Croatia: Nina Kraljić wins the Barbara Dex Award 2016!

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The fans have spoken and the results are in; Croatia’s Nina Kraljić has been crowned the 20th winner of the annual Barbara Dex Award with a landslide victory!

A grand total of 2,221 votes were cast in order to decide the winner of the 2016 Barbara Dex Award, the annual crown being officially presented to the worst dressed artist in the Eurovision Song Contest.

In a landslide victory, it was Croatia’s Nina Kraljić who has this year been crowned the winner of the Barbara Dex Award receiving a total of 770 votes, double the amount of the runner-up.

Kraljić’s memorable outfit consisted of 2 parts; the first oversized grey dress featuring darkened trees was removed in the first half of the performance by the 4 backing vocalists, going on to reveal the long silver gown performed throughout the rest of the song.

Barbara Dex Award 2016: Top 5

  1. Croatia: Nina Kraljić (770 votes)
  2. Germany: Jamie-Lee (335 votes)
  3. Switzerland: Rykka (201 votes)
  4. Bulgaria: Poli Genova (140 votes)
  5. Bosnia & Herzegovina: Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner & Jala (127 votes)

Kraljić follows in the footsteps of last year’s Dutch winner, Trijntje Oosterhuis, who caused much controversy in 2015 during rehearsals for her selection of outfits and dresses, eventually deciding to perform in a fully black jumpsuit on the night.