ESC Radio Awards 2013 – the winners
The poll for the 2013 ESC Radio Awards is decided. As usual, votes came in not only from the countries that participated in the contest, but from the whole of Europe and other parts of the world like North and South America and Australia. Thanks a lot to everyone who voted! And here are the winners:
Once again we have one winner who picks up the trophy in two categories: Bonnie Tyler, the Welsh singer who represented the United Kingdom in Malmö with the song Believe In Me, written by Desmond Child, Lauren Christy and Christopher Braide, wins the awards for Best Song and Best Female Artist with 12.6% and 16.9% of the vote, respectively. Congratulations, Bonnie Tyler!
It’s the first time for a UK representative to pick up an award in the ESC Radio polls. The UK’s best result to date was in 2011, a sixth place in the Best Song voting with I Can, and a third place for Blue in the Best Group category that same year.
The second place in this year’s Best Song category, with 7.5% of the vote, goes to Norway’s entry I Feed You My Love, performed by Margaret Berger. The Italian entry L’Essenziale finished in third place with 7.14%, by a hair’s breadth ahead of Ukraine’s Gravity with 7.05%. Their representative Zlata Ognevich (13.8%) finished second in the Best Female Artist category, and Anouk from the Netherlands came third (11.3%). Anouk’s Birds ranks fifth in the Best Song voting.
Marco Mengoni who came 7th in the contest in Malmö wins the Best Male Artist voting with 18.3%, clearly ahead of Iceland’s Eythor Ingi with 14.3% and Azerbaijan’s Farid Mammadov with 12.7%. It’s Italy’s first win in the ESC Radio Awards.
In the Best Group category Koza Mostra feat. Agathonas Iakovidis came out the clear winners: 20.7% of the vote went to the band who represented Greece in this year’s Contest. This is the second ESC Radio Awards win for Greece, in 2006 Anna Vissi picked up the awards for Best Song and Best Female Artist.
Two groups that did very well in the semi-finals’ televoting but found themselves eleminated by the jury vote – Who See from Montenegro and Takasa from Switzerland -, took the second and third place in the Best Group category.
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 of the 2013 ESC Radio Awards, see below please.