Billboard has announced the list of nominations for the 2021 MTV European Music Awards, and Eurovision fans will recognize quite a few names. The winners will be announced on November 14 in the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena in Hungary. You can vote for the MTV EMAs via mtvema.com, with voting closing on November 10.
Nominations across Europe
Many former Eurovision and National Final contestants can be found in the regional awards. The two most notable nominees are Måneskin (Best Italian Act) and Gjon’s Tears (Best Swiss Act).
But many other recognizable acts were nominated too, as ESCBubble has pointed out. Best Portuguese act includes nominations for two Festival da Canção contestants: Bárbara Tinoco (2020) and Diogo Piçarra (2018). In the running for Best Russian Act is Max Barskih, who came second in Ukraine’s 2012 National Final. Aitana, who competed in Operación Triunfo in 2018, got nominated for Best Spanish Act. Margaret, who has competed in Polish National Final (2016) and Melodifestivalen (2018, 2019) is up for her second Best Polish Act, having won the award before in 2020.
And global nominations too
But that is not where the nominations end for Eurovision acts. Besides being nominated for a regional award, Måneskin has also been nominated for two main category awards: Best Group and Best Rock Act. In the Best Group category, Måneskin will be taking on BTS, Imagine Dragons, and others. Meanwhile, in the Best Rock Act, Måneskin is facing the likes of Coldplay and Foo Fighters.
Eurovision success at the EMAs
Acts that competed in Eurovision have a strong history in the EMAs. The 2020 awards saw Margaret, Diodato (Italy 2020), and Fernando Daniel (Portugal, FdC 2017) win their regional awards. This followed a Fernando Daniel EMA win in 2019, with awards that year also going to Mahmood (Italy 2019), MARUV (Vidbir 2019), and Roksana Węgiel (Poland, 2019 JESC winner).
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News Source: Billboard, ESCBubble
Photo Source: MTV