The votes for the fourth annual esctoday.com awards have been cast over the last three and a half weeks and now it is time to reveal the results. We continue with the Most traditional Europop song award.
The 2009 esctoday.com Award for Most traditional Europop song goes to…
- …La noche es para mí of Spain, written by Jason Gill, Dimitri Stassos, Irini Michas and Felipe Pedroso
La noche es para mí was the Spanish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. Performed by Soraya, it finished 24th in the final.
- You can find the list of all award results revealed so far this year here.
This is the second esctoday.com award for Spain overall as D'Nash had already won the award for Best duo/group performance in 2007. Therefore, it is still the first award for Spain in this category. The previous winning songs in this category were On top of the world (Netherlands) in 2007 and Hero (Sweden) in 2008.
The Spanish entry was composed by Swedish team Jason Gill, Dimitri Stassos and Irini Michas. Sweden is usually considered the home country of Europop and Jason Gill and Dimitri Stassos (who is originally from Greece) have already proved that in Melodifestivalen 2007 with the song Hypnotized. Dimitri Sassos and Irini Michas co-wrote the 2009 Melodifestival entry Alla. Felipe Pedroso wrote the lyrics mixing Spanish with some words in English, a formula that had already been used for the Spanish entries in 2002 and 2007, which can both be called Europop.
The complete results
This was one of the more close decisions as there are only 2.4% betwee the Spanish and the Greek entry. Montenegro follows in third place with a larger distance.
- La noche es para mí (Spain) – 27.0%
- This is our night (Greece) – 24.6%
- Just get out of my life (Montenegro) – 18.9%
- Lose control (Finland) – 15.5%
- Shine (Netherlands) – 14.2%
The winning song
esctoday.com interview with performer Soraya in May 2009, prior to the Eurovision Song Contest
The last award category to be revealed tonight will be Most creative effort. Stay tuned for the results to be published after the Albanian semi final.