Critics of Eurovision sometimes write it off as kitsch, camp and musically irrelevant. Today’s announcement of the nominees for the 2013 World Music Awards, which are based on sales, offers something of a rebuke. A lot of those artists have a lot of fans…

Three Eurovision artists have been nominated in the Best Song of the Year category. They are Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen for “Euphoria”, 2013 contestant Marco Mengoni for “L’essenziale” and Samira Said with “Mazal”. Samira, you’ll remember, is Morocco’s only-ever Eurovision contestant. She competed in 1980.

Their competition includes Carrie Underwood with “Blown Away” and Katy Perry with “Roar.”

 

Nominees for Best Album of the Year include: A, by Agnetha Faltskog (Sweden 1974, ABBA); Génération Goldman Volume 2 including Amaury Vassili (France 2011), Anggun (France 2012) and Amandine Bourgeois (France 2013); Happy Mistake, by Raphael Gualazzi (Italy 2011); Pronto a correre, by Marco Mengoni (Italy 2013); Sans attendre, by Céline Dion (Switzerland 1988); Thérèse – Vivre d’amour, by Natasha St-Pier (France 2001) and Anggun (France 2012)

Their competition includes Alive by Jessie J, Believe by Justin Bieber, and Paradise by Lana Del Rey

 

The Best Entertainer of the Year category includes a long list of Eurovision competitors: Anggun (France 2012), Céline Dion (Switzerland 1988), Dima Bilan (Russia 2006, 2008), Loreen (Sweden 2012), Marco Mengoni (Italy 2013), Natasha St-Pier (France 2001), Philip Kirkorov (Russia 1995), and Samira Said (Morocco 1980).

Their competition includes Adele, 50 Cent, Carly Rae Jepsen, Christina Aguilera and Elton John.

 

For Best Female Artist it’s a showdown between Anggun (France 2012), Anouk (Netherlands 2013), Céline Dion (Switzerland 1988), Loreen (Sweden 2012), Natasha St-Pier (France 2001) and Samira Saïd (Morocco 1980).

Their competition includes Ellie Goulding, Emeli Sandé, Ke$ha, and Lady Gaga.

 

In the Best Male Artist category we have Dima Bilam (Russia 2006, 2008), Marco Mengoni (Italy 2013), Michalis Hatzigiannis (Cyprus 1998), Philip Kirkorov (Russia 1995), Sakis Rouvas (Greece 2004, 2009)

Their competition includes Bruce Springsteen, David Guetta and Ed Sheeran

 

Serebro (Russia 2007) has been nominated for Best Group of the Year.

Their competition includes Florence & The Machine and Kings of Leon.

 

 

For Best Live Act of the Year it’s Anggun (France 2012), Céline Dion (Switzerland 1988), Dima Bilan (Russia 2006, 2008), Loreen (Sweden 2012), Marco Mengoni (Italy 2013), Natasha St-Pier (France 2001), Philip Kirkorov (Russia 1995), Samira Saïd (Morocco 1980), Serebro (Russia 2007).

Their competition includes James Blunt, Jennifer Lopez and Robin.

 

Loreen and Marco will also duke it out in the Best Video of the Year category.

You can vote for your favourite artists by clicking here.

Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. Follow him on Twitter @willyleeadams. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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asis william
7 years ago

anggun is the best in eurovision but not win..no problem it just about mistaken voting

Akram
7 years ago

Samira said

jane
jane
7 years ago

Guys lets be honnest…there is noone better worldwide thant the Greek phenomenon SAKIS ROUVAS.We must accept it.He is the best perforemer ever on stage…SAKIS ROUVAS the Greek god of music

elina
elina
7 years ago

i voted for Dima but unfortunately i agree with Arianna…but it’s not sure!! Both Dima and Loreen managed to be first and second in EMA against 1D!!!

ghizlane
ghizlane
7 years ago

samira saiiiiiiiiiiiiid “mazal” loveeeeeeeeee it

Padraig Muldoon
Admin
7 years ago

Agh… there’s way too many acts in each category. I want to vote for Loreen, Carly Rae Jepson, Ellie Goulding, Labrinth, Emeli Sandé, Anouk, Selena Gomez, Lorde, Adele, Lana Del Ray, Bastille, Macklemore, Florence & the Machine and loads more… my head hurts just trying to think of which song is best. That said it’s great to see so many Eurovision artists nominated.

Vlad
Vlad
7 years ago

Is Lee-Hom Wang nominated? Hope he doesn’t win

Emily
Emily
7 years ago

I voted all Eurovision stars (especially “Mazal”! ), but my all time favorite is either Laura or Samira.

moreno
moreno
7 years ago

Anggun 🙂

Arianna
7 years ago

Voted for Eurovision artists in all categories ^^ Sadly, I can see them all being lost among the North American & UK worldwide mainstream artists.