God bless Marcel Bezençon—the man who conceived the idea for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1955. Nearly 60 years later the contest is bigger and better than ever, with enough confetti to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool, more sequins than Carnival, and, of course, plenty of amazing songs.

Ever since the Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn in 2002, Eurovision has honoured Monsieur Bezençon’s memory with the Marcel Bezençon Awards, which are divided into the Press Award, the Artistic Award and the Composer Award.

johnny-logan-marcel-bezenconJohnny Logan and Marcel Bezençon in 1980

Conchita Wurst won the Press Award, which is determined by a poll of accredited media and press. She was always giving of her time in the press centre, so we’re not surprised our colleagues threw their support her way. Miss Congeniality 2014?!

But apparently the winner doesn’t take it all. Eurovision runners-up The Common Linnets walked away with the other two Marcel Bezençon Awards for artistry and composition. Their act brought Nashville to Copenhagen, and they walked the line Johnny Cash-style on stage. Their floor LED was easily the best of the night. YASSS!

Did the right acts win? Or are you crying for Sweden? Sound off below!

Judit Sebok contributed this report from Hungary. You can follow her on Twitter at@sjudy03. Then like our Facebook page to keep up-to-date with all the latest news and gossip.

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Howard Wachtel
7 years ago

No argument with this article except for the phrase “…the contest is getting bigger and better than ever”. Really? So many people say that the contest is tacky and outdated. Personally, I rarely like the same songs as the voters in the participating countries, but my general feeling is that the 2014 contest was indeed better, but it was heading downhill for years before that.

SUNAR
7 years ago

Armenian’s song . ,,YOU are not alone” is a wonderful . I am sure that even ISRAEL’s, BELGIUM’s, ITALY’s GREECE’s juries,( and some others ) although took 12 points , which are earned by ARAM MP3 , NOW enjoy a wonderful song. MAy be the next year politics won’t impact on your taste ,Juries.

Anaconda
Anaconda
7 years ago

The Netherlands is a mystery to me. I was not impressed by either song, performance, or the famous LED – I find it all very basic and utterly boring. It’s not a bad song per se, but I never saw it ranking higher than 20, much less 2, or snagging Bezençons. That said however, I couldn’t be happier that Sanna is empty-handed, her song was even worse.

Huh
Huh
7 years ago

It’s like two winners for this year’s contest.

Ranting Ruby
Ranting Ruby
7 years ago

And is Waylon Eurovision’s Next Top Model? And if not, why not????

Ranting Ruby
Ranting Ruby
7 years ago

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BARBARA DEX AWARD????? (My vote: Casey Smith)