We are just a month into Eurovision season and we have already got our second artist confirmed for Eurovision 2020! Last week Hooverphonic were revealed as Belgium‘s pick and now Spain have joined the fray announcing at the weekend that Blas Canto will represent them in Rotterdam next year.
Earlier this evening the Eurovision NI Awards 2019 took place in Belfast’s Crumlin Road Gaol. In an action packed show, hosted by Denise Mulgrew and Brendan Hughes, a total of 19 awards were dished out. Special performances on the night came from the Eurovision 1992 winner Linda Martin and Lovelight (tribute act of the Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision Award recipient ABBA). Read on to find out who won big on the night.
In typical Belgian style, the nation are the first to announce their act yet again for Eurovision. In 2020 Belgium will be represented by Indie Synth group Hooverphonic.
KEiiNO quickly became a fan favourite when they represented Norway at Eurovision 2019. Their song ‘Spirit in the Sky’ topped the televote and finished sixth overall. The band have been touring (specifically in Australia) since their Eurovision appearance and now they have released a new single called ‘Vill Ha Dig’.
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.
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!
SVT announced today that Melfest 2020 will be hosted by a trio of presenters. The line up includes Lina Hedlund, David Sundin and Linnea Henriksson.
Today the European Broadcasting Union announced that Rotterdam will be the Eurovision 2020 host city.
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.
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.