PRESS RELEASE – After an exciting voting week we can tell you that Conan Osíris from Portugal is our new ‘Barbara Dex Award’ winner. He received the highest amount of votes. Tamta from Cyprus ended in second place and ZENA from Belarus came in third place. Our own representative Eliot ended up in fourth place. This is the second time that Portugal takes home this price, first time was in 2006.
Conan stood out in the semi final with his outfit completely in emerald green and his face jewelry. It was a close call until the end with a record amount of votes. Songfestival.be received over 4.000 votes.
Portugal 🇵🇹 – Conan Osíris
Cyprus 🇨🇾 – Tamta
Belarus 🇧🇾 – ZENA
Belgium 🇧🇪 – Eliot
North Macedonia 🇲🇰 – Tamara Todevska
In 1993 the Belgian representative Barbara Dex wore a dress on stage she designed herself. This was the talk of the town, just not in the way it should be. In 1997 two Dutch fans started handing out an award named after that dress. Every year the most notable outfit gets this infamous award.
Since 2017 our website Songfestival.be took over the organisation of this award. This is our third winner we like to present to you. Everybody was able to cast one vote through our website. This year we received over 4.000 votes, a record so far.