Eurovision NI’s Song of 2019: Group Five!

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The fifth group of Eurovision NI’s Song of 2019 takes place this week. This week’s picks include tracks from Eurovision faves Mikolas Josef, Loic Nottet, Emma Marrone and Slavko as well as 2010 winner Lena and Dutch girl band O’G3NE. 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.

Eurovision Top 100 (2007-2016) Part Three

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Eurovision 2007-2016I continue counting down my Top 100 songs from the last ten years by unveiling which songs have placed 71-80, read on to find out which songs made the cut! Click here to find out who placed 81-90 and 91-100.

Who will represent the UK?

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Ever since the UK announced that they would reveal their Eurovision act on 7th March, speculation has been rife as to who it would be. Initial reports seemed to be that it would be an unknown but die hard fans are hoping for something a bit more that will generate a bit of buzz. What we do know however is that the choice will be revealed on Saturday night from 9.30pm on the BBC’s Red Button Service. Below is a list of a few of the names that have popped up in the press in the past few weeks.

UK Eurovision Entry to be Announced on 7th March

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Power to the people. Oh eh eh.

After months of silence, the UK have finally announced their plans for the Eurovision Song Contest for 2015. On the 7th March the BBC will reveal their entry for the 2015 singing competition. Like last year, the song will be chosen by an internal selection process and will debut on the BBC Red Button Service which is available on the BBC Eurovision website for international viewers.

Last year the same process saw relatively unknown singer Molly Smitten Downes take to the Eurovision stage after a string of unsuccessful attempts from well known veteran acts including Bonnie Tyler, Blue and Englebert Humperdink.

Who would you like to see as the UK’s entry? Would you prefer someone from the BBC Introducing scheme or a well established pop star. Let us know by commenting below.

Eurovision That Could Have Been: United Kingdom

Eurovision that Could Have Been
Ginger Spice could have been UK Eurovision entry 2014?

Ginger Spice could have been UK Eurovision entry 2014?

The last few years the UK have selected a well known person or group to represent them at Eurovision. We’ve had power ballad Queen Bonnie Tyler, boy band legends Blue and crooner Englebert Humperdink. The UK entry is selected by a committee and not voted for by the public so there was never a list of competitors or any live shows with competing entries battling out, so this article is based on some of the rumours we’d heard. It was a shocking change of tact then when they decided to go for a relatively unknown name: Molly Smitten Downes. But what were the other options?

Molly Films Video for Children of the Universe. Watch!

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Check out the new video for the UK entry

Check out the new video for the UK entry

As we draw closer to Eurovision week a number of acts from this year’s contest have released official videos for their songs. Earlier in the week we saw the release of Sanna Nielsen of Sweden’s video for ‘Undo’. Now is the turn of the UK’s Molly Smitten Downes. Check out the video for ‘Children of the Universe’ below and let us know your thoughts. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

 

Who Will Win Eurovision According to YouTube?

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Armenia's Aram Mp3 and Conchita Wurst from Austria tussle it out for most viewed video on YouTube

Armenia’s Aram Mp3 and Conchita Wurst from Austria tussle it out for most viewed video on YouTube

Nobody really knows who is going to win for sure at the Eurovision. You can use various different sources as indicators to the popularity of each song. You could go with the bookies’ odds, marks that critics and experts give each entry, what the fans have to say through polls or comments or the amount of followers each act has on Twitter.

Here at Eurovision 2014 Blog, we have decided that we are going to

Review: United Kingdom- Molly ‘Children of the Universe’

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In the recent past the United Kingdom have attempted to draw in acts that are household names across Europe to aid them in their quest to gain more votes and finish a little bit higher up the pecking order on the scoreboard in the Eurovision final. That’s why last year we had Bonnie Tyler, the year before that saw crooner Englebert Humperdink take to the stage and in the year prior to that they sent hugely successful boy band Blue. This however has proven unsuccessful with all three acts failing to even break into the top 10.

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Blue (2011) 11th Place

Engelbert Humperdink (2012) 25th place

Engelbert Humperdink (2012) 25th place

Bonnie Tyler (2013) 19th Place

Bonnie Tyler (2013) 19th Place