In 2014 Lithuania discovered that it takes more than an attention-seeking dress to qualify.

Lithuania’s Vilija Mataciunaite may not have advanced from the second semi-final, but in the aftermath of Eurovision she can add another distinction to her resume. It was announced today that she has won the infamous Barbara Dex Award for the worst outfit at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

Vilija Mataciunaite Barbara Dex Award 2

Vilija, who was bold enough to pair leather with rubber, won with a staggering 311 votes. Her black tutu and turquoise body sleeve left Europeans dialing the fashion police. Ana Matronic, who covered Eurovision for BBC’s Radio 2, described the look as  “Tron meets Swan Lake”, while members of our Wiwi Jury suggested that she resembled an extra on the set of a porno inspired by Avatar.

Vilija Mataciunaite Barbara Dex Award 3

Italy’s Emma Marrone and Moldova’s Cristina Scarlat finished joint second with 90 votes each.

Emma resembled a drag queen dressed up as Julius Ceasar. As our jurors previously pointed out, she deserves props for pairing her gold panties with her gold headpiece.

emma

Cristina, who ripped her hair extensions out at the climax of her song, mixed cotton, chiffon and metal embellishments to great effect. She could work as a double at a Renaissance Festival.

cristina scarlet

Vilija follows in the footsteps of last year’s winners Moje 3 of Serbia, Albania’s Rona Nishliu and Ukraine’s Verka Serduchka. The award is named after the 1993 Belgian representative, who wore an awful plain beige, see-through dress on the big night. The poor thing sewed it herself.

2014 Barbara Dex Award Results

1. Vilija (Lithuania) – 311 votes

2. Emma Marrone (Italy) – 90 votes

2. Cristina Scarlat (Moldova) – 90 votes

4. The Shin & Mariko (Georgia) – 76 votes

5. Hersi (Albania) – 64 votes

6. Twin Twin (France) – 56 votes

7. Can-Linn ft. Kasey Smith (Ireland) – 52 votes

7. Tijana (FYR Macedonia) – 52 votes

9.  Donatan & Cleo (Poland) – 40 votes

10. Elaiza (Germany) – 30 votes

Anthony Ko contributed this report from the U.K. Follow him on Twitter at @bjorneo. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by liking our Facebook page.

Photos: Andres Putting (EBU)

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paco
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A MI ESTE PREMIO ME PARECE ENTRAÑABLE,PERO POBRECITA

Scar
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Scar

Molly looked like the Golden Tinwoman. She couldn’t even move around on stage in that dress. It was a good song though and I hope BBC keeps on improving.

Dan RO
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Dan RO

*Screaming, of course, not Acreaming – damn this phone! ;))

Dan RO
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Dan RO

I’m pretty sure Vilija regrets now acreaming for attention. After the crappy song and awful outfit, she certainly got more attention (of the wrong kind) than she wished for ;)).

Can anyone say something nice? For her morale, I mean… ;))

KaptenJay
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KaptenJay

Emma looked stunning! She’s so super sexy in that white/golden stage outfit! She was a real eye candy!!! I wish I could see more sexy women on the Eurovision stage! 😉

Emmanuel UK-RO
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Emmanuel UK-RO

i’m sorry, but italy was simply wow <3 . <3
she was so hot
but then again, you could slap anything on that girl and she would still look amazing

Thiefo
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Thiefo

I knew she would win the Barbara Dex award from the beginning, it was just bound to be! 😛 Funny enough, I think her outfit is not THAT bad, if you only take that tutu out and maybe with another hairdo, I think it has potential. I also agree with Cristina, I never liked the dress she used in the moldovan NF but this one was even worst. But I disagree with Emma, I think she looked awesome, like a sexy roman goddess. I would’ve put Twin Twin and Elaiza higher and take out Tijana and Hersi, I think they… Read more »

Robyn
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Robyn

Special mention also has to go to Vilija ponytail. I’m going to assume it was made from a synthetic fibre because right at the end of the song when she was smiling for the camera, the hair had gone all staticky and was majorly frizzing out.

V_AUS
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V_AUS

I agree Vilija is a deserving winner for worst dressed. I wanted to shake the costume designer really hard and scream at him/her “What was your concept?” The backing singers were just as bad; big black blobs with huge shoulder pads and ugly wigs.

dowager97
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dowager97

Hey, when are the Valentina Monetta awards starting?

Huh
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Huh

I also thought Molly should’ve be included on the list. Can’t look away from her gladiator shoes(?) because it distracted me during her performance.

Robyn
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Robyn

The worst thing about Vilija’s dress were the whac-a-mole fist holes in her tutu. WTF! Her dancer was dressed perfectly, though. So hot. Also, the backing singers weren’t seen much on screen, by they were dressed liked Smurfs wearing bondage gear, which is the wrong combination.

I don’t understand why Italy was second. I thought Emma looked just fine! But the Ireland dress was really disappointing. Apparently it was made by RTE’s costume department – and indeed it looks more like an attempt at fancy dress, not to mention how it seemed to uncomfortably squish Kasey’s boobs.

beccaboo1212
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Cooooooooolllllll!!

R
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R

Not just the worst costume, but the worst song…

Timselvision
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Timselvision

She got her attention. Finaly! 😀

Frank Les Pays Bas
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Frank Les Pays Bas

Where is Molly’s dress? She looked like a Werthers Original wrapping that was torn apart by somebody who desperately needed sugar!

Alex
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Alex

Lithuania’s outfit made sense, though.

D
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D

I actually liked the top three’s outfits, but I expected Vilija to win this. I would’ve voted for Twin Twin or Tijana.

William Lee Adams
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Awwww, I loved the way the Russian Twins looked! Their hair was FIERCE, their outfits very “Greek Goddess”

Ciaran
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Ciaran

I voted for Italy, hers was much more in the spirit of the award as she thought she looked good but didn’t.

Lithuania was meant to be zainy/weird so not right that they won.

ingo
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ingo

where are the russian twins?

William Lee Adams
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agreed! she was just a bit too space age unfortunately

Fatima
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Fatima

Sarunas did look good in his outfit, though