FYROM: “Barbara Dex” Award to Eye Cue
The fans of the contest also voted for the “Barbara Dex” award, for this year’s Eurovision, which was given to Eye Cue from FYROM. It is unknown, of course, whether the prize was for both members of the band or only Marija Ivanovska, who also gathered all the negative reviews.
According to the organizers of the vote, Eye Cue was the clear winners, since they were not threatened at any point in the vote. In second place was Jessica Mauboy (Australia) in the third Sennek from Belgium, in the fourth Vanja Radovanovic from Montenegro and in the fifth Netta from Israel.
The Barbara Dex Award is awarded since 1997 to the worst-dressed contestant. It was named in honor to Barbara Dex, who in 1993 represented Belgium and commented strongly on her bad dress.
Never before the winner of the competition ever won this prize. In 2007, Verka Serduchka won the prize, but she came second in the competition. The t.A.T.u in 2003 was third at Eurovision, but then won the prize. Another winner of Barbara Dex who went well in Eurovision was Rona Nishliu from Albania in 2012. For most of the years, Barbara Dex winner either does not qualify to the final or has bad results in the final of the contest.
This is the second time FYROM wins the Barbara Dex award.
” Barbara Dex” Winners:
|2018||FYROM||Eye Cue||18th -semi|
|2017||Montenegro||Slavko Kalezic||16th -semi|
|2015||the Netherlands||Trijntje Oostershuis||14th-semi|
Watch below Eye Cue’s performance which gave them the Barbara Dex Award: