Brendan Murray Makes it to X-Factor Quarter Finals!

Another week, and another weekend of X-Factor mediocrity. The show’s fifteenth series grinds on this weekend with its latest theme: Movie Night. Ten became eight as we coarse towards the quarter finals next weekend. Continue reading

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United Vibe and Molly Scott eliminated from X-Factor After Fright Night Weekend!

This week was Fright Night on X-Factor. The show, now in its fifteenth series, brought back themed weeks this year and the third week of live shows saw the return of an old favourite just in time for Halloween! It was bad news for United Vibe and Molly Scott who will move to the X-Factor graveyard after tonight’s results. Continue reading

10 Things About…Brendan Murray!

Brendan Murray Ireland Eurovision 2017Just before Christmas Louis Walsh announced on RTE’s Late Late Show that Brendan Murray would represent Ireland at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Find out more about the singer… Continue reading

Ireland to Reveal Eurovision Entry On Tonight’s Late Late Show?

Louis Walsh Ireland Eurovision 2017The Irish Mirror and Irish Daily Mail has reported today that Irish pop mogul Louis Walsh will announce the Irish Eurovision entry on national broadcaster RTE’s chat show The Late Late Show tonight. Continue reading

Voice of Holland Girl Band O’G3NE to represent The Netherlands

O'G3NE Netherlands Eurovision 2017O’G3NE are a three piece girl band made up of sisters Lisa, Amy and Shelley Vol. They gained national fame when they who won the fifth season of singing competition the Voice of Holland. Not only that but we are very excited at the announcement this week that the trio will be heading to Kiev in 2017 to represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest. Continue reading

Review: Sweden- Frans ‘If I Were Sorry’

Frans Sweden Eurovision 2016

Frans Jeppsson Wall or simply Frans will defend the Eurovision title for Sweden in 2016. The 17 year old will do this with song ‘If I Were Sorry’ which won the Melodifestivalen contest in March. We take a look at the song in our review. Read on to find out our thoughts.

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Review: Albania- Elhaida Dani ‘I’m Alive’

Eurovision 2015 Albania Elhaida Dani

The singer Elhaida Dani was chosen to represent Albania in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest when she won the 53rd edition of Festivali i Këngës with the song “Diell” (Sun) in December 2014. Her song was changed to ‘I’m Alive’ earlier this year and we now take a closer look at it. Click to read on.

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Preview: What to Expect from Cyprus’ National Final

cyprus 2We take a look at what you have to look forward to ahead of Cyprus’ national selection final on Sunday night (1st February). In a selection process akin to Sweden’s Melodifestivalen, Cyprus have aired their show ‘Eurovision Song Project’ since the beginning of December to choose an act for Vienna. The judging panel is full of Cypriot Eurovision royalty including their 2013 entry Despina Olympiou, their 1991 entry Elena Patroklou, and double time representative in both 1995 and 2000 Alex Panagi and some other guy called Tagos Tryfonos. Nope I didn’t recognise any of their names either. The six finalists Continue reading

Eurovision That Could Have Been: France

Twin Twin are France's pick

Twin Twin are France’s pick

For me there was only ever one winner in the French national final and that was the eventual winner ‘Moustache’ by Twin Twin. France selects their entry through a combination of votes from the public and votes from a jury of experts. There were two other competitors in the French final, so let’s have a look at them and see how they measure up to the ‘Moustache’ men. Continue reading

Eurovision That Could Have Been: Ukraine

ruslandAs national selection processes go, Ukraine is one of the more intense ones. Twenty acts competed for both the votes of the Ukrainian public and a panel of expert jury members. In the end it was Mariya Yaremchuk who was selected despite some acts protesting that the phone line for their songs had closed long before Mariya’s had, therefore giving her a more increased chance of winning. The winning song is called ‘Tick Tock’ but let’s have a look at the other entries that could have been Ukraine’s representative this year: Continue reading