Every year the Eurovision Song Contest serves up a smörgåsbord of fabulous fashion. We all know about the infamous Barbara Dex Award, which is given to the worst dressed artist annually. But we wanted to know who you think nailed their Eurovision couture in 2019. Italy’s Mahmood oozed class and soldi in a bold patterned shirt. Portugal’s Conan Osiris served an emerald city fantasy. And Iceland’s Hatari stunned us with leather and chains. But one lady rocked the runway like no other. After counting your votes, we are pleased to reveal that Australia’s Kate Miller-Heidi has won the Vision Music Award 2019 for Best Dressed.
Eurovision 2019 was not a year for subtlety: the entire continent served extravagant haute-couture. With Australia’s staging involving Kate soaring in zero gravity, her costume needed to match the angelic heights of her song. And she certainly delivered, with a white gown that reached from stage to skies, along with a crown that delivered Ice-Queen realness. Kate’s backing singers were not left out of the equation either, with both of them embracing the wind machines in flowing black numbers.
We add Kate Miller-Heidke to the best dressed roster, where she joins Poland’s Kasia Mos from 2017, Michael Szpak from 2016, Russia’s Polina Gagarina from 2015, Ukraine’s Mariya Yaremchuk from 2014 and Romania’s Cezar from 2013.
Best Dressed 2019: Full Results
1. Australia – Kate Miller-Heidke: 983 votes (31.91%)
2. Iceland – Hatari: 782 votes (25.38%)
3. Albania – Jonida Maliqi: 605 votes (19.64%)
4. Italy – Mahmood: 463 votes (15.03%)
5. Portugal – Conan Osiris: 248 votes (8.05%)
Vision Music Awards 2019: The Nominees
This award is just one of a dozen awards we have launched as part of the Vision Music Awards 2019 (VMAs).
Our 13 categories — from best dressed to 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 and read more about the awards here.