t.A.T.u have won the 2003 Barbara Dex Award (BDA) – an inofficial annual award given to the worst dressed singer(s) at the Eurovision Song Contest.
All in all 66 votes were received in this year's BDA voting.
Julia Volkova and Elenya Katin, the two t.A.T.u girls, beat Slovenia's Karmen Stavec to 1st position by two points with their, as eurovisionhouse.nl puts it, “we-changed-five-minutes-before-our-performance”-look.” To sum up the results:
1st place: Russia – t.A.T.u
2nd place: Slovenia – Karmen Stavec
3rd place: United Kingdom – Jemini (Gemma Abbey & Chris Cromby)
The BDA was founded by humorous fans of the song contest in 1997, inspired by the 1993 Belgian entrant Barbara Dex, who appeared on stage in a transparentish and awfully looking dress. One could therefore argue that winning a BDA is a dubious honour…