It has been another fantastic year of new music from Eurovision and National Final stars, so in our Eurovision Union Awards, we celebrate the best new music of the year with the help of you, the fans! Over the last few weeks, you have been able to vote in 12 different categories and now is the time to start revealing the winners! In Part 1 we will reveal six of the winners, and in Part 2 we will reveal the final six winners of this year’s awards! Once again, thank you to everyone who voted, and without further ado, here are the winners!
Best Pop Act
It was difficult to choose the nominees for this category, with so many strong pop artists in the Eurovision world. Our nominees this year had either released stand out albums, such as Laura Tesoro and Aitana or otherwise some cracking singles. It was a tough category to choose a winner, but in the end, there were three strong favourites among the nominees. The winner of Best Pop Act is…
Finishing with almost 34% of the total vote was Czech artist Mikolas Josef. He released three singles over 2019, including Abu Dhabi, Acapella and Colorado. He continues to prove that he is an artist to watch, and this win proves that fans still love Mikolas (as do we!)
The Top three of this category: Mikolas Josef (34%), Eleni Foureira (25%), Aitana (16%)
Best Alternative Act
This category is dedicated to artists who don’t fit in a box. These artists have a unique and interesting style, whether that’s musically or vocally. Some of the nominees were from this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, including Hatari, Conan Osiris and Joci Pápai who all released music that was unique to them as artists. It was another close vote, but the winner is:
The Belgian artist finished with just over 32% of the vote overall, and it’s easy to see why he is loved by fans. This year he released the singles ‘29’ and ‘Candy’, with the former also nominated for Song of the Year and Best Music Video.
The Top three of this category: Loïc Nottet (32%), Netta (23%), Hatari (18%)
Best Hip-Hop/Rap Act
This was one of our smallest categories this year, with fewer hip-hop or rap artists represented in the Eurovision realm. The nominees included Sanremo artists Mahmood, who went on to represent Italy at Eurovision this year, as well as Clementino and Rocco Hunt who have participated at Sanremo multiple times. Also nominated were Swedish artist Adrijana and French group Twin Twin. The winner is…
The Eurovision runner-up finished with an overwhelmingly strong vote in this category, with close to 79% of the vote. Again, it’s easy to see why he finished in first after the strong year he has had. From winning Sanremo to releasing an album, finishing second at Eurovision and touring. His music is stand out, and he is deserving of this win!
The Top three of this category: Mahmood (79%), Twin Twin (9%), Adrijana (5%)
Best Scandinavian Single
This category was added in the 2018 awards, as there were just so many great Scandinavian songs – it just needed its own category! This year we were blessed with more Scandi earworms, and the vote in this category was one of the closest yet! A few of the Melodifestivalen participants from this year made the list, including Oscar Enestad, Wiktoria, Anna Bergendahl and Omar Rudberg, but in the end, the winner was:
Mood For You – Felix Sandman
Former boyband member Felix Sandman had another strong year, and Mood For You is definitely one of his strongest releases. Much like his previous singles, he maintains his contemporary pop sound, and this song in particular is just insanely catchy. Felix held almost 19% of the total vote, however it was only around 2% more than the second-place getter!
The Top three of this category: Mood For You – Felix Sandman (19%), I Love It – Oscar Enestad (17%), OMG – Wiktoria (15%)
Best Collaboration Single
This category is dedicated to singles that featured one or more Eurovision or National Final artists, whether they collaborated with each other, or with other artists. Some of the notable collabs featuring Eurovision or National Final artists included Aitana and Lola Indigo, who both participated in the Spanish reality talent competition, Operación Triunfo. Walk With Me by former Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw and former Melodifestivalen participant Dotter was also a popular choice, and we also loved the collabs between Benjamin Ingrosso and Felix Sandman as well as Ira Losco and X Factor finalist Owen Leuellen. It was a tough choice, but your winner is…
Me Quedo – Aitana and Lola Ingido
This track is just one of the smash hits off Aitana’s album, Spoiler. This would have been a great song with Aitana alone, but it is made even greater with Lola Indigo! It’s a catchy pop number, and a great winner! It was a close vote, with only a few percent between the winner and second place, as well as second and third.
The Top three of this category: Me Quedo – Aitana and Lola Indigo (25%), Acapella – Mikolas Josef ft. Fito Blanko and Frankie J (20%), Walk With Me – Måns Zelmerlöw ft. Dotter (16%)
Best Eurovision 2019 Follow Up Single
As the name suggests, this category is dedicated to the songs this year’s Eurovision artists released after the contest. There were many songs to feature in the category, but we picked some of the standouts. In terms of actual votes, this is certainly one of the closest results with a handful of votes between first and second place. The winner however, is….
Duncan Laurence – Love Don’t Hate It
The Eurovision 2019 winner comes out on top again, taking out the win in this category. His follow up single was highly anticipated, and it has clearly satisfied his fans. At the time of writing this, the song has had almost 4.5 million streams on Spotify!
The Top three of this category: Duncan Laurence – Love Don’t Hate It (23%), Miki – Celébrate (22%), Mahmood – Barrio (15%)
Stay tuned for Part 2 of our winners reveal!
Here is a playlist featuring all our nominees!