The Netherlands were one of the first countries to announce their act for Eurovision 2017. Way before Christmas, the Voice of Holland winners and former Junior Eurovision Song Contest competitors O’G3NE were chosen to go to Kiev. Since then it’s been a very long wait for them to reveal their song for the Contest. That wait came to an end today when they revealed the lyric video for ‘Lights and Shadows’ on Dutch TV.
In the run up to Eurovision 2017, we take a closer look at the Dutch representatives O’G3NE. Here’s 10 things about the band that’ll help you get to know them a little bit better!
It’s been a busy week for Eurovision. Read on to read our recap of all the news, gossip and national finals activity that occurred 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’.
The schedule for Sweden’s 2017 Eurovision selection, Melodifestivalen has been unveiled earlier today. As always 28 acts will compete over four semi finals, with two advancing directly to the final from each show and a further two from each will compete again in the Andra Chasen (or second chance) show.
Frans Jeppsson Wall or simply Frans will defend the Eurovision title for Sweden in 2016. The 17 year old will do this with song ‘If I Were Sorry’ which won the Melodifestivalen contest in March. We take a look at the song in our review. Read on to find out our thoughts.
If I were to ask you: which country is the most successful Eurovision nation? Your immediate response may be Ireland. You may say- surely they’ve won it the most, so therefore they’re the most successful? The big names that immediately come to mind are Johnny Logan, Linda Martin, Eimear Quinn and Dana. While it’s true that Ireland have had their fair share of Eurovision success, they have also had a shocking amount of non-qualifiers, and in the past twenty years haven’t really come close to their back to back successful run in the 1990s.
Hot on their heels you may say is Sweden with six wins and all quite recently. Big Swedish wins include Abba, Loreen and of course last year saw Mans Zelmerlow bring the contest back to Stockholm. However again there has been some slip ups from the Swedes over the years.
Similarly some nations haven’t ever won Eurovision, but have had many successful attempts with a number of consistent top ten results. Countries that may have only competed a few times, but have given it all the gusto they could muster, resulting in them constantly finishing on the left of the leader board in the final.
Other countries like the UK have a hefty number of second places, but may not be the equal of Ireland’s seven wins. So the question arises: how do we rank these efforts fairly? You may be tempted to cry: It’s too complicated! There’s so much history! Well, I’ve decided to attempt it and here is how…
All you lovely people have been voting since last week to choose you favourite song by reigning champion Conchita Wurst. Her current single ‘You Are Unstoppable’ topped the poll with 25% of the vote. It was a close run race though with ‘Heroes’ in second place with 22% and ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ in joint third with 18% each.
After weeks of voting in our polls, you have crowned Conchita Wurst’s 2014 winning song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ as your favourite Eurovision song ever. She proved to be unstoppable as she won by quite a large margin with 82% of the vote (2077 votes) in the final round. In second place was Sweden’s Loreen with ‘Euphoria’ which despite a late surge in votes only managed 10% of the overall total. Alexander Rybak’s ‘Fairytale’ was in third with 7% and Common Linnets’ ‘Calm After the Storm’ and ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ were fourth and fifth respectively, both with less than 1% of the vote.