The fashion disasters at Eurovision 2015 came thick and fast, but in the end one woman has earned the distinction of being the biggest trainwreck of them all. The Netherlands’ Trijntje Oosterhuis — she of the cut-out funeral dress and Aladdin jump suit — has won the Barbara Dex Award 2015. Voters handed her a smashing victory in the contest, throwing her 1,324 votes, more than double the tally of runner-up Bojana Stamenov from Serbia.
During the first semi final Miss Oosterhuis went for an all-black Aladdin-like outfit. What she deemed fantastic and edgy left Europe asking why? why-ayayayayay? Ahead of the results, our readers agreed that Trijntje should follow Vilija and get the award, and so it happened. Good eye, y’all!
Surely Trijntje’s initial semi final dress — yes, the slutty widow one — played on people’s minds as they voted. But at least it saw a second life as Dutch points presenter Edsilia Rombley wore it for the voting segment. Twelve points for the good humour…
Serbia’s Bojana Stamenov and her shiny grey tunic finished second in the Mount Olympus of fashion crimes this year with 605 votes, while Electro Velvet and their LED-costumes followed in third place with 397 votes. Bianca’s oversized battery pack — strapped to her back — was more terrorist than high fashion. Not. Cute.
Barbara Dex Awards: Full Results
Eurovisionhouse.nl, the Dutch website that organizes the awards every year, received 4,163 votes. Here’s the Top 10.
- Trijntje Oosterhuis (Netherlands) – 1324 votes
- Bojana Stamenov (Serbia) – 605 votes
- Electro Velvet (United Kingdom) – 397 votes
- Elhaida Dani (Albania) – 263 votes
- Eduard Romanyuta (Moldova) – 237 votes
- Nina Sublatti (Georgia) – 195 votes
- María Ólafs (Iceland) – 148 votes
- Aminata (Latvia) – 135 votes
- Pertti Kurikan Nimipaivat (Finland) – 125 votes
- Genealogy (Armenia) – 97 votes
Every year, the Barbara Dex Award is bestowed upon the artist with the most unfortunate outfit. Past “winners” include Verka Serduchka in 2007, Rona Nishliu in 2012 and t.A.T.u. in 2003. The award honours Barbara Dex, the Belgian representative in 1993 who represented her country with this home-sewn creation. Hideous and see-through, it lives on in our memories…even if her song doesn’t.
Do you agree with the results? Was Trijntje the worst dressed this year or did you spot someone even more offensive? Tell us below!
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