The voting results for Barbara Dex award 2021 became available. Thus, the audience chose the worst stage costume in this year's Eurovision European Song Contest.
Norway's envoy, Tix, won the prize for his image featuring the angel's wings.
Second place went to Romania's representative Roxen.
Albina from Croatia closes the top three of this Eurovision's worst costumes.
The Barbara Dex Award is a fan-voted accolade for the artists with the "most striking look" in the annual Eurovision Song Contest. First awarded in 1997, the award originally highlighted the worst-dressed artists in the competition, until this criterion was changed in 2021. It was named after Belgian singer Barbara Dex, who represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 wearing a self-made, semi-transparent dress, which William Lee Adams of Wiwibloggs described her "looking like a lampshade".
The Barbara Dex Award was initally awarded to the worst-dressed contestants. Malta's Eurovision Song Contest 1997 entrant, Debbie Scerri, was the first recipient. After two years of deciding the recipient internally, The House of Eurovision opened the award to public voting in 1999.
As we reported, Italian band Måneskin won the Eurovision 2021, which ended in the Netherlands’ Rotterdam on May 23. The performers scored 524 points. The second place was taken by the representative of France with a score of 499 points, the third – by the representative of Switzerland, who scored 432 points. Ukraine finished the competition in fifth place, having received 364 points.