New Music Round Up: February 2018!

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.  Continue reading

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Eurovision NI Awards 2017: Worst Dressed Male

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!
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Eurovision NI Awards 2017: Worst Lyrics

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.
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Eurovision NI Awards 2017: Most Cringeworthy Act

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.
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Eurovision NI Awards 2017: Best Live Vocal

You can have a great song, great staging and an endearing personality, but all this is lost if you are unable to bring the vocal performance that is expected of you on the big Eurovision stage. 2017 had no shortage of powerful vocals. Here are the contenders for Best Live Vocal at Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
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Eurovision NI Awards 2017: Best Moment

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?
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Eurovision NI Awards 2017: Best Song Not In The English Language

This year’s theme was ‘Celebrate Diversity’ and although an overwhelming number of nations chose to send entries in the English language, a small number sang in their native tongue. This included French, Italian, Portuguese and Hungarian being represented, as well as a first time appearance for Belorussian and Romansh. Here are the nominees for the category Best Song Not In The English Language at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
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Eurovision NI Awards 2017: Best Group, Duo or Collaboration

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.
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Review: Croatia- Jacques Houdek ‘My Friend’

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Jacques ‘The Voice’ Houdek will take to the stage for Croatia in 2017 with song ‘My Friend’. Already an established artist and TV talent show judge in Croatia, Jacques is hoping to expand his fan base by appearing on the Eurovision stage. But just how good is his song and can he make it to the final?

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Eurovision World Cup 2017: Group B Results!

For the past four days you have been voting in the poll for Group B 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. Continue reading