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.
Song: X My Heart
Betting Odds: 67/1
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 NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year in 2018. Group H saw Melovin, AISEL, Eleni Foureira, Cesar Sampson and Alexander Rybak do battle for Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Austria and Norway 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
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year and we continue proceedings with the last of our groups Group H. Group H Consists of Norway, Austria, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Cyprus. Take a look at their songs below and vote for your favourite in our poll!
Aisel will represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2018, Check out the lyrics to her song ‘X My Heart’ below!
Who is Aisel? You may have heard recently the announcement that she is to represent Azerbaijan at Eurovision 2018, but what is her musical style? What makes her tick? Find out more about the singer with our 10 Things About…Guide!
2018 will see Azerbaijan compete at Eurovision for the eleventh time. For the past three years broadcaster ITV have chosen their Eurovision contestant by an internal selection process and 2018 is no different. They announced today that it will be Aisel who will fly the flag for them at Lisbon next year.
We’ve had so many new songs from our favourite Eurovision stars in September that we’ve had to split our New Music Round Up into two parts! Part Two sees new releases from Maraaya, Samra, Elnur, Ovi, Nathan Trent and two new songs from Loreen! Check out what we thought of these below!