding contest is such a good idea.

      • It’s a waste of time, given the fact the EBU have already ecpressed their preference for MEO Arena. No other venue offers better conditions than Parque das Nações and it’s close to an international airport.

  7. A short film on how Conchita’s win inspired a guy to come out:

  8. Sandra Reemer (Ned 72, 76 and 79) died today.

  9. Off-topic and I don’t know if Avat has already posted this somewhere, but Iveta and Aram MP3 (who now sports a beard) have recorded a duet. I prefer this to both their Eurovision entries :-P

  10. And I don’t if Shevek has already posted this, but this is Salvador Sobral’s new project. It is called “Alexander Search” and is a collaboration with pianist Júlio Resende. They have teamed up to put music into the works of great portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa (Alexander Search was a nom-de-plume used by Pessoa himself). This is rather beautiful and so are the lyrics (check them out if you can):

    • Someone has already posted that song a few days ago, yes. This project is based on the several English language heteronyms Pessoa created while living in South Africa. The lyrics are based on the writings of Alexander Search.

  11. Reminder: last week I couldn’t do Frida articles every day so there are no awards tonight! Tomorrow: best internal choice and best NF!

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