The award ceremony for the 17th annual AMADEUS AUSTRIAN MUSIC AWARDS took place last night on stage at the Volkstheater in Vienna. The happy winners, impressive show programme and an enthusiastic audience resulted in an opulent evening for the Austrian music scene.
The big winners of the evening were Bilderbuch, Julian Le Play and Pizzera & Jaus. Bilderbuch took the awards for “Band of the Year” and “Live Act of the Year” (presented by Ö-Ticket). Julian Le Play was awarded “Album of the Year” and “Best Artist”, while Pizzera & Jaus took home two trophies for “Song of the Year” (presented by Ö3) and one for the category Pop/Rock. A real highlight of the night was the presentation of the lifetime achievement award. The “Jazz/World/Blues” winner Ernst Molden gave the award to Willi Resetarits in front of a standing ovation from the audience.
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Manuel Rubey — who entertained the audience dressed as Gabalier, Conchita and Maurice Ernst — and Riem Higazi were the vivacious hosts for the exciting award show. Happy award winners, video portraits, carpool videos and an exceptional show programme provided the audience a varied and entertaining evening. Bilderbuch, Julian Le Play, Lemo, Die Seer, Christina Stürmer, Voodoo Jürgens, Leyya, James Blunt and Amy Macdonald performed live on stage in front of a cheering audience.
THE WINNERS OF THE AMADEUS AUSTRIAN MUSIC AWARDS 2017:
- Band of the Year: Bilderbuch
- Artist of the Year: Julian le Play
- Female Artist of the Year: Christina Stürmer
- Album of the Year: „Zugvögel“- Julian le Play
- Song of the Year presented by Hitradio Ö3>: „Jedermann“ – Pizzera & Jaus
- Live Act of the Year presented by oeticket.com: Bilderbuch
- Alternative: Voodoo Jürgens
- Pop/Rock: Pizzera & Jaus
- Electronic/Dance: Mynth
- Hard & Heavy: Serenity
- Hip Hop/Urban: Nazar
- Jazz/World/Blues: Ernst Molden
- Schlager: DJ Ötzi & Nik P.
- Volksmusik: Andreas Gabalier
- FM4 Award: Leyya
- Lifetime achievement: Willi Resetarits
- Best Sound presented by FAMA: AVEC – „What If We Never Forget“
- Songwriter of the Year presented by AKM/austromechana: Lemo – „Der Himmel Über Wien“