This week we kicked off our annual competition to find the top 40 songs from former Eurovision stars in 2019. The first set of 16 contenders were posted on Monday and you have been voting for your favourites. It’s now time to reveal the results and announce which five songs have made it through to the final 40.
We have started our quest to compile a list of the Top 40 songs released by Eurovision stars in 2019. Our first batch of sixteen songs include hits from previous winners Celine Dion (Switzerland, 1988), Lena (Germany, 2010) Eldar (Azerbaijan, 2011) and Conchita (Austria, 2014), as well as new tracks from the likes of Mahmood, Ilse Delange, Darude, Dami Im and Kate Miller Heidke. Check out the full line up below and vote for your five favourites in our poll.
Earlier this month it was announced that Australia would return to Eurovision for the fifth consecutive year in 2019. Today, Australian broadcaster SBS confirmed plans for their first ever national selection contest.
Australia’s love affair with Eurovision is set to continue, as it was confirmed this morning that the nation will return to the Contest for the fifth consecutive year when it takes place in Tel Aviv in May 2019. Broadcaster SBS’s Outgoing Managing Director Michael Ebeid made the announcement saying that Australia’s participation in 2019 was a ‘100% yes!’.
2018 will see Australia participate in Eurovision for the fourth time. What was supposed to be a one off in 2015 has become an annual thing for our friends down under. On all three occasions so far, Australia have opted to choose their acts and songs through an internal selection process and broadcaster SBS has announced that this is to continue for their pick in 2018.
The ground breaking announcement earlier this week that 2018 would see the launch of Eurovision Asia, had many supposing that this could put an end to Australia competing in Eurovision. Today however, Australian broadcaster SBS revealed that the EBU had extended an invite to Australia to compete in Lisbon at Eurovision 2018. This invitation has been accepted.
Another month over and another month full of new epic tunes! Check out ten of the latest hits from former Eurovision stars including; Laura Tesoro, Guy Sebastian, Lena, Can Bonomo, Pall Oskar, as well as songs from Melfest alum JTR and Dolly Style!
Australia will compete for the third time in Eurovision 2017 with Isaiah Firebrace taking the helm and performing his song ‘Don’t Come Easy’. We get to know the singer a bit better with our feature article 10 Things About…Isaiah Firebrace!
Australia have had quite the Eurovision streak! Although they have only been eligible to compete these past two years they have finished in fifth place in 2015 with Guy Sebastian and last year did ever better when Dami Im gave them a second place finish. It was announced Australia would be back in 2017 and since then there has been a lot of speculation as to who would defend their impressive record. That speculation can now end.
Over the past nine weeks we’ve been taking a look at all the songs released by Eurovision participants throughout this year and have been asking you for your input by voting for your favourites. Earlier this week we revealed the 30 songs that made it into our top 30. The poll closed momentarily at midday today and having collated the results we can reveal which songs gained the fewest votes and finished in the positions 11-20. Read on to find out if your fave song is still in the running for Eurovision NI Song of 2016.