Winners of the Marcel Bezençon Awards 2012

Winners of the Marcel Bezençon Awards 2012
Loreen and Christer Björkman Photo: Elke Roels (EBU)
Baku, Azerbaijan -

Apart from taking the grand prize in winning Europe's Favourite TV Show, Loreen and Euphoria also won two other awards, when the annual Marcel Bezençon Awards were handed out in Baku. The awards were presented in a ceremony backstage shortly before the Final, hosted by Christer Björkman, founder of the awards. It wasn't quite a clean sweep of the awards for Sweden, as Sabina Babeyava from Azerbaijan won the Press Award.

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 2012 Marcel Bezençon Awards

Press Award – Given to the best entry as voted on by the accredited media and press during the Eurovision Song Contest: Sabina Babayeva from Azerbaijan with When The Music Dies.

Artistic Award – Presented to the best artist as voted on by the commentators: Loreen representing Sweden

Composer Award – The best and most original composition as voted on by the participating composers: Thomas G:son and Peter Boström for Euphoria.

In 2011, the awards were won by Paradise Oskar from Finland who took the Press Award, Jedward from Ireland took the Artistic Award and the Composer Award went to Daniel Moyne, Quentin Bachelet, Jean-Pierre Marcellessi and Julie Miller for the French entry Sognu.


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  • Posted on 29/May 2012 at 06:47
    Hey, what's up? Albania got a lot of neighbours which voted for her and the song was awful!!! Andthe winner is also awful!!! Babushki and Zeljko forever!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/May 2012 at 00:11
    Apagaram o meu comentario, por dizer a verdade, pois a verdade as vezes nao se gosta de ouvir, mas também nao interessa porque todo mundo sabe. Sei bem que foi por causa do que escrevi, nao por causa de eu nao escrever em Ingles mas nao importa, alias nao disse tudo, porque se fosse a dizer todas as injustiças que houve nesta Eurovision, estava aqui toda a noite, mas pela Suécia sim fiquei muito contente por ganhar, porque mereceu ganhar. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 29/May 2012 at 00:02
    Apagaram o meu comentario so porque disse a verdade, pois a verdade as vezes nao se gosta de ouvir, mas também nao interessa, todo mundo sabe. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/May 2012 at 23:23
    I disagree, that's all. And the life goes on. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/May 2012 at 23:21
    I disagree, that's all. And life goes on. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28/May 2012 at 12:10
    Nope completely disagree with the Winners of these award

    ....The SPANISH singer should have WON for artistry . I did also like the Azerbajain performance . report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/May 2012 at 20:08
    CONGRATULATIONS sweden and THENX fro the 12 point <3 LA LA OVE YOU report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/May 2012 at 12:41
    CONGRATULATIONS TO LOREEN THN SWEDISH MISSION AND FINALLY AFTER THE VICTORY OF GREECE with Elena Paparizou won a worthy SONG AGAIN WITH OR WITHOUT SYMACHEIES I went back to AT LAST TO KNOW ALL EUROVISION CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/May 2012 at 12:11
    FOR ME THE WINNER WAS ,PASTORA SHE DIDNT DESERVED TO BE ON TENTH POSITION... WE CAN SEE A LOT OF JEALOSY FROM OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE: ITALY, THEY DIDNT GIVED A SINGLE POINT OR GERMANY AND A FEW MORE , MISFORTUNE. SPAIN ITS ALWAYS WINNING ALMOST EVERY COMPETITION IN EUROPE, AND THE WORLD, STARTING WIHT FUTBOL, TENNIS, BASKETBALL, CYCLING, F1 , GPMOTORCYCLE IN DIFERENT CATEGORIES, AND MUCH MORE.. WATER POLO, HAND BALL ,BUT ANY WAY YOU DID THE BEST SHOW. THANK YOU. I AM SURE YOU ARE THE WINNER FOR YOUR COUNTRY. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/May 2012 at 11:46
    Eurovision could consider the awarding of points for originality since it fails to disqualify copycat songs and performances. Was Celine Dion's songs "the Titanic" and "Drove all night" the inspiration for the tunes of the Swedish song? Was the movie "Memoirs of a Geisha" the inspiration for Loreen's choreography, dress and hair style? Other than that, the "shoes" were original!
    By the way why the exact voting procedure remains a mystery (judges' vote ? + popular vote = ?) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27/May 2012 at 11:39
    Congrad.. Sweden
    I agree with your 1st position great trance vocal but not agree with Russia 2nd and Serbia and Azebaijan 4th positions
    I think Albania should to be after you in 2nd place but Albania is small country with no sister like Russia(Ukraine,Bellorusia ect)or Serbia (Slovenia,Croatia ect) or Azerbaijan(Turkey)
    ALBANIA you are small country with big heart
    RONA for me and all people who know about song ,voice and art you are the winner report to the moderator