Over the last few weeks, the voting in the esctoday.com National Final Awards took place. More than twice as many people as last year took part in the voting and now it is time to reveal the results in the first six categories.
The esctoday.com National Final Award for Best pop or dance song goes to…
…Canta por mim (Portugal)
music by Andrej BabiÄ�
lyrics by Carlos Coelho
Canta por mim was performed by Catarina Pereira in the Portuguese national final. The song won the second semi final and finished second in the final being the favourite of the televoters.
The esctoday.com National Final Award for Best rock song goes to…
…I care for you (Germany)
music and lyrics Martin Fliegenschmidt, Claudio Pagonis and Max Mutzke
I care for you was performed by Jennifer Braun in the German national final. The song was chosen as the favourite of the three performed by the artist and finished second in the "super final".
The esctoday.com National Final Award for Best folkloristic or ethnic song goes to…
music by Niclas Arn
lyrics by Karl Eurén and Gustav Eurén
Kom was performed by Timoteij in the Swedish national final. The song won the third semi final and finished fifth in the final.
The esctoday.com National Final Award for Best act eliminated in a semi final, quarter final or heat goes to…
…Osmo Ikonen with Heaven or hell (Finland)
music and lyrics by Osmo Ikonen
Osmo Ikonen was eliminated in the third semi final of the Finnish national selection.
The esctoday.com National Final Award for Best staging and presentation goes to…
…Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2010 (Denmark)
hosted by Julie Bethelsen and Felix Smith
organised by DR
The esctoday.com National Final Award for Best voting system goes to…
…SelecÅ£ia NaÅ£ionalÄ� 2010 (Romania)
The winner of the Romanian national final was chosen by a mixture of regional jury voting (each jury could give up to 60 points for a song) and televoting, both counting for 50%. The televoting was free of charge.
The full results in all categories will be revealed on Monday. Tomorrow, we will announce the winners in the categories Best female performance, Best male performance, Best duo/group performance, Best ballad, Best mid-tempo song and Best up-tempo song.