With selection shows in full swing, we take a break from this year’s Contest and look at the new releases from some of our favourite singers from the past few years. February sees new releases from former winner Jamala, as well as France’s Amir, Armenia’s Iveta Mukuchyan, Croatian Jacques Houdek and a duet between Norwegian producer JOWST and last year’s runner up Kristian Kostov.
It’s the sixth week of our latest feature to find out the Top 30 songs released by former Eurovision stars in 2017. Again this week we take you through fourteen of the biggest hits of 2017 and ask you to vote for your three favourites from the bunch!
Romania yodelled their way to a top ten placing at Eurovision 2017. The nation will return to Eurovision in 2018 and today they announced their plans to choose their artist and song for Lisbon.
Tonight saw the staging of the second ever annual Eurovision NI Awards in Belfast. Trophies were handed out in nineteen categories with the big winners on the night being Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson who took away three gongs including Best Male and Best Staging and Best Song for ‘I Can’t Go On’. Moldova’s Sunstroke Project received two awards including Best Group, Duo or Collaboration and Best Returning Act. The awards show also honoured Linda Martin who joined Sir Terry Wogan as those who have received the Phoenix Award for Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision. Read on for a full list of the winners.
Eurovision always serves us some unforgettable moments and Eurovision 2017 was as eventful as ever. We relive the most memorable moments from streakers, to epic staging, great interval acts to hilarious comedic segments. Here are our twelve favourite memories from this year’s Contest. Which will be named the Best Moment at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017?
Collaborations come in many forms and Eurovision 2017 saw possibly the most diverse selection in recent years. This year saw a yodeller team up with a rapper, a man duet with himself, the return of a band with an epic saxophonist, a wonderfully harmonised group made up of three sisters and a duo singing in the Belorussian language for the first time in Eurovision history. Check out which of the acts have been nominated in the category of Best Group, Duo or Collaboration at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
Here’s ten new tracks from your Eurovision faves to get your ears around! Back with new tracks this month are: Zoe (Austria, 2016), Mandinga (Romania, 2012), Frans (Sweden, 2016), Francesco Gabbani (Italy, 2017), Eric Saade (Sweden (2011), Jamala (Ukraine/Winner, 2016) as well as some of our faves from selection shows Samir och Viktor (Melfest) and Margaret (Krajowe Eliminacje 2016).
Imagine if Eurovision was an episode of ‘Dragon’s Den’. I feel like Ilinca and Alex Florea would be one of the risky investments that few of the dragons would invest in and were they to invest they would give hardly any money and ask for a lot of shares in return. You would think that if someone was to say ‘I have this idea for musical fusion. I want to bring the world of yodelling folk music together with rap music’, any one who knows anything about music’s response would be ‘I’m out!’. Moreover, if you were to pin down a country that would propose such a musical fusion you would think it likely to be an Alpine country like Switzerland or Austria, but it is in fact Romania who has brought this proposal forward and strangely the combination works a treat.
Ilinca and Alex Florea will represent Romania at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest where the duo will sing the song ‘Yodel It!’ In Kiev in May. Get to know the pair better with our feature article 10 Things About…Ilinca ft Alex Florea!
For the past four days you have been voting in Group H of the Eurovision NI World Cup 2017! We have closed the poll and can now reveal the results and announce which two countries have made it through to the next round of the competition.
The two songs advancing from Group H are Australia’s ‘Don’t Come Easy’ by Isaiah Firebrace who topped the poll with 37% and second place Iceland’s Svala whose ‘Paper’ got 32% in the poll. Meanwhile the other three countries in this poll Switzerland, Armenia and Latvia have been eliminated. Check out the full results below.
Eurovision World Cup: Group H Results
- Australia: Isaiah Firebrace- ‘Don’t Come Easy’ (36.84%)
- Iceland: Svala- ‘Paper'(31.58%)
- Switzerland: Timebelle- ‘Apollo’ (15.79%)
- Latvia: Triana Park- ‘Line'(15.79%)
- Armenia: Artsvik- ‘Fly With Me’ (0%)
Eurovision NI’s Eurovision World Cup continues with the next stage of the competition: the knock out rounds where two songs will battle it out in each match for a place in the quarter finals. Click here to see the line up!