Mahmood will represent Italy at Eurovision 2019 with ‘Soldi’. Here are 10 Things About…Mahmood!
Austria’s Eurovision 2017 singer was announced in December. Get to know him better with our feature: 10 Things About…Nathan Trent!
Last week saw Armenia launch their selection process for Eurovision 2017 with the first 25 acts competing to go through to the second round of Depi Evratesil (Towards Eurovision). Last night, the competition continued with another 25 acts hoping to advance to round two.
Ireland’s 2013 Eurovision representative Ryan Dolan has recorded and shot a video of his version of Rihanna’s hit ‘Diamonds’.
Spain have chosen Barei and her song ‘Say Yay!’ as their entry for Eurovision 2016. The decision came following the staging of their national final Objetivo Eurovision earlier tonight.
You have been voting for the last two weeks for your favourite Spanish contender in our poll. Six acts are in the running, but only one can win. And your favourite act for Spain in 2016 is…
1988 Eurovision winner Celine Dion performed Adele’s hit song ‘Hello’ during a New Year’s Eve show. The ‘Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi’ singer who represented Switzerland 28 years ago, introduced the song by saying how she wanted Adele to be apart of her celebration tonight, later joking that ‘don’t worry she’s not in the building’. She then went on to say that her batteries in her microphone may need replacing and quoted the lyrics from the song ‘Hello? Can you hear me?’.
Despite being one of the ‘Big 5’ and therefore automatically qualifying for the final each year, Spain have not won a Eurovision Song Contest since 1969. This was the second time they have won, having also won the contest the year before. The 1970s gave them three second place finishes, but more recently they haven’t fared so well. Since 2000 they have had six top ten finishes including the 2014 entry ‘Dancing In the Rain’ from Ruth Lorenzo. Despite being a firm fan favourite in 2015, Edurne’s ‘Amanecer’ only managed to finish 21st with 15 points. But what’s in store for 2016? Read on to find out!
The last time Serbia won the Eurovision was back in 2007 with ‘Molitva’ by Marija Serifovic. I have to say that this is possibly my least favourite Eurovision winning song ever. I would even say that I despise it. I am happy to say though that I am a huge fan of Serbia’s choice for 2015. Bojana Stamenov is a larger than life character who is constantly upbeat, dresses in colourful clothing and seems like genuinely fun to be around.
It was slim pickings for Ireland at Eurovision this year as the Late Late Show presented 5 possible runners for the contest in February. I believe the stand out song was Can Linn and Kasey Smith’s ‘Heartbeat’ which ended up winning the selection process. However there were one or two other songs that could have been contenders too. Check them out below: