New Music Round Up: July 2018 (Part One)

July ushers in a summer full of new hits from your Eurovision faves. This month we take a look at new tracks from Latvia’s Aminata, everyone’s favourite saxy group Sunstroke Project, Polish butter churner/singer CLEO and Eurovision 2018 alums Lea Sirk (Slovenia), AWS (Hungary) and Sevak Khanagyan (Armenia).

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New Music Round Up: May 2018!

With the thrill ride that was Eurovision 2018 now over us, we look towards new music from our past contestants. Hot off the heels of their appearance this year, we get new tracks from UK artist SuRie, Italy’s Ermal Meta and Armenian representative Sevak Khanagyan. Also joining the May line up of new music is 2017 Eurovision champ Salvador Sobral, Austria’s Nathan Trent who teams up with J-MOX, Belgian artist Blanche, Sweden’s Robin Bengtsson and a duet from Melfest winner and runner up (and best mates) Benjamin Ingrosso and Felix Sandman.  Continue reading

Eurovision 2018 Semi Final 2: Results!

The second semi final for Eurovision 2018 took place earlier this evening. 18 countries battled it out for the ten remaining spots in the Grand Final on Saturday. Find out which countries made it through! Continue reading

Semi Final 2 Predictions (2018)

Eurovision continues tomorrow night with the second of the semi finals. Before this takes place, we make our predictions as to which ten of the eighteen countries will make it to Saturday’s final. Continue reading

Semi Final 2 2018 Betting Odds

On the eve of the second semi final we take a look at the bookies’ betting odds for each of the countries taking part in Semi Final 2!  Continue reading

Eurovision Gets Political in 2018!

For the most part Eurovision is a celebration of a range of European identities, a chance for nations to express and showcase their national individuality and prowess. On a whole this is about celebrating the music and culture of these nations and usually sees widespread generic messages evoking peace, love and tolerance. Eurovision rules state that:

‘The lyrics and/or performance of the songs shall not bring the Shows, the ESC [Eurovision Song Contest] as such or the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] into disrepute. No lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC.’

However there have been moments in Eurovision’s history that have flouted this rule and has seen rising tensions between countries who are at odds with come to the fore and play out through the Contest. Continue reading

Photos From Day 4 of Rehearsals for Eurovision 2018!

Today saw the fourth day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals. The remaining nine acts that will perform in the second half of the second semi final took to the stage to get their first run through. Continue reading

Eurovision World Cup 2018 Group F: Results!

The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year in 2018. Group F saw Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Michael Schulte, Iriao, Jessika and Jenifer Brening, AWS and Gromee ft Lukas Meijer do battle for Ireland, Germany, Georgia, San Marino, Hungary and Poland respectively for the two spots in the next round. You’ve been voting since Thursday, the poll has now closed and now it’s time to reveal the results! Continue reading