Over the last few weeks we’ve been asking y’all to vote for your least favourite Eurovision winner since the turn of the millennium. This is the award no artist wants to win. But that hasn’t stopped you from voting in your droves. And so with a total of 3,107 votes counted we can now reveal that y’all have chosen…
Ell & Nikki
The Azerbaijani Duo from 2011, who won the contest with the ballad “Running Scared”. It seems their love song wasn’t so endearing after all. They received 755 votes, and so with some regret (because they’re both rul rul nice) we award them the title of “Least Deserving Eurovision Winners”. We’ll hold back on the champagne and flowers, the pair would probably rather a box of tissues.
The big question is, why did Ell & Nikki win this unenviable honour? The main contributor was probably the fact that in a year with no clear winner, there were several other songs worthy of victory. Many of you felt that Germany, Slovenia, Sweden, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Italy would all have been fitting victors.
In second place, with 485 votes, is Dima Bilan and “Believe”. The 2008 winner was responsible for the first ever Russian victory in the contest, but y’all were clearly unimpressed. You considered a whole load of songs to be better, including Portugal, Ukraine, Greece, Armenia and Serbia.
- 2011 – Ell/Nikki – Running Scared – Azerbaijan (755 votes)
- 2008 – Dima Bilan – Believe – Russia (485 votes)
- 2001 – Tanel Padar/Dave Benton – Everybody – Estonia (399 votes)
- 2002 – Marie N – I Wanna – Latvia (392 votes)
- 2014 – Conchita Wurst – Rise Like A Phoenix – Austria (214 votes)
- 2006 – Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah – Finland (148 votes)
- 2010 – Lena – Satellite – Germany (119 votes)
- 2013 – Emmelie De Forest – Only Teardrops – Denmark (92 votes)
- 2000 – The Olsen Brothers – Fly On The Wings Of Love – Denmark (91 votes)
- 2007 – Marija Serifovic – Molitva – Serbia (78 votes)
- 2009 – Alexander Rybak – Fairytale – Norway (73 votes)
- 2003 – Sertab Erener – Everyway That I Can (69 votes)
- 2004 – Ruslana – Wild Dances – Ukraine (68 votes)
- 2012 – Loreen – Euphoria – Sweden (65 votes)
- 2005 – Helena Paparizou – My Number One – Greece (59 votes)
Loreen with “Euphoria” and Helena Paparizou with “My Number One” received the least amount of votes, which gives us the impression that you think they are the best Eurovision winners of the modern era.
What do y’all think? Are you happy with the results? Was it harsh to choose Ell & Nikki? Is Marie N the rightful owner of this crown? Comments below.
Photo Source: Pieter Van den Berghe (EBU)