Barbara Dex Award

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The Barbara Dex Award is an annual fan award for the "worst dressed" artist in the Eurovision Song Contest. It is named after Barbara Dex, who represented Belgium in the 1993 contest, and has later stated that she had made the dress herself for the song contest. The award was assigned by the fansite House of Eurovision from 1997 to 2016,[1] and by another fansite, Songfestival.be, since 2017.

Three countries have won multiple Barbara Dex Awards. Belgium, who won in both 1993 (original award) and 2000, Serbia, who won in both 2010 and 2013, and Macedonia, who won both in 2005 and 2018. The highest-placing entrant to still win was Verka Serduchka of Ukraine, who finished as runner-up in 2007.

Winners

Year Country Artist Song Place Host City
1993  Belgium Barbara Dex "Iemand als jij" Last (original award) Millstreet
1997  Malta Debbie Scerri "Let Me Fly" 9th Dublin
1998  Germany Guildo Horn "Guildo hat euch lieb!" 7th Birmingham
1999  Spain Lydia "No quiero escuchar" 23rd (last) Jerusalem
2000  Belgium Nathalie Sorce "Envie de vivre" 24th (last) Stockholm
2001  Poland Piasek "2 Long" 20th Copenhagen
2002  Greece Michalis Rakintzis "S.A.G.A.P.O." 17th Tallinn
2003  Russia t.A.T.u. "Ne ver', ne boysia" 3rd Riga
2004  Romania Sanda Ladoși "I Admit" 18th Istanbul
2005  Macedonia Martin Vučić "Make My Day" 17th Kiev
2006  Portugal Nonstop "Coisas de nada" 19th (Semi-Final) Athens
2007  Ukraine Verka Serduchka "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" 2nd Helsinki
2008  Andorra Gisela "Casanova" 15th (Semi-Final) Belgrade
2009  Hungary Zoli Ádok "Dance with Me" 15th (Semi-Final) Moscow
2010  Serbia Milan Stanković "Ovo je Balkan" 13th Oslo
2011  Georgia Eldrine "One More Day" 9th Düsseldorf
2012  Albania Rona Nishliu "Suus" 5th Baku
2013  Serbia Moje 3 "Ljubav je svuda" 11th (Semi-Final) Malmö
2014  Lithuania Vilija Matačiūnaitė "Attention" 11th (Semi-Final) Copenhagen
2015  Netherlands Trijntje Oosterhuis "Walk Along" 14th (Semi-Final) Vienna
2016  Croatia Nina Kraljić "Lighthouse" 23rd Stockholm
2017  Montenegro Slavko Kalezić "Space" 16th (Semi-Final) Kiev
2018  Macedonia Eye Cue "Lost and Found" 18th (Semi-Final) Lisbon

Photogallery

References

  1. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (May 26, 2013). "Moje 3 wins the Barbara Dex Award". Eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved May 27, 2013. 

External links

  • Eurovision Song Contest
  • Winners of the Barbara Dex Award
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