ESC Radio Awards 2011 – The Winners!
From June 6 to 13, the voting for the 2011 ESC Radio Awards took place. More than twice as many people as last time participated, thank you for your votes! So now it’s time to reveal the results in the four categories Best Song, Best Female Artist, Best Male Artist and Best Group:
Sweden’s 2011 Eurovision entry, “Popular”, written by Fredrik Kempe and performed by Eric Saade, won an impressive overall victory. While the song finished third in the contest in Düsseldorf, only 4 points behind Italy, “Popular” tops our awards poll for Best Song 2011, with a remarkable 31.3% of the vote. So, our congratulations go to Sweden, Eric Saade, and the composer of the song, Fredrik Kempe! Runner-up in the Best Song category is Ireland’s entry “Lipstick” (14.2%), performed by Jedward, followed by Denmark’s “New Tomorrow” (12.3%), performed by A Friend In London.
In the Best Male Artist category, Eric Saade scored a massive win with 49% of the vote, the highest percentage ever achieved in this category. Runner-up is Paradise Oskar from Finland with 16.6%, and Russia’s Alexey Vorobyov aka Alex Sparrow finished in third place with 13.5%.
In the category Best Female Artist, Germany’s Lena secured her win with 15.4% of the vote. At the contest in Düsseldorf, the 2010 Eurovision winner came 10th with the song “Taken By A Stranger”. Second place goes to Mika Newton from Ukraine, 12.1% of the listeners voted for her, followed by Estonia’s Getter Jaani with 11.7%.
In the Best Group category, the trophies go to Jedward. The ESC Radio listeners awarded the Irish twins with 32.5% of the vote. A Friend In London from Denmark were beaten to second place (21.2%), followed by the United Kingdom’s representatives, the boyband Blue in third place (15.4%).
Congratulations to all the winners! We will get in touch with them to hand over the trophies as soon as possible. For the complete rankings, see below please.