The Common Linnets may have come second at Eurovision2014 but they show no signs of fading into the background. Perish the thought as they are one of the most contemporary and interesting acts to come from the contest over the past few years.
Today is yet another step to International success as they were awarded the European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA) award for The Netherlands and share the award with other acts like John Newman (UK) and Hozier (Ireland)
The winners are selected by market analyst Nielsen Music Control on the basis of sales and broadcast frequency, as well as votes cast by European Broadcasting Union radio stations and music festivals supporting the European Talent Exchange Programme.
The winners will receive their awards in a ceremony hosted by TV personality and musician Jools Holland at the Eurosonic Noorderslag festival in Groningen, Netherlands, on January 14, 2015. The ceremony will feature performances by all or most of the winning acts. It will be streamed live via YouTube and broadcast by European TV channels and radio stations.
The 10 winners for 2015 are :
Melanie De Biasio (Belgium)
Milky Chance (Germany)
The Common Linnets (Netherlands)
Todd Terje (Norway)
Tove Lo (Sweden)
John Newman (United Kingdom)
Former winners of an EBBA include Adele (2009), Zedd (2013),Stromae, Emeli Sandé, Gabriel Rios, Of Monsters and Men, Woodkid, Mumford & Sons, Caro Emerald, Lykke Li, Disclosure, Katie Melua, The Ting Tings, C2C, Tokio Hotel, The Script, Zaz, Nico & Vinz, Saybia, Damien Rice, KT Tunstall, Alphabeat, Milow and Afrojack.
One of the 2015 winners will receive a Public Choice Award based on votes cast on the EBBA website from October 21 to 19 December. Up to 15 voters, chosen at random from different countries, will be invited to the award ceremony: each will be able to bring a friend and the prize includes their flight and hotel costs.
Congratulations to The Common Linnets and we look forward to their Christmas Song that will be released in America and Europe.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Europe.eu