For the past few weeks, we have asked for your opinion on the nominees in 18 categories at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. Here’s the results of the polls for each category. Will your favourites win on the night? The Eurovision NI Awards will be live from Belfast on 21 October from 8pm. Follow us on Twitter (@EurovisionNI) for the results.
Recently it has been rare that France have had a national selection contest for Eurovision. Between 2008 and 2013 and again since 2015 they have opted to select their act through an internal selection process. This has given them a fairly good success rate with Alma finishing twelfth, and Amir especially coming in sixth place, their best result in the last fifteen years. Today however French broadcaster France 2 revealed that they will air multiple episodes of a new show Destination Eurovision to select their artist and song for Eurovision 2018.
Last month the Maltese broadcaster revealed a list of 30 artists and songs that they had selected for the next round of their national selection for Eurovision 2018. Today, they have gone one step closer and have shortened the list to the 16 songs that will compete at the live MESC 2018 show in Jan/Feb. Read on for the full list of contenders.
Don’t you just love it when two Eurovision stars team up? Well, last week dutch singer and 2016 Eurovision representative for the Netherlands travelled to the hometown of Country music: Nashville, Tennessee. While there he met up with one half of the Common Linnets and 2014 Eurovision representative Ilse DeLange for her new television show ‘Ilse’s Veranda’.
The MTV European Music Awards are one of the highlights in the awards season calendar. This year’s show will take place in London’s SSE Wembley Arena on 12 November and will be hosted by Rita Ora. Among the nominees are some of our favourite Eurovision stars.
39 countries have confirmed their participation Eurovision 2018. Among them are Albania and Israel who announced this week their intentions to compete in the Contest in Lisbon in May next year.
Late last week Laura Groeseneken was selected as Belgium’s 2018 Eurovision participant. The singer revealed in an interview that part of the reason she was interested in competing was due to the beauty of this year’s winning song ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ by Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral. In homage to the song she has done her own version in English. Check it out:
September is over and we are well and truly into autumn. It’s time to hoke out your autumnal scarves and jumpers and catch up with your favourite Eurovision stars. This month sees new music releases from the likes of Russian hotties Sergey Lazarev and Dima Bilan, Danish star Basim, Armenian fave Iveta Mukuchyan and new music from the class of 2017: Serbia’s Tijana Bogicevic, Ukraine’s O. Torvald, Italy’s Francesco Gabbani and Belarus’ Naviband.
And so it begins, the first in a long line of artist announcements for Eurovision 2018. Flemish broadcaster VRT (who take it year about with French speaking broadcaster RTBF to choose the Belgian Eurovision entry) have got in there early and are the first to announce their artist for the Contest. It will be Laura Groeseneken who will represent then nation at Eurovision which this year will take place in Lisbon.
Sweden’s Eurovision selection competition Melodifestivalen is one of the most anticipated events in the Eurovision calendar. Spanning over six weeks and six major Swedish cities, the competition is a celebration of Schlager, a coup d’etat of kitsch and just downright fun. Today the details for the 2018 edition were revealed.