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Barbara Dex Award voting opened

As has become tradition after the Eurovision Song Contest, are now looking for the worst dressed act in this year’s contest. The voting for the Barbara Dex Award is now open!

Eye Cue’s successor in the Barbara Dex Award

The winner of this year’s ‘Barbara Dex’ will be the successor of Marija Ivanovska, the singer of Eye Cue. She wore a remarkable outfit last year, which saw a dress change in the middle of the performance. The pink did not go down well with the voters of the award and (then called) FYR Macedonia won their second award after Martin Vučić already won it back in 2005.

Several other previous winners include Verka Serduchka, Trijntje Oosterhuis and Moje 3, where Nevena Božović put her hands on the trophy. Will she get it again this year now she’s represented Serbia at the contest in 2019?

The first ever ‘winner’ of the award was, of course, Barbara Dex herself. The Belgian singer brought a homemade dress to the contest back in 1993. It didn’t go well. Her dress evoked so many comments that an award was eventually named after her. She finished last with “Iemand Als Jij”.

Who’s the frontrunner?

The race for the award this year is not as clear as it often is. Back in 2016, for example, we could all expect Croatia to win the award. Perhaps they’re also in contention this year for Roko’s white suit with golden angel wings? Or are we looking towards Portugal’s green outfit for Conan Osíris? Maybe the voters will surprise us all and punish the use of so many black tops for the men the past week?

We are obviously very curious who you are going to vote for in the Barbara Dex Award 2019! So make sure you vote on below, before 26th May, noon CET and let us know who your choice is!

Nick van Lith

I'm one of the founding members of Eleven years after the start, I'm proud to say that I am now the Editor-in-Chief of this wonderful website. When I'm not doing Eurovision stuff, you should be able to find me teaching German to kids... And cheering on everything and everyone Greek, pretty much. Pame Ellada!

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