Jenny Ryan aka the Vixen from ITV’s quiz show ‘the Chase’ has proven herself to be quite the contender on the celebrity version of singing competition the ‘X-Factor’. This weekend the show saw the seven remaining celebrities battle it out for a place in the top six.
This weekend saw X-Factor Celebrity move to the live show portion of the competition. Back in the judging seats were Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger who last week were given their categories (the groups, unders and overs respectively). The weekend started with thirteen acts, including rugby boyband Try Star, journalist Martin Bashir, chat show host Ricki Lake and former Glee star Kevin McHale.
At the weekend we dished out awards in 19 categories (and it didn’t take a week) at the Eurovision NI (knee?) Awards 2018. Read on to see our photo gallery with some of the highlights from the night! Can’t wait to do it all again next year.
Over the past week and a half we have been gradually unveiling our top 100 songs from the last ten years of Eurovision (2007-2016). Now that all has been revealed, here is the full countdown from number 100 to number one!
We are into the top 40 songs in my countdown of my favourite 100 songs from the last ten years. Today I reveal the songs which have placed 31-40. To view the rest of the top 100 so far click here: 41-50, 51-60, 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100.
Austria achieved an amazing feat in 2015 when they managed to be one of two countries to receive nul points, incredible given that 40 nations allotted points on the night and is something that we have not seen since 2003. In 2016 they will be looking to put this behind them and recreate the magic of the year before when Conchita gave them their second ever victory with ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’. Taking on this task will be Zoe with her song ‘Loin d’Ici’ which is curiously the only song this year that will be performed entirely in French.
The last time Serbia won the Eurovision was back in 2007 with ‘Molitva’ by Marija Serifovic. I have to say that this is possibly my least favourite Eurovision winning song ever. I would even say that I despise it. I am happy to say though that I am a huge fan of Serbia’s choice for 2015. Bojana Stamenov is a larger than life character who is constantly upbeat, dresses in colourful clothing and seems like genuinely fun to be around.
All you lovely people have been voting since last week to choose you favourite song by reigning champion Conchita Wurst. Her current single ‘You Are Unstoppable’ topped the poll with 25% of the vote. It was a close run race though with ‘Heroes’ in second place with 22% and ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ in joint third with 18% each.
We may have crowned Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ as our favourite Eurovision song ever last week, but now the BBC’s Radio 2 are asking you to vote for your favourite Eurovision winner in their poll. To mark the 60th anniversary of Eurovision, Ken Bruce will countdown your Top 40 choices on Radio 2’s Eurovision pop up digital radio station launching 21st May. Who is your favourite winner ever? Let us know in the comment section below and you can vote for your favourite here.
Rise Like a Phoenix is your favourite Eurovision song ever!
After weeks of voting in our polls, you have crowned Conchita Wurst’s 2014 winning song ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ as your favourite Eurovision song ever. She proved to be unstoppable as she won by quite a large margin with 82% of the vote (2077 votes) in the final round. In second place was Sweden’s Loreen with ‘Euphoria’ which despite a late surge in votes only managed 10% of the overall total. Alexander Rybak’s ‘Fairytale’ was in third with 7% and Common Linnets’ ‘Calm After the Storm’ and ABBA’s ‘Waterloo’ were fourth and fifth respectively, both with less than 1% of the vote.