Earlier this evening the Eurovision NI Awards 2019 took place in Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol. In an action packed show, hosted by Denise Mulgrew and Brendan Hughes, a total of 19 awards were dished out. Special performances on the night came from the Eurovision 1992 winner Linda Martin and Lovelight (tribute act of the Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision Award recipient ABBA). Read on to find out who won big on the night.
The most awards went to Italian singer Mahmood who took home the awards for Best Male, Best Song and Best Song Not in the English Language for song ‘Soldi’. Kate Miller Heidke from Australia also impressed and took home the gongs for Best Female and Best Staging for her gravity defying performance of ‘Zero Gravity’. Other winners on the night included Lake Malawi for Best Group, Sergey Lazarev for Best Video, Tamara Todevska for Best Live Vocal, Mikolas Josef for Best New Song and Ukraine’s Maruv for Best Song from Selection Shows. The full results are listed below.
Best Male: Mahmood
Other nominees: Chingiz, Duncan Laurence, Luca Hanni, Miki and Sergey Lazarev.
Best Female: Kate Miller Heidke
Other nominees: Katerine Duska, Michela Pace, Sarah McTernan, Tamta and ZENA.
Best Group, Duo or Collaboration: Lake Malawi
Other nominees: Darude ft Sebastian Rejman, Hatari, KEiiNO, Tulia and Zala Kralj and Gaspar Santl.
Best Song: Mahmood- ‘Soldi’
Other nominees: Chingiz- ‘Truth’, Duncan Laurence- ‘Arcade’, KEiiNO- ‘Spirit in the Sky’, Luca Hanni- ‘She Got Me’, Michela- ‘Chameleon’, Miki- ‘La Venda’ and Tamta- ‘Replay’.
Best Song Not in the English Language: Mahmood- ‘Soldi’ (Italian)
Other nominees: Bilal Hassani- ‘Roi’ (French), Hatari- ‘Hatrið mun sigra’ (Icelandic), Joci Papai- ‘Ez en Apam’ (Hungarian), Miki- ‘La Venda’ (Spanish) and Tulia- ‘Pali Sie’ (Polish).
Best New Song: Mikolas Josef- ‘Abu Dhabi’
Other nominees: Anna Bergendahl- ‘Raise the Vibe’, Benjamin Ingrosso- ‘Behave’, Benjamin Ingrosso and Felix Sandman- ‘Tror du att han bryr sig’, Conchita- ‘Hit Me’, Eleni Foureira- ‘Tomame’, Frans- ‘One Floor Down’, Ilse De Lange- ‘Lay Your Weapons Down’, Loic Nottet- ‘On Fire’, Michael Schulte- ‘Back to the Start’, Nathan Trent- ‘Legacy’ and Netta- ‘Nana Banana’.
Best Moment: Hatari Protests Israel
Other nominees: Jamala- ‘Crimea: is it Ukraine?’, Sweden Tanks the Televote, Netta Debuts ‘Nana Banana’, Shalva Band Sings ‘A Million Dreams’, Eurovision Winners Medley, Nadav Guedj Shows Us Tel Aviv, Idan Raichel Project perform ‘Bo’ee – Come to Me’, Netta’s Entrance by airplane and Melfest Presenters Tribute to Israel at Eurovision.
Best Song From Selection Shows: Maruv- ‘Siren Song (Bang!)’ (Ukraine)
Other nominees: Aly Ryan- ‘Wear Your Love’ (Germany), Anna Bergendahl- ‘Ashes to Ashes’ (Sweden), Bella Santiago- ‘Army of Love’ (Romania), Daniel Oliver- ‘Licky Licky’ (Iceland), Electric Fields- ‘2000 and Whatever’ (Australia), Hanna Ferm ft Liamoo- ‘Hold You’ (Sweden), Heiðrún Anna Björnsdóttir- ‘Helgi (Sunday)’ (Iceland), Malou Prytz- ‘I Do Me’ (Sweden), Margaret- ‘Tempo’ (Sweden), Oscar Enestad- ‘I Love It’ (Sweden) and Seemone- ‘Tout Les Deux’ (France).
Best Video: Sergey Lazarev- ‘Scream’
Other nominees: Chingiz- ‘Truth’, Duncan Laurence- ‘Arcade’, Lake Malawi- ‘Friend of a Friend’, Hatari- ‘Hatrid Mun Sigra’, Michela Pace- ‘Chameleon’, Tamta- ‘Replay’ and Tulia- ‘Pali Sie’.
Best Live Vocal: Tamara Todevska- ‘Proud’ (Macedonia)
Other nominees: Duncan Laurence- ‘Arcade’ (The Netherlands), Jonida Maliqi- ‘Ktheju tokes’ (Albania), John Lundvik- ‘Too Late for Love’ (Sweden), Kate Miller Heidke- ‘Zero Gravity’ (Australia), Katerine Duska- ‘Better Love’ (Greece), Sarah McTernan- ’22’ (Ireland) and Sergey Lazarev- ‘Scream’ (Russia).
Best Staging: Kate Miller Heidke- ‘Zero Gravity’ (Australia)
Other nominees: Bilal Hassani- ‘Roi’ (France), Chingiz- ‘Truth’ (Azerbaijan), Conan Osiris- ‘Telemoveis’ (Portugal), Hatari- ‘Hatrid Mun Sigra’ (Iceland), Lake Malawi- ‘Friend of a Friend’ (Czech Republic), Michela- ‘Chameleon’ (Malta) and Sergey Lazarev- ‘Scream’ (Russia).
Best Returning Artist: Serhat
Other nominees: Joci Papai, Jurijus, Nevena Bozovic, Sergey Lazarev and Tamara Todevska.
Worst Dressed Male: Sebastian Rejman
Other nominees: Conan Osiris, Eliot, Hatari and Roko.
Worst Dressed Female: Madonna
Other nominees: Leonora, PAENDA, Tamara Todevska and Tamta.
Most Cringeworthy Act: D- Mol
Other nominees: Kobi Marimi, Leonora, Roko Blazevic and S!sters.
Worst Lyrics: Lise Cabble, Melanie Wehbe and Emil Rosendal Lei for ‘Love is Forever’ (Denmark)
Other nominees: Ohad Shargai and Inbar Weitzman for ‘Home’ (Israel), Jacques Houdek, Andrea Ćurić and Charlie Mason for ‘The Dream’ (Croatia), Dejan Božović and Adis Eminić for ‘Heaven’ (Montenegro), Ashley Hicklin, Eric Lumiere and Pele Loriano for ‘Run With The Lions’ (Lithuania), Eriona Rushiti for ‘Ktheju Tokes’ (Albania), Garik Papoyan, Lost Capital and Tokionine for ‘Walking Out’ (Armenia), Serhat and Mary Susan Applegate for ‘Say Na Na Na’ (San Marino), Jan Steinsdoerfer, Maciej Mikolaj Trybulec and Albert Černý for ‘Friend of a Friend’ (Czech Republic), Yulia Kireeva for ‘Like It’ (Belarus) and Joacim Persson, Paula Winger, Borislav Milanov and Johan Alkenäs for ‘Chameleon’ (Malta).
Worst Song- D- Mol- ‘Heaven’
Other nominees: Kobi Marimi- ‘Home’, Leonora- ‘Love is Forever’, Oto Nemsadze- ‘Keep On Going’, S!sters- ‘Sister’ and Roko- ‘The Dream’.
People’s Choice Award: Hatari (Iceland)