Eurovision Times Awards 2021


FridaEurovision 2021 – 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!

2021 will be the eighth year for Eurovision Times to organize the Eurovision Times Awards, after last year’s contest was cancelled, preventing us from hosting this new yearly tradition. 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“.

You can check past results if you’re curious, even though past winners will be mentioned in the upcoming articles:

  • 2013’s results here
  • 2014’s results here
  • 2015’s results here
  • 2016’s results here
  • 2017’s results here 
  • 2018’s results here
  • 2019’s results here

Here are the categories for the 2021 “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 Backdrop
    • Best Light Effects
    • Best Promotion Video
    • Best Spokeperson
    • Best National Final
  • Results Awards:
    • Most Improved Entry
    • Best Non-Qualified Semi-Finalist
    • Most Underrated Entry In Final
    • Best Entry
A 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 an entire 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 next few days 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 a couple of whichever was heavily recommended, if not most of them! 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, even though we know how supericial Eurovision can be, and, well, all artists look great!

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. We decided to even drop the “Most Overrated” award. Other categories that got ditched: “Best Top 5 Entry” as this one was always won by whoever won “Best Entry” afterwards (yes, all of our “Best Entry” winners were in the Top 5 in Eurovision!) and “Best Internal Choice” as this one was also redundant as whoever won that one was a popular entry that won many other Fridas. On the other hand, we divided “Most underrated” between Non-Q entries and low finalists and “Best Backdrop & Lights” into two categories: looking at the few entries who went without a backdrop but had a light show, it did not feel like these should compete for the same award as the delegations who create a visually compelling backdrop. Of course it makes sense that some entries could potentially be nominated in both categories!

PS4: Like 2018 and 2019, 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. Else it felt like the latest categories, people started voting based on results that were already out ;) Stay tune and start nominating!

649 thoughts on “Eurovision Times Awards 2021

  1. I don’t really agree with his music taste 😊 but I like his personality a lot.
    Along with Nick Kyrgios and Roger Federer, Tsitsipas is one of my favourite players. I was so sorry that he lost today.
    The way he talks, he is so down-to-earth and just a very normal guy.

  2. Based on what we have seen so far, I fear that EURO 2021 (2020) will become a very West European affair. 🙁
    I hope that I am wrong, but atm I can only see Croatia or Ukraine reaching the quarter finals. But then again, people could argue that Croatia doesn’t qualify as ‘East’ in the first place …

    • Croatia will be the shock non Q from its group I fear! Yes to Euro 2021 but then it’s always been so, even the surprises (Denmark 92, Greece 2004) were western… only the semis can have surprises (Russia and Turkey 2008)… it’s been true to WC and maybe even more scaringly so: France 98, Italy 2006, Spain 2010, Germany 2014, France 2018… Ukraine was also my bet on the “surprise” from the East but… could be Finland :D

      • Isn’t Greece in the East too? It is the very definition of East imo: Orthodox Christians.

        I still think that Croatia will survive its group, but we will know soon.

    • That signals doom and gloom for Italy if we go by your ESC predictions. 😉

      Plus, we still have to see France and Portugal.

      And then we have the Hazard & de Bruyne mystery in Belgium. If they can play in the knock out stage of the tournament, I wouldn’t count out Belgium either.

    • Agree on that; they were spectacular in their opening game and – on perhaps a superstituous side – an Italia win here on top of the ESC win for me will signal a symbolic victory over Coronavirus.

        • That’s the thing – ITA usually start slowly but Mancini plus playing in Rome seem to have given that extra push – I’m hoping it’ll last.
          What are your thoughts on POR? So much talent yet such dire playing style :-(

          • Indeed. Portugal has very talented players and there are more that can easily be called if more players test positive. The teams tends to-do better when they play against stronger teams, but they score few goals. We’ll see. I am not feeling very optimistic.

        • Turkey was very weak imo. We need to see Italy being up against a stronger team before we can come up with a proper evaluation imo.

      • Thought the same thing – and with everything that’s been happening the past 1.5 years, Italy has got to be considered the team of destiny. Pessina from Atalanta scoring the winning goal in the final would be the icing on the cake.

    • I fear that the coalition will fall apart as soon as Mr. Netanjahu has been convicted of the corruption. Political stability still looks miles away in Israel …

      • I agree it will be instable as they are lacking a Mandela figure to overcome what sadly has become an apartheid state – but getting rid of Bibi and getting him into prison (hopefully) would be a great step. Too many crazies in this shakey coalition, too, but none with the stature of Bibi at least.

            • I love all things yellow: the sun, yellow tea roses, sunflowers, cheese …
              But then there is CHE17. There is an exception to every rule … 😀

            • We had one of those for my niece’s 9th birthday some years ago … It tasted awful. LOL

            • I got so sick of all this minions merchandise along the line; I bought a disocunted minions cake and smashed it against a wall. I hope some poor bird or hedgehog didn’t poison itself eating it.

            • Things have got worse since. She is into Olivia Rodrigo now, and she keeps plaing that lady’s songs with tinny sound on her smartphone. LOL

            • I have no idea who that is; probably a good thing lol – my guess is some Disney persona?

      • Much weaker position tho – Netanyahu had become some type of untouchable icon so it’s good to have that myth crushed.

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