Another week, and another weekend of X-Factor mediocrity. The show’s fifteenth series grinds on this weekend with its latest theme: Movie Night. Ten became eight as we coarse towards the quarter finals next weekend.Continue reading
It’s the second week of our latest feature to find out the Top 30 songs released by former Eurovision stars in 2018. Again this week 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
This week was Fright Night on X-Factor. The show, now in its fifteenth series, brought back themed weeks this year and the third week of live shows saw the return of an old favourite just in time for Halloween! It was bad news for United Vibe and Molly Scott who will move to the X-Factor graveyard after tonight’s results.Continue reading
The first season of X-Factor Malta launched earlier this month and for the past three weeks judges Ira Losco, Howard Keith Debono, Ray Mercieca and Alexandra Alden have been putting contestants through the rigorous process to find themselves a star worthy of representing the nation at Eurovision 2019.Continue reading
At the weekend we dished out awards in 19 categories (and it didn’t take a week) at the Eurovision NI (knee?) Awards 2018. Read on to see our photo gallery with some of the highlights from the night! Can’t wait to do it all again next year.Continue reading
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