Verka wins 2007 Barbara Dex Award

by Stella Floras 119 views

Alsmost 2000 votes were cast for this year's Barbara Dex Award organised by “The House of Eurovision” website. The award is given each year to the worst dressed artist of the Eurovision Song Contest according to the voters. Verka Serduchka, this year's Ukrainian representative and runner up in the contest beat winner Marija Serifovic by 14 votes.

Only Anonymous, the teenage punk rock band from Andorra, received nil points in this year's Barbara Dex Awards. Verka Serduchka won the Award for her glitzy outfit and star cap, followed closely by Marija's suit, loose bowtie and sneakers, with Natalia Barbu's sexy outfit and beady hairdo in third. Fourth and fifth place respectively belong to Sarbel's silver, sailor outfit and Kenan's Svarowski studded (on the inside) red, velvet jacket.

A total of 1995 votes were received and here are the complete results:
Ukraine – 297 votes
Serbia – 283 votes
Moldova – 166 votes
Greece – 139 votes
Turkey – 131 votes
Sweden – 86 votes
Bosnia – 85 votes
United Kingdom – 78 votes
Albania – 60 votes
Hungary – 59 votes
Denmark – 53 votes
France – 50 votes
Latvia – 48 votes
Malta – 46 votes
Austria – 44 votes
Ireland – 42 votes
Poland – 40 votes
Slovenia – 37 votes
Switzerland – 29 votes
Israel – 28 votes
Belgium – 22 votes
Armenia – 21 votes
Romania – 20 votes
Russia – 16 votes
Czech Republic – 16 votes
Cyprus – 13 votes
Montenegro – 11 votes
Belarus – 9 votes
Bulgaria – 8 votes
Georgia – 8 votes
Croatia – 7 votes
Norway – 7 votes
Portugal – 7 votes
FYR Macedonia – 6 votes
Lithuania – 5 votes
Finland – 5 votes
Spain – 4 votes
Germany – 3 votes
Iceland – 2 votes
Estonia – 2 votes
The Netherlands – 2 votes
Andorra – 0 votes

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.

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