Eurovision 2016: The Marcel Bezençon Award winners

by Jessica Weaver 26 views21

Shortly before the Grand Final of the 61st Eurovision Song Contest took place at Stockholm’s Globe Arena last Saturday, the 3 winners of the 2016 Marcel Bezençon Awards were revealed in a special ceremony.

Since 2002, an annual Marcel Bezençon Awards ceremony, named after the creator of the Eurovision Song Contest, has taken place before the Grand Final of the competition in which all of the year’s competing artist are nominated in each of the 3 award categories. Currently, the awards are divided into the following 3 categories;

  • Press Award: The entry receiving the highest amount of votes from accredited press during the event.
  • Composer Award: The entry receiving the highest amount of votes from participating composers.
  • Artistic Award: The entry receiving the highest amount of votes from television commentators.

Before the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest took place on Saturday, a special presentation ceremony took place in which the winners of the 3 awards from this year were revealed and presented their individual awards.

As voted for by the accredited press, it was Russia’s Sergey Lazarev who was voted as the winner of the Press Award this year for his entry You are the only one. Lazarev went on to receive a total of 491 points at the Grand Final, finishing in a respectable 3rd place.

Russia’s Sergey Lazarev receiving the Marcel Bezençon Press Award (Thomas Hanses/EBU ©)

Receiving the Composer Award for producing the best and most original composition of the 2016 competition was David Musumeci and Anthony Egizi, the songwriters behind Australia’s successful entry Sound of silence, performed by Dami Im.

Australia’s David Musumeci & Anthony Egizi receiving the Marcel Bezençon Composers Award (Thomas Hanses/EBU ©)

However, it was the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest who went on to win the Artistic Award as voted for by the commentators; Jamala with her entry 1944.

Ukraine’s Jamala receiving her Marcel Bezençon Artistic Award (Thomas Hanses/EBU ©)

All of the winning artists at this year’s Marcel Bezençon Awards went on to place in the top 3 of the 61st Eurovision Song Contest; Russia in third, Australia in second and Ukraine in first.

Although members of the public are no longer able to have their vote in the Marcel Bezençon Awards, another award is currently being decided for the worst dressed contestant from the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest; the Barbara Dex Award. Everyone is invited to vote in the 20th annual Barbara Dex Award up until the 21 May at 12:00 CEST, before the winner is revealed the following day.

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  • MarioVision

    Best ARTIST/ACT of EuroVision 2016
    My nominees:
    ~ 1st) IVETA MUKUCHYAN
    ~ 2nd) NINA KRALJIC
    ~ 3rd) AMIR
    ~ 4th) JOE WOOLFORD
    ~ 5th) GRETA SALOME
    ~ 6th) HOVI STAR

  • MarioVision

    Best MALE ARTIST/ACT of EuroVision 2016
    My nominees:
    ~ 1st) AMIR
    ~ 2nd) JOE WOOLFORD
    ~ 3rd) NICKY BYRNE
    ~ 4th) HOVI STAR
    ~ 5th) JURI POOTSMAN
    ~ 6th) FRANS

  • MarioVision

    Best FEMALE ARTIST/ACT of EuroVision 2016
    My nominees:
    ~ 1st) IVETA MUKUCHYAN
    ~ 2nd) NINA KRALJIC
    ~ 3rd) GRETA SALOME
    ~ 4th) RYKKA
    ~ 5th) ZOE
    ~ 6th) DAMI IM
    ~ 7th) GABRIELA GUNCIKOVA

  • MarioVision

    Best LIVE PERFORMANCE of EuroVision 2016
    My nominees:
    ~ 1st) ”LoveWave” by IVETA MUKUCHYAN
    ~ 2nd) ”LightHouse by NINA KRALJIC
    ~ 3rd) ”You Re Not Alone” by JOE & JAKE
    ~ 4th) ”Made Of Stars” by HOVI STAR
    ~ 5th) “J’ai Cherché” by AMIR
    ~ 6th) ”Sound Of Silence” by DAMI IM
    ~ 7th) ”1944” by JAMALA
    ~ 8th) ”Loin D Ici” by ZOE

  • MarioVision

    And my Winner is : IVETA MUKUCHYAN <3

  • MarioVision

    My Winner is IVETA MUKUCHYAN <3

  • MarioVision

    My Winner is AMIR <3

  • MarioVision

    My Winner is ”LoveWave” by IVETA MUKUCHYAN <3

  • MarioVision

    Most BEAUTIFUL FEMALE CONTESTANT of EuroVision 2016
    My nominees:
    ~ 1st) IVETA MUKUCHYAN
    ~ 2nd) ZOE
    ~ 3rd) RYKKA
    ~ 4th) AGNETE
    ~ 5th) GRETA SALOME
    ~ 6th) IRA LOSCO
    ~ 7th) NINA KRALJIC

  • MarioVision

    My Winner is IVETA MUKUCHYAN <3

  • MarioVision

    Most BEAUTIFUL MALE Contestant of EuroVision 2016
    My nominees:
    ~ 1st) JURI POOTSMAN
    ~ 2nd) JOE WOOLFORD
    ~ 3rd) NICKY BYRNE
    ~ 4th) FRANS
    ~ 5th) AMIR

  • MarioVision

    My Winner is JURI POOTSMAN! <3

  • MarioVision

    Best SONG of the EuroVision 2016
    My nominees:
    ~ 1st) ”LOVE WAVE”
    ~ 2nd) ”SUN LIGHT”
    ~ 3rd) ”NO DEGREE OF SEPARATION”
    ~ 4th) ”J’AI CHERCHE”
    ~ 5th) ”LIGHT HOUSE”
    ~ 6th) ”PIONEER”
    ~ 7th) ”1944”
    ~ 8th) ”YOU RE NOT ALONE”
    ~ 9th) ”I STAND”
    ~ 10th) ”MADE OF STARS”

  • MarioVision

    My Winner is *LOVE WAVE* <3

  • MarioVision

    Best VIDEO CLIP of EuroVision 2016
    My nominees:
    ~ 1st) ”LOVE WAVE”
    ~ 2nd) ”J’AI CHERCHE”
    ~ 3rd) ”MADE OF STARS”
    ~ 4th) ”YOU RE NOT ALONE
    ~ 5th) ”WALK ON WATER”
    ~ 6th) ”LIGHT HOUSE” (lyric video)
    ~ 7th) ”LOIN D’ ICI”
    ~ 8th) ”I STAND”

  • MarioVision

    My Winner is ”LOVE WAVE” <3

  • MarioVision

    The Hottest most beautiful dancers on stage of EuroVision 2016
    My nominees:
    ~ 1st) The 2 hot sexy guys male dancers on ”MIRACLE”
    ~ 2nd) The beautiful dancer Scorpion on ”WALK ON WATER”

  • MarioVision

    My winner is : These two hot dancers from ”Miracle”(Azerbaijan)
    Especially the hottie one with the dark non blonde hair.
    Unfortunately I don’t know their names.

  • MarioVision

    Best FEMALE VOCALIST [or most artistic] of the EuroVision 2016
    My nominees:
    ~ 1st) NINA KRALJIC
    ~ 2nd) IVETA MUKUCHYAN
    ~ 3rd) GRETA SALOME
    ~ 4th) GABRIELA GUNCIKOVA
    ~ 5th) DAMI IM
    ~ 6th) JAMALA

  • MarioVision

    My Winner is NINA KRALJIC <3

  • MarioVision

    Here is my full top26 after the live performances

    1) ARMENIA ——- points
    2) CROATIA ——- points
    3) FRANCE ——– points
    4) UK ————— points
    5) ISRAEL ——— points
    6) ITALY ———— points
    7) HUNGARY —— point
    8) AUSTRIA ——- points
    9) AUSTRALIA —- points
    10) UKRAINE —— point
    ——————————————————-
    11) CZECH
    12) MALTA
    13) BELGIUM
    14) AZERBAIJAN
    15) BULGARIA
    16) RUSSIA
    17) LITHUANIA
    18) SPAIN
    19) SWEDEN
    20) CYPRUS
    21) NETHERLAND
    22) SERBIA
    23) LATVIA
    24) POLAND
    25) GERMANY
    26) GEORGIA