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ET Awards 2019: Most Underrated!


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 unfair results!

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 sixteenth award is in the “Result” category and it’s “Most Underrated”. Former winners are: France (2013), Israel (2014), France (2015), Iceland (2016), Finland (2017) and Portugal (2018). Here are the results of the recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 12 Slovenia
  • 10 Portugal
  • 8 Poland
  • 7 Spain
  • 6 Austria
  • 5 Greece
  • 4 Armenia
  • 4 Hungary
  • 4 Romania
  • 3 Georgia
  • 3 Latvia
  • 3 Lithuania
  • 3 Malta
  • 2 Albania
  • 2 Czech Republic
  • 2 France
  • 2 Ireland
  • 2 Norway
  • 2 Serbia
  • 1 Croatia
  • 1 Iceland
  • 1 Israel
  • 1 Switzerland

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:

  • Austria‘s 0pt in televote and DNQ in Semi Final 2
  • Poland‘s DNQ in Semi Final 1 because of a mistake
  • Portugal‘s last with juries and DNQ in Semi Final 1
  • Slovenia‘s 15th overall
  • Spain‘s 1pt from juries and 22nd overall

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!

24 comments on “ET Awards 2019: Most Underrated!

  1. Four of these 5 are in my top 10 :'(

  2. Portugal closely followed by Austria. ESC must have juries that make the contest more diverse and more credible.

  3. Everyone but Spain …

  4. Spain is definitely not underrated. They should be happy they are in the Final at the expense of Poland or Portugal f.e… I mean the song remains weak despite a fun performer…
    My vote goes to Telemoveis, closely followed by Sebi (the 2 best compositions, this year imo)

  5. This was a hard one, as I think a lot of these were underrated. However, no one can beat Poland, who logistically belonged in the final. Otherwise I would have voted for Slovenia or Spain, as I think both of them deserved to be higher, but you can’t fight personal preference in fair voting with technical mistakes.

  6. My nominees were Portugal, Lithuania and Serbia and my vote goes to Conan Osiris who still has my third favourite song overall of the whole class of ’19!

  7. Poland because they were out thanks to juries following their personal taste.

  8. I have to say it is very close among Austria Slovenia and Spain but in the end Paenda just wins this because 0 from televoting to such a mesmerizing performance is one of the biggest travesties in this contest since I started watching it.

  9. Don’t care much for any of these songs but Poland definitely deserved to go through with a daring entry in a weak semi.

  10. I voted for Portugal, and my second choice vould have been Spain.

    The other underrated placements, that didn’t made final cut here, in my opinion were:

    Czechia – getting only 7 points from public vote
    North Macedonia – coming only 12th in public vote
    Hungary – not qualifying from SF

    • I agree on Portugal and your 3 honorary mentions. :)

        • Sorry, not a fan …
          The lyrics are fine at least. :)

        • When it comes to ESC you seem to be much more comfortable with Spain than you were with Croatia back in the old days when you lived there. A perfectly integrated migrant when it comes to ESC. ;) :)

          • :-) :-)
            A friend of mine (an ESC fan) told me that in 2017 and in 2018 he thought it was just a coincidence, but is not so sure about it anymore, and is “worried about me” :-))

            To my own defence, I didn’t particulary liked 2017, but it somehow ended in my TOP 10 (10th place).
            On the other hand, I really did like Alfred and Amaia (blushing…)

            • I am worried too … LOL … but Spain is a lovely country. In fact, it is probably the country I love most. :)
              Plus, Mr. Sánchez is hot. It’s my time to blush now …

            • I do like Spain a lot, but I have always prefered north of Europe to south.
              I come from a southern country myself, but my reserved and somewhat cold personality doesn’t really get along with southern mentality :-)

              I am very happy here, but I don’t think I would have chosen to live in Spain if it wasn’t for my company who sent me here two years ago.

              As for Mr. Sánchez, pre-elections period here seemed to me like Mr. España beauty contest, with Sánchez as well as Pablo Casado and Albert Rivera smiling from their posters, a bit edited to put more emphasis on their masculine appeal… It was very funny.

  11. Hm this is a hard one, imo Austria and Spain made sense, the first one for conveying feelings before they actually erupt, which got tedious and the other one for not knowing how to stage for the right audience. It got a bit childish.

    Even if Slovenia managed to convey more security and feelings in the grand final act, the staging was still confusing and the placing made sense in the end.

    Poland was cool! But I voted for Portugal as that song deserved to be in the final. I still don’t get the song, but it was clearly a very powerful act that absolutely not deserved its placing that it got.

  12. All these 5 were underrated indeed, but I think this is the easiest choice for me as Portugal is among the best entries of the year imo and finishing bottom 3 in the semi is just outrageous!

  13. Poland – should have been in the final instead of this Belarussian mess – and, if they were an option, Czech Republic since it is the only song I heard by now on air rotation… the radio stations took obviously no further interest in the rest of the year…

  14. […] and the first this evening! You can click to look at the full recommendations and nominations from last week’s article here! There were 88 recommendations for 23 countries in the first round and 103 votes were cast in an […]

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