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 potential. Polina 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.
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.