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! Continue reading
Everyone loves a comeback! And we at Eurovision NI are no different. There has been a trend in recent years for Eurovision stars from the past making a return to the Eurovision stage. This year was no different with several of our faves making a reappearance. Here are the nominees for the category Best Returning Act at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. The winner will be revealed at the Awards ceremony in October, but in the meantime vote for your favourite in our poll. Continue reading
Collaborations come in many forms and Eurovision 2017 saw possibly the most diverse selection in recent years. This year saw a yodeller team up with a rapper, a man duet with himself, the return of a band with an epic saxophonist, a wonderfully harmonised group made up of three sisters and a duo singing in the Belorussian language for the first time in Eurovision history. Check out which of the acts have been nominated in the category of Best Group, Duo or Collaboration at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. Continue reading
The next category honours the lovely ladies from Eurovision 2017. With a strong field of contenders, we have whittled it down to just six. Find out who received a nomination in the category Best Female 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.Continue reading
Eurovision 2017 gave us some noteworthy males with some great songs, great voices and great bodies. We have mulled over the criteria and have shortlisted our favourite six performers from the bunch for the category of Best Male at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. Read on to find out who made the cut. The winners will be announced at the Eurovision NI Awards ceremony in October. Until then vote for your favourite in the poll.Continue reading
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. We begin with the first five categories including: Best Male, Best Female, Best Duo/Group/Collaboration, Best Returning Artist and the one that you will decide: The People’s Choice Award. Read on to find out the nominees!
The new music round up for July continues with part two and includes a double feature from Romanian singer Elena Gheorghe and Irish representative from 2017 Brendan Murray. Also among the mix are Barei (Spain, 2016), Ira Losco (Malta, 2016), Firelight (Malta, 2014), Marco Mengoni (Italy, 2013), Joci Papai (Hungary, 2017) and Polina Gagarina (Russia, 2015). Check out all these new songs and more below! Continue reading
Another month over, and another month jam packed full of hits. There have been so many new hits from our Eurovision faves, that again this month we’ve had to split the new music round up in to two parts. This first part features new music from Eurovision Queen Loreen who returns with ‘Body’, two songs from Portugal’s Luciana Abreu, our fave Melfest duo Samir and Viktor, as well as new music from Ott Lepland, Getter Jaani, Barei, Tijana Bogicevic, Andras Kallay Saunders and this year’s Eurovision interval act Onuka. Happy listening!
Douze, a new comedy musical about the wannabe stars trying to represent their country at the Eurovision Song Contest, will make its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month. The show promises to deliver ‘infuriatingly catchy songs and frankly dangerous dance routines’ and will run at the C Royale (studio 4) from 2-28 August.Continue reading