This weekend saw X-Factor Celebrity move to the live show portion of the competition. Back in the judging seats were Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger who last week were given their categories (the groups, unders and overs respectively). The weekend started with thirteen acts, including rugby boyband Try Star, journalist Martin Bashir, chat show host Ricki Lake and former Glee star Kevin McHale.
Norwegian band KEiiNO have proven themselves as a real hit making factory. The trio have expanded on the success of their fifth place at Eurovision 2019 for song ‘Spirit in the Sky’. In the six months following their Eurovision appearance, the band have had success with cover versions of ‘Shallow’ (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper) and ‘Vill Ha Dig’ (Freestyle) and original track ‘Praying’. This weekend they have revealed another new track.
Hatari stoked controversy when the erupted, clad in leather bdsm gear during their performance of ‘Hatrid mun sigra’ at Eurovision 2019 and then again when they flew the Palestinian flag during the vote reveal in Israel. A follow up single ‘Klefi/Samed’ in the immediate aftermath of the competition saw them team up with gay Palestinian singer Bashar Marad.
Reigning Eurovision champ Duncan Laurence has released his first new track since winning the competition back in May. The Dutch singer follows up ‘Arcade’ with the new song ‘Love Don’t Hate It’.
On Saturday 5 October the Eurovision NI Awards took place in Belfast’s Crumlin Road Haol. Here are some of the pictures of the event.
We are just a month into Eurovision season and we have already got our second artist confirmed for Eurovision 2020! Last week Hooverphonic were revealed as Belgium‘s pick and now Spain have joined the fray announcing at the weekend that Blas Canto will represent them in Rotterdam next year.
Earlier this evening the Eurovision NI Awards 2019 took place in Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol. In an action packed show, hosted by Denise Mulgrew and Brendan Hughes, a total of 19 awards were dished out. Special performances on the night came from the Eurovision 1992 winner Linda Martin and Lovelight (tribute act of the Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision Award recipient ABBA). Read on to find out who won big on the night.
In typical Belgian style, the nation are the first to announce their act yet again for Eurovision. In 2020 Belgium will be represented by Indie Synth group Hooverphonic.