The Estonian broadcaster ERR have this week revealed the twenty acts and songs that will take part in this year’s Estonian national selection show Eesti Laul.
The first of September begins a new Eurovision season and we at Eurovision NI want to keep you updated on all the latest goings on. We’ve created a new table for the 2018 Contest that will let you know which countries will participate, information on the selection process, their artists and their songs. This page will be updated on a regular basis, but this is what we know so far!
Eurovision preparation begins months before the Eurovision Final in May. Many countries host their own national selection shows which take place over a number of weeks and usually there are a number of epic tracks that don’t get the chance to progress to the Eurovision finals. We honour those songs that narrowly missed out from the likes of Melfest, UMK, You Decide, Songvakeppnin, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, A Dal, Festivali i Kenges, Eesti Laul, Supernova and many more with the category Best Song From Selection Shows at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
Everyone loves a comeback! And we at Eurovision NI are no different. There has been a trend in recent years for Eurovision stars from the past making a return to the Eurovision stage. This year was no different with several of our faves making a reappearance. Here are the nominees for the category Best Returning Act at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. The winner will be revealed at the Awards ceremony in October, but in the meantime vote for your favourite in our poll.
Another month over, and another month jam packed full of hits. There have been so many new hits from our Eurovision faves, that again this month we’ve had to split the new music round up in to two parts. This first part features new music from Eurovision Queen Loreen who returns with ‘Body’, two songs from Portugal’s Luciana Abreu, our fave Melfest duo Samir and Viktor, as well as new music from Ott Lepland, Getter Jaani, Barei, Tijana Bogicevic, Andras Kallay Saunders and this year’s Eurovision interval act Onuka. Happy listening!
Tuesday saw ten acts qualify from the first semi final of Eurovision 2017. Tonight saw the broadcast of Semi Final 2 and another ten acts have made the line up of the Final. Check out who has made it through!
Semi Final Two seems to be all about the duos. Estonia join the fray with Koit Toome (whose uncle was Prime Minister of Estonia for 2 years) teaming up with Laura for the song ‘Verona’.
Semi Final 2 of Eurovision 2017 will take place on Thursday but a head of that all the acts have had a practice run through with the rehearsals last week. Check out how each of the acts from SF2 got on in their rehearsals. Which ten of the eighteen acts do you think will make it through to Saturday’s live final? Vote in our poll!
2017 has been a stellar year for duets at Eurovision with six countries choosing couples to represent them. This includes Finland’s Norma John, Estonia’s Koit Toome and Laura, Norway’s JOWST and Alexander Walmann, San Marino’s Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson, Belarus’s Navi Band and Romania’s Ilinca and Alex Florea. This got us hoking through the Eurovision archives to pick out our top ten duos from over the last ten years. Check out what we came up with!