Tomorrow evening (Sunday 12th), the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards take place at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London. The annual event which has been taking place since 1994, will be broadcast to the world at 21:00CET – and this year there’s quite a number of Eurovision familiar faces to look out for!
Many of the MTV’s geographical areas have their own ‘regional nominations’ at the EMAs – and among these, there are several past Eurovision stars hoping to win an award!
Below, you can check out these names, and see who else they’re competing against.
Best Belgian Act – Loïc Nottet:
Loïc represented Belgium at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest where he placed fourth with 217 points with his song “Rhythm Inside”. Other Belgian acts; Bazart, Coely, Lost Frequencies and Oscar & The Wolf are also hoping to win the award in this category.
Best French Act – Amir Haddad:
Amir represented France with his song “J’ai Cherché” at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, which placed 6th. Soprano, MHD, Petite Biscuit and Feder are the other acts to be nominated in the Best French Act category. Amir won an award at last weekend’s NRJ Music Awards in Cannes. Can he also add an EMA too?
Best Italian Act – Francesco Gabbani:
We saw Francesco at Eurovision earlier this year. After winning Sanremo with his song, “Occidentali’s Karma”, Francesco went on to represent Italy, and finished in 6th place at the final. Also hoping to win Best Italian Act at the EMAs are Ermal Meta, Fabri Fibra, Thegiornalisti and Tiziano Ferro.
Best Polish Act – Margaret:
Margaret Jamroży has had a long musical career within Poland, but she proved to very popular with Eurovision fans when she competed at Poland’s national final earlier in the year. “Cool Me Down” finished in second place, with the winning ticket to Kiev being awarded to Kasia Moś’ “Flashlight”. Bednarek, Dawid Kwiatkowski, Monika Lewczuk, and Natalia Nykiel are the other Polish Acts nominated for the EMA in this category.
Best Adria Act – Nina Kraljić:
Nina represented Croatia at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with her song “Lighthouse”. It finished 23rd in the final, with a total of 73 points. The other acts to be competing for the Best Adria Act at the EMAs are; Koala Voice, Marin Jurić – Čivro, Nicim Izazvan and Sara Jo.
Best Hungarian Act – Freddie / Joci Pápai / Magdi Rúzsa:
It’s a 3-for-1 special in this category, as we have not one, but three past-Eurovision stars competing for an award!
After winning Hungary’s A Dal in 2016, Freddie went on to represent his country at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with “Pioneer”. The song took Hungary to the final, and finished in 19th place.
Joci Pápai represented Hungary at Eurovision this year. After winning A Dal earlier in the year, Pápai’s “Origo” finished in 8th place at the Eurovision final in Kiev.
After winning the award for being the newcomer of the year, Magdi Rúzsa was internally selected to represent Hungary at their comeback to Eurovision back in 2007. She performed her self-penned “Unsubstantial Blues”, which finished 2nd in the semi final, and then 9th in the Grand Final (the second best result for Hungary at the time).
Best Australian Act – Jessica Mauboy:
The 28-year-old Australian R&B and pop star was first seen by Eurovision fans at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen. She performed her song “Sea of Flags” as a guest at the second Semi Final. The following year, Australia made their debut as competitors in both the Eurovision and Junior Eurovision Song Contests. Jesscia is competing against Pnau, Illy, Meg Mac and Vera Blue for the ‘Best Australian’ award.
The 2017 MTV EMAs take place on Sunday, November 12th at 21:00CET, and are hosted by worldwide phenomenon, Rita Ora. The show will be broadcast live on the various MTV networks across the globe, and MTV have also listed alternative ways that you can watch on their website, Facebook page, and mobile apps. If you’re in the UK, you can also watch the show on Channel 5 (on a one hour delay at 9pm)
Online voting is still available – so you still have chance to vote for the above Eurovision artists if they’re within your MTV region. Voting is free, and can be done at the official MTV EMA website.
Who would you like to see winning their award tomorrow night? Are there any Eurovision-related acts at the MTV EMAs that we’re missed? Let us know in the comments below!