Melodi Grand Prix 2013 runner-up and the winner of the 2013 OGAE Second Chance Contest Adelen has another award to add to her bag of loot. The Norwegian beauty has won the Eurodanceweb Award with her song “Bombo”, thus giving Norway its first victory in the online contest.
For y’all who don’t know, the Eurodanceweb Award is an online competition dedicated to dance music, created in 2001 by a group of Italian and Maltese disc jockeys.
All of the songs were selected by the editors of the website Eurodanceweb.com. A professional jury of more than 100 experts from all over the world listened to the entries. The panel included djs, producers, musicians, journalists, radio announcers and bloggers—so this award is a sign of real merit!
For four months readers and fans have also had the chance to choose their own favourite online through a poll. Maddee Loveday from Malta won the online voting with her song “Follow Love”, but she finished 21st overall. That’s how a jury can crush you!
With the highest score ever achieved in the history of the Award (284 points) and the largest distance from the second placed song (exactly 70 points), Adelen’s “Bombo” is a record winner. J’approve!
A funny fact is that “High on your love” was originally meant for Rihanna.
Third place went to Germany’s Alex Megane and CVB for their song We are the “colors.”
You can check out complete results by clicking here!
Four former ESC singers were nominated for this year’s award: Ivi Adamou was 8th with “Time To Love” , Zeljko Joksimovic achieved 9th place with “Ludak Kao Ja”, Estonia’s 1998 entrant Koit Tomee placed 25th with “Elu täie raha eest” and Natalia Podolskaya (the 2005 Russian representative and winner of that year’s Eurodanceweb award) was 31st with “Novyj mir” together with DJ Smash.
The line-up also featured several artists who recently competed in some Eurovision National Finals: Michael Feiner & Caisa with their 2013 Melodifestivalen entry “We’re Still Kids” (5th place in the Eurodanceweb chart), Greek DJ Alex Leon feat. Demy and Epsilon (10th place with his summer hit “The Sun”), Finnish UMK finalist Diandra (11th place with “Lost”), 2009 and 2010 Dora entrant Franka Batelic (12th place with “Run” produced and arranged by Colonia’s member Eric Destler), 2013 KDAM finalist Shany Zamir with “Forever” (16th place), Latvian Liene Candy with her 2013 Eirodziesma song “Higher and Higher” (29th place) and the runner-up of last year’s Moldovan selection Boris Covali (34th with “Your Fine Eyes”).
Being a Croatian myself, I can’t resist posting her Eurodanceweb award entry ‘Run’. Does this really deserve 12th place?
Does Adelen deserve first place? Are you getting into Eurodanceweb? Should Franka go higher or lower? Let us know in the comments below!