Eurovision NI’s Song of 2018: Group One!

It’s the first week of our latest feature to find out the Top 30 songs released by former Eurovision stars in 2018. We take you through ten of the biggest hits of 2018 and ask you to vote for your three favourites from the bunch! Continue reading

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New Music Round Up: July 2018 (Part Two)

Now for part two of our New Music Round Up for July. In it we take a look at new releases from Russian girl band Serebro, Belgian songstress Blanche and two acts from this year’s Contest Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso and Swiss siblings Zibbz. Continue reading

New Music Round Up: May 2018!

With the thrill ride that was Eurovision 2018 now over us, we look towards new music from our past contestants. Hot off the heels of their appearance this year, we get new tracks from UK artist SuRie, Italy’s Ermal Meta and Armenian representative Sevak Khanagyan. Also joining the May line up of new music is 2017 Eurovision champ Salvador Sobral, Austria’s Nathan Trent who teams up with J-MOX, Belgian artist Blanche, Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson and a duet from Melfest winner and runner up (and best mates) Benjamin Ingrosso and Felix Sandman.  Continue reading

Calls for Iceland, Ireland, Sweden and UK to Boycott Eurovision 2019!

There has been pressure for a number of European nations to withdraw from next year’s Eurovision Song Contest, scheduled to be hosted by Israel in May 2019. After Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won the Contest in Lisbon last week for her song ‘Toy’, she announced ‘Next Year in Jerusalem!’. Although there has yet to be any official announcement from the national broadcaster IPBC or the EBU, many sources point towards Jerusalem as the host city for 2019. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his interest in Jerusalem hosting the Contest and the other main rival city Tel Aviv have stated they have no interest in putting a bid in.

The news is not welcomed by all, and some politicians, political groups and other individuals have expressed their disgust at the recent and historic violence that the Israeli state has carried out on the Palestinian people on the Gaza Strip. In the wake of the Eurovision result, there has been widespread attacks on Palestinians following the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Among those expressing that their nation should boycott the Contest in 2019 in protest are former winner Charlie McGettigan (Ireland) and a petition started by an Icelandic native has garnered almost 20,000 signatures. Continue reading

Eurovision 2018 Semi Final 1: Results!

Nineteen acts battled it out in the first of this year’s semi finals for Eurovision. Only ten of them could make it through and the standard was particularly high for this semi final. Find out if your favourite songs made the cut! Continue reading

Semi Final 1 Predictions (2018)

Eurovision will kick off tomorrow night with the first of the semi finals. Before this takes place, we make our predictions as to which ten of the nineteen countries will make it to Saturday’s final. Continue reading

Photos From First Day of Rehearsals for Eurovision 2018!

Today saw the first day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals. Ten countries took to the Eurovision stage for the first time to try out their songs in the arena. Fans also got first insights into their finalised staging for the first time. Continue reading

Eurovision World Cup 2018: Group B Results!

The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year in 2018. Group B saw The Humans, Madame Monsieur, Eugent Bushpepa, Zibbz, Eye Cue and Ari Olafsson do battle for Romania, France, Albania, Switzerland, Macedonia and Iceland respectively for the two spots in the next round. You’ve been voting since Thursday and now it’s time to reveal the results! Continue reading