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.

Loïc is in memorable company. Romania’s Cezar Ouatu won in 2013, while Poland’s Donatan & Cleo won last year.

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.

Loïc at Eurovision 2015

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ESCaddict
ESCaddict
5 years ago

What is Georgia doing in the top 5? Nina just stood there. She was a yawn.

Alison
Alison
5 years ago

I loved Mans’ projection but I think of it as more of a really cool prop rather than impressive overall staging. I voted for Aminata, I loved the pulsing of the windows in time with the beat and the part where she leans to the side and silver lines appear behind her in sync with her arms. Really effective use of the floor effects too.
(also just because your choice didn’t win doesn’t mean that the result is wrong, always so much negativity from individuals whose own opinion doesn’t match the results!)

alex hemmings
alex hemmings
5 years ago

Loic is the best !?

Krinos
Krinos
5 years ago

I actually didn’t like his performance. However, I see its merit. The staging was memorable and fit the song very well. I didn’t like it at all though… The flashing lights were annoying and the choreography was jerky (that’s the point, I know, but I don’t like the effect) and didn’t look good. I did like the backdrop though.

PhysalisFranchetti
5 years ago

I confess to being more than a little depressed that the winning song’s staging had a copyright infringement notice filed against it. This was widely reported in the Eurovision press at the time. There were some rumours that the song was a copy too, but I couldn’t see much of that. However, the staging looked to me to be a blatant copy of the idea behind and some of the implementation of ADandyPunk’s “Alchemy of Light”. The situation was resolved by changing the stick figure’s hat; I don’t know if money changed hands as well. I know that Azerbaijan’s staging… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Georgia or France should have won this. Belgium’s performance dudn’t really have any sort of purpose, just more like a work of art.

My guilty pleasure for staging is also the UK..

Ariana
Ariana
5 years ago

Sweden had to win this award….

Maxim
Maxim
5 years ago

Yeah, cool! Loïc’s staging was amazing! His choreography was something we’ve never seen before. I also liked -and I still do- the 3D cubes and black-white LED-screen. Have a nice day, people 😀 !

Bronson
Bronson
5 years ago

Seriously? I thought the staging was horrendous.

Hanner McSinny/Calvin
5 years ago

I personally think this one should’ve gone to Nina & Måns because they played with camera angles in a way that Loïc did not, but Loïc is a solid choice.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Very well deserved. Very very well deserved.

Although tbf Nina Sublatti shoulda won this…

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

Sorry. This should have been Mans. Even if you do not like his song, his staging will be the one that you remember in five years times. Too many trying too hard not to vote for the winner methinks.

Jericho
Jericho
5 years ago

Voting was blind, so no way of rigging. lazy seems bitter.

#MarioVision
#MarioVision
5 years ago

@ But WHY are you leaving dude?? WiWiBloggs itself has nothing to do if the people go & vote like that.. The wiwi polls are messed up so many times but the problem does not go to this site but for the people that vote either being biased or do tactical fake voting.. So please stay…I think that your decision to leave from WB & stop being member here over this reason is not so mature.. The most eurofans do not think that Mans deserved to win in Vienna…His song itself was not winner material of course…And even Mans himself… Read more »

lazy
lazy
5 years ago

Oh, and I want to say specially goodbye to Robin G. Think you are one of the few who got Måns Zelmerlöw. Keep up the good work Robin!

#MarioVision ~ Mans was robbed indeed on this category alone..
#MarioVision ~ Mans was robbed indeed on this category alone..
5 years ago

@ Yeah indeed…Mans deserved more this visionary award though.. His visionary laser screen with the adorable litle guy was really GreAtY.. <3 He owes his whole victory on his laser screen alone of course.. It was the only category that i voted 4 Mans 4 the record…And its really pity that he LOST this award! I thought that no way he was going to lose at least this award alone.. In my own visionary gay awards i didn't rank Mans 1st winner on any of the categories except the one with the best visionary screen that he truly deserved to… Read more »

lazy
lazy
5 years ago

You really got to do something about your polls. Really had enough about this “dissing the actual winner” every time. Thank you – and yes…goodbye.

Mar
Mar
5 years ago

I love Loic and his song, but in matters of staging, Mans is the undisputed winner, with Elina and Stig as close seconds, they were really innovative.

Mitchelvaneijk
5 years ago

The staging of Sweden was better

Rebel
Rebel
5 years ago

Loved the Belgian song.

HaterfromMoldova
HaterfromMoldova
5 years ago

Swedish Måns Zelmerlöw should won this award with his amazing staging. Same cannot be said about his song.
Belgian staging was amazing as well so I happy with result.

Sorry for Bad English

Oostenrijk
Oostenrijk
5 years ago

Vienna’s stage is an everlasting piece of art. Kudos to those artist who went monochrome rather than all LED. This “eye” effect was so classy…. loved it”

For some reason my guilty pleasures are Greece and Cyprus

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

How did Måns not win that staging is amazing I just hope that Latvia gets best live vocals now