Greece’s attempt at a national final in 2018 was a proper shit show. The broadcaster shortlisted five songs, two were disqualified for not meeting the requirements set out by broadcaster ERT and two more refused to pay the selection fee required as part of the terms set out by the broadcaster. This essentially made their choice of Yianna Terzi’s ‘Oniero Mou’ a default internal selection. It would appear that ERT have learned their lesson from 2018 and in 2019 they will return to an internal, untelevised selection process.
This week you have been voting in the last of our Eurovision NI’s Song of 2016 poll. The poll for group eight closed earlier today and we can now reveal the results.
This week you have been voting in group seven of Eurovision NI’s Song of 2016 poll. The poll closed last night and we can now reveal the results.
Over the next nine weeks we will be looking closely at some of the songs released in 2016 by former Eurovision contestants. We will be asking you to vote for your favourite from the lists before compiling a final Top 30 just before the end of the year.
Greece deviated from their usual selection process in 2016. Instead of staging the MAD show which chooses the Greek Eurovision entry, instead they internally selected the band Argo to represent them with ‘Utopian Land’. The gamble didn’t pay off, as Greece blemished their perfect Eurovision record, failing to qualify for the final for the first time ever since the semi finals were introduced in 2004.
Earlier this evening the inaugural Eurovision NI Awards took place. With 16 awards up for grabs it was The Netherlands’ Douwe Bob who led the way with six nominations. On the night though he walked away with no awards. But who did? Read on to find out!
Tomorrow night at 8.30pm will see the first ever Eurovision NI Awards take place. Last month we revealed which acts were nominated across the sixteen categories. We have asked you to vote for your favourites in each category, but the polls will close at midnight. Read on to watch the videos showcasing the nominees in each category and to vote in the polls!
Greece’s 2016 Eurovision representatives failed to impress at Eurovision, giving Greece their worst ever result. Nonetheless, Argo (formerly Europond) are back with a follow up song to their Eurovision entry ‘Utopian Land’.
This year we have decided to hold the inaugural Eurovision NI Awards. We will celebrate the good, the bad and the ugly at Eurovision 2016 over 16 categories, as well as presenting the Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contributing to Eurovision. We have chosen the nominees for each category (which are listed below) and we are now asking you to vote for your favourites in each category, with the results being announced in four weeks time on Saturday 22 October.
Albania seem unbeatable having topped our weekly poll an amazing eight times. However, this week we will do it all over again and for the last time. If you want to see your favourite song on top, then make sure you vote for them in this week’s poll. The poll will close on Sunday 8th May.