Most notable Eurovision 2021 act: TIX wins Barbara Dex Award

TIX from Norway stood out so much this year – in a way that it secured him the annual Barbara Dex Award. The acts from Romania and Croatia 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 – with 2020 as an exception of course due to the contest being cancelled.

The purpose is simple: Pick ‘the most notable dressed act’ from that year’s Eurovision Song Contest. It’s a democratic online voting held by where everyone can only vote once.

Note: For this year, the criteria have been changed. It’s now written: ‘It’s all about being notable and remarkable. Not we, but thousands of Eurovision fans chose the winner. Just to make things sure: this award for the most notable outfit has nothing to do with claiming clothes as being ugly’.

Barbara Dex Award 2021 top 5:

  1. Norway – TIX
  2. Romania– Roxen
  3. Croatia – Albina
  4. United Kingdom– James Newman
  5. Israel – Eden Alene

Barbara Dex Award winners

Year Artists Country
2021 TIX Norway
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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