At Junior Eurovision 2014 the Peppermints represented the rainbow through their five individual skirts. Ula Lozar made history as the first person to make a hoodie and dress actually work together. And Lizi Pop showed off the glory of her fluff-puff on stage. But in the end, one trio out-classed the competition when it came to fashion. They may have missed out on the title, but we are pleased to announce that Bulgaria’s Krisia, Hasan, and Ibrahim have won the 2014 Candy Award for Best Dressed.
The two boys donned tuxedos on the big night: one black and one white. This played into the concept of “dueling pianos” (even though their was certainly no duel going on), and the balance of yin and yang. Krisia, on the other hand, wore a beautiful black and white dress with a red ribbon. It was a splash of color and channeled the the junior spirit.
Candy Award for Best Dressed — Results
A total of 1,188 were cast. Here is how the top three acts finished.
1. Krisia, Hasan, and Ibrahim – Bulgaria: 202 votes, 17%
2. Nadezhda Misyakova – Belarus: 154 votes, 17%
3. Federica Falzon – Malta: 105 votes, 9%
The Candy Award recognises the contestants who most turned Eurovision into a runway. Georgia’s 2011 Junior Eurovision girl group Candy wowed us in Yerevan with their pink and white, candy-themed dresses. But we can’t forget their original idea, used in their music video, where they paid disco a tribute and wore afros and gold shirts. Going from theme to theme, they know that fashion always has a role to play.
This award is just one of a dozen awards that make up the first annual Wiwi Junior Awards. Our 12 categories—from best dressed to most most wronged at JESC—identify the contestants who left the biggest impression on Junior Eurovision fans, regardless of whether they won the contest or not.