Anouk Releases New Album ‘Fake It Till We Die’

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Dutch singer Anouk has today released her eleventh studio album and her second album of 2016. ‘Fake it Till We Die’ is the follow up album to the number one album released in March of this year ‘Queen For A Day’.

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Eurovision Top 100 (2007-2016) Full Chart

Eurovision NI Top 100 1-10Over the past week and a half we have been gradually unveiling our top 100 songs from the last ten years of Eurovision (2007-2016). Now that all has been revealed, here is the full countdown from number 100 to number one! Continue reading

Eurovision Top 100 (2007-2016) Part Four

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The Top 100 countdown of my songs from the last ten years of Eurovision is well underway. Today sees the fourth instalment where I reveal the songs have placed 61-70, read on to find out which songs made the cut! Click here to find out who placed 71-80,  81-90 and 91-100.
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Day Two in Berlin: A Zooper Day!

Anybody who knows Marty knows how much he loves zoos. For those of you who don’t know Marty, he frigging LOVES ZOOS. Marty loves Zoos so much that he went interrailing when we were at university and was looking forward to it as a zoo crawl around Europe. To his disappointment, he didn’t get to visit one single zoo when he was there. To make up for this we decided that our first full day in Berlin would be spent at one of the most famous and highly recommended zoos (and Aquariums) in the world. Read on to find out how we got on. Continue reading

Review: Netherlands- Trijntje Oosterhuis ‘Walk Along’

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The Netherlands have really turned their Eurovision fortunes round as of late. After a dry spell of 9 years failing to qualify for the final of Eurovision, Anouk’s ‘Birds’ finished in 9th place in 2013 and then last year the Common Linnets’ ‘Calm After the Storm’ took second place. This year the Dutch entry sees veteran female pop and jazz singer and The Voice coach Trijntje Oosterhuis take centre stage with her song ‘Walk Along’. Read on to see what we made of the song. Continue reading

Review: The Netherlands- The Common Linnets ‘Calm After the Storm’

The Common Linnets are quickly becoming one of my favourite acts this year

The Common Linnets are quickly becoming one of my favourite acts this year

After failing to qualify for the final an unprecedented 8 years in a row (2005-2012), the Netherlands’ Anouk turned their luck around with her song ‘Birds’ in 2013. This year’s entry is not a far cry away from Anouk in genre and style and sees them try to emulate her success. The Dutch entry is folky-country duo the Common Linnets Continue reading