Eurovision Comedy ‘Brendan Galileo For Europe’ Comes to Belfast!

‘Brendan Galileo For Europe’ is an award-winning, one man show, written and performed by Fionn Foley. Set against the backdrop of the Eurovision Song Contest, it is a timely look at European politics. The show debuted at the Dublin Fringe Festival and following its success there, embarks on a UK and Ireland tour in June through to August. It will play for one night in Belfast’s Lyric Theatre on 15th June.

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Linda Martin to Headline the Eurovision NI Awards 2019!

Linda Martin Eurovision NI Awards 2019

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.  Continue reading

Eurovision 2019 Fraught with Voting Irregularities!

In the wake of the Eurovision 2019 results, it seems that that there have been a number of issues with how the jury votes had been delivered. Most notably, and the only one that the EBU has accepted to date, is the results of the Belorussian jury. Other marked mistakes however have been made. This is particularly the case in regards to the Semi Final jury votes and some of the national jurors having voted back to front. Continue reading

Video for Jamala’s Latest Single ‘Solo’

Since her victory at Eurovision 2016, Jamala has enjoyed musical success with follow up hits ‘I Believe in U’ and ‘Wings’.

She also got married to long term partner Bekir Suleimanov, gave birth to their son Emir. During her time as panelist on Ukrainian Eurovision selection show Vidbir she has become a widely shared gif and caused international controversy. In 2019 she posed a very ‘uncomfortable question’ to eventual winner of the show Maruv, who subsequently withdrew as a result and this led to Ukraine pulling out of the 2019 Contest. Continue reading

Icelandic Band Hatari Releases Video for New Song ‘Klefi / Samed’

Icelandic band Hatari finished in 10th place at Eurovision 2019 with their song ‘Hatrid Mun Sigra’. With 232 points, this gave Iceland their best result this decade, but their appearance was not without controversy. The group who were quite vocal about their political opinions regarding the Middle Eastern conflict in the lead up to the Contest, unfurled a Palestinian flag when their televote total was unveiled on Saturday night. This action led to audible boos in the Israeli arena and saw security staff attempt to remove the flag from them. Continue reading

Duncan Laurence Wins Eurovision!

Duncan Laurence secured a fifth win for the Netherlands at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the nation’s first win in 44 years. Duncan’s song ‘Arcade’ topped the leaderboard at the end of Saturday night’s Grand Final which was held in Tel Aviv in Israel. He scored a total of 498 points, just 26 points ahead of second place Mahmood for Italy. Continue reading

Eurovision 2019 Semi Final 2: Results!

Eurovision 2019 continued with the second of its live Semi Finals tonight. Only ten of the eighteen participants could make it through to Saturday’s final. Find out who made the cut!

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Eurovision 2019 Semi Final 1: Results!

Tonight the Eurovision 2019 kicked off with its first live televised show. The first semi final saw 17 nations battle it out for one of the ten places in Saturday’s final. Read on to find out which countries have made it through!

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Review: Mahmood- ‘Soldi’ (Italy)

Artist: Mahmood

Song: Soldi

Country: Italy

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★★

Ranking: 2nd

Betting Odds: 10/1

Mahmood won Italy’s Sanremo festival in 2019, amidst some controversy when a far right politician called on him to be expelled from the competition for not being Italian enough. Nonetheless Mahmood was victorious with his song ‘Soldi’. Here’s what we think of it!

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