The 2010 Eurovisonary Awards
So Eurovision is over for another year, and before I set about writing my usual article/overview and rant about the scoring etc, I wanted to carry on with the highly sought-after awards that I handed out post-semi finals in relation to the glittering extravaganza that was the 2010 final.
Best stage show: Turkey
Runners-up: Spain, Moldova, Serbia, Greece
Best vocals: Belgium (I could listen to Tom all day….)
Runners-up: Cyprus, Iceland, Germany, Israel, Denmark
Worst vocals: Norway’s beginning – sorry! I just don’t think Didrik hit the right notes until the operatic climax of the song.
The whole package: Turkey (Eurovision brilliance! Take that haters!)
Runners-up: Romania, Greece, Serbia, Azerbaijan
Miss Congeniality: Germany’s Lena
Runner-up: Armenia’s Eva
Mr. Congeniality: UK’s Josh
Runner-up: France’s Jessy, Serbia’s Milan (<3)
Best dressed: Portugal/ Belarus – both evening wear, both beautiful.
Runners-up: Serbia, Denmark, Albania, Georgia, Armenia
Worst dressed: Ireland (for a seriously unflattering waistline/design) and Iceland (for a seriously unflattering effort irrelevant to the song genre)
Hottest he: Serbia (perfection and smarts…and talent…and sense of humour), Belgium (indie boy who could sing and play guitar to me 24/7…sigh)
Runners-up: Israel, Cyprus’ Jon, UK, Norway, France, Denmark’s N’evergreen – oh, how horrible it is having so many to choose from!
PS – Milan also has REALLY nice teeth!
Hottest she: Armenia, Germany
Runners-up: Georgia, Portugal, Denmark, Azerbaijan
Best prop/gimmick: Belarus (butterfly wings anyone?) and Romania (coz I just LOVE that piano!)
Runners-up: Serbia, Spain, Armenia, Denmark, Turkey
Biggest surprise on the scoreboard: Belgium (good surprise – I didn’t think such a simply orchestrated song would do so well, but I’m happy), Ireland (ESC royalty left to languish at the bottom end – say what now?)
Best use of wind machine: Denmark
Most expected position on the scoreboard: Germany, of course!
The X Factor (for having that little extra ‘something’, or as Hera would say ‘je ne sais quoi’): Germany’s Lena
Runners-up: France’s Jessy, Spain’s Daniel
Honorary award for highlights: Eric Solbakken’s skit with the pizzas/microwave/costume change. Probably not as effective in the arena, but brilliant on TV!
Runner-up: Lena throwing the German flag over her head before her reprise.
Honorary awards for lowlights: I just wish we’d seen a little more of Norway, in the postcards, or maybe a video package.
Best stuff-up: The gatecrasher. Need I say more? Well, I’m going to anyway. Like most other people I wondered for the first few seconds whether the man in the red beanie was supposed to be there – after all, Daniel didn’t fault. But when the security came running out on stage, I got the feeling he wasn’t. Even though Spain got to perform again, I don’t think Dan needed to – what a pro. I bet they cut this out for the DVD release, but personally I think they should leave it in!
Runner-up: Slovenia’s spokesperson completely ruining her voting announcement – hilarious! Don’t remember that? Well that’s because it DIDN’T HAPPEN! I just felt the need to mention that no-one screwed up their presenting duties on Saturday night which must be some sort of record. Very odd.
That’s the cermony over folks. I hope you enjoyed it. Now grab your gift bags and make for the after-party!!!
Posted on June 1, 2010, in Eurovision 2010 and tagged awards, best, contest, Europe, Europop, Eurovision, Eurovision 2010, Eurovision winners, final, finalists, hosts, jury, Norway, Oslo, performances, results, singing, songs, televoting, winning, worst. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.