It is unlikely that Macedonia will participate in the 2018 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. This news comes from the national broadcaster MRT who have stated that due to accumulating debts owed to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), they will be unable to send an entry to Portugal next May.
Don’t you just love it when two Eurovision stars team up? Well, last week dutch singer and 2016 Eurovision representative for the Netherlands travelled to the hometown of Country music: Nashville, Tennessee. While there he met up with one half of the Common Linnets and 2014 Eurovision representative Ilse DeLange for her new television show ‘Ilse’s Veranda’.
June has been so jam-packed with musical goodness that we have had to split our music round up across two parts. This first part includes new songs from Croatia’s Nina Kraljic, new music from Samra, Aminata, Barei, Ani Lorak and Manel Navarro, as well as three new songs from Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan including a duet with fellow Depi Evratesil judge Aram MP3, some rock hits from Cyrpus’ Minus One and Romania’s Voltaj and a new solo song from FreakyFortune’s Nikolas Raptakis. Check out the line up below!
The Cypriot band Minus One have unveiled the video for their latest single. The song is called ‘Invincible’ and follows the band’s appearance at Eurovision 2016 where the finished in 21st place with ‘Alter Ego’ and their song ‘The Potato Song (I Just Wanna Dance)’. Watch the video for the new song below!
Belarus chose Navi Band to represent them at Eurovision 2017. Since their selection in early January, the band have been doing the rounds on other countries’ national selection shows. Last week, they appeared on one of the Ukrainian heats and after a chat with Jamala, they revealed that they had prepared their own version of the reigning Eurovision champion’s winning song ‘1944’.
Rykka represented Switzerland at Eurovision 2016 with song ‘The Last of Our Kind’. The song didn’t make it through the semi final stages, however the Vancouver-born singer’s follow up single ‘Bad Boy’ was one of our favourite songs from 2016, finishing second in our countdown of the year. Rykka’s new single is called ‘Runnin’ Away’. Have a listen below and let us know what you think.
Armenia’s 2016 Eurovision singer and Depi Evratesil mentor Iveta Mukuchyan has returned to music with her new single ‘Keep On Lying’. The track has got a new video which was unveiled earlier this week.
Some of the biggest acts to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest in recent years have teamed up to cover ABBA’s 1974 winning hit song ‘Waterloo’.
This is it. You’ve been voting for your favourite songs from past Eurovision contestants for the last nine weeks and this week we’ve been counting down the top 30. Today we unveil the top ten. Read on to find out if your favourite song has been named the Eurovision NI Song of 2016.
Over the past nine weeks we’ve been taking a look at all the songs released by Eurovision participants throughout this year and have been asking you for your input by voting for your favourites. Earlier this week we revealed the 30 songs that made it into our top 30. The poll closed momentarily at midday today and having collated the results we can reveal which songs gained the fewest votes and finished in the positions 11-20. Read on to find out if your fave song is still in the running for Eurovision NI Song of 2016.