Most Underrated 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?


Result Awards

Most Underrated

TheET Awards five entries nominated were:


Former winners are: France (2013), Israel (2014), France (2015) and Iceland (2016). And the Frida goes to…


Blackbird” was performed by Norma John. Representing Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, it was written and composed by Lasse Piirainen & Leena Tirronen. It finished 12th with 92 points in the first semifinal. Nominated three times overall in ET Awards 2017, “Most Underrated” will be its only award! Congratulations!

You can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 58 recommendations for 16 countries in the first round and 116 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!

Now let’s watch the winning entry once more, for it was the big upset:

17 comments on “Most Underrated 2017: and the Frida goes to…

  1. Again an expected result.Finland should have qualified.

  2. Well deserved and should have qualified!

  3. Still can’t get over this.

  4. Not a surprise. I still think it is the most overrated among the underrated songs so to speak. I would have preferred it to be in the final instead of a few others, but I don’t think the melody is that strong. Especially the chorus gets somewhat tiring because of the repeated high notes (“YOU-OU-OU sang when…”). Then of course comes the rather pompous orchestration.

    I think if it had been more acoustic (maybe just an acoustic guitar), and maybe performed a note below the current key, it would have worked better. As it is, it is another one of these big fan favourites that I don’t really think can bear it. Others include f.e. “Never Forget” (Iceland 2012) or “Same Heart” (Israel 2014).

    I preferred Czechia by miles, but I am probably quite alone on it here.

  5. I still don’t understand what Iceland is doing here. All others were underrated imo. Congrats to Norma John, and I am very happy for Hjallis and Oxi.

  6. The most reasonable set of results, tonight.

  7. I voted for Azerbaijan. Many people are happy with the result so it’s fine.

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