I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions but this year I thought I would challenge myself. This challenge has come in the form of a vow to read 51 books in 2020. Each of these books will be by an author from a different nation, a nation that has competed in the Eurovision Song Contest.
I have decided on my first four books: ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite (UK/Nigeria), ‘Reykjavik Nights’ by Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland), ‘The Slap’ by Christos Tsiolkas (Australia) and ‘The Gospel According to Jesus Christ’ by Jose Saramago (Portugal). After that, I’m going to need your help! Have you read any good books by European authors? Please share your suggestions to help me complete my challenge! Keep in mind that there needs to be an English translation of the book, ideally it would be a contemporary novel and easily digested in a week (250-500 pages).
For the past few weeks we have been asking for your input to help us select our favourite songs from Eurovision stars that were released in 2019. We have compiled a Top 40 and now it’s time for us to share this with you. Here are the songs numbers 40-31.
The Australian broadcaster SBS today announced the remaining four acts for their Eurovision 2020 selection show Australia Decides. The Contest which will take place on Australia’s Gold Coast on the 8 February. The broadcaster had announced six acts that will take part over the past few weeks. Namely- Vanessa Amorosi, Mitch Tambo, Montaigne, Casey Donovan, Didirri and iOTA. And today it was announced that Diana Rouvas, Jack Vidgen, Jaguar Jonze and Jordan Ravi would complete the line up.
This week Australian broadcaster SBS announced that two more acts will join their Eurovision selection show Australia Decides. Joining Mitch Tambo, iOTA, Vanessa Amorosi and Casey Donovan are Didirri and Montaigne.
The first of September begins a new Eurovision season and we at Eurovision NI want to keep you updated on all the latest goings on. We’ve created a new table for the 2020 Contest that will let you know which countries will participate, information on the selection process, the artists and their songs. This page will be updated on a regular basis, but this is what we know so far!
It’s the fourth week of Eurovision NI’s Song of 2019. This week’s tracks include new efforts from 2014 Eurovision winner Conchita, Noewegian super group KEiiNO, Australian Jessica Mauboy, Icelandic group Hatari and two time Russian representative Sergey Lazarev. Check out all sixteen songs below and vote for your five favourites in the poll. The vote will close at midnight on Saturday and results revealed on Sunday.
This week Australian broadcaster SBS announced that two more acts will join their Eurovision selection show Australia Decides. Joining Vanessa Amorosi and Casey Donovan (who were announced last week) are Mitch Tambo and iOTA.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 24 November in Poland’s Gliwice Arena. The show will be hosted by last year’s winner Roksana Wegiel as well as Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora. It will feature nineteen songs and we take a look at the contenders, ranking them from our least favourite to our favourite.
It’s the third week of Eurovision NI’s Song of 2019. This week’s tracks include new efforts from Belgium’s Laura Tesoro, global superstar Celine Dion, Australian Isaiah Firebrace, German Michael Schulte and Swedish pop powerhouse Benjamin Ingrosso. Check out all sixteen songs below and vote for your five favourites in the poll. The vote will close at midnight on Saturday and results revealed on Sunday.
This week saw the second group in our annual competition to find the top 40 songs from former Eurovision stars in 2019. This set of 16 contenders were posted on Monday and you have been voting for your favourites. It’s now time to reveal the results and announce which five songs have made it through to the final 40.