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Eurovision Times Awards 2019


Eurovision 2019 – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to do more games and contests! This year we resume the “Eurovision Times Awards” to give prizes (the Fridas) for the best in every category! And you get to vote!

2019 will be the seventh 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, the 2017’s ones here and the 2018’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“.

Here are the categories for the 2019 “Eurovision Times Awards”:

  • Technical Awards:
    • Best Female Vocals
    • Best Male Vocals
    • Best Lyrics
    • Best Composition
  • Artistic Awards:
    • Best Performance
    • Best Props & Gimmicks
    • Best Female Style
    • Best Male Style
    • Best Backings
  • Delegation Awards:
    • Best Backdrops & Lights
    • Best Promotion Video
    • Best Spokeperson
    • Best National Final
    • Best Internal Choice
  • Results Awards:
    • Most Overrated Entry
    • Most Underrated Entry
    • Best Top 5 Entry
    • Best Entry

FridaA specific page for each category will be open with a recap video of all the nominees and the poll for you to vote (everyone gets to vote, not just regular voters)! Each page will specifically remind you what the category is about so that there are no confusion. The page will feature a poll opened for exactly one week. Every IP gets only one vote, please do not cheat, do take in consideration to watch them all once again before voting and do not vote necessarily for your favorite song! Of course, it’s pointless to vote only for your own country unless you’re really certain it should win. May the best win!

Tell us tonight and through the week-end whom do you want to see nominated in each categories, even though these are only “recommendations” as only the staff of Eurovision Times gets to nominate in the first round (else they wouln’t be able to be called “Eurovision Times Awards”)! However, every year, we’ve nominated at least whichever came 1st in recommendations, if not more! You can nominate by replying in the comment section of this article!

PS1: there are no “group” vocals category simply because there is often either a male or female singer for the whole group, in case of a duet, because we can’t be sure that there would be enough duets every year to have enough nominees, we decided that either the male, the female or both could be nominated separately if they deserve to be. Same goes for groups with multiple singers, they all get to be nominated individually, so you can nominate all of the group members or single out the best one (for instance for Italy 2015…)

PS2: In 2013, we had “Best Male Looks” and “Best Female Looks” and that got people confused, who often voted for “hottest” person. This felt a tad too shallow for us and we decided to focus mostly on Style (hair, makeup and clothes and how they match with the person’s looks, the overall backdrop and light show and the song itself of course) since 2014. Recommend (and later on vote) accordingly.

PS3: There are no “Worst…” categories as these awards are here to salute great efforts that contribute to the contest, its credibility as well as its overall quality. Yes, there is a “Most Overrated” award, but in the end, the 5 nominees in that category also can take pride in having done well with either Televote or juries and won’t be too sad that we think there were better than them. Besides this category, every other one is about quality!

PS4: Like last year, there wont be an article for each category but at the end of all categories, we’ll do a “Super Reveal Night” for all results one by one ;) Stay tune and start nominating!

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  1. Technical Awards:
    Best Female Vocals : North Macedonia, Albania, Poland, Austria
    Best Male Vocals: The Netherlands, Hungary, Sweden
    Best Lyrics : Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy
    Best Composition : Italy, Austria,

    Artistic Awards:
    Best Performance : Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Albania
    Best Backings : Albania, Azerbaijan, Sweden
    Best Props & Gimmicks: Australia, Sweden, Azerbaijan
    Best Female Style: Denmark
    Best Male Style: Switzerland, Italy, Azerbaijan
    Best Backings: Albania, Azerbaijan, Sweden

    Delegation Awards:
    Best Backdrops & Lights: Switzerland, Austria, Norway,
    Best Promotion Video: Italy, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland
    Best Spokeperson
    Best National Final: Hungary, Italy,
    Best Internal Choice: The Netherlands, Switzerland, Azerbaijan

    Results Awards:
    Most Overrated Entry: North Macedonia, Russia
    Most Underrated Entry: Lithuania, Austria, Slovenia
    Best Top 5 Entry: Italy
    Best Entry: Italy

  2. Technical Awards:
    Best Female Vocals: North Macedonia, Serbia, Australia, Norway
    Best Male Vocals: Spain, The Netherlands, Sweden, Georgia, Azerbaijan
    Best Lyrics: Italy, Netherlands, Portugal
    Best Composition: Italy, Iceland, Malta, Switzerland, Azerbaijan

    Artistic Awards:
    Best Performance: The Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Czech Republic
    Best Props & Gimmicks: Iceland, Australia, France
    Best Female Style: Serbia, Malta, Norway, Belarus
    Best Male Style: The Netherlands, Azerbaijan, France, Switzerland
    Best Backings: North Macedonia, Sweden, Georgia, Denmark, Azerbaijan

    Delegation Awards:
    Best Backdrops & Lights: The Netherlands, Switzerland, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Norway
    Best Promotion Video: Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Spain, Italy, Iceland
    Best Spokesperson: Denmark, Australia, Israel, United Kingdom, Belgium
    Best National Final: Italy, Slovenia, France
    Best Internal Choice: The Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan

    Results Awards:
    Most Overrated Entry: Russia, Sweden, Hungary
    Most Underrated Entry: France, Spain, Malta, Portugal
    Best Top 5 Entry: Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland (my literal 1 2 and 3 are int he top 5 lol)
    Best Entry: Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Portugal

  3. Also woooooo been a long time.

    Blunders aside, it was a long time coming my top entries did all fairly well! It was a Duncan vs Mahmood fight as I predicted, and so glad for the winner :)
    It was a great show in the end, and was most of what I imagined it would be, even if Portugal was sorely missed in the final. (tho I am really glad Hungary and Austria stalled. Not the best songs and not the best live for the latter. Guys like FYROM and Iceland deserved the spot a bit more.)

    The level of songs was real high, and the lives of many have improved my views on the songs per se

    • I agree esc 2019 was better than most people often say and my winner wouos have topped my list in 2018 or 2016

    • 2019 was not a very interesting year, imo. I love some songs (not that many), I like a few others and then there’s a sea of plastic that leaves me cold. I did like the show, but I spent too much time talking, because too many songs were vapid and hollow.

    • I like 2018 more but 2019 was pretty good too, on the same level as 2016/17 I’d say.

      Imo the last weak year was 2013.

  4. It’s good to see more nominations posted here. I forgot to add Hungary to the most underrated entry category.

  5. @Morgan I want to nominate but am on nights this weekend and daytime I sleep and have a few things to do before work. Is Monday afternoon too late to submit? :/

  6. Woo hoo! Finished earlier than expected. Champions League Final too, it’s mental busy! Hooray, am off :D
    So, I got busy…..
    Technical Awards:
    Best Female Vocals : North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Poland,
    Best Male Vocals: The Netherlands, Georgia, Croatia
    Best Lyrics : Italy, Slovenia, Italy
    Best Composition : Netherlands, Italy
    Artistic Awards:
    Best Performance : Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Norway
    Best Backings : Belarus, Albania, Azerbaijan, San Marino, Sweden
    Best Props & Gimmicks: Australia, Romania, France
    Best Female Style: Cyprus, Romania
    Best Male Style: Switzereland, Azerbaijan, Italy
    Delegation Awards:
    Best Backdrops & Lights: Ireland, Austria, Switzerland
    Best Promotion Video: Italy, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Cyprus, Switzerland
    Best Spokeperson
    Best National Final: Italy,
    Best Internal Choice: The Netherlands, Switzerland, Azerbaijan
    Results Awards:
    Most Overrated Entry: Australia, Russia, Sweden
    Most Underrated Entry: Slovenia, Ireland, Malta
    Best Top 5 Entry: Italy
    Best Entry: Netherlands

  7. Now I want Gini Wijnaldum to host next year. He is so handsome. I bet he looks great in a tuxedo.

  8. I gave up watching CL some years ago but congrats to Liverpool. :)

    • Congrats! the better team through the season in England and the better team tonight won! Fair and square, though that penalty was unfortunate! Hope, like Chelsea, we can secure being considered a top tier team so that the next time we get to a final we can be considered a favorite!

  9. Best Female Vocals: Albania, North Macedonia, Norway (Alexandra Rotan), Poland, Serbia
    Best Male Vocals: Georgia, The Netherlands, Norway (Tom Hugo), Portugal
    Best Lyrics: Italy, Portugal
    Best Composition: Albania, Portugal, Slovenia

    Best Performance: Czech Republic, Iceland, The Netherlands, Switzerland
    Best Props & Gimmicks: Australia, Czech Republic, Malta
    Best Female Style: Albania, Armenia, Poland
    Best Male Style: Czech Republic
    Best Backings: Georgia, Sweden

    Best Backdrops & Lights: The Netherlands, Switzerland
    Best Promotion Video: Armenia, The Netherlands
    Best Spokeperson: The Netherlands, Slovenia
    Best National Final: Slovenia
    Best Internal Choice: Greece, The Netherlands, Poland

    Most Overrated Entry: Russia
    Most Underrated Entry: Armenia, Greece, Slovenia, Poland, Portugal
    Best Top 5 Entry: The Netherlands
    Best Entry: Portugal

    Best Tooth Gap: Greece, Romania, Madonna

  10. Very reluctant I now hereby present my recommendations (because I look like a Spanish fan who stans only his own country):

    Female vocals: North Macedonia, Norway, Australia, Serbia, Poland
    Male vocals: Netherlands, Croatia (yuk), Russia, Georgia
    Lyrics: Italy, Netherlands
    Composition: Italy, Netherlands

    Performance: Norway, Netherlands, Switzerland
    Props, gimmicks: Australia
    Female style: Norway, Serbia
    Male style: Norway, Netherlands, Hungary
    Best backings: –

    Backdrop, lights: Netherlands
    Promotion video: Italy, Netherlands, Malta, Azerbaijan
    Spokesperson: –
    National final: – (I didn’t follow any, only saw MF final)
    Internal choice: Netherlands, Switzerland

    Overrated: Russia, North Macedonia, Sweden
    Underrated: Poland
    Best top5 : Netherlands
    Best entry: Netherlands

    • Best Backdrops & Lights: forgot Austria

      • If you forgot it they weren’t that good ;-)… I just remember that terrible outfit and the blue hair, a cry for attention usually the reserve of middle-aged housewives.

        • … and Rezo. :)

          • Who is esclusively to blame for CDU’s bad results. BTW glad Nahles has the brains to quit – she’s like the s!sterZ of German politics. I hope they bring back Gabriel; last times I saw him he seemed to have grown into an elder statesman role, which – if voters accept it – can only help against provincial Catholic HoenAKKar.

            • German politics have great entertainment value atm … featuring …

              A grumpy Catholic house wife from Püttlingen …
              The Amthor, an 80 year old soul encarcerated in a 26 year old body …
              Clover, Napoleon and Squealer …
              A random bunch of Sozen …
              Pesky brats in the streets …
              Nagging old-age pensioners …

              and a YT clip noone is allowed to watch.

              Soundtrack by Sunbed Chris and the Irrelevants ♫♪♫

            • I’ve to say everytime I hear Rezo I think of the cute Montenegrin w the awful song (Rizo?) and then comes the same hair as the Austrian singer.

        • No it was great. You are just salty that I didn’t nominate S1sterzz in any of the nominations.
          But ok, here you are:

          Overrated: forgot to add Germany.

          • That’d be one more nomination than I (or probably anyone else) has for “die Mädels” (meisjes?) as people tellingly keep calling them…

    • Nl won best entry frida in 2014 and Italy in 2018 so…

  11. Technical Awards:
    Best Female Vocals: NORTH MACEDONIA
    Best Male Vocals: AZERBAIJAN
    Best Lyrics: SLLOVENIA
    Best Composition: RUSSIA

    Artistic Awards:
    Best Performance: SWITZERLAND
    Best Female Style: CYPRUS
    Best Male Style: ITALY

    Delegation Awards:
    Best Backdrops & Lights: SWITZERLAND
    Best Promotion Video: MALTA
    Best Spokeperson: ALBANIA
    Best National Final: ITALY

    Results Awards:
    Most Overrated Entry: RUSSIA
    Most Underrated Entry: LITHUANIA
    Best Entry: ITALY

  12. Here are my nominations:

    Technical Awards:
    Best Female Vocals – Australia, North Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Greece, Poland
    Best Male Vocals – Netherlands, Israel, Georgia, Portugal, Italy, Sweden, Hungary
    Best Lyrics – Italy, Slovenia, Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary
    Best Composition – Portugal, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia

    Artistic Awards:
    Best Performance – Portugal, Australia, Netherlands, Switzerland, Norway, Italy, Czech Republic, Albania
    Best Props & Gimmicks – Australia, Czech Republic, Iceland, Denmark, Russia
    Best Female Style – Australia, Norway, Latvia, Belarus, Ireland
    Best Male Style – Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Russia, Estonia
    Best Backings – Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Czech Republic, Australia, Albania

    Delegation Awards:
    Best Backdrops & Lights – Portugal, Australia, Switzerland, Netherlands, Norway, Czech Republic, France, Sweden, Hungary
    Best Promotion Video – Iceland, Greece, Netherlands, Italy, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Russia, Switzerland
    Best Spokesperson – Slovenia, Norway, Australia, Iceland, France
    Best National Final – Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden, France
    Best Internal Choice – Netherlands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Greece

    Results Awards:
    Most Overrated Entry – Russia (top 5), Sweden (top 5), North Macedonia (top 7 + winning the jury vote)
    Most Underrated Entry – Portugal, Hungary, Armenia, Austria, Spain, Slovenia
    Best Top 5 Entry – Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland
    Best Entry – Netherlands, Italy, Iceland, Portugal, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Albania

    I think there are many packed categories this year where I simply had to nominate more than 5!
    Here are my nominations’ stats (not counting most overrated and spokesperson):
    9 – Netherlands, Portugal
    8 – Italy, Czech Republic, Switzerland
    6 – Australia
    5 – Slovenia
    4 – Iceland, Azerbaijan, Albania, Hungary, Sweden
    3 – Norway, Greece, France, Russia
    1 – Spain, Armenia, Austria, Serbia, Denmark, Poland, Latvia, North Macedonia, Georgia, Belarus, Estonia, Ireland, Israel.

  13. So I count 24 recommendations already :)

  14. Best Female Vocals – Greece, Australia, Norway, Armenia
    Best Male Vocals – Netherlands, Sweden
    Best Lyrics – Netherlands, Italy
    Best Composition – Portugal, Italy

    Artistic Awards:
    Best Performance – Switzerland, Norway
    Best Props & Gimmicks – Australia
    Best Female Style – Norway, Serbia
    Best Male Style – Italy, Switzerland, Azerbaijan
    Best Backings – Sweden, Australia, Azerbaijan

    Delegation Awards:
    Best Backdrops & Lights – Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden
    Best Promotion Video – Italy, Greece, Netherlands
    Best Spokesperson – /
    Best National Final – /
    Best Internal Choice – Netherlands, Switzerland, Azerbaijan, Greece

    Results Awards:
    Most Overrated Entry – North Macedonia, Czech Republic
    Most Underrated Entry – Armenia, Greece
    Best Top 5 Entry – Switzerland, Italy, Netherlands
    Best Entry – Italy, Switzerland

  15. Rankings of ET Awards since they were created in 2013 (points are 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1pt for the Top 5 in each nomination and a 0,5 for best entry nomination that gets ranked outside the Top 5)

    103,5 Italy
    101 Netherlands
    88,5 France
    85 Belgium
    82,5 Sweden
    79 Ukraine
    72,5 Norway
    66 Austria
    64 Israel
    56,5 Hungary
    54 Latvia
    53,5 Azerbaijan
    50 Portugal
    46 Estonia
    46 Australia
    45 Bulgaria
    35 Finland
    35 Czech Republic
    33 Germany
    31,5 Russia
    29,5 Armenia
    28 Iceland
    28 Romania
    27 Denmark
    27 Cyprus
    23 Montenegro
    23 Moldova
    23 Greece
    22 United-Kingdom
    18 Poland
    17,5 Georgia
    17 Switzerland
    15 Albania
    14 Malta
    14 Ireland
    12 San Marino
    11 Slovenia
    11 Croatia
    11 Lithuania
    10 Serbia
    8 Belarus
    6 F.Y.R. Macedonia
    2 Spain

  16. I still have 4 recommendations to add in my excel, before going to Hulluna’s and then add mine! I still want to open the first polls tonight, so it might show up late sorry!

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