The EBJ Eurovision Excellence Awards 2011: PART 1

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 2nd Annual Eurovision Excellence Awards – no tuxedo/ballgown required. You don’t even have to leave the house! Just sit back, relax and enjoy Part 1 of the 2011 edition.

Tonight, I honour the best and worst of this year’s songs, artists, vocals and costumes. I highly doubt you’ll 100% agree with me, and I’d love to hear why not, so comment, Tweet or Facebook me with your own EE picks.

Okay, the orchestra is starting up, everyone is seated, and the sequinned envelopes are in my hands. So here they are…

THE SONGS

AWARD NOMINEES WINNER
 

Song most likely to qualify…that did

 

Denmark, Russia, Sweden

 

Sweden: It was anything but Haade for Saade to leave most of the competition in his dust.

 

Song most unlikely to qualify

 

Belgium, Malta, San Marino

 

San Marino: It wasn’t the worst song of 2011, but it just didn’t have the ‘oomph’ to progress.

 

The song that sounds suspiciously like another

 

Denmark, Norway

 

Norway: La Coco-Dance (Monaco 2006) did just as well at Eurovision as its twin Haba Haba.

 

The song most likely to end up as a fan ringtone

 

Armenia, Ireland, Sweden

 

Ireland: Speaking of twins…this is already my ringtone. What about you?

THE ARTISTS

AWARD NOMINEES WINNER
 

Hottest He

 

France, Greece, Sweden, UK

 

Sweden: Need I say anything?

 

Hottest She

 

Germany, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia

 

Slovakia: Daniela and Veronika can admire themselves without looking in a mirror.

 

Mr. Congeniality

 

France, Ireland, Malta, Russia

 

Malta: Glen Vella was the life of pretty much every party in Düsseldorf!

 

Miss Congeniality  

 

Armenia, Norway, San Marino, Serbia

 

Armenia: Emmy doesn’t walk away empty-handed. She’s more bubbly than a bathtub of Coca-Cola.

THE VOCALS

AWARD NOMINEES WINNER
 

Best vocal performance

 

Austria, Belgium, Italy, Slovenia

 

Slovenia: No One would be Nothing without Maja’s voice. Maybe people will call Christina Aguilera the American Maja Keuc now…

 

Worst vocal performance

 

Estonia, Ireland, Portugal

 

Portugal: What did we expect from an improv comedy troupe?

 

Singer most carried by their backing vocalists

 

Ireland, Sweden

 

Ireland: But who really cares…

THE COSTUMES

AWARD NOMINEES WINNER
 

Best dressed

 

Germany, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovenia

 

Serbia: Taking the 60s theme and running with it, Nina and her backups looked groovy baby!

 

Worst dressed

 

Hungary, Portugal, UK

 

Portugal: Unfortunately, the 70s don’t translate so well on stage. I think HDL might have been on a trip to the Anchorman set at some point.

 

The one who should have packed their national final costume instead

 

Estonia, Norway, Poland

 

Estonia: Getter swapped an amazing geometric dress for Minnie Mouse’s nightgown.

Whew! That concludes the first part of the ceremony. Stay tuned, because Part 2: The Performances and The Results, will be up very soon. There are a few more countries who don’t have to remain empty-handed, and then some who’ll collect yet another prize to stuff into their cabinet.

See you then! x

About Jaz

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Posted on May 29, 2011, in Eurovision 2011 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I totally agree with you 🙂
    I would add for best dressed Ukraine and Denmark. As for singers most carried by their backing vocals, even UK may be in the list 🙂
    What about Ukraine’s beauty – it seems that you ignored her…
    Among songs most unlikely to qualify I would say Lithuania, Macedonia.
    And there’s room for another category – Songs most likely to qualify…that didn’t – Turkey, Armenia, Israel and Albania.

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    • Hello, thanks for your comment!
      When I did the awards originally I wanted 1 winner and no more than 3 runners-up (which are now the “nominees”!), so while I had loads of countries to choose from for each category, I narrowed them down on my opinion. Mika was definitely in the good-looking category in the beginning, I just didn’t want to overload people.
      I do actually kinds sorta agree with you on the UK, but I loved it so much I couldn’t bring myself to put them down…and I think Lee was the main problem. They didn’t need as much help from the backing singers with four of them I guess.
      PS – I have an award for ‘the songs most likely to qualify that didn’t’ in the second part of the awards…for some reason I filed it under RESULTS instead of SONGS…I have no idea why =P

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