On Sunday 16 May, the class of Eurovision 2021 treated us to a fabulous display of fashion. The Moroccanoil Turquoise Carpet saw this year’s song contest competitors show off their best Eurovision eleganza.

In the end, 34 of this year’s competing acts walked the turquoise carpet.

Australia’s Montaigne and her team have not travelled to Rotterdam owing to travel restrictions.

Meanwhile, Romania’s Roxen, Malta’s Destiny, Poland’s Rafał and Iceland’s Daði og Gagnamagnið were forced to stay away due to positive Covid-19 tests in their hotel. However, Roxen, Rafał and Destiny all shared their intended outfits from the comfort of their hotel rooms.

The carpet may have been rolled up and put back into storage, but the iconic fashion moments from the event will live on in our minds.

We asked you to vote for which act you thought delivered the fiercest look of the evening.

After counting a total of 26,413 votes, we can now reveal that your best dressed of the night was…

Anxhela Peristeri was best dressed on the Eurovision 2021 turquoise carpet

Coming out on top of the poll is Anxhela Peristeri from Albania. After sharing the poll in her Instagram story, she picked up 7,417 votes, which is 28.08% of  the total vote.

Anxhela was truly the lady in red. She wore a divine red dress that elegantly flowed along behind her as she walked the turquoise carpet. To add a seductive touch to the outfit, there was a slit in the side that went all the way up to the hip – serving leg for days!

The “Karma” singer paired the dress with a matching red pump, long gloves and a large circular fascinator. Meanwhile, a white fur shawl added a hint of old Hollywood glamour to proceedings.

Anxhela’s dress was designed by Kosovsar designer Valdrin Sahiti. He has previously dressed stars such as Beyoncé, Bebe Rexha and Cardi B. Valdrin also designed Elhaida Dani’s red carpet dress at Eurovision 2015, which was also voted the best look at that year’s event.

In second place is Latvia’s Samanta Tīna. Another fabulous diva who shared the poll on social media, she received 5,973 votes (22.61% of the total).

The “Moon Is Rising” singer decided to wear emerald green to the carpet event. Samanta’s outfit delivered regalness with its jewel-laden neck piece. The Latvian star kept her hair snatched back in order to show it off in full.

 

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Purple is deemed to be an unlucky colour for artists and actors in Italy owing to old superstitions. However, Måneskin wanted to flip the script and tackle this superstition head on. Each of Damiano, Victoria, Ethan and Thomas wore matching purple blazers.

The rest of their outfits were also coordinated, with all four artists wearing long ribbons around their necks in addition to black trousers and waistcoats.

And it seems that purple was in fact a lucky colour for the group after all. Måneskin are the final podium finishers for our turquoise carpet poll. The four-piece band earned 1,016 votes (3.85%).

Poll results: Who was best dressed on the Eurovision 2021 Turquoise Carpet?

  1. Albania: Anxhela Peristeri – 28.08%  (7,417 votes)
  2. Latvia: Samanta Tīna – 22.61%  (5,973 votes)
  3. Italy: Måneskin – 3.85%  (1,016 votes)
  4. France: Barbara Pravi – 3.43%  (906 votes)
  5. Greece: Stefania – 3.41%  (900 votes)
  6. Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – 3.25%  (859 votes)
  7. Serbia: Hurricane – 3.04%  (802 votes)
  8. Croatia: Albina – 2.98%  (786 votes)
  9. Azerbaijan: Efendi – 2.56%  (675 votes)
  10. Lithuania: The Roop – 2.09%  (553 votes)
  11. Romania: Roxen – 2.07%  (547 votes)
  12. Israel: Eden Alene – 2.07%  (546 votes)
  13. Ukraine: Go_A – 1.94%  (512 votes)
  14. San Marino: Senhit – 1.56%  (413 votes)
  15. Russia: Manizha – 1.48%  (390 votes)
  16. Portugal: The Black Mamba – 1.24%  (327 votes)
  17. Bulgaria: VICTORIA – 1.14%  (300 votes)
  18. Ireland: Lesley Roy – 1.1%  (291 votes)
  19. Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – 1.09%  (287 votes)
  20. Spain: Blas Cantó – 1.06%  (279 votes)
  21. Slovenia: Ana Soklic – 0.97%  (257 votes)
  22. The Netherlands: Jeangu Macrooy – 0.94%  (247 votes)
  23. Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – 0.9%  (238 votes)
  24. Germany: Jendrik – 0.76%  (201 votes)
  25. Finland: Blind Channel – 0.76%  (200 votes)
  26. Malta: Destiny – 0.72%  (191 votes)
  27. Estonia: Uku Suviste – 0.71%  (188 votes)
  28. Sweden: Tusse – 0.66%  (174 votes)
  29. Norway: TIX – 0.6%  (159 votes)
  30. North Macedonia: Vasil – 0.53%  (140 votes)
  31. Belgium: Hooverphonic – 0.49%  (130 votes)
  32. Denmark: Fyr og Flamme – 0.39%  (102 votes)
  33. Georgia: Tornike Kipiani – 0.37%  (98 votes)
  34. Austria: Vincent Bueno – 0.34%  (91 votes)
  35. Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – 0.33%  (88 votes)
  36. United Kingdom: James Newman – 0.32%  (85 votes)
  37. Poland: Rafal – 0.16%  (45 votes)

Total Votes: 26,413

Do you agree that Anxhela Peristeri was the best dressed on the turquoise carpet? Which artist’s look do you wish you could wear? Let us know in the comments below!

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Fatima
Fatima
14 days ago

No way did Tornike Kipiani deserve 33rd place. He made no effort at all apart from the scarf he got with his accreditation. Even James Newman’s Toffee Penny outfit was better.

Ffs
Ffs
1 month ago

Hahaha ! She’s beyond naff & tacky !

GeOffrO
GeOffrO
1 month ago

Is it just me or did she look kinda like Jessica Rabbit if she was a real person?

Donkey
Donkey
1 month ago

AGREEEEEEED

Miss Uncongeniality
Miss Uncongeniality
1 month ago

I find it kind of exaggerated… but a matter of taste… i preferred the elegance of France

Anonimo
Anonimo
27 days ago

HAHAHAHA “eleganza”sembrava che dovesse andare a dormirci con quel vestito

Last edited 27 days ago by Anonimo
WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 month ago

Well, even though this wasn’t really fair she had the best dress for sure. She looked absolutely stunning. I don’t know if it was appropriate for a Eurovision carpet but I don’t really care.

Milla
Milla
1 month ago

I hate way too luxurious looks..

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

I’m SOOO happy that she got more points than the Latvian bots

Iamme
Iamme
1 month ago

She is the best dressed? I mean: really?
We’ve different opinion about Fashion and elegance…

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

She looked very happy and that’s what matters the most.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

Are those three ladies BVs or accessories on stage?

Popeye Spinach
Popeye Spinach
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

Very good BV. NO pre-recorded BV on the stage.

Last edited 1 month ago by Popeye Spinach
Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Popeye Spinach

Where are their microphones?

Popeye Spinach
Popeye Spinach
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

headsets

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Popeye Spinach

Thanks!

Extinguir
Extinguir
1 month ago

Today Franco Battiato (Italy at ESC 1984 with I treni di Tozeur) passed away. You should remember him with a blogpost

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Extinguir

RIP and thank you for the music.

Heartbeater
Heartbeater
1 month ago
Reply to  Extinguir

Rip

Tadhg
Tadhg
1 month ago
Reply to  Extinguir

I remember that well, he had a stunning wife Alice? and three opera singers backing him.
I don’t see a lot on WIWiblogs about ESC from more than 10 years ago. Shay Healy, writer of the 1980 winner “What’s another Year” died last month and I saw nothing here. They’re more interested in frocks and articles of little substance.