The votes for the fourth annual esctoday.com awards have been cast over the last three and a half weeks and now it is time to reveal the results. We continue with the Best arrangement and production award.
The 2009 esctoday.com Award for Best duo/group vocal performance goes to…
- …Sven Lõhmus of Estonia
Sven Lõhmus wrote the arrangement for and produced the Estonian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Performed by Urban Symphony, Rändajad finished third in the second semi final and sixth in the final.
- You can find the list of all award results revealed so far this year here.
This is the third esctoday.com award for Estonian both this year and overall. Previous awards have been won for Best duo/group performance and Most creative effort. The award for Best arrangement and production is given out for the first time this year.
Sven Lõhmus has worked with many Baltic music acts including Vanilla Ninja, who later represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005. He also wrote the song that represented Estonia in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest; Let's get loud finished 20th in the semi final. He has his own record label in Estonia and hit songs he wrote and produced include Club Kung Fu by Vanilla Ninja and Moonwalk by Laura, runner-up entry in the 2005 Estonian national final.
The complete results
Sven Lõhmus won in this category ahead of French producer Frédéric Helbert. However, all nominees did rather well with only roughly 10% between the first and fifth placed nominees.
- Sven Lõhmus (Estonia) – 26.7%
- Frédéric Helbert (France) – 19.7%
- Andrew Lloyd Webber and Andy Bradfield (United Kingdom) – 18.9%
- Lee Horrocks (Iceland) – 18.3%
- Sinan Akçil (Turkey) – 16.4%
Studio version of the winning effort
Interview with Sven Lõhmus after the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 (urbansymphony.eu, in Estonian)
The next award to be revealed today will be for Best choreography.