Croatia: Nina Kraljić wins the Barbara Dex Award 2016!

by Jessica Weaver 13 views8

The fans have spoken and the results are in; Croatia’s Nina Kraljić has been crowned the 20th winner of the annual Barbara Dex Award with a landslide victory!

A grand total of 2,221 votes were cast in order to decide the winner of the 2016 Barbara Dex Award, the annual crown being officially presented to the worst dressed artist in the Eurovision Song Contest.

In a landslide victory, it was Croatia’s Nina Kraljić who has this year been crowned the winner of the Barbara Dex Award receiving a total of 770 votes, double the amount of the runner-up.

Kraljić’s memorable outfit consisted of 2 parts; the first oversized grey dress featuring darkened trees was removed in the first half of the performance by the 4 backing vocalists, going on to reveal the long silver gown performed throughout the rest of the song.

Barbara Dex Award 2016: Top 5

  1. Croatia: Nina Kraljić (770 votes)
  2. Germany: Jamie-Lee (335 votes)
  3. Switzerland: Rykka (201 votes)
  4. Bulgaria: Poli Genova (140 votes)
  5. Bosnia & Herzegovina: Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner & Jala (127 votes)

Kraljić follows in the footsteps of last year’s Dutch winner, Trijntje Oosterhuis, who caused much controversy in 2015 during rehearsals for her selection of outfits and dresses, eventually deciding to perform in a fully black jumpsuit on the night.

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  • MarioVision

    CROATIA was my 2nd favorite points of the Grand Final.
    Really pity that Nina only finished just 23rd out of the 26.

  • MarioVision

    And also,
    sadly CROATIA finished only 10th on the SF as well
    I was expecting a better placing for Nina in both the semifinal & final.

    I had really thought that CROATIA would gonna finish on a high place this year in EuroVision.
    Feel sad that this wishful scenario didn’t happen.

  • MarioVision

    The bad placing really doesn’t matter
    as ”LIGHT HOUSE” was from the best songs this year in EuroVision.

    The eurofans will still keep listening to this beautiful song after the Contest of Stockholm
    & it will remain classic with being one of the most greatest songs
    that Croatia has ever sent to EuroVision.

  • MarioVision

    But hey, AT LEAST
    CRO managed to qualify to the Final of course.
    The pre-contest live rehearsals of Nina were just disappointing
    so she wasn’t even expected to likely qualify alone.
    But thankfully she managed to deliver a fine good live performance
    on the SF and she went through luckily.
    That was CROATIA’s first qualification to the grand Final after 7 whole years!

  • MarioVision

    Congratulations to Nina Kraljic 4 her golden EscVision razzie 😛

    I really don’t find her dress that bad though..
    Last year the dress of Trisha [from Netherland] was much worse if you ask me..

  • poussemoussu

    At least her song was way better than Ukraine!
    The voting system is sooooo screwed and fake by now that viewers should boycott the show next year by not calling or texting. The organizers are pulling the strings in their direction anyway…

  • kylskada

    you realise if no one phoned in it would just be decided by the jury vote yes?

  • poussemoussu

    I realize that and maybe it would make the public aware that the “jury” is not judging on the musicality of a song but politically. The jury is spoiling everything by not being fair. Something is wrong in the voting system and EBU plays stupid!