The Eurovision Song Contest of 2019 is already one week behind us, but this year’s fashion disasters have once again burned themselves onto the back of our collective retina. And that unfortunate but joyous tradition leads us to the Barbara Dex Award, which honours Eurovision’s Worst Dressed artists.
The award pays homage to Belgium’s 1993 contestant, who famously made the mistake of sewing her own costume. She ended up looking like a lampshade. The iconic award is handed out by our friends at the Belgian website Songfestival.be, who took over from the Dutch founders Rob and Edwin at the House of Eurovision following the 2016 edition.
Eurovision 2019: Who made the biggest fashion faux pas?
This year offered plenty of thrills and spills. It was the year of the knee high boot, with Finland’s Sebastian Rejman, Belarus’ Zena and Cyprus’ Tamta being among those to bring the leather to Israel. Speaking of leather, who can forget Hatari’s BDSM attire, which was completely inappropriate for the Tel Aviv sunshine.
But who of this year’s acts had you calling the fashion police the quickest? Who deserves to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Eye Cue and that infamous back-to-front blazer?
The results of the official Barbara Dex poll will remain a secret until the winner is revealed by Songfestival.be. But as Europe debates the winner of the Barbara Dex Award 2019, we decided to run our own poll to handicap this year’s race. You can vote for as many acts as you would like, but you can only vote ONE time — so make it count! Then sound off in our comments box below.