The final group of Eurovision NI’s Song of 2019 takes place this week and we’ve saved some of the best tunes for the last. We have songs from 2019 participants Mahmood, Serhat, Luca Hanni and Michela teams up with X-Factor Malta mentor Ira Losco. There’s also tracks from winners Dana, Lordi and Netta, and Spanish legend Ruth Lorenzo and Swedes Robin Bengtsson and Frans. Check out all sixteen songs below and vote for your five favourites in the poll. The vote will close at midnight on Saturday and results revealed on Sunday.
The first of September begins a new Eurovision season and we at Eurovision NI want to keep you updated on all the latest goings on. We’ve created a new table for the 2020 Contest that will let you know which countries will participate, information on the selection process, the artists and their songs. This page will be updated on a regular basis, but this is what we know so far!
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 24 November in Poland’s Gliwice Arena. The show will be hosted by last year’s winner Roksana Wegiel as well as Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora. It will feature nineteen songs and we take a look at the contenders, ranking them from our least favourite to our favourite.
Rosemary Scallon aka Dana who is best known for winning the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1970, has made a comeback to music this week. On 1 November, the ‘All Kinds of Everything’ singer released her first non-religious album in many years. The album is called ‘My Time’ and the first single release is called ‘Falling’.
It’s a new week which means it’s time for a new batch of songs competing to be named the best song of 2019! This week’s list of sixteen songs include hits from previous winners Netta (Israel, 2018) and Conchita (Austria, 2014), as well as new tracks from the likes of Cascada, Guy Sebastian, Hatari, Jedward, Benjamin Ingrosso and Waylon. Check out the full line up below and vote for your five favourites in our poll.
‘Brendan Galileo For Europe’ is an award-winning, one man show, written and performed by Fionn Foley. Set against the backdrop of the Eurovision Song Contest, it is a timely look at European politics. The show debuted at the Dublin Fringe Festival and following its success there, embarks on a UK and Ireland tour in June through to August. It will play for one night in Belfast’s Lyric Theatre on 15th June.
Eurovision 2019 continued with the second of its live Semi Finals tonight. Only ten of the eighteen participants could make it through to Saturday’s final. Find out who made the cut!
The Eurovision NI World Cup 2019 came to an end this afternoon when the poll for the final closed. The final saw Mahmood from Italy take on KEiiNO from Norway. But who was the winner?
Artist: Sarah McTernan
Betting Odds: 251/1
Ireland came quite late to the game in 2019. They were one of the last nations to announce their acts for Eurovision when they chose Voice of Ireland singer Sarah McTernan as their choice for the Contest. She will sing the song ’22’. Find out our thoughts on the song.
This day next week will see the second live show for Eurovision 2019. The Second Semi Final is set to air on 16 May 2019 at 8pm GMT. Having seen the first rehearsals, I am ready to make my predictions as to which 10 of the 18 contenders will earn a place in the final.