Estonia’s Elina & Stig played with shadows. Latvia’s Aminata Savadogo wore a prom dress and stood on a platform. And Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw interacted with a digital projection screen and that stick figure. But in the end one act left a bigger impression on our readers than any other. After counting 4,794 votes, we can now reveal that Belgium’s Loïc Nottet has won the Vision Music Award 2015 for Most Memorable Staging.
Loïc’s arty and out-there song demanded edgy staging and the Belgian didn’t disappoint. He fought the Eurovision trend of throwing EVERYTHING at the LED screen and instead opted for one large electro-white background that occasionally went black. He added some funky dancing and monochrome costumes with Star Trek accents for a totally out of this world experience. With such minimalist staging came major risks, like putting some people off and disappearing in Australia’s haze. But Loïc’s gamble paid off, helping him secure fourth place.
Most Memorable Staging: 2015
1. Loic Nottet: 1,338 votes (27.91%)
2. Mans Zelmerlow: 1,049 votes (21.88%)
3. Aminata Savadogo: 770 votes (16.06%)
4. Elina and Stig: 709 votes (14.79%)
5. Nina Sublatti: 510 votes (10.64%)
6. Edurne: 418 votes (8.72%)
Total votes: 4,794 votes
VISION MUSIC AWARDS 2015: THE NOMINEES
This award is just one of a dozen awards we have launched as part of the Vision Music Awards 2015 (VMAs). Our 13 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. You can watch the nominations video below. You can also read more about the awards here.