Earlier this evening the inaugural Eurovision NI Awards took place. With 16 awards up for grabs it was The Netherlands’ Douwe Bob who led the way with six nominations. On the night though he walked away with no awards. But who did? Read on to find out!
Russia’s Sergey Lazarev was the most successful act of the night picking up four of the five awards that he was nominated for. This included the awards for Best Male Solo Artist, Best Video, Best Staging and the big award of the night Best Song for his Eurovision hit ‘You Are the Only One’.
Best Male Solo Artist
It was also a good night for Australia’s Dami Im who picked up both awards she was nominated for; Best Female Solo Artist and Best Live Vocal.
Best Female Solo Artist
Best Live Vocal
Prizes were also awarded to hosts Petra Mede and Mans Zelmerlow who went away with the awards for Best Moment for their performance in the Grand Final of their ‘Love, Love, Peace, Peace’ parody song and they also triumphed in the Best Duo, Group or Collaboration for their presenting efforts.
Best Duo, Collaboration or Group
Other winners included Poli Genova who’s song ‘If Love Was A Crime’ (performed partly in Bulgarian) won Best Non-English Language Song, Malta’s Ira Losco and Greta Salome from Iceland tied in the vote and shared the gong for Best Returning Artist.
Best Non-English Language Song
Best Returning Artist
Finally the Best Song From National Selection Shows went to the Polish singer Margaret for her track ‘Cool Me Down’ beating off stiff competition from four Melodifestivalen songs, Germany’s Woods of Birnham and Sigga Eyrun from Iceland.
Best Song From Selection Shows
Now for the three ‘Bad’ categories. Picking up two gongs here was Sweden’s Frans. He received the award for Most Cringeworthy Act for his greasy teenager persona, his ‘I couldn’t care less’ attitude and his talk singing in a faux British accent. He also picked up the award for Worst Song with ‘If I Were Sorry’. Also winning an award in this field was Nika Kocharov and the Young Georgian Lolitaz who picked up the award for Worst Lyrics for their song ‘Midnight Gold’. In particular for their lyrics ‘When I came to, your smell on me, I reached around the bed and grabbed a cigarette out of your bag.’
Most Cringeworthy Act
The winners of the unfashionable awards for Worst Dressed are Poland’s Michal Szpak (Worst Dressed Male) for his military Cheryl Cole-esque jacket and Nina Kraljic (Worst Dressed Female) for her hideous ensemble during her performance of ‘Lighthouse’. Look how heavy it looks! I’m surprised she could move her arms!
Worst Dressed Male
Worst Dressed Female
The Phoenix Award for Outstanding Achievement at Eurovision
We at Eurovision NI would like to extend a special award for outstanding contribution to Eurovision and give a place in the Eurovision NI Hall of Fame to BBC announcer, Eurovision host and all round legend Terry Wogan.