San Marino Choose Giovanni Montalbano as Their Second Wildcard!

The results of San Marino’s 1in360 second wildcard vote is in! Italian singer Giovanni Montalbano will join Finnish singer Emma in the live online shows of the San Marinese selection process in January.  Continue reading

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Emma is San Marino’s First Wildcard!

The results of San Marino’s 1in360 first wildcard vote is in! The place has been snapped up by Finnish singer Emma. Emma will be one of three wildcards that will be chosen to progress to the live final stage of the San Marino selection in January. The three wildcards will be joined by up to seven other contenders to be chosen by a panel of experts. Continue reading

Saara Aalto Will Represent Finland at Eurovision 2018!

saara aalto Eurovision Finland 2016 XFactorA big announcement from Finnish broadcaster Yle today, reveals that X-Factor UK 2016 runner up, Saara Aalto will represent Finland at Eurovision 2018. The brave move means that the national selection show UMK will be pared back from its usual multiple act over a number of semi finals. Continue reading

Eurovision 2018 Guide: Artists and Songs

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! Continue reading

New Music Round Up: August 2017 (Part Two)!

August had so much new music that we had to split into into two parts! Read Part One here. Part Two has new music from former Eurovision winners Lena and Alexander Rybak, as well as France’s Amir, Kallay Saunders from Hungary, Krista Siegfrids from Finland and Australia’s Guy Sebastian.

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Eurovision NI Awards 2017: Best Song From Selection Shows

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.
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New Music Round Up: July 2017 (Part One)!

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!

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Ten Acts Qualify for Eurovision Final from First Semi Final!

Tonight saw the first of this year’s Eurovision semi final live shows take place. Eighteen countries competed for the ten slots available to them in Saturday’s Final. Find out which of the acts made it through.
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Watch: Semi Final 1 Rehearsals!

With the first of the Eurovision 2017 Semi Finals only days away, check out how each of the acts from SF1 got on in their rehearsal run throughs last week. Which ten of the eighteen acts do you think will make it through to Saturday’s live final? Vote in our poll! Continue reading

Review: Finland- Norma John ‘Blackbird’

Norma John are another of the duos in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. They are made up of pianist Lasse Piirainen and vocalist Leena Tirronen and will sing the song ‘Blackbird’ following their win at Finland’s national selection show UMK in January. Continue reading