Eurovision NI Awards 2018: in pictures!

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. Continue reading

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Eurovision NI Awards 2018: The Winners!


Earlier this evening the third annual Eurovision NI Awards took place in Belfast’s American Bar. The acts from Eurovision 2018 battled it out in eighteen categories from Best Male, Best Female and Best Group to Best Song, Best New Song and Best Song From Selection Shows. It wasn’t all good, we also named and shamed the worst from this year’s participants from Worst Song, Worst Dressed Acts and even crowned the Most Cringeworthy Act.

Also returning for 2018 was the award decided by the readers of our blog: The People’s Choice Award. We received hundreds of votes from devoted fans, but only one act could be crowned the people’s champion in 2018.

Finally we honoured a person who has contributed greatly to Eurovision with the Phoenix: Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision Award. This year’s recipient was Conchita Wurst. She will join Linda Martin and the late Sir Terry Wogan in the Eurovision NI Hall of Fame.

Read on to find out who won!

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Eurovision NI Awards 2018: Full List of Nominees!


As we prepare to embark on another year of selection shows, pop bangers, emotional ballads, televoting and internal selections, we pay tribute to the year of Eurovision gone by. The Eurovision NI Awards are back in 2018 for our third annual awards show!

They will take place in Belfast’s the American Bar on 6th October 2018 from 8pm. Awards will be handed out in the same 19 categories as last year. These will be decided by a panel of experts including the categories; Best Male, Best Female, Best Duo, Group or Collaboration, Best Live Vocal, Best Staging, Best Returning Artist, Best Moment, Best Video, Best Song Not In the English Language, Best New Song, Best Song From Selection Shows and Best Song.

As well as honouring the good, we also reflect on the bad with the categories Worst Song, Worst Lyrics, Worst Dressed Male, Worst Dressed Female and Most Cringeworthy Act. Also returning for 2018 is the award decided by the readers of our blog: The People’s Choice Award. Finally we will honour a person who has contributed greatly to Eurovision with the Phoenix: Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision Award which this year will go to Conchita Wurst. She will join Linda Martin and the late Sir Terry Wogan in the Eurovision NI Hall of Fame.

Read on for the full list of nominees!

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10 Things About…Tijana Bogicevic!

Tijana Bognecivic Serbia Eurovision 2017Tijana Bogicevic will represent Serbia at Eurovision 2017 with an as of yet to be determined song. We get to know the singer a bit better with 10 Things About…Tijana Bogicevic! Continue reading

Nathan Trent Reveals Eurovision 2017 Song!

Nathan Trent Austria Eurovision 201724 year old singer from Innsbruck, Nathan Trent was chosen to represent Austria at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest back in December last year. The song announcement came earlier this morning when he unveiled ‘Running On Air’. Listen to it for yourself below.

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Austria Choose Nathan Trent for Eurovision 2017!

Nathan Trent Austria Eurovision 201724 year old singer from Innsbruck, Nathan Trent has been chosen to represent Austria at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The announcement this morning came from the Austrian broadcaster ORF, who have chosen the singer via an internal selection process.

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Turkey and Slovakia will not Compete at Eurovision 2017!

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As we kick off the selection show season there have been 40 countries who have formally announced that they will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 in Kiev. Two countries that will not be included in the show in May are Turkey and Slovakia. Continue reading

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 Seven

Eurovision NI Top 100 31-40We are into the top 40 songs in my countdown of my favourite 100 songs from the last ten years. Today I reveal the songs which have placed 31-40. To view the rest of the top 100 so far click here: 41-50, 51-60,  61-70, 71-8081-90 and 91-100.
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Dami Im reveals ‘Sound of Silence’!

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Last week, as part of the Sydney Mardi Gras celebrations, Conchita Wurst announced that Dami Im would be the second person ever to represent Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest. However her song would remain a mystery for a little while longer. That mystery is no more as ‘Sound of Silence’ was released earlier today. Listen to the song below. Continue reading