The Common Linnets Appear on stage with Douwe Bob!

Douwe Bob Common linnetsDutch Eurovision fans will be in their element at the news that the 2016 star Douwe Bob has appeared alongside the Common Linnets at a recent concert.  Continue reading

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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 Nine

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It’s time now for the penultimate part of my Top 100 countdown of songs from the last ten years by unveiling which songs have placed 11-20, read on to find out who made it into the Top 20! To find out the previous results click here: 21-30, 31-40, 41-5051-60, 61-70, 71-8081-90 and 91-100.
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Review: Slovenia- ManuElla ‘Blue and Red’

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‘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.

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Review: Estonia- Stig Rasta and Elina Born ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’

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Estonia’s choice for Eurovision 2015 is the musical pairing of Stig Rasta (successful Estonian musician from bands Slobodan River, Traffic and Outloudz) and Elina Born (runner-up of the fifth season of Eesti otsib superstaari). The duo have joined forces to bring us the song ‘Goodbye to Yesterday’. Read on to find out what we made of the Estonian entry. 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

Conchita’s Rise Like a Phoenix is Your Favourite Eurovision Song Ever

Rise Like a Phoenix is your favourite Eurovision song ever!

Rise Like a Phoenix is your favourite Eurovision song ever!

After weeks of voting in our polls, you have crowned Conchita Wurst’s 2014 winning song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ as your favourite Eurovision song ever. She proved to be unstoppable as she won by quite a large margin with 82% of the vote (2077 votes) in the final round. In second place was Sweden’s Loreen with ‘Euphoria’ which despite a late surge in votes only managed 10% of the overall total. Alexander Rybak’s ‘Fairytale’ was in third with 7% and Common Linnets’ ‘Calm After the Storm’ and ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ were fourth and fifth respectively, both with less than 1% of the vote. Continue reading

Last Chance to Vote for Best Eurovision Song Ever!

esc2015_logoWe are just hours away from crowning the winner of our favourite Eurovision song ever. After weeks of voting it has come down to just five songs- Rise Like a Phoenix, Euphoria, Waterloo, Fairytale and Calm After the Storm. But which of the five will be victorious? That’s entirely up to you. If you want to see your favourite come out on top then vote in the poll below before it closes later today at 8pm.

Poll: Best Eurovision Song Ever Top 5

esc2015_logoAfter weeks of voting, it all comes down to this- the top 5. We shortlisted 32 songs some weeks ago and after 4 heats, two semi finals and weeks of knock out rounds we have the five finalists who will battle it to the death to be crowned the Best Eurovision Song Ever. Continue reading

Conchita is Unstoppable: Poll Results Top 7 Best Eurovision Song Ever

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You have been voting for your favourite Eurovision songs all week and it is finally time to reveal the results of who will battle it out in next week’s final five. 

 
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