For the first time ever, ESCXTRA.com present to you the ESCXTRA Awards! In ten different categories, we will look for the favourite among you Eurovision fans. Voting has opened today, so make sure you check out how and when you can vote!
Voting is open in nine categories. Each of the categories has six nominees, which have been determined based on a couple of criteria. We have taken a look at views, results, but also the fan reaction during the season to determine which six acts would be the ideal nominees for each of the categories. You can find the nominees when voting for the ESCXTRA Awards, of which you can find the link at the bottom of this article.
Voting is open in the following nine categories:
- Best Album: Which album released by a Eurovision related artist in the year 2018 was the best?
- Best Eurovision Vocal: The best vocal performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
- Best Collaboration: The best collaboration single which involes a Eurovision related artist.
- NMF’s Best Single of 2018: Best single released by a Eurovision related in the past year, as covered in our weekly feature New Music Friday.
- Best Video: The best video accompanying a single released by a Eurovision related artist this year.
- The Super Trooper: Who has managed to march on this year? Who has managed to defy the odds and push on to live their dreams? Who is your Super Trooper of the year 2018?
- Best National Final Song of 2018: Which is the best non-winning song that took part in a national final this year?
- Best National Final: Which country hosted the best national final of the season?
- Best Internally Selected Song: Which country managed to internally select the best song of the season?
The tenth category is the Recognition Award. As soon as voting closes, we will reveal who has won the first ever Recognition Award for their services to the Eurovision Song Contest. We decided only artist could possibly receive this inaugural award. From 2019 onwards, the award will carry the name of its first ever winner.
Voting: How and when?
Voting for the ESCXTRA Awards is now open! It will close on 23rd December at noon CET. We will then start revealing the winners until the end of the year.
You can vote on our special awards website: https://awards.escxtra.com/. You can click through to each of the categories and leave your vote for one of the six choices up for nomination.
Make sure you make your voices heard and support your favourites to make sure they win at the ESCXTRA Awards 2018!