Albania’s selection show Festivali i Kenges concluded tonight to give us the first Eurovision song for 2019. That honour goes to Jonida Maliqi who won the three day long competition with song ‘Ktheju tokes’. She will join the other artists announced for Eurovision 2019: Tamta (Cyprus) and Srbuk (Armenia).
Albania’s selection show Festivali i Kenges began a few nights ago and we now have the line up for the final which will take place later this evening. 14 acts have made it through to the final, and there were a few upsets as one of the fan favourites Mirud did not advance to the Final.
The Albanian selection show Festivali I Kenges is just two weeks away. In anticipation of this, broadcaster RTSH have revealed one minute snippets of each of the 22 competing songs in this year’s contest. Read on to hear them!
Albania’s selection show Festivali i Kenges is usually the first event in the Eurovision calendar and this year is no different. Earlier this week the Albanian broadcaster RTSH revealed details of the 57th edition of the contest which has chosen the country’s Eurovision artist and song since 2003.
Earlier this evening the third annual Eurovision NI Awards took place in Belfast’s American Bar. The acts from Eurovision 2018 battled it out in eighteen categories from Best Male, Best Female and Best Group to Best Song, Best New Song and Best Song From Selection Shows. It wasn’t all good, we also named and shamed the worst from this year’s participants from Worst Song, Worst Dressed Acts and even crowned the Most Cringeworthy Act.
Also returning for 2018 was the award decided by the readers of our blog: The People’s Choice Award. We received hundreds of votes from devoted fans, but only one act could be crowned the people’s champion in 2018.
Finally we honoured a person who has contributed greatly to Eurovision with the Phoenix: Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision Award. This year’s recipient was Conchita Wurst. She will join Linda Martin and the late Sir Terry Wogan in the Eurovision NI Hall of Fame.
Read on to find out who won!
As we prepare to embark on another year of selection shows, pop bangers, emotional ballads, televoting and internal selections, we pay tribute to the year of Eurovision gone by. The Eurovision NI Awards are back in 2018 for our third annual awards show!
They will take place in Belfast’s the American Bar on 6th October 2018 from 8pm. Awards will be handed out in the same 19 categories as last year. These will be decided by a panel of experts including the categories; Best Male, Best Female, Best Duo, Group or Collaboration, Best Live Vocal, Best Staging, Best Returning Artist, Best Moment, Best Video, Best Song Not In the English Language, Best New Song, Best Song From Selection Shows and Best Song.
As well as honouring the good, we also reflect on the bad with the categories Worst Song, Worst Lyrics, Worst Dressed Male, Worst Dressed Female and Most Cringeworthy Act. Also returning for 2018 is the award decided by the readers of our blog: The People’s Choice Award. Finally we will honour a person who has contributed greatly to Eurovision with the Phoenix: Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision Award which this year will go to Conchita Wurst. She will join Linda Martin and the late Sir Terry Wogan in the Eurovision NI Hall of Fame.
Read on for the full list of nominees!
Nineteen acts battled it out in the first of this year’s semi finals for Eurovision. Only ten of them could make it through and the standard was particularly high for this semi final. Find out if your favourite songs made the cut!
Rehearsals for Eurovision 2018 have been taking place all last week but the contest opens properly tonight with the Blue Carpet Opening Ceremony.
Today saw the first day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals. Ten countries took to the Eurovision stage for the first time to try out their songs in the arena. Fans also got first insights into their finalised staging for the first time.