The nominees for the MAD Video Music Awards 2015 have been revealed, with some familiar faces appearing in this year’s line-up.
The MAD Video Music Awards (VMA) is an annual awards show which airs live from Greece on MAD TV. Other than Greece, the MAD VMA awards are also aired in Cyprus and Bulgaria.
A total of 14 categories appear at this year’s award ceremony with some familiar names appearing in each of the nominated categories, including 4 former Eurovision participants.
Katy Garbi, who represented Greece at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry Ellada, hora tou fotos, is nominated for the Best Female Adult category at this year’s awards ceremony. Other familiar names in the Best Female Adult category include Peggy Zina (Greek national final 2002) along with the 2013 and 2014 Greek national final host, Despina Vandi.
Two-time Greek representative Sakis Rouvas is up for a total of 2 MAD VMA awards; Best Pop Video and Best Male Modern. Sakis currently holds the MAD VMA record for the most awards received by a male pop artist with a total of 17 awards.
Eurovision 2005 winner Helena Paparizou is nominated for a total of 3 awards this year; Best Female Modern, Best Urban Video and Best Duet. Helena has won a total of 19 MAD VMA awards since the ceremony debuted in 2004 and is the only artist to have received an award from every single event.
Nominated for Best New Artist at this year’s awards ceremony is Maria-Elena Kyriakou. Maria-Elena was selected to represent Greece at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with her entry One last breath, ending in 19th position at the Grand Final. Shaya, who also competed to represent Greece at this year’s Greek national selection, is nominated for Best Female Modern.
A number of past Greek national final participants have also received nominations at the MAD VMA 2015 awards, some of which include Melisses, Kostas Martakis, Tamta and Eleni Foureira.
The MAD VMA 2015 awards ceremony will take place on Monday 29 June and will be broadcast live from the Tae Kwon Do Stadium in Athens. Voting is currently open where everyone is able to vote for their favourite from each of the categories. More details regarding the voting can be found at mad.tv/vma15.