Ukraine wins Best preview video award

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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 preview video award.

The 2009 esctoday.com Award for Best preview video goes to…

  • Ukraine

Ukraine was represented by Svetlana Lobody in the Eurovision Song Contest. She finished sixth in the second semi final and twelvth in the final with Be my Valentine! (Anti-crisis girl).

  • You can find the list of all award results revealed so far this year here.

The winner

This is the second esctoday.com Award for Ukraine this year and the ninth award overall following victories in the category Performance of the year in 2006, 2007 and 2008, Best female performance in 2006 and 2008, Best preview video in 2008, Best dressed act in 2008 and Best stage effects this year. It is therefore the second year in a row that this award goes to Ukraine. The other previous winners of this award were Greece in 2006 and Hungary in 2007.

The video that was created in support of the Ukrainian entry was in fact a compilation of three previous Svetlana Loboda videos, namely Mishka, Postoy muschina and Ne macho. This was not the first time that such a compilation was chosen as a preview video; in 2003 t.A.T.u. created a preview video made of parts of their previous videos in support of the Russian entry Ne ver, ne bojsia.


The complete results

Ukraine won this award ahead of Finland. The French video, which was obviously the most plain one amongs those nominated, follows in third place.

  1. Ukraine – 25.7%
  2. Finland – 22.2%
  3. France – 18.9%
  4. Armenia – 16.7%
  5. Spain – 16.5%

The winning video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUhGIujeqnA

esctoday.com interview with Svetlana Loboda in May 2009, prior to the Eurovision Song Contest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5JD9i6gC7c

The next category to see the winner being revealed will be Best dressed act.

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