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Best Entry 2017: and the Frida goes to…


FridaEurovision Times Awards 2017 – This is it! The grand prize for the “Eurovision Times Awards”  2016 will finally be awarded and conclude this year’s Fridas! After a week in this category, it’s time to announce the winner and hand out the Frida. So who will win?

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Result Awards

Best Entry

The five entries nominated were:

AZERBAIJAN

This is its 9th nomination; it finished 14th in Eurovision with 120pts

BELGIUM

This is its 7th nomination; it finished 4th in Eurovision with 363pts; TEKO runner-up

BULGARIA

This is its 7th nomination; it finished 2nd in Eurovision with 615pts

ITALY

This is its 7th nomination; it finished 6th in Eurovision with 334pts, TEKO winner

PORTUGAL

This is its 8th nomination; it finished 1st in Eurovision with 758pts

Former winners are: “I Feed You My Love” by Margaret Berger of Norway (2013), “Calm After The Storm” by the Common Linnets of the Netherlands (2014), “Rhythm Inside” by Loïc Nottet of Belgium (2015) and “1944” by Jamala of Ukraine (2016). And the Frida goes to…

PORTUGAL

Amar Pelos Dois” was performed by Salvador Sobral. Representing Portugal in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, it was written and composed by Luísa Sobral. It won with 758 points. Nominated eight times overall in ET Awards 2017, “Best Entry” is its fourth! Congratulations!

You can click here to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article! There were 39 recommendations for 10 countries in the first round and 151 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 Salvador Sobral’s winning performance:

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115 comments on “Best Entry 2017: and the Frida goes to…

  1. The postcards of esc 2017 are now available:

  2. Finally done with my junior year of high school!!

  3. My ETSC #4 hopeful Idan Raichel has collaborated with a Greek singer Nikos Vertis writing songs for the latter’s new album.In this video they’re recording a song and spend time together in my hometown.Where were i?Grrr…

  4. I don’t know if anyone’s mentioned this yet, but the OGAE Second Chance Song Contest 2017 has officially begun:

    Albania – Dilan Reka – “Mos harro”
    Belarus – NUTEKI – “Take My Heart”
    Denmark – Ida Una – “One”
    Estonia – Kerli – “Spirit Animal”
    Finland – Zühlke – “Perfect Villain”
    Georgia – Maliibu – “We Live Once”
    Germany – Axel Feige – “Wildfire”
    Greece – Demy – “When The Morning Comes Around”
    Hungary – Gabi Tóth & Freddie Shuman feat. Lotfi Begi – “Hosszú idők”
    Iceland – Daði Freyr – “Is This Love?”
    Italy – Paola Turci – “Fatti bella per te”
    Latvia – My Radiant You – “All I Know”
    Lithuania – Greta Zazza – “Like I Love You”
    Malta – Janice Mangion – “Kewkba”
    Norway – Ella – “Mama’s Boy”
    Poland – Carmell – “Faces”
    Portugal – Pedro Gonçalves – “Don’t Walk Away”
    Slovenia – BQL – “Heart of Gold”
    Spain – LeKlein – “Ouch!”
    Sweden – Mariette – “A Million Years”
    Ukraine – Tayanna – “I Love You”
    United Kingdom – Holly Brewer – “I Wish I Loved You More”

    I’m rooting for Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

    • Some meh, and a few BoNF ones :p

      • Indeed, I sometimes wonder the reason behind these 2nd hand contests, like as if they were saying 1/this was the better song and nobody realised it 2/let’s give the 2nd winner a chance here even though nobody remembers or cares about it
        I would only add maybe one exception, maybe UK 1980 , in such a close contest, my impression in UK is that nobody remembers the winner but most people remember the 2nd place who won OGAE second chance retro: IMO nice singer and lyrics too and I remember too from my own childhood :-)

        • bearing in mind I also hate Uk 1980 song Prima Donna and , as I remember from our dear moderator /hopefully politician here, my favourite was Pussyfoot that year like him! To let you know : pussyfoot are still pussyfooting around somehow it seems :-)
          here’s pussyfoot for you all :-)

    • Poland ftw!I also like Hungary&Iceland and then Slovenia,Ukraine,Sweden,Italy and Malta.

    • Only have a few of these in my memory, but if I remember correctly, “Ouch!” was absolutely awful…

    • I think Spain threw away a very easy victory with Mirela – Contigo. Finland too with Emma – Circle of Light

      Mos Harro is a VERY underrated jewel. Nevertheless, rooting for Hungary, Slovenia (these two the biggest injustices of this year) and Albania, with nods to Norway, Estonia, Sweden and Malta

      • i would personally disagree with your comment re “Spain threw away an easy victory with Mirela” Imo her song would have done equally worse with beach boy Manel both songs obviously outside any kind of win for Spain

      • if you continue to think such songs as “contigo” will help Spain win Eurovision you are seriously in denial, such songs as Portugal 2017 win Eurovision, not endless crappy Spanish songs aout contigo, conmigo, baila baila etc, even Spain had enough of it on the end

      • I disagree. Mirela just would’ve been Edurne Part 2.

        • indeed Spain needs something different in the end

        • as in bottom 5 of final result you mean, I peronally hate “contigo” as a song, it sounds horrible in Spanish, and Mireia is just part of an ongoing Spanish mafia result that didn’t work out for her, best mafia Spanish result worked out for Manel, good for him, in the end nobody in Spain will remember him, he will end up getting 5 points from Portugal and Spanish TV in the future will end up with his song as the worst of Spain..

        • There was a Danish fanblog where they said Edurne’s song sounded like a yoghurt commercial.

      • *an easy OGAE Second Chance victory

  5. RIP Helmut Kohl.One of the politicians that shaped post-WWII Europe.

    • There are very few politicians I am so torn about. He was a genius in foreign politics but a disaster at home. RIP

      Gregor Gysi of Die Linke was spot on today: “Helmut Kohl wanted a European Germany and not a German Europe. And that’s the precise reason why he did not approve of Ms. Merkel’s politics.”

      When I became politically aware in the 80s, I thought that I’d never live to see another chancellor and these days I think exactly the same about Mutti …

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