Big Five Nations Draw Running Spots for Final

Six nations automatically qualify for the Eurovision final. This is the host nation Portugal and the so-called ‘Big Five’ nations; France, Spain, Germany, Italy and United Kingdom. Portugal, as hosts got to choose the slot they would perform in at the final and last month chose number 8 spot. Today the Big Five took part in the draw to find out which half of the final they would compete in.

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Review: Madame Monsieur- ‘Mercy’ (France)

Artist: Madame Monsieur

Song: Mercy

Country: France

Rating: ★★★★★★★★★☆

Ranking: 5th

Betting Odds: 17/1

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Eurovision Gets Political in 2018!

For the most part Eurovision is a celebration of a range of European identities, a chance for nations to express and showcase their national individuality and prowess. On a whole this is about celebrating the music and culture of these nations and usually sees widespread generic messages evoking peace, love and tolerance. Eurovision rules state that:

‘The lyrics and/or performance of the songs shall not bring the Shows, the ESC [Eurovision Song Contest] as such or the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] into disrepute. No lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC.’

However there have been moments in Eurovision’s history that have flouted this rule and has seen rising tensions between countries who are at odds with come to the fore and play out through the Contest. Continue reading

Eurovision NI World Cup 2018: The Final!


The Eurovision NI World Cup 2018 has reached its final. 43 countries began the journey a few weeks ago, but after the group stage, the round of 16, the quarter finals and the semi finals we have our two finalists!  Continue reading

Eurovision NI World Cup 2018 Semi Finals: Results!


The Eurovision NI World Cup has had its group stage, its round of 16, the quarter finals and this week you have been voting for the four remaining acts in the semi final stage. Two acts have advanced to next week’s final and it’s time to reveal the two finalists! Continue reading

Alexander Rybak Tries His Hand at Some of this Year’s Eurovision Songs on the Violin!

Many Eurovision fans will know that the 2009 champ Alexander Rybak has returned to the Contest in 2018 with his song ‘That’s How You Write a Song’. However, those who don’t follow the Norwegian singer on social media may not realise that he has been posting videos of him accompanying many of this year’s songs with his own additional violin pieces. Continue reading

Eurovision NI World Cup 2018: Semi Finals!


The Eurovision NI World Cup has had its group stage, its round of 16, earlier this week we had the quarter finals and now we move on to the semi final stage where the remaining four songs will battle it out in two head to head matches for the two spots in next week’s final. Take a look at the match ups below and be sure to vote for your favourite to make sure they make the final. Continue reading

Eurovision NI World Cup 2018 Quarter Finals: Results!

For the past few days you have been voting in the Quarter Finals stage of the 2018 edition of the Eurovision NI World Cup. Eight countries squared of in one on one battles with only four progressing to the Semi Finals. It’s time to reveal the results! Continue reading

Eurovision NI World Cup 2018: Quarter Finals!

For the past week you have been voting in the Round of 16 stage of the 2018 edition of the Eurovision NI World Cup. Eight countries were triumphant in the battle rounds and have now advanced to this next stage: the quarter finals. They will have to do battle once more in order to reach the semi finals next week. So once again we ask you to vote for your favourites! Continue reading

Eurovision NI World Cup 2018 Round of 16: Results!

For the past week you have been voting in the Round of 16 stage of the 2018 edition of the Eurovision NI World Cup. From the 43 countries that started out, sixteen have progressed to the second stage and now we can reveal the winner of each duel. Only eight can make it to the Quarter Final Round! Here are the results! Continue reading