Before the Grand Final of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest kicks off, the trio of Marcel Bezençon Awards were given out to this year's winners.
A beloved tradition since their inception in 2002, the Marcel Bezençon Awards, named after the creator of the Eurovision Song Contest, are given annually to three worthy winners. The awards were handed out in the Delegation Lounge just prior to tonight’s show by Christer Björkman, former Swedish Head of Delegation, 1992 Eurovision participant, and current Executive Producer of the American Song Contest.
We are pleased to announce this year’s Marcel Bezençon Award Winners:
The Press Award, which is voted on by the accredited members of the media, was awarded to Sam Ryder from the United Kingdom for SPACE MAN, the first time a Bezençon Award has gone to a UK act.
The Artistic Award, which is presented to the best artistic performance as voted for by the commentators from each participating broadcaster, was given to Serbia’s Konstrakta with In Corpore Sano.
The Composer Award, which is presented to a song’s team of composers, is voted on by all of the participating composers at this year’s Contest. This year, the award was presented to Cornelia Jakobs, David Zandén, and Isa Molin for the song Hold Me Closer.
We congratulate all of this year’s winners!