Melfest is the Swedish selection show for Eurovision. It has a special place in every Eurofan’s heart. The schlager hit factory has been responsible for launching the careers of superstars like ABBA, Carola, Loreen, Mans Zelmerlow and Sanna Nielsen. A mainstay of the Eurovision calendar, the TV singing competition is set to be immortalised with a new Hall of Fame which will be launched by broadcaster SVT next month.
Earlier this week the eurovision fan website songfestival.be in comjunction with ESC Radio revealed the ESC Top 250. The annual ESC250 competition asks fans to allocate points to their favourite Eurovision songs of all time. The votes are collated just before Christmas and revealed in a live countdown on ESC Radio on New Year’s Eve. Below is the top entries on the chart per country!
Eurovision fan website songfestival.be is responsible for running the annual ESC250 competition which asks fans to allocate points to their favourite Eurovision songs of all time. The votes are collated just before Christmas and revealed in a live countdown on ESC Radio on New Year’s Eve, with number one being revealed at midnight.
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.
Artist: Jonida Maliqi
Song: Ktheju tokes
Betting Odds: 126/1
Albania were the first nation to reveal their song for Eurovision 2019. Back in December, Jonida Maliqi impressed the Albanian jury and voting public and won Festivali i Kenges with the song ‘Ktheju Tokes’. Find out what we made of the song!
‘No release before the summer, hopefully this fall’, says a representative from team ABBA. The band had been due to debut new music at the end of 2018 as part of a virtual ABBA experience that the band had been working on with music mogul Simon Fuller.
At the weekend we dished out awards in 19 categories (and it didn’t take a week) at the Eurovision NI (knee?) Awards 2018. Read on to see our photo gallery with some of the highlights from the night! Can’t wait to do it all again next year.
As Eurovision week 2018 approaches, some exciting news has broke about the 1974 winners Abba. The quartet comprised of Benny, Bjorn, Annifrid and Agnetha are to reform and release new music, their first album in 35 years. The band had been taking part in a recent virtual reality tour but only appeared together as holograms. This new music is an ‘unexpected consequence’ of that tour.
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.