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.