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ET Awards 2018: Best Spokesperson!


Eurovision 2018 – 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 videos and spokepersons!

2018 will be the sixth 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, the 2016’s ones here and the 2017’s ones here). As with the past few years, our blog hosts now three contests: TEKO which takes place before the contest and the “Eurovision Times Awards” after the contest, with “Premath/Aftermath” which compares our rankings before and 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 receive an imaginary trophee, entitled the Fridas in homage to Frida Boccara, the French Eurovision winner in 1969 with “Un jour, un enfant“.

The twelveth award is in the “Delegation” category and it’s “Best Spokesperson”. Former winners are: Lena (Germany, 2013), Kati Bellowitsch (Austria, 2014), Nigella Lawson (United-Kingdom, 2015), Verka Serduchka (Ukraine, 2016) and Ofer Nachshon (Israel, 2017). Here are the results of the recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 6 France
  • 2 Estonia
  • 1 Ireland
  • 1 Israel
  • 1 Norway
  • 1 Russia
  • 1 Sweden
  • 1 Switzerland
  • 1 United-Kingdom

However, it’s down to the staff of Eurovision Times to choose the official nominees, including unpopular or controversial ones! But it’s up to you to vote in our poll below which entry had the best spokeperson this year! You need to check this video of the voting sequence again. The nominees in voting  order are:

  • Sweden‘s Felix Sandman (voted #13)
  • Norway‘s JOWST (voted #23)
  • France‘s Élodie Gossuin (voted #24)
  • Estonia‘s Ott Evestus (voted #27)
  • Portugal‘s Pedro Fernandes (voted #43)

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 carefully the votes 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 2018: Best Spokesperson!

  1. I voted for Aleksander :)

  2. I’m getting kind of tired of spokespersons using the title phrase of their country’s song when presenting the votes. It just gets boring and predictable after the 117. time.

  3. “You look amazing” is another overused cliché…

  4. Élodie. :)
    I miss the Israeli guy btw …

  5. Since my nominee Ireland isn’t listed, I should leave the blog in tears but as Portuguese guy was also cute and seemed lively without being too hyper my vote goes to him. It’s become really difficult for the spokespeople to stand out since they by now seem to get 2 lines and then get to announce the 12 only. Personally I’d rather they still let them do the 8-12 and skip the generally tedious opening number.

  6. PS and it was sad, after the establishment of the new Israeli broadcaster, not to see the charming and multilingual Ofer this year.

  7. I have no idea what to vote here, so I will skip this poll. I miss spokespersons of the Colin Berry type. Nice and casual and to the point.

  8. Elodie obviously! <3

  9. OK, so a lot of people seen to support the French spokesperson… I am puzzled tbh., what’s so special about her?

    • Same here – I think she’s been there repeatedly before so plain recognition might have helped here? Though I don’t remember her at all. I’ll concede that, unless they’re well-known (e.g. former winner/participant) my memory tends to be better with men’s faces than with women’s. Hence my initial vote for the Irish guy, much as I disliked his song a few years back.

      • My main interest with spokespersons is the way they deliver the votes – which is a very small aspect of the contest since the whole scoring system is digitalized anyway, so basically they are just there for the sake of TV production aesthetics – but I found the French spokesperson slightly annoying.

  10. Ι don’t think this award should be continued and I did not bother nominating anyone. However I voted for sweet Felix who would have probably done much better in ESC than Benjamin. But of course they had to go for the neon light show.

  11. I don’t remember any of the nominees so I won’t be voting here.

  12. I do get the feeling too that this category could be dropped. I hardly remember 43 people…

  13. Between Estonia or France, my vote goes to Élodie… She has to win at some point!

  14. I think Kati Bellowitsch from Austria should have been nominated here, even though she has won it before..I laughed at her chicken- imitation😀
    Anyway, none of the spokespersons did anything extraordinary this year.Belgium and Moldova kind of stood out to me thanks to the vividness and genuine excitement those girls showed.
    Voted for Norway by default.

  15. in and out here as usual!, nowadays it’s kind of difficult to give an award to a spokesperson via ESC as they spend so little time on screen, one thing’s for sure Spanish spokesperson this year (and last?) sure is pretty hated here in Spain due to her participation in a quiz show where her actions led to her co-contestant from the general public losing loads of cash, but she’s from RTVE Rajoy era, maybe next year if new government doesn’t fall, we’ll get Diana Navarro 2019 and new director of RTVE :-)

    • I am so happy that Mr. Rajoy is history now …

      • me too, I couldn’t stand him and his so called “government” after so many years here, especially from a journalist point of view, it has been a nightmare the last few years, via their law about shutting people up,in the end hopefully we’ll get open journalism and he and his cronies will f+++k off!

  16. […] ever and the second tonight. You can click to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article here! There were 15 recommendations for 9 countries in the first round and 77 votes were cast in an open […]

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