Over the next nine weeks we will be looking closely at some of the songs released in 2017 by former Eurovision contestants. We will be asking you to vote for your favourite from the lists before compiling a final Top 30 just before the end of the year.
The summer may be over, but while August brought the rain, it has also been raining musical goodness from our favourite past Eurovision stars. This month has seen new releases from Russia’s Sergey Lazarev, Icelandic singer Svala’s band Blissful, Turkish singer Hadise, as well as new music from the 2012 winner Loreen. Check out the new songs below and what we had to say about them!
Over the past three weeks Ukraine have whittled their Eurovision 2017 contenders down to just six. These acts will compete in tonight’s final in the hopes of following in the footsteps of Jamala. Before the show kicks off, we reveal the results of our poll.
Ira Losco will represent Malta at Eurovision for a second time in 2016 with ‘Chameleon (Invincible)’. The singer was chosen as the nation’s representative following the final of MESC tonight which saw 14 acts in contention for the Maltese selection.
Last night Malta staged the first of their live shows in order to get one step closer to crowning the act and song that will represent them in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Twenty songs were in contention and each performer took to the MESC stage in the hope of getting chosen. Six of these acts were eliminated from the contest, while the other 14 continue on, and will perform in tonight’s final. Read on to find out the results.
Our readers reckon it should be Jasmine Abela and her song ‘Alive’ that Malta should choose as their Eurovision entry for 2016. Jasmine topped the poll with 38% of the vote, while Christabelle Borg, Raquel Galdes, Dominic, Corazon and Ira Losco came joint second with 13%.
Malta has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 28 times since its debut in 1971. After a 16 year gap from 1975 to 1991, Malta returned to the Contest. Malta has been dubbed the most successful country not to have won the Contest. Despite never winning, they have finished second twice (Ira Losco in 2002 and Chiara in 2005), they twice finished third and have finished in the top 10 in 12 out of 15 contests from 1991-2005. More recently Malta have failed to qualify for the final on five out of nine occasions including their most recent attempt in 2015 with Amber’s ‘Warrior’. What will they have in store in 2016?