Things go wrong at Eurovision all the time. Great songs can have bad staging, and talented singers can fail to hit the notes when it counts. But sometimes everything can go perfectly fine…only for things to fall apart on the scoreboard. The results make no sense. The act is just totally wronged…

This year Czech Republic’s Lake Malawi gave a charismatic performance only to get completely ignored by the televote. Norway’s KEiiNO excited fans and viewers, but were cut down by the juries. Poland’s Tulia suffered much the same fate despite bringing their traditional fires of love, and Hungary’s Joci Papai soared through his song with a beautiful dedication to his father, but still couldn’t secure a place in the Grand Final. But there was one result that clearly upset our readers more than any other. After receiving a total of 1,009 votes, we can now reveal that the Vision Music Award 2019 for Most Wronged goes to Portugal’s Conan Osiris.

Following his landslide win at Festival da Cancao, where his innovative performance earned him first position with both the televote and jury, Conan Osiris was a contender to win the entire contest. Rehearsals in Tel Aviv threw a spanner into the works, with sound and technical difficulties affecting his time on the stage. However as the Semi Final drew closer, the issues seemed to be fixed and Conan was ready to present “Telemoveis” to Europe in a brand new emerald costume.

The semi came and we collectively held our breath. Technology was on his side and he seemed to slay. And yet he failed to make the final, placing only 15th (with televoters ranking him 12th and the juries placing him 17th). This marked Portugal’s first absence from the Grand Final since their non-participation in 2016. Maybe the viewers and jurors just weren’t ready for Conan’s avant-grade style? Who knows, but for sure we will always answer Conan’s call.

Conan Osiris joins an illustrious list of Eurovision stars who also fell foul: Finland’s Norma John (2017), Iceland’s Greta Salóme (2016), Italy’s Il Volo (2015), Israel’s Mei Finegold (2014) and Romania’s Cezar Ouatu (2013).

Most Wronged 2019: Full Results

1. Portugal – Conan Osiris: 1009 votes (32.78%)

2. Norway – KEiiNO: 1005 votes (32.65%)

3. Poland – Tulia: 442 votes (14.36%)

4. Hungary – Joci Papai: 367 votes (11.92%)

5. Lithuania – Jurijus Veklenko: 255 votes (8.28%)

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.

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Adam Jones
Adam Jones
9 months ago

When I saw this performance I thought it was the “Dustin the Turkey” entry. A big joke played upon the rest of the ESC community for possible low rating the country received in previous years. I’ve come to realize music is different to everyone in different parts of the world. To read that some people thought this was the best song and that it was robbed mystifies me but who am I to question those beliefs? I can only attest that from my point of view, I saw a boring guy with no vocal range dawning junk jewelry on his… Read more »

marek
marek
9 months ago

romania deserved this, not even a nomination? ok…

Karen
Karen
9 months ago

LOL! That category was invented for
him to win something!
I still celebrate his complete failure as this was the biggest karma moment for the most overhyped entry EVER!

Rob
Rob
9 months ago

For me, Keiino was the most wronged. They should be top 3, at least. Sergey didn’t deserve the #3 spot, that should be Keiino.

Trash KAN
Trash KAN
9 months ago

I liked his hair. It’s so shiny.

Bobskii
Bobskii
9 months ago

They didn’t make it; get over it. The song and performer can be supported in other ways.

Miguel Lupi
Miguel Lupi
9 months ago
Reply to  Bobskii

And I guess the fans are supporting him. He had a lot of shows afterwards, I think he will be in Spain again soon. People keep commenting on his vídeos in YouTube.

Sun
Sun
9 months ago

A daring and a unique song doesn’t mean it’s gonna be liked by most people.
Even the televote was really low so there’s no excuse.

Marin
Marin
9 months ago

While I was hoping for Portugal to make Grand Final (my 10th favourite of the year), I don’t feel like they were robbed because neither the juries nor the public vote had them in the qualifying spots, unfortunately. On the other hand, Norway won the televote in both, the semi-finals and the grand final, but not only did they fail to win because of the juries, they didn’t even get any special acknowledgment and praise for winning the televote as all the drama and hype during the live show was created around the entries that topped the jury vote. Therefore,… Read more »

Jack Pricefield
Jack Pricefield
9 months ago

Biggest eurofanw**k of the century, never brought the hype of this and the NQ came as a 0% shock to me. It’s different yeah but just a bunch of random noises and clacks jammed into one session, the staging was absolutely horrendous which is easy to see why juries ranked Portugal last(20% of all jury members ranked them last too) and the second I saw Conan’s Green Goblin cosplay outfit I knew he was gonna win the Barbara Dex award. It was hilarious how all his fans were crying how the general European public can’t appreciate ‘real music’ after he… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

Although not your main point, I have to agree that the Festival da Canção entries you listed were all amazing.

Miguel Lupi
Miguel Lupi
9 months ago

Lol at your opinions. If Conan could not qualify, there is no way in hell that Pugna or Inércia could, in that semi final. And Igual a ti was poorly performed, twice (I was there live both times), no way he could do well in esc, in either semi final.

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
9 months ago

Absolutely!

Sabrina
Sabrina
9 months ago

After Norma John and Conan, I’m already expecting the next award on this category to go for the next non-qualification to break my heart.

Kosey
Kosey
9 months ago

I am not sure how someone who had the whole victory robbed from them (ie, KeiiNO) don’t win this poll?!I can’t think of any greater injustice than someone who should have won ends up finishing 6th!!!! They should have been reviewed as a top 3 of 2010s at the very least – I feel very bad for them.

Miguel Lupi
Miguel Lupi
9 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Maybe because most people here don’t think Keino deserved to win. So they werent wronged, just the jury votes rating them correctly.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
9 months ago

The song is… awful. Only the super fans who are seeing the king’s new clothes think this “song” has any merit. To most people it’s a messy racket that got what it deserved. It wasn’t wronged at all. The fans seem to forget that ordinary, (non-super fans) watch the show too, and would never like or vote for something like this.
If you like the song, how about listen to it and enjoy it, forever, privately. It never stood a chance in front of a wide audience at Eurovision, and don’t delude yourself into thinking otherwise.

Bart
Bart
9 months ago
Reply to  Elizabeth

Why so much anger?…

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
9 months ago

First listen, I ranked this 12th or 13th….in the Portuguese national section!
Second listen, I thought this had a shot at winning Eurovision. Always knew it could have problems in terms of qualifying.

Having said that, Jurij lost out to Denmark. That is the very definition of being “wronged” in my opinion.

#pioneer
#pioneer
9 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

You’re both right 🙁 it was awful to see both Lithuania and Poland not qualifying just because of a freaking counting mistake… :/ (there were some mistakes also with Lithuania if I remember correctly)

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
9 months ago

Conan was not the most wronged of 2019. He was the most wronged of this century and possibily of the entire ESC history.

Fionn
Fionn
9 months ago

It was my favourite song this year and I still listen to it. I was devastated when it didn’t make it . Definitely most wronged!

Teddy
Teddy
9 months ago

I still can’t stand the song. It placed higher than it should have.

Stevan
Stevan
9 months ago

Nah, he was overrated actually

Tibor
Tibor
9 months ago

Was there even a question? The jury vote was scandalous. If people in front of their monitors don’t get this on the first listen, fine. But professional juries should familiarise themselves with the songs and not rate a song like this lower than the public. What else are they for?

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
9 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

I always assumed they were made for pushing the EBU’s and certain other people’s desired outcome.

Tibor
Tibor
9 months ago

Yeah, conspiracy theories are dull. I just think, EBU should take the composition of the juries more seriously.

Sun
Sun
9 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

You should ask the EBU to hire more juries who are not radio hosts or pop songs songwriters. That’s the problem of the jury. They seldom like anything innovative.

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
9 months ago

He deserved a much higher place, but his song isn’t For Eurovision. It’s meant for repeat listens and and Eurovision doesn’t give that oppurtunity. I still love Telemoveis, but I can see why it flopped.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

Totally disagree. If I remember correctly, both votings spoke a clear language. The most wronged is obviously Norway, the televote winners, which I didn’t even care for. But I care about fairness.