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“World Music Awards” Celebrates Eurovision Artists

World Music Awards 2013 celebrate Eurovision. Photograph courtesy of World Music Awards

World Music Awards 2013 celebrate Eurovision. Photograph courtesy of World Music Awards

 

The World Music Awards (WMA) nominations for 2013 have been released. To say that they have a hint of Eurovision to them is an understatement. They have a full taste explosion of Eurovision Acts nominated. So who has sold records in large volumes across the world and their own territories?

 

LOREEN

Loreen may have won Eurovision in 2012 but the WMA are celebrating her achievements. She has been nominated in the following categories

  • Best Song – “Euphoria”
  • Best Entertainer of the Year
  • Best Female Artist
  • Best Live Act
  • Best Video Of The Year

 

 

MARCO MENGONI 

Marco has used his 2013 Eurovision appearance as his Global calling card to him and his music. He has been nominated in the following categories

  • Best Song of the Year “L’essenziale”
  • Best Album of the Year “Pronto a correre”
  • Best Entertainer of the Year
  • Best Male Artist
  • Best Live Act
  • Best Video

 

 

SAMIRA SAID

Morocco’s one and only entry at Eurovision came in 1980 from Samira Said. The WMA have certainly looked favorably on her achievements over the last year and is nominated in the following categories

  • Best Song of the Year “Mazal”
  • Best Female Artist
  • Best Entertainer of the Year
  • Best Live Act

 

 

AGNETHA FALTSKOG

Former member of Eurovision’s most successful Act of all time Abba. No further introduction but “It’s Agnetha”

  • Best Album of the Year “A”

 

 

ANGGUN

Anggun may not have scored well at Eurovision 2012 for France (due more to the questionable staging of her good song) but she has gone on to continue her career to great success and is nominated for the following awards

  • Best Album of the Year “Therese – Vivre d’Amour (With Natasha St Pier)
  • Best Album of the Year “Generation Goldman Volume 2” (With Amaury Vassili and Amandine Bourgeois)
  • Best Entertainer of the Year
  • Best Female Artist
  • Best Live Act

 

 

MICHALIS HATZIGIANNIS

Michalis has come a long way since his 1998 Eurovision performance for Cyprus with “Genesis”. He is nominated for

  • Best Male Artist

 

 

Sakis Rouvas

Sakis Rouvas needs very little introduction. Twice Greek Eurovision entrant (2004 & 2009) and Host of the contest in 2006. Sakis is nominated for

  • Best Male Artist

 

 

DIMA BILAN

Dima Bilan is one of a select group of Eurovision artists that has come both First and Second at the contest (2006 and 2008). He has been nominated in the following categories

  • Best Entertainer of the Year
  • Best Male Artist
  • Best Live Act

 

 

 

ANOUK

Anouk has resurrected Dutch fortunes at Eurovision this year by making both the Grand Final and Top 10 in the contest. For her efforts she has been nominated for

  • Best Female Artist

 

 

NATASHA ST PIER

It has been some time since we have spoken of Natasha, but she has been very busy since representing France at Eurovision in 2001. She has been nominated in the following categories

  • Best Album of the Year “Therese – Vivre d’Amour (With Anggun)
  • Best Entertainer of the Year
  • Best Female Artist
  • Best Live Act

 

 

 

SEREBRO

They were Russia’s sexy threesome at Eurovision in 2007. They have gone onto much success and have been nominated for

  • Best Group
  • Best Live Act

 

 

RAPHAEL GUALAZZI

What a return to the Eurovision song contest for Italy in 2011 when Raphael brought them to second in the Grand Prix. Raphael has been nominated for

  • Best Album of the Year “Happy Mistake”

 

 

AMAURY VASSILI

He may have been the operatic French Eurovision poster boy in 2011, but despite his run in with the law recently he has still earned one nomination

  • Best Album of the Year “Generation Goldman” (with Anggun and Amandine Bourgeois)

 

 

PHILIP KIRKOROV

Philip was already a mega star in Eastern Europe before he took to the stage at Eurovision 1995. He has also been heavily involved with many Eurovision Acts over the years and has seen himself nominated for

  • Best Entertainer of the Year
  • Best Male Artist
  • Best Live Act

 

 

CELINE DION

Another super star to have come from Eurovision. The 1988 winner of the contest has been nominated for

  • Best Album of the Year “Sans Attendre”
  • Best Entertainer of the Year
  • Best Female Artist
  • Best Live Act

You can vote for your winner in each of the categories by clicking here

For all the cynics of the Eurovision Song Contest – the above list of nominations should be a clear indication that Eurovision is a successful vehicle to a career in the Music Industry.

Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source : World Music Awards

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