Eurovision NI Awards 2020: The Nominees

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The Eurovision NI Awards are back for a fifth consecutive year in 2020. Initial details were unveiled a few weeks ago, announcing that the Awards will take place through Zoom on Saturday 3 October 2020 from 8pm. Tickets are free and you can register to attend on our Eventbrite page.

Today we reveal the nominees. Read on to find out who has been nominated in our eleven ‘Best’ categories and our five ‘Worst’ Categories. As always you can have your say with the People’s Choice Award and we can confirm that our special award: The Rising Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision goes to Jon Ola Sand in 2020.

Eurovision NI Awards 2020 Will Take Place 3 October!

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The Eurovision NI Awards are back for a fifth consecutive year in 2020. Unfortunately, the awards will have to take place in a virtual setting this year. This is due to the uncertainties in the entertainment sector regarding being able to host large groups of people indoors in a live event setting as a result of the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic. But this won’t stop us having the usual fun!

2020 Challenge: Read Books by Authors from 50 Eurovision Nations!

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I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions but this year I thought I would challenge myself. This challenge has come in the form of a vow to read 50 books in 2020. Each of these books will be by an author from a different nation, a nation that has competed in the Eurovision Song Contest.

I have decided on my first four books: ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite (UK/Nigeria), ‘Reykjavik Nights’ by Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland), ‘The Slap’ by Christos Tsiolkas (Australia) and ‘Blindness’ by Jose Saramago (Portugal). After that, I’m going to need your help! Have you read any good books by European authors? Please share your suggestions to help me complete my challenge! Keep in mind that there needs to be an English translation of the book, ideally it would be a contemporary novel and easily digested in a week (250-500 pages).

EBU Outline 4 Scenarios for Eurovision 2021!

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Eurovision fans were devastated when the 2020 Contest was cancelled due to the ongoing global Coronavirus Pandemic. All eyes were on Eurovision 2021 to see how future plans for the event would progress. A few months ago, the new EBU Eurovision Executive Supervisor Martin Osterdahl announced that the Contest would go ahead in some form in 2021 but today the EBU revealed the framework for how this would look.

In today’s announcement they announced four possible scenarios for the plans in 2021 ranging from business as usual with a full audience to a Contest on lockdown where participants would perform in a TV studio in their home nation but would still be broadcast on the Final (something similar to the plans for the Junior Eurovision in November).

Meet the Eurovision NI Awards 2020 Jury Panel!

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A few weeks ago we revealed the nominees for the eighteen categories in this year’s Eurovision NI Awards. Now it’s decision time. Between 17-31 August our jury panel deliberated over the nominees, ranked their favourites and helped us decide which artists deserve to walk away with the trophies! Ahead of the official results which will be revealed on 3 October at our live awards ceremony on web platform Zoom (tickets available here), we introduce you to our jurors, which has been expanded to include 16 Eurovision super fans in 2020!

Eurovision NI Awards Nominees Reveal Coming Monday!

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Join us on Monday morning at 9am (BST) on our YouTube channel, when we will reveal this year’s nominees. The Eurovision NI Awards 2020 will take place on 3 October through Zoom. If you would like to attend the awards check out our Eventbrite page for more information and to register attendance.

Ulrikke Wins Eurovision NI’s World Cup 2020!

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Eurovision NI’s World Cup is an eight week long competition that runs in the lead up to Eurovision week each year. It sees the Eurovision songs battle it out in a World Cup type format, starting with a group stage and moving its way to one on one battles in the knockout phase. 2020 saw the 41 songs duel it out with the two finalists being Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears and Norway’s Ulrikke. The Final vote took place last week and Ulrikke’s ‘Attention’ was crowned the winner with a whopping 91% of the vote.

Iceland win #EurovisionWatchPartyNI Grand Final!

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On Saturday night we were all supposed to be tuning in to the Grand Final of Eurovision 2020. However due to the Coronavirus, the show was cancelled. Eurovision NI wanted the party to continue so we hosted our very own Eurovision 2020 Watch Party. Two semi finals took place on Tuesday and Thursday and the ten qualifiers from each joined the Big Five and host nation the Netherlands in Saturday’s Grand Final. The Grand Final was won by Iceland’s Dadi Freyr and their song ‘Think About Things’. Read on for the full results including semi finals and the jury/televote split for the Grand Final.

#EurovisionWatchPartyNI Semi Final 2: Results!

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Tonight Eurovision NI hosted the second of our Eurovision 2020 Watch Parties. Tonight saw the eighteen countries that were supposed to take part in Eurovision 2020’s Second Semi Final, fight it out for a spot in our Grand Final on Saturday. There were only ten spots available and the results were as follows:

#EurovisionWatchPartyNI Semi Final 1: Results!

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Tonight Eurovision NI hosted the first of our Eurovision 2020 Watch Parties. Tonight saw the seventeen countries that were supposed to take part in Eurovision 2020’s First Semi Final, fight it out for a spot in our Grand Final on Saturday. There were only ten spots available and the results were as follows: