It’s the first week of our latest feature to find out the Top 30 songs released by former Eurovision stars in 2018. We take you through ten of the biggest hits of 2018 and ask you to vote for your three favourites from the bunch!
July ushers in a summer full of new hits from your Eurovision faves. This month we take a look at new tracks from Latvia’s Aminata, everyone’s favourite saxy group Sunstroke Project, Polish butter churner/singer CLEO and Eurovision 2018 alums Lea Sirk (Slovenia), AWS (Hungary) and Sevak Khanagyan (Armenia).
With the thrill ride that was Eurovision 2018 now over us, we look towards new music from our past contestants. Hot off the heels of their appearance this year, we get new tracks from UK artist SuRie, Italy’s Ermal Meta and Armenian representative Sevak Khanagyan. Also joining the May line up of new music is 2017 Eurovision champ Salvador Sobral, Austria’s Nathan Trent who teams up with J-MOX, Belgian artist Blanche, Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson and a duet from Melfest winner and runner up (and best mates) Benjamin Ingrosso and Felix Sandman.
Nineteen acts battled it out in the first of this year’s semi finals for Eurovision. Only ten of them could make it through and the standard was particularly high for this semi final. Find out if your favourite songs made the cut!
Eurovision will kick off tomorrow night with the first of the semi finals. Before this takes place, we make our predictions as to which ten of the nineteen countries will make it to Saturday’s final.
For the most part Eurovision is a celebration of a range of European identities, a chance for nations to express and showcase their national individuality and prowess. On a whole this is about celebrating the music and culture of these nations and usually sees widespread generic messages evoking peace, love and tolerance. Eurovision rules state that:
‘The lyrics and/or performance of the songs shall not bring the Shows, the ESC [Eurovision Song Contest] as such or the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] into disrepute. No lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC.’
However there have been moments in Eurovision’s history that have flouted this rule and has seen rising tensions between countries who are at odds with come to the fore and play out through the Contest.
The Eurovision 2018 rehearsals continued today with nine more countries taking to the stage in Lisbon’s Altice Arena. Here’s a sneak peak at their performances!
Artist: Sevak Khanagyan
Betting Odds: 101/1
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year in 2018. Group C saw Franka, Christabelle, DoReDos, Waylon, Jessica Mauboy and Sevak Khanagyan do battle for Croatia, Malta, Moldova, The Netherlands, Australia and Armenia respectively for the two spots in the next round. You’ve been voting since Sunday, the poll has now closed and now it’s time to reveal the results!
Sevak Khanagyan will sing ‘Qami’ for Armenia at Eurovision 2018. Here are the lyrics to his song, along with an English translation!