The Eurovision NI Awards are back in 2019 for our fourth annual awards show! The Awards have grown year on year and 2019’s show will take place in Belfast’s iconic former prison, the Crumlin Road Gaol on 5 October 2019. We are proud to announce that Eurovision legend Linda Martin will headline the show this year.
Linda Martin won the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with the song ‘Why Me?’. Martin’s win marked the beginning of Ireland’s infamous and unrivaled three in a row streak which was followed by consecutive victories in 1993 for Niamh Kavanagh’s ‘In Your Eyes’ and in 1994 for Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan’s ‘Rock N Roll Kids’. We are honoured to have her perform for us at the Awards.
Linda is no stranger to the awards, having won the Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision in our 2017 ceremony and sits along side Conchita Wurst and Sir Terry Wogan in our Eurovision NI Hall of Fame.
This year that award will be given to Swedish super troupers ABBA and to mark this we have added Ireland’s leading ABBA Tribute Act Abba Lovelight to our show. They will regale us with ABBA’s outstanding back catalogue.
Awards will be handed out in the same 19 categories as last year. These will be decided by a panel of experts including the categories; Best Male, Best Female, Best Duo, Group or Collaboration, Best Live Vocal, Best Staging, Best Returning Artist, Best Moment, Best Video, Best Song Not In the English Language, Best New Song, Best Song From Selection Shows and Best Song. As well as honouring the good, we also reflect on the bad with the categories Worst Song, Worst Lyrics, Worst Dressed Male, Worst Dressed Female and Most Cringeworthy Act. Also returning for 2019 is the award decided by you: The People’s Choice Award. The nominations will be revealed on our blog in early August.
We will have more surprises in store for you on the night and will announce more performers in due course. Tickets £20 plus booking fee and are on sale now here.