National Final Awards: The winners are… (5)

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Over the last few weeks, the voting for the 2009 esctoday.com national final awards took place. Thousands of votes were cast and now it is time to reveal the winners. Today, the recipents of the awards for Best act eliminated in a semi final, quarter final or heat and Best national final are revealed.

The 2009 esctoday.com National Final Award for BEST ACT ELIMINATED IN A SEMI FINAL, QUARTER FINAL OR HEAT goes to…

  • …Surferosa with their song U look good from the Norwegian national selection

Surferosa was formed in 2000. The band consists of Mariann Thomassen, Andreas Orheim, Henrik Gustavsen, Kjetil Wevling and Sigurd Løvik. They debuted in the album charts with Shanghai My Heart (2003) and since then have also released The Force (2005) and The Beat on the Street (2008). The have toured internationally with mainstream bands such as The Killers and Turboneger. With U look good, they qualified for the second chance round, where they lost the second duel to Espen Hana.

Live performance:

This award was given out for the first time, and it was a close decision between the top five. The complete results were as follows:

  1. Norway – 26.7%
  2. Riika with Meren (Finland) – 21.5%
  3. BWO with You're not alone (Sweden) – 18.8%
  4. Besa Kokedhima with Nothin' gonna change (Romania)- 16.8%
  5. Gergana Dimova with Yasno slantse (Bulgaria) – 16.2%

The 2009 esctoday.com National Final Award for BEST NATIONAL FINAL goes to…

  • …SVT for the Swedish national final Melodifestivalen 2009

The Swedish national selection was held over six weeks. After four semi finals and second chance round, the final was held with eleven acts competing.

The songs in he final:

This is already the fourth time that this award goes to Sweden. However, despite achieving respectable 53.9% of the votes, this is still the lowest percentage for the Swedish national final in these awards. Norway came in second place followed by the United Kingdom. The complete results were as follows:

  1. Sweden – 53.9%
  2. Norway – 17.5%
  3. United Kingdom – 11.4%
  4. Portugal – 8.0%
  5. Denmark – 7.8%

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