The MTV European Music Awards are one of the highlights in the awards season calendar. This year’s show will take place in London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 12 November and will be hosted by Rita Ora. Among the nominees are some of our favourite Eurovision stars.
2015 Belgian entrant Loic Nottet will battle it out with Bazart, Coely, Lost Frequencies and
Oscar & The Wolf for the Best Belgian Act award. Loic’s latest album ‘Selfocracy’ has spawned a recent string of hits including the Eurovision NI Awards nominated ‘Mudblood’ and ‘Million Eyes’.
This year’s Italian contestant Francesco Gabbani meanwhile is up for Best Italian Act, with stiff competition from fellow Italian stars Ermal Meta, Fabri Fibra, Thegiornalisti and Tiziano Ferro. Francesco’s post Eurovision hits have included the popular ‘Tra Le Granite e La Granite’ and ‘Pachidermi E Pappagalli’.
The Hungarian Act award will see the 2016 Eurovision singer Freddie do battle with the 2017 Eurovision singer Joci Papai, as well as Gabi Toth who competed in Hungarian national selection show A Dal in 2017, Kowalsky Meg A Vega and Magdolna Ruzsa.
Other nominees include Elena Temnikova formerly of Russian girl band Serebro in the Best Russian Act category, Croatian singer Nina Kraljic for Best Adria Act and Margaret who missed out on representing Poland in 2016 will defend her title in the Best Polish Act category against Bednarek
Dawid Kwiatkowski, Monika Lewczuk and Natalia Nykiel.
The act with the most nominees in this year’s awards is Taylor Swift. Her six nominations include Best Video, Best Artist, Best Pop, Best Look and Biggest Fans.