All the Eurovision artists who have performed, presented and won at the MTV EMAs
Ever since the first MTV Europe Music Awards (MTV EMAs) took place back in the 1990's, Eurovision artists have had a strong connection with the awards show.
Over the last three decades five Eurovision acts have performed at the MTV EMAs, including three Eurovision winning artists, six Eurovision artists have presented awards and three dozen artists have won MTV EMAs!
After this this year's MTV EMA nominations have been revealed to include a record eight Eurovision artists, we take a look all the Eurovision artists who have performed, presented and won at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Eurovision artists who have performed at the MTV EMAs
Overall five Eurovision artists have performed at the MTV EMAs. The first was Irish Eurovision artist Nicky Byrne who performed 'If I Let You Go' as part of his boy band Westlife back in 1999. The Irish lads performed in the pre-show which was fittingly hosted in Dublin. The three most recent Eurovision artists to perform were all Eurovision winners.
Westlife (Nicky Byrne) - 'If I Let You Go'
Performed at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards Pre-show
t.A.T.u. - 'All the Things She Said'
Performed at the 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards Pre-show
Lordi - 'Hard Rock Hallelujah'
Performed at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards
In 2006 Eurovision winners Lordi from Finland became the first Eurovision artists and winners to perform during the MTV EMA main show. Lordi performed their Eurovision winning song 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' in Copenhagen, Denmark. They didn't hold back with their performance which included pyros and 110% energy!
At the show Lordi were nominated in the "Best Finnish Act" category. Unfortunately they lost to Helsinkian rock band Poets of the Fall.
Måneskin - 'Mammamia'
Performed at the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards
The second ever Eurovision act to perform in the MTV EMA main show were Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin.
However instead of performing their Eurovision winning song 'Zitti e buoni' they opted for their latest single 'Mammamia' which went on to chart across the globe.
They were nominated in the "Best Rock", "Best Group" and "Best Italian Act" categories, and won "Best Rock".
At the 2022 MTV EMA show they were nominated for "Best Rock" and and "Best Italian Act". This year they would hope to get their next MTV EMA win having received an incredible four nominations. Måneskin have been nominated in three of the main categories - "Best Rock", "Best Live", "Best Group" and have a nomination in the regional category for "Best Italian Act".
Kalush Orchestra - 'Stefania'
Performed at the 2022 MTV Europe Music Awards
Kalush Orchestra became the third Eurovision winners to perform on the MTV EMA stage. They performed an incredible rendition of their Eurovision winning song 'Stefania' in Düsseldorf.
Eurovision artists who have presented awards at the MTV EMAs
Six Eurovision acts have had the honour of presenting awards at the MTV EMAs.
The first was the UK's Eurovision 1996 artist, and Australia's own, Gina G, where she presented the "MTV Amour" award with the group 3T in 1996 hosted in London. The category included D'Angelo, George Michael, Madonna and TLC with the award going to The Fugees.
Gina G presented the "MTV Amour" with 3T in 1996
t.A.T.u. and The Calling presented the "Best Dance" award in 2002
Las Ketchup and Tiziano Ferro presented "Best Rock" award in 2002
t.A.T.u. presented the "Best Male" award in 2005
Lordi presented the "Best Rock" award in 2006
Lauri Ylönen (The Rasmus) and Tiziano Ferro presented "Best European Act" in 2008
Lauren Spencer-Smith and Sam Ryder presented the "Best Collaboration" award in 2022
Eurovision artists with two or more MTV EMA wins
Nine Eurovision artists have received two or more MTV EMA wins! Dima Bilan holds the most with eight, followed by Eurovision star Marco Mengoni with six wins. Following close behind are Lena and Noa Kirel. Noa has been nominated in the "Best Israeli Act" category for the seventh time. If she secures a win this year she will equal Marco's wins.
Dima Bilan (Russia)
8 wins, 4 nominations
Dima holds the record for the most MTV EMA wins by a Eurovision artist, and most combined wins and nominations of 12!
Marco Mengoni (Italy)
6 wins, 1 nomination
2010 - Best European Act WON
2010 - Best Italian Act WON
2013 - Best Italian Act WON
2013 - Best Southern European Act (Worldwide) WON
2015 - Best Italian Act WON
2015 - Best European Act (Worldwide) WON
2013 - Best Worldwide Act NOMINATED
5 wins, 3 nominations
2011 - Best European Act (Worldwide Act) WON
2011 - Best German Act WON
2013 - Best German Act WON
2013 - Best Central European Act (Worldwide) WON
2015 - Best German Act WON
2011 - Best Worldwide Act NOMINATED
2013 - Best Worldwide Act NOMINATED
2015 - Best European Act (Worldwide) NOMINATED
Noa Kirel (Israel)
5 wins, 1 nomination
2017 - Best Israeli Act WON
2018 - Best Israeli Act WON
2020 - Best Israeli Act WON
2021 - Best Israeli Act WON
2022 - Best Israeli Act WON
2016 - Best Israeli Act NOMINATED
2016 - Best French Act WON
2017 - Best French Act WON
2022 - Best French Act WON
2009 - Manga - Best European Act WON
2009 - Manga - Best Turkish Act WON
Anouk (The Netherlands)
2 wins, 2 nominations
2005 - Anouk- Best Dutch & Belgian Act WON
2006 - Anouk - Best Dutch & Belgian Act WON
2000 - Anouk - Best Dutch Act NOMINATED
2001 - Anouk - Best Dutch Act NOMINATED
Charlie Straight - Lead singer Albert Černý from Lake Malawi (Czechia)
2 wins, 2 nominations
2010 - Charlie Straight - Best Czech & Slovak Act WON
2011 - Charlie Straight - Best Czech & Slovak Act WON
2011 - Best European Act (Worldwide Act) NOMINATED
2013 - Best Czech & Slovak Act NOMINATED
The Rasmus (Finland)
2 wins, 1 nomination
2003 - The Rasmus - Best Nordic Act WON
2005 - The Rasmus - Best Finnish Act WON
2004 - The Rasmus - Best New Act NOMINATED
Eurovision artists with a single MTV EMA win
2000 - Westlife (Nicky Byrne) - Best UK & Ireland Act
2001 - Alsou - Best Russian Act
2001 - Kasia Kowalska - Best Polish Act
2005 - Voltaj - Best Romanian Act
2006 - Brainstorn - Best Baltic Act
2008 - Elvir Laković Laka - Best Adria Act
2008 - Shiri Maimon - Best Israeli Act
2008 - Stereo Mike - Best Greek Act
2009 - Helena Paparizou - Best Greek Act
2010 - Sakis Rouvas - Best Greek Act
2011 - Compact Disco - Best Hungarian Act
2011 - Lauri Ylönen (The Rasmus) - Best Finnish Act
2012 - Loreen - Best Swedish Act
2012 - Who See - Best Adria Act
2013 - Auryn (Blas Canto) - Best Spanish Act
2013 - Demy - Best Greek Act
2014 - Sinplus - Best Swiss Act
2015 - Daniel Kajmakoski - Best Adria Act
2017 - Ermal Meta - Best Italian Act
2017 - Jessica Mauboy - Best Australian Act
2017 - Loïc Nottet - Best Belgian Act
2017 - Salvador Sobral - Best Portugese Act
2019 - Mahmood - Best Italian Act
2019 - Roksana Węgiel - Best Polish Act
2020 - Diodato - Best Italian Act
2021 - Måneskin - Best Rock
2021 - Gjon's Tears - Best Swiss Act
Along with these wins are dozens and dozens of other Eurovision artists who have been nominated for MTV EMAs over the three decades of the show.
Let's hope this year's Eurovision artist nominees can be added to the winners list!
The 2023 MTV EMAs are set to take place on Sunday, November 5, in Paris, France, and will be broadcast live on MTV in more than 150 countries across the globe, as well as on Pluto TV and on-demand on Paramount+.
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