Conan Osíris got the outfit so completely wrong this year that he has just won the anual Barbara Dex Award. Cyprus and Belarus came in second and third.
Barbara Dex Award is named after Barbara Dex, who represented Belgium at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest. Her self-created dress has put name to this special award that has been handed out every year since 1997. The purpose is simple: Pick the worst dressed act from that year’s Eurovision Song Contest. It’s a democratic online voting held by Songfestival.be where everyone can only vote once. Voting has been open since May 19th – the day after the final. After seven days of voting, it closed today at 12.00 CEST. An hour after closing the voting, the result was published.
One hour before the lines closed, a message was shared on Facebook encouraging people to remember to vote. It was at that time so close that every vote could matter. A record number of nearly 4000 votes were received.
The entire top 5 was:
- Portugal – Conan Osiris
- Cyprus – Tamta
- Belarus – ZENA
- Belgium – Eliot
- North Macedonia – Tamara Todevska
Barbara Dex Award winners