The second annual esctoday.com awards are proving to be a roaring success. In just four days, we have already passed 9,000 votes cast. That's more than half the number of votes in our first year's total. The idea for the awards is to refresh memories of the Eurovision Song Contest one last time before the new crop of artists and songs arrive for 2008. It's a chance to look back, give the artists some thanks and publicity, and to have your say on the Eurovision Song Contest year that has been 2007.
The esctoday.com awards allow our readers and Eurovision Song Contest fans to vote for their favourite acts one more time and give them some much deserved recognition for helping to keep the Eurovision Song Contest as one of the most popular music events in the world. Awards from 2006 were given to all winners, some were presented with their certificates on television.
Of course, the voting will remain secret until the results are announced on 24th December, Christmas eve, but we can mention a few interesting statistics at this stage.
At this stage, voting in the main categories is relatively close across the board. In the song of the year category, it looks to early to predict who is going to win, and in the best song not to qualify from the semi final award, just four votes separate the top three nominees.
The new Most traditional Europop song category is also very close just five votes separate the top two nominees. Both the best and worst dressed performers categories are looking very interesting and the national finals section is showing one or two possible surprises too!
Make sure you register your votes. The awards polls are open until Midnight on 23rd December and the results will be announced, as they were last year, on Christmas Eve, 24th December.
HOW TO VOTE
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