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 top entries!
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 last award is in the “Result” category and it’s “Best Entry”. 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), “1944” by Jamala of Ukraine (2016) and “Amar pelos dois” by Salvador Sobral of Portugal (2017). Here are the results of the recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:
- 10 Italy
- 9 Israel
- 5 Portugal
- 4 Bulgaria
- 4 Czech Republic
- 3 Cyprus
- 3 Estonia
- 3 France
- 3 Sweden
- 1 Albania
- 1 Belgium
- 1 Hungary
- 1 Lithuania
- 1 Macedonia
- 1 Switzerland
However, it’s down to the staff of Eurovision Times to choose the official nominees and it was difficult since there were so many different arguments for so many entries. After 7 in 2013, 8 in 2014, 6 in 2015 and a record of 8 nominees in 2016 we sink to only 5 and we decided to keep it that way for 2017 and 2018. This year, the 5 nominees were all in the Premath Top 8 and among the 6 countries with the most nominations. They feel like the forum’s most talked and liked entries.
This is its 8th nomination; it finished 6th in Eurovision with 281pts; Premath 6th
This is its 5th nomination; it finished 13th in Eurovision with 173pts; TEKO winner; Premath 4th
This is its 9th nomination; it finished 1st in Eurovision with 529pts; Premath winner
This is its 8th nomination; it finished 5th in Eurovision with 308pts; Premath runner-up
This is its 6th nomination; it finished last in Eurovision with 39pts; Premath 8th
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! Of course, it’s pointless to vote only for your own country unless you’re really certain it should win. May the best win!