Tonight saw the staging of the second ever annual Eurovision NI Awards in Belfast. Trophies were handed out in nineteen categories with the big winners on the night being Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson who took away three gongs including Best Male and Best Staging and Best Song for ‘I Can’t Go On’. Moldova’s Sunstroke Project received two awards including Best Group, Duo or Collaboration and Best Returning Act. The awards show also honoured Linda Martin who joined Sir Terry Wogan as those who have received the Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision. Read on for a full list of the winners.
For the past few weeks, we have asked for your opinion on the nominees in 18 categories at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. Here’s the results of the polls for each category. Will your favourites win on the night? The Eurovision NI Awards will be live from Belfast on 21 October from 8pm. Follow us on Twitter (@EurovisionNI) for the results.
We at Eurovision NI are a shallow bunch. While substance is important to us, so too is style. As such we have the category of Worst Dressed. Her are the contenders for Worst Dressed Female!
We at Eurovision NI are a shallow bunch. While substance is important to us, so too is style. As such we have the category of Worst Dressed. Her are the contenders for Worst Dressed Male!
The Eurovision NI Awards are back in 2017 for the second ever awards show! They will take place in Belfast on 21st October 2017 from 8pm. Awards will be handed out in 19 categories decided for the most part by a panel of experts. Over the next five weeks we will be unveiling which acts have been nominated in each of the categories. In the past four weeks we have announced the nominees for Best Male, Best Female, Best Duo/Group/Collaboration, Best Returning Artist, Best Song, Best New Song, Best Song From Selection Shows, Best Song Not In the English Language, Best Video, Best Moment, Best Staging, Best Live Vocal , Worst Song, Worst Lyrics, Most Cringeworthy Act and the one that you will decide: The People’s Choice Award.
Lyrics can make or break a song. While it is difficult to know what makes good lyrics, it is really easy to tell when they don’t have the desired effect and come across as insincere, don’t make any sense, are garbled English, or force a rhyme for the sake of it. Here are the worst offenders in 2017 for Worst Lyrics.
There’s nothing worse when an act tries to be cool at Eurovision and falls flat on their face. Cringeworthy moments usually arise when there is naff staging, they choose a dated artist, when the cheese has been laid on a bit too thick, or the act/song/vocal/staging or all of the above is just downright bad. You watch these performers with your head in your hands and just want the world to swallow them up whole. Last year the gong was awarded to Frans. Here are the contenders for Most Cringeworthy Act at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
As well as honouring the best that Eurovision has given us in 2017, we also like to shame the very bad at the Eurovision NI Awards, to inspire countries to try that extra bit harder next year. Here are the nominees for Worst Song.
Promotion ahead of Eurovision is key. It allows acts to give fans an idea of what they’re all about ahead of their one off performance at the finals. The best way to showcase this is with a video to accompany the Eurovision song. Here are the eight videos that made the most lasting impression on us. Which will be named the Best Video at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017?
You can have a great song, great staging and an endearing personality, but all this is lost if you are unable to bring the vocal performance that is expected of you on the big Eurovision stage. 2017 had no shortage of powerful vocals. Here are the contenders for Best Live Vocal at Eurovision NI Awards 2017.