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ET Awards 2018: full results


Eurovision 2018 – This year we resumed the “Eurovision Times Awards” to give prizes (the Fridas) for the best in every category! And you got to vote! ET regular members made recommendations and open polls were open for a full week and winners were announced. Discover the full results now!

2018 was 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 recieve an imaginary trophee, entitled the Fridas in hommage to Frida Boccara, the French Eurovision winner in 1969 with “Un jour, un enfant“.

In the past few weeks, the blog has played the game, recommendations, nominations, votes and winners. Now that all polls are closed and winners were announced, it does not harm to reveal the full results. We will also offer an analysis which you will be able to freely comment and disagree with.

ET Awards

Technical Awards

  • Best Lyrics
    • 43 Italy (38,7%)
    • 32 France (28,8%)
    • 15 Portugal (13,5%)
    • 11 Hungary (9,9%)
    • 10 Belgium (9%)
  • Best Composition
    • 38 France (33,6%)
    • 25 Bulgaria (22,1%)
    • 23 Israel (20,4%)
    • 14 Sweden (12,4%)
    • 13 Italy (11,5%)
  • Best Female vocals
    • 64 Estonia (52%)
    • 17 Portugal (13,8%)
    • 14 Israel (11,4%)
    • 14 Romania (11,4%)
    • 14 Croatia (11,4%)
  • Best Male vocals
    • 54 Albania (44,3%)
    • 37 Austria (30,3%)
    • 15 Netherlands (12,3%)
    • 13 Italy (10,7%)
    • 3 Ukraine (2,5%)

Artistic Awards

  • Best Perfomance
    • 58 Cyprus (53,7%)
    • 18 Czech Republic (16,7%)
    • 11 Israel (10,2%)
    • 11 Italy (10,2%)
    • 10 Ukraine (9,3%)
  • Best Props
    • 66 Moldova (55,9%)
    • 19 Estonia (16,1%)
    • 12 Sweden (10,2%)
    • 11 Ireland (9,3%)
    • 10 Czech Republic (8,5%)
  • Best Female looks
    • 46 Cyprus (44,2%)
    • 24 United-Kingdom (23,1%)
    • 19 Croatia (18,3%)
    • 8 Romania (7,7%)
    • 7 Israel (6,7%)
  • Best Male looks
    • 32 Czech Republic (33,3%)
    • 23 Italy (24%)
    • 16 Sweden (16,7%)
    • 16 Albania (16,7%)
    • 9 Ukraine (9,4%)
  • Best Backings
    • 27 Israel (29%)
    • 22 Cyprus (23,7%)
    • 19 Denmark (20,4%)
    • 13 Czech Republic (14%)
    • 12 Moldova (12,9%)

Delegation Awards

  • Best Backdrop
    • 37 Ireland (37%)
    • 33 Cyprus (33%)
    • 12 Czech Republic (12%)
    • 12 Israel (12%)
    • 9 Austria (9%)
  • Best Promotion video
    • 24 Israel (26,1%)
    • 23 Ireland (25%)
    • 18 Belgium (19,6%)
    • 15 Greece (16,3%)
    • 12 Czech Republic (13%)
  • Best Spokeperson
    • 36 France (45,5%)
    • 16 Sweden (20,8%)
    • 13 Norway (16,9%)
    • 8 Portugal (10,4%)
    • 5 Estonia (6,5%)
  • Best National final
    • 49 France (55,7%)
    • 18 Italy (20,5%)
    • 11 Hungary (12,5%)
    • 7 Ukraine (8%)
    • 3 Portugal (3,4%)
  • Best Internal choice
    • 41 Cyprus (43,6%)
    • 18 Austria (19,1%)
    • 14 Israel (14,9%)
    • 12 Czech Republic (12,8%)
    • 9 Georgia (9,6%)

Result Awards

  • Most Overrated entry
    • 29 Austria (27,4%)
    • 24 Australia (22,6%)
    • 19 Germany (17,9%)
    • 18 Denmark (17%)
    • 16 Lithuania (15,1%)
  • Most Underrated entry
    • 30 Portugal (28%)
    • 26 Switzerland (24,3%)
    • 24 Belgium (22,4%)
    • 20 Greece (18,7%)
    • 7 Armenia (6,5%)
  • Best Entry in the top 5
    • 33 Italy (37,2%)
    • 26 Cyprus (31%)
    • 15 Israel (22,8%)
    • 15 Germany (5,5%)
    • 13 Austria (3,4%)
  • Best Entry
    • 31 Italy (29,8%)
    • 22 Israel (21,2%)
    • 20 France (19,2%)
    • 19 Czech Republic (18,3%)
    • 12 Portugal (11,5%)

Raw stats and comparison to the last years:

  • 43 entries this year (42 entries in 2017, 42 entries in 2016, 40 entries in 2015, 37 entries in 2014, 39 in 2013),
  • 28 of them got at least 1 nomination for 18 awards (26 in 2017, 27 in 2016, 29 in 2015, 30 in 2014 and 29 in 2013),
  • 11 countries got an award (12 in 2017, 12 in 2016, 8 in 2015, 9 in 2014 and 10 in 2013),
  • 4 of them getting more than one Frida (3 in 2017, 2 in 2016, 5 in 2015, 4 in 2014 and 5 in 2013):
  • 3 Italy, 3 Cyprus, 3 France, 2 Israel, 1 Albania, 1 Estonia, 1 Moldova, 1 Czech Republic, 1 Ireland, 1 Portugal, 1 Austria
  • Nominations: Italy (33), Sweden (28), France (26), Belgium (25), Hungary (25), Netherlands (24), Norway (24)
  • Wins: Netherlands (12), France (9), Belgium (9), Ukraine (9), Italy (8), Austria (5), Portugal (5), Norway (5)

64 comments on “ET Awards 2018: full results

  1. Poor Ukraine finishing last in every poll. I’m afraid I agree though. I’m with juries on this.
    UKR 18 was downgraded to 6/10 on my list after Lisbon performance.

  2. 52 % for Elina? ROFL Those queens …

  3. @ Morgan, how many votes did you get?

    • On the “frida night” I posted the number of votes per categories: it’s always around 100 except for vocals which push to around 120 and spokesperson and NF which always feature the lowest number of votes, around 75

  4. Wow, most of the wins have been really clear! That’s a bit surprising.

  5. 11 of the ones I voted for ended up winning and in 3 other cases my 2nd favourite won. Pretty great results imo! :)

  6. Frida for the best World cup ad? I think Morgan will agree :-)

  7. Interesting data.:) I still can’t see why the French NF got so many votes! Both the Hungarian and the Ukrainian NFs were so much better.

  8. Jury pets 2018 top Most Overrated.
    Nice :)

  9. Off topic – the World Cup is off to a surpising start. The plot thickens! :)

  10. Very clear winners across the board! Usually it isn’t Surprised that Israel wasn’t closer in winning best entry :O I liked it, not my favorite, But Netta did do a good job and I feel politics might have something to do with it having such a turn out. Hope you are all ready for the Aftermath reveal that will happen in exactly a week! ;D

  11. The one category i’m really gutted about is Best National Final.It was a great year for A Dal although the result was disappointing.

  12. Surie over Franka for best female looks? 🤔
    And Czech Republic last among the 5 on promotion video? 😯

  13. I’m generally very much out of sync with the results in the categories composition and looks.

    Remember, composition does not simply mean “the music”…

  14. Looks is of course a more subjective matter for me, but it appears my preferences are against practically 90% of the fan community…

  15. I need only see the “Most Overrated” category to get the feeling..ROFL.

    This condition must acquire a name, something like “Anti Jury Hysteria Syndrome” (AJHS) or “Jury Hating Syndrome” (JHS) or something like that..Israel is still the winner of this category, Austria got a very well deserved result, it was a very contemporary song performed very well.

    At least Austria beats Israel in the best internal choice category.

  16. Austria most overrated? LOL
    Cyprus best looks? No,not when Franka is present

  17. And then it really puzzles me why the votes were so obsessed with the French spokesperson. What is so special about her? I mean, she gave the votes, and that’s it…

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