A number of familiar Eurovision faces had been nominated for gongs at this year’s MTV European Music Awards in Bilbao. This included Nadav Guedj (Best Israeli Act), Zibbz (Best Swiss Act), Benjamin Ingrosso and Felix Sandmann (Best Swedish Act), Annalisa (Best Italian Act), Margaret (Best Polish Act) and Diogo Picarra (Best Portuguese Act).
As we move into June we are treated to even more hits from former Eurovision stars. As June saw the opening of the FIFA World Cup we have been inundated with World Cup songs from the likes of Buranovskiye Babushki (aka the Russian Grannies), Armenian singer Iveta Mukuchyan and Malta’s Ira Losco teaming up with Jason Derulo. As well as that we have non-sporting new music from Belorussian 2018 representative Alekseev, Dutch girl band OG3NE and Eurovision 1988 winner and all round legend Celine Dion. Read on to find out what we made of each song!
Spain have chosen Barei and her song ‘Say Yay!’ as their entry for Eurovision 2016. The decision came following the staging of their national final Objetivo Eurovision earlier tonight.
You have been voting for the last two weeks for your favourite Spanish contender in our poll. Six acts are in the running, but only one can win. And your favourite act for Spain in 2016 is…
Despite being one of the ‘Big 5’ and therefore automatically qualifying for the final each year, Spain have not won a Eurovision Song Contest since 1969. This was the second time they have won, having also won the contest the year before. The 1970s gave them three second place finishes, but more recently they haven’t fared so well. Since 2000 they have had six top ten finishes including the 2014 entry ‘Dancing In the Rain’ from Ruth Lorenzo. Despite being a firm fan favourite in 2015, Edurne’s ‘Amanecer’ only managed to finish 21st with 15 points. But what’s in store for 2016? Read on to find out!
‘My Slowianie’ (or We Are Slavic for non-Polish speakers) is Donatan and Cleo’s offering for Eurovision 2014 and what an interesting offering it is.