Artists don’t enter Eurovision to become one-hit wonders. They want to kickstart, or sustain, fabulous careers. This year’s five nominees for Most Likely to Succeed Commercially all demonstrate long-term money-making potentialPolina Gagarina’s powerful voice and fierce looks will no doubt secure her future success. Mans Zelmerlow’s heartthrob status and modern sound will help him to expand his huge fan base. And although Il Volo and Guy Sebastian have already secured a large following, Eurovision has led them to new markets.

But according to our readers one act is more likely to make cash money than any other. After counting 4,914 votes, we are pleased to announce that Belgium’s Loïc Nottet has won the Vision Music Award 2015 for Most Likely to Succeed Commercially.

Loïc gave us one of the most contemporary and innovative songs of Eurovision 2015. Backed up by a brilliant stage performance (Belgium also won this year’s VMA for Best Staging), “Rythym Inside” impressed the juries and dazzled the viewers at home, landing Belgium in fourth place. His single “Rhythm Inside” has already been certified gold. He slayed the iTunes charts at home and even cracked the UK Top 100.

Loïc joins a star-studded roster of previous winners: Norway’s Margaret Berger took the prize in 2013, while The Netherlands’ Common Linnets won last year.

MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED COMMERCIALLY: 2015

1. Loïc Nottet: 1,643 votes (33.44% )
2. Mans Zelmerlow: 882 votes (17.95% )
3. Guy Sebastian: 455 votes (9.26%)
4. Il Volo: 853 votes (17.36%)
5. Polina Gagarina: 1,081 votes (22%)

Total Votes: 4,914

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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Margaret
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Margaret

Congratulations for Loïc! He was awesome that night 🙂 Anyway Polina was second, not last. Fix it!

oooops
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oooops

Why don’t make vision music awards for wiwivision

Eugene ESC UK
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I agree with most of what Mario said and “oooops” is correct of course. Probably from an international success point of view, Il Volo was probably the biggest stars at ESC 2015 and long term it will be them that will be most likely to commercially succeed long term without doubt. None of the nominees brought anything unique to the music world, it’s all been done before, but some bring their own individual vocals and personalities. As I’ve mentioned before people like what they like and that’s it. It’s one thing to be a success in your own country, but… Read more »

oooops
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oooops

I don’t understand, according to the amount of votes this is the top 5.
1. Loic
2. Polina
3. Måns
4. Il volo
5. Guy Sebastian
But according to the list you wrote this is the top 5.
1. Loic
2. Måns
3. Guy Sebastian
4. Il Volo
5. Polina

Liana
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Liana

@Mario lmao Gay Gay rina. How pathetic and obsessed with your sexual orientation can you be?

#MarioVision
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#MarioVision

I personally voted 4 Il Volo on this category to win this Vision award.. 1) Il Volo 2) Polina Gay.Gay.rina Only these 2 mainly.. ————————— 3) Mans 4) Loic Noitte 5) There is no fifth 😛 Il Volo have the most potentials to succeed a real career in music…Polina as well has potentials to launch an international career.. About the rest ones…I find the won of Loic not really deserved one..Its another thing 4 him to meet & enjoy success with his visionary song and another case to believe that he has so many potentials 4 an international career more… Read more »

Charles
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Charles

@V. And being that sort of rip off of Il Divo is what has allowed them to sell records in the USA although, quite ironically, I don’t see them selling anything relevant on European ground, which still makes me wonder: 366 points achieved by televoting and nobody has bothered getting the single afterwards? And also, why calling themselves “Il Volo” when we already have “Il Divo” … too many “Il” … at least the Canadians Tenors were smart by not following such pathetic idea. But in overall, though commercially successful and acclaimed by the buying public, the pop-opera genre of… Read more »

Slightly Biased ESC Fan
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Slightly Biased ESC Fan

@Zac, if that’s the case then this category would be called “Most Potential” (don’t get me wrong, I do quite like Loic though; I think he’s great). However, this is “succeeding commercially” which does mean selling singles and albums. Guy already has the proven track record for it – 6 Australian #1s (I believe only Kylie has more), the aforementioned 7 top 10 #1 albums (2 of which were #1 BTW) and is the only one of these nominees to have a top 40 radio hit/top 100 Billboard hit in the U.S., which is obviously the world’s biggest music market.… Read more »

Oostenrijk
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Oostenrijk

Loic Nottet is really an interesting artist. I guess his breakthrough is bound to happen soon. Rhythm Inside was Top 3 in Austria…..

D
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D

I honestly think Molly from Ireland has a lot of potential. Her album will be out soon she is definitely one to keep an eye on. I hope to see a Wiwibloggs review of the album

Zac
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Zac

@Breikimchi

The voters decided Loic had ~star potential~ which he totally does, not how many albums he’s sold in the past

EF0912
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EF0912

@ V
Oops I can’t believe I missed that! 🙂

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Guy Sebastian is obviously the winner. He has already had seven top ten albums in Australia and will only sell more with this European exposure.
Voters did not think about this one.

V
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V

Il Volo is a copy of Il Divo.

V
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V

EF0912, Polina is 2nd, not last.

EF0912
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EF0912

Totally agree with Loic winning but Polina coming last in the poll is horrendous. She’s much better than Guy, Måns and Il Volo

Cathal
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Cathal

Well Måns has already achieved more commercially then Loic will ever achieve…and with more to come.

Thomasfan22
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Thomasfan22

*the

Thomasfan22
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Thomasfan22

Its funny because all of the artists were in he top 5 in Eurovision 2015.