With selection shows in full swing, we take a break from this year’s Contest and look at the new releases from some of our favourite singers from the past few years. February sees new releases from former winner Jamala, as well as France’s Amir, Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan, Croatian Jacques Houdek and a duet between Norwegian producer JOWST and last year’s runner up Kristian Kostov. Continue reading
Greece’s selection process for Eurovision 2018 can pretty much be summed up by the term ‘shit storm’. Despite many set backs and debacles ERT have today announced that it will be Gianna Terzi who will represent Greece in Lisbon with the song ‘To oniro mou’, or in English ‘That’s My Dream’.
Lyrics can make or break a song. While it is difficult to know what makes good lyrics, it is really easy to tell when they don’t have the desired effect and come across as insincere, don’t make any sense, are garbled English, or force a rhyme for the sake of it. Here are the worst offenders in 2017 for Worst Lyrics. Continue reading
The visual presentation has become as important as the vocal and song presentation at Eurovision. You have three minutes to impress, and this can’t always be easily achieved with music alone. In oreder to catch the audiences eye, especially in a field of 40+ entries, acts have had come up with innovative ways to stick out over the years. Here are the nominees for the Best Staging at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. Continue reading
It’s been a while since Greece have been on form at Eurovision. Last year, they ruined their perfect record of always qualifying for the final when Argo’s ‘Utopian Land’ didn’t impress audiences or make it to the Final. Prior to that they have also had a string of poor results with Maria Elena placing in 19th the year before and Freaky Fortune placing 20th the year before that again. This is a far cry from their golden years 2004-2011 where they placed in the top ten every year including a win in 2005. 2017 however could be the year that they begin to turn their fortunes around again as they have chosen Greek pop princess Demy and her song ‘This is Love’.
For the past four days you have been voting in Group C of the Eurovision NI World Cup 2017! We have closed the poll and can now reveal the results and announce which two countries have made it through to the next round of the competition.Continue reading
Two songs will advance from Group C to the knock out stage of our Eurovision World Cup Contest. Group C consists of Greece, Belarus, Germany Norway and UK. Listen to each of the songs in this group and vote for your favourite two in the poll below. Poll closes 23rd March when the results will be unveiled.