ET Awards 2018: Most Underrated!

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 unfair results!

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 sixteenth award is in the “Result” category and it’s “Most Underrated”. Former winners are: France (2013), Israel (2014), France (2015), Iceland (2016) and Finland (2017). Here are the results of the recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 11 Portugal
  • 9 Switzerland
  • 7 Armenia
  • 7 Belgium
  • 7 France
  • 7 Greece
  • 5 Ukraine
  • 3 Croatia
  • 3 Georgia
  • 3 Latvia
  • 2 Australia
  • 2 Hungary
  • 2 Ireland
  • 2 Netherlands
  • 1 Albania
  • 1 Bulgaria
  • 1 Lithuania
  • 1 Malta
  • 1 Norway
  • 1 Romania
  • 1 Russia
  • 1 Slovenia
  • 1 Spain
  • 1 Sweden

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 was the most underrated this year! You need to click on the country’s name to be redirected to the video of the song. The nominees in alphabetical order are:

  • Armenia‘s 14th in both juries and televote in Semi Final 1
  • Belgium‘s 16th with televote in Semi Final 1
  • Greece‘s 15th with juries in Semi Final 1
  • Portugal‘s last in the final
  • Switzerland‘s 15th with televote in Semi Final 1

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 videos 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!

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85 comments on “ET Awards 2018: Most Underrated!

  1. I’m really not surprised at Kostov’s low standing in the poll. It was sort of promoted as the Russia stand-in, which I seem to recall was reflected in quite a few of the point-givers. Also he couldn’t hit half his notes, it was painful to listen to at times. FWIW my vote here would clearly be for MaNga.

  2. Great Eurovision entries that seem to be underrated, not necessarily in the voting, but by history writers and fans (rarely mentioned)

    Germany 1956 (Wartesaal)
    Denmark 1965
    Norway 1968
    Austria 1979
    Turkey 1980
    Belgium 1980
    Netherlands 1984
    France 1992
    Poland 1997
    Estonia 1997
    France 1997
    Georgia 2007
    Lithuania 2011

  3. @toravus – new book? Thank God I was really awaiting a Voxxclub biography.

  4. […] 5th Frida ever! You can click to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article here! There were 80 recommendations for 24 countries in the first round and 107 votes were cast in an […]

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