As well as honouring the contestants who took part in this year’s contest, we also like to keep up with the latest releases from Eurovision stars from previous years. This category Best New Song sees the best twelve songs from any Eurovision alumni in the past twelve months battle it out at Eurovision NI Awards 2017. Here’s the nominees…
Eurovision preparation begins months before the Eurovision Final in May. Many countries host their own national selection shows which take place over a number of weeks and usually there are a number of epic tracks that don’t get the chance to progress to the Eurovision finals. We honour those songs that narrowly missed out from the likes of Melfest, UMK, You Decide, Songvakeppnin, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, A Dal, Festivali i Kenges, Eesti Laul, Supernova and many more with the category Best Song From Selection Shows at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
This year’s theme was ‘Celebrate Diversity’ and although an overwhelming number of nations chose to send entries in the English language, a small number sang in their native tongue. This included French, Italian, Portuguese and Hungarian being represented, as well as a first time appearance for Belorussian and Romansh. Here are the nominees for the category Best Song Not In The English Language at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
2017 was an epic year at Eurovision and not just for sax, but for music in general. Our next category honours the Best Song at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. The winner will be announced at our live ceremony in October. Until then vote for your favourite in our poll. The nominees are…
The Eurovision NI Awards are back in 2017 for the second ever awards show! They will take place in Belfast on 21st October 2017 from 8pm. Awards will be handed out in 19 categories decided for the most part by a panel of experts. Over the next five weeks we will be unveiling which acts have been nominated in each of the categories. Last week we announced the nominees for Best Male, Best Female, Best Duo/Group/Collaboration, Best Returning Artist and the one that you will decide: The People’s Choice Award. This week we turn our attention to Best Song, Best New Song, Best Song From Selection Shows and Best Song Not In The English Language. Read on to find out the lucky nominees!
The ground breaking announcement earlier this week that 2018 would see the launch of Eurovision Asia, had many supposing that this could put an end to Australia competing in Eurovision. Today however, Australian broadcaster SBS revealed that the EBU had extended an invite to Australia to compete in Lisbon at Eurovision 2018. This invitation has been accepted.
Swedish Eurovision star Eric Saade has been busy recently promoting the tracks on his new EP ‘Saade’ which saw the release of singles ‘Colors’ and ‘Wide Awake’. Eric returned with non-album track ‘Another Week’ in May 2017 and he has now unveiled the video for the track.
Eurovision 2013 singer and all round 80s icon Bonnie Tyler performed her anthemic rock power ballad ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ on a cruise ship in the Caribbean as part of the festivities to celebrate the Solar Eclipse that happened earlier this week.
An exciting development has been announced this week regarding the future of Eurovision. Eurovision is breaking out of Europe and taking over the Asia-Pacific region as well with a new contest that will take place in 2018. The Contest is called Eurovision Asia and nations including India, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, South Korea and the Philippines are all eligible to compete.
The inaugural Eurovision NI Awards in 2016 allowed the blog readers to decide the winners of each category in a series of polls. This year, we’ve changed the rules, with the Blog writers deciding the winners for the main categories. We do however still value the readers’ opinions and want them to have their say. As such we have created a new award for 2017 called the People’s Choice Award, which will be solely decided by you the reader. All the Eurovision Acts from 2017 are eligible! Vote for your favourite in the poll below, the winner will be announced in the Awards ceremony in October! POWER TO THE PEOPLE! OH EH EH!