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ET Awards 2019: Best National Final!


Eurovision 2019 – 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 broadcasters’ choices!

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“.

The thirteenth award is in the “Delegation” category and it’s “Best National Final”. Former winners are: Unser Song für Malmö (Germany, 2013), Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (Finland, 2014), Melodifestivalen (Sweden, 2015), Eesti Laul (Estonia, 2016), San Remo (Italy, 2017) and Destination Eurovision (France, 2018). Here are the results of the recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 11 Italy
  • 8 Portugal
  • 6 Slovenia
  • 5 Hungary
  • 5 Sweden
  • 4 France
  • 3 Australia
  • 2 Estonia
  • 2 Germany
  • 2 Iceland
  • 2 Ukraine
  • 1 Albania
  • 1 Czech Republic
  • 1 Serbia

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 national final this year! The nominees in alphabetical order are:

  • France‘s Destination Eurovision
  • Hungary‘s A Dal
  • Italy‘s San Remo
  • Portugal‘s Festival da Cação
  • Slovenia‘s EMA

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 careful to the props before voting and do not vote necessarily 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!

23 comments on “ET Awards 2019: Best National Final!

  1. San Remo because that’s what a Music Contest should be like imo. *clapclap*

  2. It was a tough choice between EMA and A Dal, who i believe had the highest quality songs, but in the end I went for EMA as A Dal has received recognition for being a great NF almost every year, while I’d like EMA to get their time in the sun. Destination Eurovision was incredibly week this year imo, while I did not pay much attention to Sanremo or FdC.

    • A Dal had a better line up this year than last year, with two amazing songs imo (The Sign and USNK) when EMA was almost a full house of great songs!

      but as you said, Hungary was a return to form for a beloved NF, when Slovenia was a surprise

      Hungary’s entry ended up being very weak, when Slovenia’s was amazing!

      • Agreed, Hungary made a mistake considering the songs they had in A Dal. “Az én apám” was not bad and I rathered it over finalists like “Madár, repülj” and “Nyári zápor”, but there were much better choices. Slovenia made a great choice in a lineup of many great songs!!

  3. A Dal! It was again a varied selection of songs.The jury is the only factor dragging it down. They seem to vote having ulterior motives.
    San Remo is always among the best, anyway

  4. FdC over MF in the nominations is hilarious as it literally had 2 songs standing out and one of them was presented badly live.

    My vote goes to EMA out of those.

  5. Fairly weak NF season imo but overall Sanremo was the best.

    1. Italy
    2. Portugal
    3. Hungary
    4. Slovenia
    5. France

  6. My nominees were Italy, Australia and Portugal. I am voting for Italy.

  7. In my opinion, it was a bad year for the NF.
    I liked more songs from A Dal.

  8. Out of these five, FdC has the best average of all entries imo (which is what should count in my books). Sweden had a very troubling year once again…
    My personal picks would’ve been : AUS and DEU (If we exclude Vidbir)

    • Australia Decides : 7.10
      Vidbir : 6.88
      Unser Lied Für Israel : 6.86
      Festival de Cançao : 6.75
      Georgian Idol : 6.75
      NMGP : 6.60
      Söngvakeppnin : 6.50
      San Remo : 6.50
      Dansk MGP : 6.50
      Eurovision: You Decide : 6.50
      Destination Eurovision : 6.39
      EMA : 6.30
      FiK : 6.27
      A Dal : 6.27
      Eesti Laul : 6.21
      Gala Eurovisión : 6.10
      Eurovizija : 6.00
      UMK : 6.00
      Supernova : 5.94
      Melodifestivalen : 5.75
      Beovizija : 5.71
      Melodie Pentru Europa : 5.30
      Dora : 5.25
      Belarusian NF : 5.20
      Montevizija : 5.00
      Selecţia Naţională : 4.83

  9. FdC because it included more edgy songs.

  10. San Remo always has the most songs I like plus it’s such a great slice of Italian TV.

  11. […] and the second this evening! You can click to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article here! There were 53 recommendations for 14 countries in the first round and 71 votes were cast in an […]

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