The Barbara Dex Awards was an annual award given to the artist with the “most striking look” in the Eurovision Song Contest, voted by its fans. It is named after Barbara Dex, Belgium’s representative in Eurovision 1993, taken by her very particular dress that she wore in the night of the contest.
The organizational committee had decided on the discontinuation of the (in)famous award. However, due to the mixed reactions, they changed their decision, and kept it as is, with a slight change to its name. Fans sent in a huge number of suggestions for a name for the new award and the organizers have now reduced them to ten possible names for fans to choose from.
They want the artists that receive the award to take it as gift and not as an insult, and they truly believe they can achieve that with one of the options below.
The ten possible names for the new award are:
- Conan Osíris Award (Portugal 2019)
- Dana International Award (Israel 1998)
- Elina Nechayeva Award (Estonia 2018)
- Kateryna Pavlenko Award (Ukraine 2021)
- Lee Lin Chin Award (Australi’s Spokesperson 2015-2017)
- Lordi Award (Finland 2006)
- Silvia Night Award (Iceland 2006)
- TIX Award (Norway 2021)
- Verka Serduchka Award (Ukraine 2007)
- You’re A Vision! Award
You can vote for the name you would like for the new award in the poll below:
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