Winners of the Marcel Bezençon Awards 2013

Winners of the Marcel Bezençon Awards 2013
The Swedish composers collect their award Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Malmö, Sweden -

The awards were presented in a ceremony shortly before the Final, hosted by the Swedish Head of Delegation, Rennie Mirro.

The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn. The awards are named after the creator of the Eurovision Song Contest, Marcel Bezençon.

The 2013 Marcel Bezençon Awards

Press Award – Given to the best entry as voted on by the accredited media and press during the Eurovision Song Contest: Nodi Tatishvili & Sophie Gelovani from Georgia with the song Waterfall.

Artistic Award – Presented to the best artist as voted on by the commentators: Farid Mammadov representing Azerbaijan.

Composer Award – The best and most original composition as voted on by the participating composers: Robin Stjernberg, Joy Deb, Linnea Deb and Joakim Harestad Haukaas for You. The song that represented Sweden.

In 2012, the awards were won by Loreen from Sweden who took the Artistic Award, and Thomas G:son and Peter Boström also took the Composer Award for Sweden with Euphoria. While the Press Award went to Sabina Babayeva from Azerbaijan for When The Music Dies.


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  • Posted on 27 June 2013 at 20:30
    Best singer: Gianluca from Malta or Maron from Israel or Klapa s Mora from Croatia.
    Composer: same as above
    Press: can't judge as I'm not press. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 June 2013 at 16:44
    Press Award-ICELAND
    Artistic Award-MALTA
    Composer Award-ITALY report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 June 2013 at 10:44
    I would have voted for Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Belgium and Romania in the Marcel Bezençon Awards. :-) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 May 2013 at 11:28
    SRJdk : I understand what you mean and sorry. But I believe that Farid worth it !!<3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 May 2013 at 15:14
    @never let You go:
    I already mentioned Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Ukraine, Georgia, Romania among others - not Denmark.So no need for Your remark. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 May 2013 at 11:26
    SRJdk which is your problem with best singer? Who do you waht to win it Emilie de Forest?omg help us!!
    Whatever congatulation to Farid and the other winners!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2013 at 18:29
    SIMPLY CONGRADULATE WINNERS WHATS ALL ! NEXT YEAR YOUR COUNTRY MAY WIN report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2013 at 18:27
    PLEASE PEOPLE STOP INSULT EBU AND ESC ! STOP ENVY ! AND STOP SLANDER ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2013 at 16:18
    I think Sweden deserved it! "You" is a very energetic, modern and beautiful song! Love it!<3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2013 at 13:25
    Surely they are joking awarding Sweden best composition. Won of their worst entries ever. Probably only since they hosted last time that a song was so poor. Clearly Sweden didn't want to win again.
    Read all my Highs, Lows and Analysis here:
    http://www.eurovisionfamily.tv/user/MrEurovision/blog/?id=227772 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2013 at 12:27
    I agree. Sweden was mild and average at best, although Robin seams quite likeable. Best songs were Netherlands, Russia and Iceland. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2013 at 11:49
    Why didn't Italy get an award? I thought Marco's song was brilliance! Also, Anouk's Birds. Robin's song is great but it sounds like every other pop song out there. No offense. That's just my opinion. Sorry :-( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 20 May 2013 at 02:16
    The "competition" is strange as it is. Money, politics and ordinary mass manipulation and hypocrisy. "We are one" was the stupid signal, but how does the equality and democracy believer organizers explain that some countries didn't have to prequalify? Of course they are more equal compared to the rest. Reminds me the Orwell book. But there is nothing unusual to someone who follows the double standards of the european politics. It was deserved that most of the privileged countries were the last in the competition. And don't you see that in lot of countries it doesn't matter what is sung, they vote for their traditional friends, neighbor. The competition needs a lot of credibility growth. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2013 at 12:47
    But I would give Azerbaijan 12 points for best choreography -very clever idea with the man in the glass box. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 19 May 2013 at 12:45
    These awards have lost all credibilty now - Farid from Azerbaijan best artist??? LOL - Ukraine, Italy, Romania, Georgia, Norway, France or Netherlands just to mention a few were by far better artists.
    Press award for best entry - Georgia? Another swedish song written by robots with as much artistic creativity and innovation as a plastic cup. Great voices though.
    And then composer award to Sweden - Robin is a string singer, what ruined Sweden's chances was the annoying composition. Why not Norway, Ukraine, Italy, the Netherlands?
    So all in all - these awards have no meaning anymore. Unless it is all about conzolation prizes. report to the moderator