MTV EMA Awards 2017 Amir Loic Francesco Eurovision

It’s one of the biggest award shows on the planet. And this afternoon organisers published the full list of nominnees for the MTV Europe Music Awards 2017. American superstar and Jedward botherer Taylor Swift leads the pack with six nominations.

But in between other global names like Shaun Mendes and Ed Sheeran, there’s plenty of Eurovision interest.

As ever, the EMAs are mostly decided by audience vote, and each country also gets to vote for its best local act. These categories usually attract a few nominations of recent Eurovision acts, with Lena, Marco Mengoni and Daniel Kajmakoski winning for their countries in recent years.

This year’s lot sees many stars from Kyiv, a couple from previous contests and a scattering of national final stand-outs. Let’s take a look.

  • Nina Kraljic (Croatia 2016) — Best Adria Act
  • Sara Jo (Serbia 2013 with Moje 3) — Best Adria Act
  • Loïc Nottet (Belgium 2015) — Best Belgian Act
  • Francesco Gabbani (Italy 2017) — Best Italian Act
  • Margaret (Krajowe Eliminacje 2016) — Best Polish Act
  • Freddie (Hungary 2016) — Best Hungarian Act
  • Gabi Tóth (A Dal 2017) — Best Hungarian Act
  • Joci Pápai (Hungary 2017) — Best Hungarian Act
  • Magdi Rúzsa (Hungary 2007) — Best Hungarian Act
  • Amir (France 2016) — Best French Act
  • Elena Temnikova (Russia 2007 with Serebro) — Best Russian Act
  • Jessica Mauboy (Interval 2014) — Best Australian Act
  • Static & Ben El Tavori (Judges on The Next Star for Eurovision 2017 – present) — Best Israeli Act

Voting for all the above categories and more is now open at MTVEMA.com. The awards ceremony itself will take place at the The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Sunday 12 November. Kosovo born British popstar Rita Ora will be the host for the evening. Of course, she infamously withdrew from the UK’s Eurovision selection process back in 2009.

Who is your favourite artist on the list? What Eurovision acts should have been nominated but weren’t? Let us know in the comments below.

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KA
KA
2 years ago

LOÏC NOTTET has my vote(s)!

Fatima
Fatima
2 years ago

I agree completely with Polegend Godgarina. Anyone from outside the North American market are treated as second class. They are not true Europe Music Awards, are they? And is there a separate category for all 50 countries?

ESC fan
ESC fan
2 years ago

I agree with Polegend. It’s a joke that Europeans have to award an American song as the Song of the Year. That’s why I like the EBBAs, the European Border Breakers Award because they showcase REAL talents from all over Europe: https://www.europeanborderbreakersawards.eu

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  ESC fan

I mean, just look at Best Pop. In the nominations you have:
– Lady Gaga (hasn’t had a hit in Europe since 2013)
– Miley Cyrus (hasn’t had a hit in Europe since 2013)
– Demi Lovato (Sorry Not Sorry was a moderate hit in the UK and Ireland)
– Taylor Swift (came back six weeks ago from a two-year hiatus)
– Camila Cabello a.k.a. CaCa (who?)
This just doesn’t make sense. They might as well call them the VMAs hosted in Europe.

Penny
Penny
2 years ago

Who from Portugal? No Salvador Sobral?

Valentina Parmiani
2 years ago
Reply to  Penny

Francesco gabbani

Poison
Poison
2 years ago

Loic Nottet’s album is freaking great!

KA
KA
2 years ago
Reply to  Poison

Yes, Welcome to SELFOCRACY … 🙂 Ans his concerts on his SELFOCRACYTOUR are just awesome 🙂 🙂 🙂

Michèle
Michèle
2 years ago

Go Francesco!- what a great year 2017 is turning out to be for you.

Nickfan
Nickfan
2 years ago

Great to see Amir nominated for the EMA and the NRJ Music Awards 😉
Good luck to everyone!

Stephanie
2 years ago

I voted for Amir, it’s just been so amazing to see how much of a star he’s become in France since Stockholm. He’s also nominated for another NRJ Music Award for Francophone Duo/Group of the Year due to his collaboration with OneRepublic on the song “No Vacancy”

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
2 years ago

Why are Static and Ben El nominated?!?!
Cheap catchy music or as Salvador said:”Fast food music”
(I’m Israeli)

muzzka
muzzka
2 years ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

it’s called pop

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago

Most useless award show ever. They would rather nominate American artists/songs who had little success in Europe, than successful European acts in the main categories. Remember when Taylor Swift snatched awards left and right for Bad Blood in 2015, as if that song was a hit in Europe?

Bad With Names
Bad With Names
2 years ago

“little success in Europe”

Sure Jan.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  Bad With Names

European Countries Bad Blood reached the top ten in:
United Kingdom (#4)
Ireland (#8)
Hungary (#10)
Slay, I guess. A very representative multi-award winner for the European music scene.

bella
bella
2 years ago

This is a sick joke.How dare you to say this?He is alive .

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
2 years ago
Reply to  bella

ff; he said it because he wasn’t nominated. Y’all are so transparent.

sam
sam
2 years ago

with all that’s going with salvador the comment, regardless if it was meant in the way you said or not was completely unnecessary

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

He wrote that on other posts as well.

Jo
Jo
2 years ago

Mods, please delete this kind of comment.

sam
sam
2 years ago

please tell me this is a sick joke

Anonymous
2 years ago

Did he die? What did I miss?