This week you have been voting in the second group of songs to determine which song will be named our favourite song of 2016 from previous Eurovision contestants. The poll closed last night and we can now reveal the results.Continue reading
Over the next nine weeks we will be looking closely at some of the songs released in 2016 by former Eurovision contestants. We will be asking you to vote for your favourite from the lists before compiling a final Top 30 just before the end of the year.Continue reading
Tonight saw the end of Israel talent search competition ‘Israel’s Rising Star’. After months of auditions, eliminations and tonight’s final, Hovi Star was crowned the winner with song ‘Made of Stars’ which he will sing, representing Israel at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.Continue reading
Israel have a pretty impressive three wins under their belt since they first competed at Eurovision in 1973. This includes back to back victories for Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta’s ‘A-Ba-Ni-Bi’ in 1978 and Gali Atari and Milk and Honey’s ‘Hallelujah’ in 1979. Their most recent win was when Dana International won in 1998 with Europop anthem ‘Diva’.
Since then they haven’t fared so well with a four year run from 2011 to 2014 where they failed to qualify for the final. Even having Dana International return in 2011 with ‘Ding Dong’ couldn’t get them out of the rut. 2015 saw 16 year old Nadav Guedj win Israel’s Rising Star contest and he was selected to represent his country with ‘Golden Boy’, which resulted in their best outcome in over a decade when it finished ninth. Can they keep this momentum going and propel their 2016 entry even higher into the top ten?
Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ continues to dominate our polls having come out on top in the first of our semi finals. The song has now qualified for our top ten show down starting in two weeks time. The Austrian singer received a staggering 87.37% of the vote.Continue reading
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.
The Winner Takes it All, but will ABBA be the winner?
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 thisContinue reading