Worst dressed Eurovision 2019 act: Conan Osíris wins Barbara Dex Award

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:

  1. Portugal – Conan Osiris
  2. Cyprus – Tamta
  3. Belarus – ZENA
  4. Belgium  – Eliot
  5. North Macedonia – Tamara Todevska

Barbara Dex Award winners

Year Artists Country
2019 Conan Osíris Portugal
2018 Eye Cue North Macedonia
2017 Slavko Kalezic Montenegro
2016 Nina Kraljić Croatia
2015 Trijntje Oosterhuis The Netherlands
2014 Vilija Matačiūnaitė Lithuania
2013 Moje 3 Serbia
2012 Rona Nishliu Albania
2011 Eldrine Georgia
2010 Milan Stanković Serbia
2009 Zoli Ádok Hungary
2008 Gisela Andorra
2007 Verka Serduchka Ukraine
2006 Nonstop Portugal
2005 Martin Vučić North Macedonia
2004 Sanda Ladoși Romania
2003 t.A.T.u. Russia
2002 Michalis Rakintzis Greece
2001 Piasek Poland
2000 Nathalie Sorce Belgium
1999 Lydia Spain
1998 Guildo Horn Germany
1997 Debbie Scerri Malta
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