Portugal will be hoping to return to Eurovision winning form in 2020 when they launch their selection show Festival Da Cancao on 22 February. Earlier this week the national broadcaster RTP revealed the sixteen acts and song titles of the participants in this year’s contest.
I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions but this year I thought I would challenge myself. This challenge has come in the form of a vow to read 51 books in 2020. Each of these books will be by an author from a different nation, a nation that has competed in the Eurovision Song Contest.
I have decided on my first four books: ‘My Sister, the Serial Killer’ by Oyinkan Braithwaite (UK/Nigeria), ‘Reykjavik Nights’ by Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland), ‘The Slap’ by Christos Tsiolkas (Australia) and ‘The Gospel According to Jesus Christ’ by Jose Saramago (Portugal). After that, I’m going to need your help! Have you read any good books by European authors? Please share your suggestions to help me complete my challenge! Keep in mind that there needs to be an English translation of the book, ideally it would be a contemporary novel and easily digested in a week (250-500 pages).
Earlier this week the eurovision fan website songfestival.be in comjunction with ESC Radio revealed the ESC Top 250. The annual ESC250 competition asks fans to allocate points to their favourite Eurovision songs of all time. The votes are collated just before Christmas and revealed in a live countdown on ESC Radio on New Year’s Eve. Below is the top entries on the chart per country!
Eurovision fan website songfestival.be is responsible for running the annual ESC250 competition which asks fans to allocate points to their favourite Eurovision songs of all time. The votes are collated just before Christmas and revealed in a live countdown on ESC Radio on New Year’s Eve, with number one being revealed at midnight.
The first of September begins a new Eurovision season and we at Eurovision NI want to keep you updated on all the latest goings on. We’ve created a new table for the 2020 Contest that will let you know which countries will participate, information on the selection process, the artists and their songs. This page will be updated on a regular basis, but this is what we know so far!
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 24 November in Poland’s Gliwice Arena. The show will be hosted by last year’s winner Roksana Wegiel as well as Ida Nowakowska and Aleksander Sikora. It will feature nineteen songs and we take a look at the contenders, ranking them from our least favourite to our favourite.
Conan Osiris has been awarded the Barbara Dex Award in 2019. The award (named for the Belgian singer who represented her nation in a self-made, semi-transparent dress in 1993) is a fan voted award given out annually for the worst dressed Eurovision contestant.
Tonight the Eurovision 2019 kicked off with its first live televised show. The first semi final saw 17 nations battle it out for one of the ten places in Saturday’s final. Read on to find out which countries have made it through!
This day next week will see the first live show for Eurovision 2019. The First Semi Final is set to air on 14 May 2019 at 8pm GMT. Having seen the first rehearsals, I am ready to make my predictions as to which 10 of the 17 contenders will earn a place in the final.
Today the first round of rehearsals for Eurovision 2019 continued with the eight remaining acts from Semi Final 1 taking to the stage for the first time, giving us an idea of how they sound live and how they will stage their song when Eurovision kicks off proper with the first semi final on 14 May.