Hello everyone! Last year we started the Sofia Nizharadze Award, the award for best vocalist of the Eurovision Song Contest. The trophy was won by Nadine Beiler, the Austrian representative (if you click her name, you can relive her performance in Düsseldorf). Nadine was the first winner, but of course we may not forget the person who this award is named after: Sofia Nizharadze, the Georgian representative in 2010. You can relive her performance by clicking her name. This year, the award is, as promised, back! However, we will have some changes! There will now be 2 awards: 1 for best male vocalist, 1 for best female vocalist! The award can be won by an individual vocalist. Last year, we saw Loukas Giorkas getting eliminated mostly because people didn't think Stereo Mike belonged in the top 10. Therefore, the award can now go to individual artists. Some things however will stay the same! There will be 3 qualifiers from semi 1, 3 from semi 2 and 4 from the final. The semifinal nominees may have participated in the final as well. (For example, you can nominate Rona Nishliu from semifinal 1, but also from the final.) The vocalists will first be nominated. When the list of nominees has been determined after a public voting, we're gonna eliminate them one by one until only one is left per category. How to vote? You can nominate 3 singers per category, per show. (So 3 female vocalists from semi 1, 3 male from semi 1, 3 female from semi 2, 3 male from semi 2.) Only in the final, you nominate 4 per category. You just post your vote here in the forum. Voting is open for 1 day, and I will count the results. So, let's start with nominating the nominees from semifinal 1! Female vocalist, semifinal 1 Gréta Salóme Eleftheria Eleftheriou Anmary Rona Nishliu Elena Ionescu Iris Pernilla Valentina Monetta Ivi Adamou Soluna Samay Olga Tuktaryova Natalya Pugachyova Granya Baysarova Galina Koneva Valentina Pyatchenko Yekaterina Shklyaeva Male vocalist, semifinal 1 Rambo Amadeus Jónsi Gabriel Broggini Ran Shem Tov Csaba Walkó Lukas Plöchl Manuel Hoffelner Pasha Parfeny John Grimes Edward Grimes escChat.com start voting now! Please nominate 3 artists per category (male/female). Voting will be open for ONE day!