Australia Decides to Return in 2020!

In 2019 Australia used a national final to select their act and song for Eurovision. This was the first time the nation chose to do so since they started competing in 2015. The show was called Australia Decides and proved to be a huge success, selecting Kate Miller Heidke’s ‘Zero Gravity’ as its representative. Australian broadcaster SBS announced that the selection show is set to make a return in 2020. Continue reading

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Mahmood Releases Video for Latest Single ‘Barrio’!

Mahmood soared to second place at Eurovision 2019 with his song ‘Soldi’. The Italian singer has wasted no time and has been toiling away in the studio on new material. His next single ‘Barrio’ debuted last week and now he has released the new music video for the track. Check it out! Continue reading

SVT Release Initial Melfest 2020 Details!

Melfest is one of the most highly anticipated competitions of the Eurovision selection season. Today the Swedish broadcaster SVT announced the initial plans for the 2020 competition. Continue reading

Introducing the Eurovision NI Awards 2019 Jury Panel!

A few weeks ago we revealed the nominees for the nineteen categories in this year’s Eurovision NI Awards. Now it’s decision time. On 16 August our jury panel will meet to deliberate over the nominees, rank their favourites and decide which artists deserve to walk away with the trophies! Ahead of the official results which will be revealed on 5 October at our live awards ceremony in the Crumlin Road Gaol (tickets available here), we introduce you to our six jurors. Continue reading

Eurovision NI Awards 2019: Full List of Nominees!

Over the course of today, we have been revealing the nominees for this year’s Eurovision NI Awards 2019. The fourth annual awards ceremony will take place in Belfast’s iconic Crumlin Road Gaol on 5th October 2019 with the show kicking off 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 Eurovision legends and international super stars ABBA. They will join Conchita Wurst, Linda Martin and the late Sir Terry Wogan in the Eurovision NI Hall of Fame.

In addition to the awards results, this year will see guest performances from the 1992 Eurovision winner Linda Martin and ABBA tribute band Lovelight. The night will also have an interactive Eurovision Quiz, a live People’s Choice Vote, a Eurovision themed disco and a few other surprises along the way. Tickets are now available from our Eventbrite page.

Read on for the full list of nominees!

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Eurovision Comedy ‘Brendan Galileo For Europe’ Comes to Belfast!

‘Brendan Galileo For Europe’ is an award-winning, one man show, written and performed by Fionn Foley. Set against the backdrop of the Eurovision Song Contest, it is a timely look at European politics. The show debuted at the Dublin Fringe Festival and following its success there, embarks on a UK and Ireland tour in June through to August. It will play for one night in Belfast’s Lyric Theatre on 15th June.

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Linda Martin to Headline the Eurovision NI Awards 2019!

Linda Martin Eurovision NI Awards 2019

The Eurovision NI Awards are back in 2019 for our fourth annual awards show! The Awards have grown year on year and 2019’s show will take place in Belfast’s iconic former prison, the Crumlin Road Gaol on 5 October 2019. We are proud to announce that Eurovision legend Linda Martin will headline the show this year.  Continue reading

Eurovision 2019 Fraught with Voting Irregularities!

In the wake of the Eurovision 2019 results, it seems that that there have been a number of issues with how the jury votes had been delivered. Most notably, and the only one that the EBU has accepted to date, is the results of the Belorussian jury. Other marked mistakes however have been made. This is particularly the case in regards to the Semi Final jury votes and some of the national jurors having voted back to front. Continue reading

Video for Jamala’s Latest Single ‘Solo’

Since her victory at Eurovision 2016, Jamala has enjoyed musical success with follow up hits ‘I Believe in U’ and ‘Wings’.

She also got married to long term partner Bekir Suleimanov, gave birth to their son Emir. During her time as panelist on Ukrainian Eurovision selection show Vidbir she has become a widely shared gif and caused international controversy. In 2019 she posed a very ‘uncomfortable question’ to eventual winner of the show Maruv, who subsequently withdrew as a result and this led to Ukraine pulling out of the 2019 Contest. Continue reading