We are in the midst of Eurovision Selection Season, then there’s Eurovision itself in May, but Eurovision fans are usually stuck for Eurovision entertainment from June through to December! In 2016 we tried to fill that gap with the launch of the Eurovision NI Awards. In 2019 we want to expand our offering to a bigger venue that can accommodate a bigger audience and we want to put on a Eurovision Extravaganza. In order to do that we need your help and would love it if you could donate to our Kickstarter campaign.
At the weekend we dished out awards in 19 categories (and it didn’t take a week) at the Eurovision NI (knee?) Awards 2018. Read on to see our photo gallery with some of the highlights from the night! Can’t wait to do it all again next year.
‘Blue and Red’ is the song that Slovenia are hoping can get them to the Eurovision Final in 2016. It will be performed by singer ManuELLA. Join us as we take a look at the song and assess whether they can qualify from Semi Final 2 on Thursday night.
Today the acts from Serbia, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Albania, Romania and Georgia all got the chance to have their first practice run through on the Eurovision stage. Wiener Stadhalle in the Austrian capital has been totally transformed for the Contest and you can get a little sneak preview of some of the acts by reading on.
Unsurprisingly ABBA have come out on top in the fourth of our Best Eurovision Song Ever poll with 58.8% of the vote with their hit song Waterloo. Coming in second place was Norway’s Margaret Berger and her song ‘Feed You My Love’ which received 23.5% of the vote and will also advance to the semi final stages beginning next week. Joining these songs in the semi finals will be third and fourth place songs ‘Diva’ by Dana International (11.7%) and Ukraine’s Verka Serduchka whose song ‘Dancing Lasha Tumbai’ received 5.8% of the vote.
Songs failing to qualify were Buck’s Fizz ‘Making your Mind Up’, Celine Dion ‘Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi’, Niamh Kavanagh’s ‘In Your Eyes’ and Lulu’s ‘Boom Bang a Bang’.
You can vote in the first of the two semi final rounds by clicking here.
It’s time for the last of our four heats. We want to know what your favourite Eurovision song ever is. So you better be sure to vote in the poll below. Again four acts will advance to the semi final stage, the first of which will open for voting next week. But which of the songs will be advancing? Is Dana International your favourite Diva? Will this
The BBC game show ‘Pointless’ returned to our screen on saturday 12th April with an all new celebrities edition. Later in the run they will do a Eurovision special and will feature a number of familiar Eurovision faces from Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker and Mike Nolan who
It’s time to plunge into the pop annals of Eurovision history to the year 1981 when Buck’s Fizz were crowned the winners with their iconic de-robing performance of ‘Making Your Mind Up’: