Between national selection season and the Eurovision semi-finals, there is a huge amount of time for performers to steer sinking ships away from danger. This year plenty of acts that fans had written off before Eurovision underwent a major revamp — sometimes in terms of styling, sometimes in terms of song — and took people by surprise inside Wiener Stadhalle. 

Switzerland’s Melanie Réné dropped the electric guitar and oversaw a revamp that turned “Time To Shine” into a pulsing beacon of hope. After a trainwreck of a music video, Armenia’s Genealogy took a crazy concept and made “Face The Shadow” work on stage. And Hungary’s Boggie took a quiet song that many critics had underrated and delivered her beautiful message via a glorious LED screen to fans across Europe.

But one lady rose above all the others when it came to self-improvement. After counting 3,293 votes, we are pleased to reveal that Georgia’s Nina Sublatti has won the Vision Music Award 2015 for Most Improved. A fighter, oximated and determined to avenage the Shin’s disastrous result in Copenhagen, she really slayed the pack. A thoughtful revamp coupled with some kickass staging made this epic. Not even a smoke machine malfunction couldn’t keep this girl down and y’all agreed!

Eurovision 2015: Most improved

1. Nina Sublatti 1,085 votes (32.95%)
2. Bojana Stamenov 720 votes (21.86%)
3. Nadav Guedj 660 votes (20.04%)
4. Genealogy 293 votes (8.9%)
5. Boggie 291 votes (8.84%)
6. Melanie Rene 244 votes (7.41%)

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 biggest disappointment 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.

NINA SUBLATTI AT EUROVISION 2015

FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS ON GEORGIA CLICK HERE

Total
47
Shares
12 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

Agree with all the confusion over Armenia. No way should it have qualified from a semi-final being voted on by people with functioning ears. What a mess of a song.
Nina is a deserving winner. Should have been a top three song this year but it seemed as if results were locked in rather early.

Afrivision
Afrivision
5 years ago

Angus, it took you five years of watching the Eurovision grand final to realize there’s semi finals??? Damn, and I thought I’m slow.

Margaret
Margaret
5 years ago

Congratulations to Nina! ????

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Or perhaps one of the Baltic countries

Huh
Huh
5 years ago

Armenia did not improve a single bit. I would rather choose Cyprus over them because of its staging.

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

How did Armenia make it on the list of nominees?

Shiningsmoke
Shiningsmoke
5 years ago

The most improved for me was Germany and Switzerland. Amazing girls <3

Deniz
Deniz
5 years ago

I liked the beat of Warrior in the first version better. But in some aspects the song got better indeed.

Thales
Thales
5 years ago

I’m not a fan of Nina’s song. She repeats “uhhh I’m a warrior” a lot of times, I couldn’t watch her performance till the end because it annoyed me.
I don’t see much improved since the national final.
But she had The Best led background and lights effects of all performances. I really liked it.

The most improved acts for me we’re Belgium, Russia, Israel and Germany.
Ann Sophie unfortunately got null points, but she improved a lot her voice since Germany’s National Final.

#American
#American
5 years ago

omg yas. i remember when i first heard this song during the Malta vs Georgia warrior battle, i was just like ew i only like Malta’s song. But when I heard Nina sing live and her staging in 1st semi, I was like WOAH. SLAYYY. So now I still like both songs 😀

#MarioVision ~ Bravo to the fierce amazon warrior Nina of Georgia 4 this Vision award! :)
#MarioVision ~ Bravo to the fierce amazon warrior Nina of Georgia 4 this Vision award! :)
5 years ago

Well althoung Nina ‘s *Warrior* was my #1 most favorite song among the 40 i must had voted here 4 Israel’s Nadavito though.. His song had great impact overall…He did great in OGAE fun club voting…He qualified to the final & hit the top10 with coming 9th that was really GreAtY success! It doesn’t matter because i had *Golden Boy* as my 20th most favorite song even…I liked it of course…Its just that there were too many the songs that i liked this year… I really like all of the songs in my top25.. But congratulations to the fierce amazon… Read more »

EF0912
EF0912
5 years ago

Totally agree with this. Georgia turned a great song into an excellent song and deserved their best result this year but it wasn’t meant to be I guess.

However, Armenia being on this list is a travesty – ‘Face The Shadow’ was and still is a huge mess and should have obtained a much lower position.