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.
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!
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