Besides the Crystal Microphone trophy and the bouquet of white roses, Loreen and Swedish songwriters Thomas G:son and Peter Boström also picked up a pair of the prestigious Marcel Bezençon awards for Eurovision excellence last night in Baku. The awards are handed out each year at the end of the competition, and are named for the originator of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The 2012 Marcel Bezençon Awards:
Press Award – Given to the best entry as voted on by the accredited media and press during the Eurovision Song Contest: Sabina Babayeva from Azerbaijan with When The Music Dies.
Artistic Award – Presented to the best artist as voted on by the commentators: Loreen representing Sweden
Composer Award – The best and most original composition as voted on by the participating composers: Thomas G:son and Peter Boström for Euphoria.