Anyone suffering from post-Eurovision blues today? Songfestival.be can ease them slightly with its annual fashion disaster homage, the infamous Barbara Dex Award. This is what makes the song contest so memorable, isn’t it?
In the Eurovision universe, music is always more than just a feeling. Music is fireworks, music is crazy dancing, music is shiny dresses. As the dust of the grandeur Eurovision stage has settled, the joyous tradition of honouring the worst dressed artist just back to our eyesight. This year’s award goes to F.Y.R Macedonia with their pop-reggae mash-up act, Eye Cue. While we all agree that the group’s lead singer, Marija Ivanovska, is stunningly gorgeous, the Eurovision viewers didn’t find her stage outfit endearing at all.
The enigmatic duo who represents the former Yugoslavian country with catchy track Lost and Found is the second act to be voted as the fashion faux-pas from Macedonia. Martin Vucic was the first one to take the “honour” back in 2005. The fans argue that Marija’s two parts outfit is unflattering and doesn’t do any justice to her curvaceous figure.
Australian beauty Jessica Mauboy with her glittery mini dress and mermaid tail is voted second by fans. While the fans agree that the colour of the dress blends well with the staging, its hideous design does not look very current. Belgian songstress, Sennek, takes third place with her grungy Gothic look. Even though she was one of the front-runners in the competition, the blonde beauty ultimately failed to qualify to the grand final.
The fourth place is taken by Montenegro’s Vanja Radovanovic with his blue bubble-gum suit. Really, fans? Well, at least we at ESC Plus never say no to candy. So, we’ll take another dose of Inje to cure our post-Eurovision depression!
The Israeli baby doll, Netta, ended fifth with her kimono inspired outfit. It seems like fans are not delighted with her heavily borrowed Japanese staging. While her song is an absolute pop banger with a strong women empowerment message, many fans think that there is no need of appropriating other women’s culture.
The full top 5:
- F.Y.R. Macedonia – Eye Cue
- Australia – Jessica Mauboy
- Belgium – Sennek
- Montenegro – Vanja Radovanović
- Israel – Netta
What do you think of the Top 5? Is F.Y.R Macedonia truly your Barbara Dex Award winner? Let us know in the comments down below.