Another week, and another weekend of X-Factor mediocrity. The show’s fifteenth series grinds on this weekend with its latest theme: Movie Night. Ten became eight as we coarse towards the quarter finals next weekend.
All week you have been voting in our Group Two poll to determine which song will be named our favourite song of 2018 from previous Eurovision contestants. The poll closed last night and we can now reveal the results.
It’s the second week of our latest feature to find out the Top 30 songs released by former Eurovision stars in 2018. Again this week we take you through ten of the biggest hits of 2018 and ask you to vote for your three favourites from the bunch!
This week was Fright Night on X-Factor. The show, now in its fifteenth series, brought back themed weeks this year and the third week of live shows saw the return of an old favourite just in time for Halloween! It was bad news for United Vibe and Molly Scott who will move to the X-Factor graveyard after tonight’s results.
The first season of X-Factor Malta launched earlier this month and for the past three weeks judges Ira Losco, Howard Keith Debono, Ray Mercieca and Alexandra Alden have been putting contestants through the rigorous process to find themselves a star worthy of representing the nation at Eurovision 2019.
Irish Eurovision 2017 singer Brendan Murray has made it through to the live finals of the X-Factor series 15.
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.
The new music round up for July continues with part two and includes a double feature from Romanian singer Elena Gheorghe and Irish representative from 2017 Brendan Murray. Also among the mix are Barei (Spain, 2016), Ira Losco (Malta, 2016), Firelight (Malta, 2014), Marco Mengoni (Italy, 2013), Joci Papai (Hungary, 2017) and Polina Gagarina (Russia, 2015). Check out all these new songs and more below!
God loves a tryer or so the saying goes and according to Ireland’s Eurovision former boy band member Brendan Murray, he’s ‘Dying to Try’. I feel as though this however couldn’t be further from the truth. Ireland are of course on paper the most successful Eurovision nation in the Contest’s history, winning seven times, but Sweden are hot on their heels with six and are continually delivering hit after hit at Eurovision, whereas Ireland struggle to reach the final year on year. Ireland’s problem is that they just aren’t trying hard enough, they continually make the same mistakes year after year, have dated songs, delivered by average at best singers and put absolutely no effort into their staging.