The Eurovision NI Awards are back in 2019 for our fourth annual awards show! The Awards have grown year on year and 2019’s show will take place in Belfast’s iconic former prison, the Crumlin Road Gaol on 5 October 2019. We are proud to announce that Eurovision legend Linda Martin will headline the show this year.
1994 Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan will play an ‘In the Round’ concert as part of the 2016 Belfast Nashville Songwriters’ Festival. The festival will take place at various venues in Belfast from 2nd-6th March and other acts include former D-Side Singer turned country singer Derek Ryan, Stephen Bishop, Iain Archer, Liam O’Maonlai and John Spillane.
Ireland’s Eurovision fortunes have really taken a turn for the worse ever since their hey days of the late 80s/early 90s when they won a record breaking seven times. While still unbeaten to this day, Ireland haven’t even come close in recent years. They failed to qualify in 2014 with Cann Linn and Kasey Smith. They came in 26th place of 26 in the Final in 2013 with Ryan Dolan. It took Jedward’s ‘Lipstick’ in 2011 to see Ireland with any decent chance of doing well. Read on to see what we make of their chances in 2015.
Last night saw Ireland choose Molly Sterling and her song ‘Playing with Numbers’ to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2015. The 16 year old was chosen over Kat Mahon who’s Charlie McGettigan penned ‘Anybody Got a Shoulder?’ finished in second place. Third place went to Swedish singer Erika Selin and in fourth was early favourite to win Nikki Kavanagh with her song ‘Memories’. Finishing bottom of the pack was Alex Saint’s ‘She’s So Fine’.
RTE have come under fire recently for choosing not only dated, boring and predictable songs to compete in the Late Late Eurosong special but also for the format itself. The studio is too small to accommodate any
Ireland are gearing up to choose between the five acts vying to be chosen as the Eurovision representative for 2015’s contest on Friday night. Ahead of the Late Late Show Special on RTE we take a look at each act, giving our verdict and let you know what you can expect.
Will Swede Erika Selin be Ireland’s pick?
Ireland have announced the five songs in the running to be their pick for this year’s Eurovision and they had their first play on Ray Darcy’s RTE Radio One show this afternoon. Does Ireland have a potential winning song? Is there a good variety among the contenders? Listen to each of the songs below and let us know which is your favourite by voting in our poll and commenting with your thoughts below.
Ireland have announced their contenders for Eurovision 2015. The 5 acts competing to represent Ireland will face off against each other on Friday 27th February and it will see a change in format from the usual Late Late Show mentor system to a new selection show to be fronted by Nicky Byrne from Westlife.
The acts themselves see a mix of old and new including acts who have previously tried to represent Ireland before like Nikki Kavanagh