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esctoday.com awards – the costumes and more results

by Steve Holyer 69 views

Of course there's the song, the singer, and the performance. But around the world people also tune into the Eurovision Song Contest for the costumes. The recipients of the 1st annual esctoday.com awards for Best and Worst Dressed Acts of 2006 were already announced on Christmas Eve. The full results in these esctoday.com award categories are available today along with the full results in the National Final and the Junior Eurovision categories.

Best dressed act of 2006

Kate Ryan easily won the esctoday.com for Best dressed act with 32 percent of the responses from the esctoday.com members who voted in this category. The full results are:

  • Winner – Kate Ryan (Belgium)
  • 1st runner-up – Lordi (Finland)
  • 2nd runner-up – Tina Karol (Ukraine)
  • 3rd runner-up – Ich Troje (Poland)
  • 4th runner-up – Eddie Butler (Israel)

The masked members of Lordi collected 26 percent of the Best Dressed vote; ironically Lordi was also the 1st runner-up for the Barbara Dex Award – a long standing, yearly fan award for the worst costume at the Contest. Tina Karol received 25 percent of the vote, and the elaborately costumed members of Ich troje received 13 percent of the votes for best dressed despite the fact thatthey werealso 4th runner-up for the 2006 Barbara Dex Award. Eddie Butler only received 4 percent of the vote, but his style is clearly without fault – he was one of three acts this year that did not receive any votes in the Barbara Dex poll.

Kate RyanLordiTina KarolIch TrojeEddie Butler


Worst dressed act of 2006

Portugal's Non Stop won the esctoday.com Worst dressed award by a landslide. This is not the first worst dressed award for the group; they also swept the Barbara Dex awards. The full esctoday.com results are:

  • Winner – Non Stop (Portugal)
  • 1st runner-up – Jenny (Andorra)
  • 2nd runner-up – Daz Sampson (United Kingdom)
  • 3rd runner-up – Carola (Sweden)
  • 4th runner-up – Elena Risteska (FYR Macedonia)

Non Stop collected 36 percent of the Worst dressed votes, followed by Jenny with 22 percent. Carola placed well in every category she was nominated – even this one – though with only 15 percent of the vote she falls after Daz Sampson who earned 17 percent.

Non StopCarolaElena Risteska

JUNIOR EUROVISION

Sweden's Molly Sandén cleaned up in the esctoday.com awards winning every Junior Eurovision Song Contest award by huge margins despite placing third in the actual contest.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest Song of the year

  • Winner (44%) – Det finaste någon kan få (Sweden)
  • 1st runner-up (16%) – Goed (The Netherlands)
  • 2nd runner-up (15%) – Den peirazei (Greece)
  • 3rd runner-up (14%) – Novoyy den (Belarus)
  • 4th runner-up (11%) – Povestea mea (Romania)

Junior Eurovision Song Contest Singer of the year

  • Winner (45%) – Molly Sandén (Sweden)
  • 1st runner-up (20%) – Nastya & Masha Tolmacheva (Russia)
  • 2nd runner-up (14%) – Dani Fernandez (Spain)
  • 3rd runner-up (11%) – Kimperly (The Netherlands)
  • 4th runner-up (10%) – Pedro (Portugal)

Junior Eurovision Song Contest Performance of the year

  • Winner (35%) – Molly Sandén/Det finaste någon kan få (Sweden)
  • 1st runner-up (25%) – Nastya & Masha Tolmacheva/Vesna (Russia)
  • 2nd runner-up (17%) – New star music/Povestea (Romania)
  • 3rd runner-up (12%) – Kimperly/Goed (The Netherlands)
  • 4th runner-up (11%) – And Kunets/Novoyy den (Belarus)

NATIONAL FINALS

The national finals are definitely more popular than ever. Sweden's well known national final captured well more than half the votes cast for National final of the year; the rest of the national finals are far behind. The full results look this:

National Final of the year

  • Winner – Sweden: Melodifestivalen
  • 1st runner-up – Greece: Feel the party
  • 2ndrunner-up – Germany: 50 Jahre Grand Prix
  • 3rdrunner-up – Norway: Melodi Grand Prix
  • 4thrunner-up – Albania: Festival i Kenges

Best National Final Performance of the year (not to win)

  • Winner – BWO/Temple of love (Sweden)
  • 1st runner-up – Queentastic/Absolutely fabulous (Norway)
  • 2nd runner-up – Sasa Lendero/Manoline (Slovenia)
  • 3rd runner-up – Ines/Iseendale (Estonia)
  • 4th runner-up – Gameboy/Kama ahava (Israel)

Best National Final Male Performance of the year (not to win)

  • Winner – Andreas Johnson/Sing for me (Sweden)
  • 1st runner-up – Anthony Costa/Beautiful thing (United Kingdom)
  • 2nd runner-up – Marios Tofis/Congratulations (Cyprus)
  • 3rd runner-up – Dani Elmo/2 in 1 (Denmark)
  • 4th runner-up – Serj Cuzencoff/Made in Moldova (Moldova)

Best National Final Female Performance of the year (not to win)

  • Winner – Sasa Lendero/Mandoline (Slovenia)
  • 1st runner-up – Linda Bengtzing/Jag ljuger så bra (Sweden)
  • 2nd runner-up – Eve Kempbell/Not right (Belgium)
  • 3rd runner-up – Kristine Bond/Make this night forever (Denmark)
  • 4th runner-up – Annika Eklund/Shanghain valot (Finland)

Best National Final Band Performance of the year (not to win)

  • Winner – BWO/Temple of love (Sweden)
  • 1st runner-up – Flamengosi/Ludi Letnji Ples (Serbia & Montenegro)
  • 2nd runner-up – Akcent feat. Nico/Jokero (Romania)
  • 3rd runner-up – Gameboy/Kama ahava (Israel)
  • 4th runner-up – Jet Set/How many people (Poland)

Eurovision Song Contest Previous participant of the year

Nanne Gronvall who is returning to her music career after fighting off a bout with cancer easily won this category by a landslide. The full result:

  • Winner – Nanne Gronvall (Sweden)
  • 1st runner-up – Ruslana (Ukraine)
  • 2nd runner-up – Céline Dion (Switzerland)
  • 3rd runner-up – Daz Sampson (United Kingdom)
  • 4th runner-up – Johnny Logan (Ireland)

Ruslana is being recognized for her humanitarian work, while Céline Dion is being recognized both for her very successful Las Vegas Show and her work with several charities including the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Daz Sampson is being recognized for his active promotion of the Song Contest and for his charity work. Johnny Logan is being recognized for judging the Belgian national finals and mentoring Kaye Styles .

The esctoday.com awards were determined by the readers of esctoday.com which is the largest and most visited independent source for news about the Eurovision Song Contest on the web. Registered members of the site were allowed to cast one vote in each category between 11th December and 23rd December 2006. Nominations in each category were determined by the esctoday.com team of editors based on several criteria.

Additional results for the 1st Annual esctoday.com awards can be found here and here.

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