Fridas 2021: Results Awards


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“.

Let’s conclude with the four awards in the Results Awards category.


  • Most Improved Entry

This is a new category! Here are the results of the 2021 recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 14 Portugal
  • 6 Ukraine
  • 5 Russia
  • 3 Israel, 3 Serbia
  • 2 Albania, 2 Italy, 2 Sweden
  • 1 Azerbaijan, 1 Croatia, 1 Greece, 1 Iceland, 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! The nominees in countries’ alphabetical order are:

  • 🇦🇱 Albania
  • 🇮🇱 Israel
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal
  • 🇷🇺 Russia
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia

  • Best Non-Qualified Semi-Finalist

This is a new category! We used to have a “Most Underrated” category that mixed semi-finalists and finalists. Former winners of that category are: France (2013), Israel (2014), France (2015), Iceland (2016), Finland (2017), Portugal (2018) and Portugal (2019).

Here are the results of the 2021 recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 15 Croatia
  • 12 Denmark
  • 4 Romania
  • 3 Austria, 3 Ireland
  • 2 Australia
  • 1 Latvia

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! The nominees in countries’ alphabetical order are:

  • 🇦🇹 Austria
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland
  • 🇷🇴 Romania

  • Most Underrated Entry In Final

This is a new category! We used to have a “Most Underrated” category that mixed semi-finalists and finalists. Former winners of that category are: France (2013), Israel (2014), France (2015), Iceland (2016), Finland (2017), Portugal (2018) and Portugal (2019).

Here are the results of the 2021 recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 12 Belgium
  • 10 Lithuania
  • 7 Netherlands, 7 San Marino
  • 4 Cyprus, 4 Germany, 4 Portugal
  • 3 Bulgaria
  • 1 Albania, 1 Azerbaijan, 1 Malta, 1 Norway, 1 Russia, 1 Serbia, 1 United-Kingdom

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! The nominees in countries’ alphabetical order are:

  • 🇧🇪 Belgium
  • 🇩🇪 Germany
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino

  • Best Entry

This is the grand prize of the Fridas! It was won in the past by Norway (2013), Netherlands (2014), Belgium (2015), Ukraine (2016), Portugal (2017), Italy (2018) and Netherlands (2019).

Here are the results of the 2021 recommendations made by the regular users of Eurovision Times in this category:

  • 16 France
  • 10 Ukraine
  • 9 Italy
  • 6 Lithuania, 6 Switzerland
  • 3 Finland
  • 2 Belgium, 2 Iceland
  • 1 Bulgaria, 1 Cyprus, 1 Denmark, 1 Latvia, 1 Russia

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! The nominees in countries’ alphabetical order are:

  • 🇫🇷 France
  • 🇮🇹 Italy
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine

Rules: the polls will be open for a week. At the end of the week, an article will announce all the winners. 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!

872 thoughts on “Fridas 2021: Results Awards

  1. For the first time in my life, I won’t be supporting France in case they Q.
    They really made me mad tonight.

  2. Morgan, Wednesday works fine for me as well, regarding the Fridas. I won’t be able to be around too early, but I will do my best. Now I have to get some rest.

  3. And here I thought the penalty drama wouldn’t start till tomorrow night…

  4. On the plus side for Morgan: Deschamps now available as Spurs coach?
    What a night!!!

  5. I guess that’s what you get if you waste a 3-1 lead. And it gets worse when your star misses the crucial penalty.

    Off to the next match: go go 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿.

          • Well maybe. Anyway, I think defensive football is a bore to look at – which is why I more or less lost all interest when Morten Olsen was the Danish coarch (2000 to 2015). I’m more into “champagne football” as we sometimes call it.

            • I am all about fine defending. I can’t stand those matches where we see goals all the time. If I enjoyed many goals, I would watch handball instead … LOL

            • I love goals: particularly the technical details really interest me. I especially love those goals where you’d think this is not possible, and then he manages to score anyway (Preben Elkjær was a master of those btw.). But I also love the details in other parts of the game. When it’s best, football is a sort of ballet to me.

              But of course, if they scored all the time, the redemption of the goals wouldn’t be as big. That would also be boring. But a 6-7 result in football is still a far cry from a 25-30 result in handball. I really like handball too btw. I guess it should come as no surprise…

            • To me watching a football match is like reading a novel. There is a narrative evolving, and all the technical and tactical details are like structural and rhetorical devices. 😀

            • And I agree. We saw 6 beautiful goals in FRA vs CHE, but 5 of those goals came about as the result of very ugly mistakes that were made before. Only Mr. Pogba’s goal was a work of art in its own right.

    • Come on, the wildest was when your guys walked off the beach to win it all – which you may well do this time, too.

        • I was in a resto – no screens on, no mobiles etc then of course. Someone on the kitchen staff must have had a radio because finally the result tricklet through.

        • I was 9 as well. I didn’t watch it but I supported Denmark. Reason is because as a young child I was in love with dairy products, farms and cows and that’s what I knew about Denmark back then. Lol.

  6. So the 4porcelli projection:
    a) the semi-dark horse – DEN or BEL (will meet before final)
    b) the natural world order to be restored – ITA vs GER in final
    c) the GRE 2004 scenario – SWE

    • BEL vs PRT was the first final, and BEL vs ITA will be the 2nd one. Once the latter match is over, everything will be cut and dried. 😉

      • Nothing would surprise me at this stage though emotionally I hope obviously for DK or ITA. But I could see SWE pulling a GRE 2004/PRT 2016 (they were dire despite all the talent).

        • We’ll see. I have made clear from day 1 which team I think will win, and we haven’t seen any surprises on that front yet.

          • Dito (though it’s different teams!) – I don’t think we’ve seen the end of the surprises yet, thankfully!

            • The next 2 matches can’t provide any huge upsets because both ENG vs DEU and SWE vs UKR play on similar levels. Tomorrow will be a chill day. 😀

            • UKR always underwhelms at international tourneys somehow.

            • Of cours Sky News are running a WW story as part of their warm up to tomorrow’s match … *sigh*

            • That attitude alone makes me want Germany to win … even though I know that the English team can’t be held responsible for the hateful English media.

            • Well, apart from the extraordinary Marcus Rashfors most of them seem extraordinarily concerned with haircuts a d the like even by footballer standards. You have to say that for the German players; with few exceptions they usually seem pretty down to Earth so there’s that.

            • As in so many situations, you can’t go wrong with a Spanish guy…!
              BTW both Neuer and Harry Kane to wear a rainbow-colored captain’s armband at Wembley.

            • Croatia has had so many horrible racist statements and incidents I don’t really follow them I just admit.
              German players also taking the knee in solidarity with English players tomorrow.

            • That’s good news on the political side of things. Let’s hope that the sport will be on par. *runs to the chapel and lights a candle*

            • I still say 1-1 after ET, 6-5 on penalties for Germany with Kane missing, saying it was because he was distraught over being denied a 150 million euro transfer to Manchester City.

            • LOVE IT, of course.
              An entertaining game on TV (2nd, I missed the first for drinks with my CGN BFF) and on the blog – thanks you you and all others I’ve chatted with and now I reeeeally gotta crash! Sleep well, my friend!

  7. First class nailbiting entertainment! I hate any result being decided by penalties after both teams have gone at it like that. Merci, la Suisse et la France!
    Group F teams getting the chop one by one – will Germany be the next victim?

      • Honestly I don’t know what to make of the German team. Flat against France, on fire against Portugal and incompetent (but lucky) against Hungary. On the other hand England was rock solid in defense, but watching them try to create an attack is like watching paint dry.

        • They’re dreadful and clearly just want to get rid of Löw (like all of us). But against England everything is possible, especially as they tend to get flustered at Wembley.

          • I hear you… I mean I’m happy if he manages a last good tournament, but I am really really looking forward to changing coaches. Over the years, his system and his philosophy are somehow a bit worn out, so I’m glad that someone different approaches the team soon…

            • His personality and absolute unwillingness (until deperate this year) to ever bring players on/back that he personally does not like are really what I despise most about him. He epitomizes the pettiest of petty middle management.

            • Agreed 100 %…
              “He epitomizes the pettiest of petty middle management” – Haha, I love this phrase, well said! ;-)

      • Some of these Hungarian players are gonna hit the jackpot this summer – a lot of them I had never heard of and they have only played in their domestic league. Expect several of them to go west.

  8. I went to bed after France’s three goals… Maybe I should do the same when England is leading so that Germany will win too… it’s just a bit early to go to bed. :P

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