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Annalisa, Margaret and Diogo Piçarra clinch MTV European Music Awards

National final stars impress in Bilbao

It’s been a successful night at the MTV European Music Awards for some well known Eurovision national final faces. Three of them won their regional awards: Annalisa, Margaret and Diogo Piçarra.

Annalisa – Best Italian Act

33 year old Annalisa Scarrone managed to win the award for Best Italian Act this year. It’s the first time she’s managed to win this, but it’s no surprise. The singer had a rather successful year. At the Festival di Sanremo 2018, Annalisa finished in third place with her Il Mondo Prima Di Te.

Annalisa received the news of her award from last year’s winner. That winner is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest either: Ermal Meta. Together with Fabrizio Moro, he finished in fifth place at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente.

Margaret – Best Polish Act

For the third time in just four years, Margaret has clinched the award for Best Polish Act. In 2018, Margaret focused on increasing her profile outside of her native Poland. One of her foreign adventures was a participation in Melodifestivalen 2018. Her In My Cabana

The singer’s big breakthrough came in 2016. Her massively successful Cool Me Down

Diogo Piçarra – Best Portuguese Act

It’s been quite a year for Portuguese star Diogo Piçarra. After many fans asked him to throw his hat in the ring to represent his home country at the Eurovision Song Contest this year, he chose to take part in Festival da Canção. Canção Do Fim was the runaway favourite to win the show.

However, that all went down the drain when plagiarism claims were made against Diogo’s song. He eventually chose to withdraw from the competition. He went on to have success this year with songs like Paraíso and Até Ao Fim.

Narrowly missing out

A couple of other well known faces narrowly missed out on winning the regional awards at the MTV EMAs in Bilbao tonight. Both Felix Sandman and Benjamin Ingrosso were nominated in the category for Best Swedish Act. The winner of that category was Avicii, who sadly passed away earlier this year.

Swiss-Colombian artist Loco Escrito became the Best Swiss Act tonight. To win that award, he had to fight off tough competition from ZiBBZ. Ste and Corinne Gfeller took part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with Stones,

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