Artist: Kobi Marimi
Betting Odds: 201/1
Riding high off the back of Netta’s win last year, Israel will be hoping that they can continue their Eurovision success. They’ve put these hopes in Kobi Marimi who won their selection show Rising Star in 2019 and who will sing the song ‘Home’ in Tel Aviv.
Roko Blazevic is the Croatian pick for Eurovision 2019. Find out more about the young singer with our 10 Things About…Roko Blazevic!
All week you have been voting in the last of our group polls to determine which song will be named our favourite song of 2018 from previous Eurovision contestants. The poll closed earlier today and we can now reveal the results.
It’s the eighth and final 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!
Croatia have announced that they are to return to their national selection show Dora for 2019. The competition had been used to select their Eurovision song from 1993 to 2011, but was discontinued due to a string of poor results and was replaced with internal selection up to and including this year.
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.
We at Eurovision NI are a shallow bunch. While substance is important to us, so too is style. As such we have the category of Worst Dressed. Her are the contenders for Worst Dressed Male!
Lyrics can make or break a song. While it is difficult to know what makes good lyrics, it is really easy to tell when they don’t have the desired effect and come across as insincere, don’t make any sense, are garbled English, or force a rhyme for the sake of it. Here are the worst offenders in 2017 for Worst Lyrics.
There’s nothing worse when an act tries to be cool at Eurovision and falls flat on their face. Cringeworthy moments usually arise when there is naff staging, they choose a dated artist, when the cheese has been laid on a bit too thick, or the act/song/vocal/staging or all of the above is just downright bad. You watch these performers with your head in your hands and just want the world to swallow them up whole. Last year the gong was awarded to Frans. Here are the contenders for Most Cringeworthy Act at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.