I’m a longtime ESC fan from Australia, since early 80s when the nation’s multicultural TV station started showing it. First recollection was Bobbysox winning for Norway.
It wasn’t until early 2000s that I became a really big fan. First bought the CD, then bought the DVD, and now internet makes it so easy to follow. Buying the CD before the contest was pivotal as it provided great familiarity with all the songs before watching the show. It made ESC 10 times more exciting.
Riga 2003 was the year that ESC really transformed, with such a big name like TATU competing and a really high quality contest of songs and an outstanding show. Today it remains my favourite year. Other favourites are Athens 2006 and Moscow 2009. Stockholm 2016 will always have fond memories because it was my first live attendance ever.
Let’s not forget that ESC and following national finals introduces you to a world of great new artists. Sweden and Estonia, especially, have provided great sources. Germany, Greece and Latvia are others favourite artists as a consequence are Lenna Kuurmaa, Molly Sanden, Timoteij and Lena Meyer-Landrut.
My favourite country is Estonia because they provided the greatest band ever in the world for ESC 2005…..
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Mr Eurovision Award Categories
You’ll see these awards in a blog after each Eurovision. Here is honour roll of current award title holders, which reflects the best ever in the category so far.
The Cool Vibes Award for Best Song (2005 Switzerland)
The Goodbye To Yesterday Award for Best Presentation (2015 Estonia)
The Tornero Award for Best Artistry (2006 Romania)
The Open Your Heart Award for Best Pure Song (2003 Iceland)
The Lenna Kuurmaa Award for Best Voice (2005 Switzerland)
The Dami Im Award for Best Vocals (2016 Australia)
The Igranka Award for Biggest Surprise (2013 Montenegro)
The La Mia Citta Award for Biggest Disappointment (2014 Italy)
The Piret Järvis Award for Hottest Girl (2005 Switzerland)
The Michal Szpak Award for Hunkiest Guy (2016 Poland)
The Nina Sublatti Award for Best Outfit (2015 Georgia)
The Francesca Michielin Award for Worst Outfit (2016 Italy)
The Petr Elfimov Award for Best Interview (2009 Belarus with SBS’s Sam Pang)
The Stacked Shipping Containers Award for Best Postcard (2014 Estonia)
The Mr Lordi Award for Hunkiest Guy (2006 Finland)