It’s the fourth week of our latest feature to find out the Top 30 songs released by former Eurovision stars in 2018. Again this week we take you through ten of the biggest hits of 2018 and ask you to vote for your three favourites from the bunch!
With the thrill ride that was Eurovision 2018 now over us, we look towards new music from our past contestants. Hot off the heels of their appearance this year, we get new tracks from UK artist SuRie, Italy’s Ermal Meta and Armenian representative Sevak Khanagyan. Also joining the May line up of new music is 2017 Eurovision champ Salvador Sobral, Austria’s Nathan Trent who teams up with J-MOX, Belgian artist Blanche, Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson and a duet from Melfest winner and runner up (and best mates) Benjamin Ingrosso and Felix Sandman.
For the most part Eurovision is a celebration of a range of European identities, a chance for nations to express and showcase their national individuality and prowess. On a whole this is about celebrating the music and culture of these nations and usually sees widespread generic messages evoking peace, love and tolerance. Eurovision rules state that:
‘The lyrics and/or performance of the songs shall not bring the Shows, the ESC [Eurovision Song Contest] as such or the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] into disrepute. No lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC.’
However there have been moments in Eurovision’s history that have flouted this rule and has seen rising tensions between countries who are at odds with come to the fore and play out through the Contest.
Artist: Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro
Song: No Mi Avete Fatto Niente
Betting Odds: 29/1
Duo Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro will represent Italy at Eurovision 2018. Check out their lyrics to ‘No Mi Avete Fatto Niente’ along with the English translation.
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year and we continue the competition with Group D. Group D Consists of United Kingdom, Belgium, Latvia, Italy and Belarus. Take a look at their songs below and vote for your favourite in our poll!
Get to know Italian duo Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro better with our 10 Things About…Ermal and Fabrizio!
The Italian music festival Sanremo concluded its 67th edition in tonight following a week of concerts in Teatro Ariston in the Italian city of Sanremo.
The Italian music festival Sanremo will host its 67th edition in the week beginning 7th February in Teatro Ariston in the Italian city of Sanremo. Earlier this week the participants in the 2017 festival’s Big Artists category, who are given first refusal to compete for Italy at Eurovision, were revealed. Check out the list below!
Italy’s Eurovision competitor for 2016 and Sanremo runner up, Francesca Michielin has announced that she will sing “Nessun grado di separazione” in Sweden in May.