Ruth Lorenzo Eurovision

Ruth Lorenzo was the only singer from the Big Five to achieve a Top 10 placing in Copenhagen. Her song “Dancing in the Rain” showed off her powerhouse vocals and boy did she hit those high notes. At various moments we thought her voice would literally bring the house down. Apparently our readers agreed. After counting 2,698 votes, we can now reveal that they have awarded Ruth the Rona Nishliu Award for Best Live Vocals.

2014 Rona Nishliu Award for Best Live Vocals

1. Ruth Lorenzo: 1,288 votes, 47.74%
2. The Common Linnets: 524 votes, 19.42%
3. Sergej Cetkovic: 323 votes, 11.97%
4. Hersi Matmuja: 315 votes, 11.68%
5. Carl Espen: 248 votes, 9.19%

The Rona Nishliu Award honours Albania’s 2012 contestant who finished fifth at Eurovision. Rona delivered “Suus” with unrivalved emotion and somehow managed to stay in tune while working every inch of her expansive register. Rona, we salute you!

Ruth follows in the footsteps of our 2013 winner, Zlata Ognevich of the Ukraine.

This award is just one of a dozen awards we have launched as part of the 2014 Valentina Monetta Awards. Our 12 categories—from best dressed to most most wronged at ESC—identify the contestants who left the biggest impression on Eurovision fans, regardless of whether they won the contest or not.

Did Ruth deserve to win best vocals? Who would you have ranked second?

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paco
6 years ago

Ruth lorenzo hizo un acto de escandalo en ESC 2014.Sublime su potente voz garra,fuerza y se vasto ella sola para llenar el escenario puesta en escena correcta,esta chica es una artista de los pies a la cabeza.Tiempo al tiempo Ruth lorenzo sera un a gran estrella in the World

David
David
6 years ago

For me Ruths sining style for ths song was way to scream-ish. She took her vocals too far.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

@Darren, You are probably right, the next big 5 country to win might be Italy. Lets talk about some of the contenders you have mentioned: 1. The Netherlands: They may have failed to qualify 8 times consecutively. But they have really taken Eurovision by storm last year and this year. 2. Hungary: Hungary came back stronger than ever in 2011. They have qualified every year since their return and have even placed in the top 5 this year. 3. Ireland: I know I am going to get a slating this year, but we have actually performed quite well in the… Read more »

Ani
Ani
6 years ago

Ruth very good! Waiting for an album soon!

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Strong voice, great vocal performance!!! Well done Ruth!

Straycat
Straycat
6 years ago

Huh. I didn’t rate her vocals at all.

Though frankly, none of this year’s entrants were fit to lick Rona Nishliu’s boots.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

I thought the Common Linnets were better than Ruth, sorry… and Hersi and Carl also sounded better. Ruth was noticeably a bit off for parts of the first half of the song, while those other three were just exceptional.

Sergej shouldn’t have been on this list – he was totally sharp in the final performance!

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

To me, Ruth Lorenzo’s like a Spanish Celine Dion 🙂

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

@deven
Pretty sure if Spain win, the host city would probably be either Madrid, Barcelona or Valencia…with Madrid and Barcelona being the front runners.
I dont think Spain will win anytime soon though, maybe in a few years. But I think the next Big 5 country that will win will be Italy.
Judging by statistics, I think Italy, The Netherlands, Hungary, Ireland and Sweden are the contenders, but obviously that will probably change when the songs are released.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

Spain really is heading for a 3rd win. Which is great for me, I know Spain inside out (Not really, but still.) I have been there 20 times (6 times to the UK. I now want to travel to the Balkans [Montenegro, Bulgaria, Croatia and Turkey especially] and Scandinavia [Sweden and Denmark].) . Anyway, Who knows they could win it next year and it would be either: 1. Madrid 2016 2. Barcelona 2016 3. Malaga 2016 [If Spain win, I hope Malaga get to host it. I love it there. I have been there 16 times already (17 on Thursday)… Read more »

Many
6 years ago

She deserved it!
Her vocals on stage were incredible…
Sad not to see Conchita in the top 5, her vocals sounded totally different from the studio version. She nailed that song live 🙂

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Easpag
Easpag
6 years ago

Well Deserved.

Deven O'Kearney
Deven O'Kearney
6 years ago

If both Eurovision and The X Factor were based on vocals only, Ruth would have won both shows. I am surprised that Simon Cowell and Dannii Minogue didn’t get behind her. But then again, she did not represent the UK. She represented Spain (I am going there on Thursday morning. :D).

Lolly
Lolly
6 years ago

Well deserved 🙂

Design
Design
6 years ago

a well-deserved first place. Ruth sounded amazing live.

marklebron
marklebron
6 years ago

Paula didn’t even hit the note well, and Conchita had issues during the final night Specially during that crescendo note.

AndreaIT
AndreaIT
6 years ago

Well deserved 🙂

fanboy123
fanboy123
6 years ago

We love you Ruth!

Calvin
Calvin
6 years ago

Ruth sounded fantastic live, but Conchita got snubbed pretty badly.

Jericho
Jericho
6 years ago

Paula didn’t make the shortlist and I understand why. Miracle did NOT showcase her vocals. Yes she hit one high note, but the rest of the song didn’t require any vocal ability…

Edward
Edward
6 years ago

Haha, The Common Linnets?!…

And how is Paula Seling not on the list, was she not one of the voting options? Probably not.