New Music Round Up: June 2018 (Part One)!

As we move into June we are treated to even more hits from former Eurovision stars. As June saw the opening of the FIFA World Cup we have been inundated with World Cup songs from the likes of Buranovskiye Babushki (aka the Russian Grannies), Armenian singer Iveta Mukuchyan and Malta’s Ira Losco teaming up with Jason Derulo. As well as that we have non-sporting new music from Belorussian 2018 representative Alekseev, Dutch girl band OG3NE and Eurovision 1988 winner and all round legend Celine Dion. Read on to find out what we made of each song!
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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

Photos from Big Five + Portugal Eurovision 2018 Rehearsals!

Yesterday saw the host nation and the Big Five countries get their first chance to have a run through of their performance. Check out photos from the day below! 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 Third Day of Rehearsals for Eurovision 2018!

Today saw the third day of Eurovision 2018 rehearsals. We move into the second semi final as nine more acts get to do their first run through of their Eurovision performance. Check out some pics from the day below! Continue reading

Sevak Khanagyan- ‘Qami’ (Armenia) Lyrics

Sevak Khanagyan will sing ‘Qami’ for Armenia at Eurovision 2018. Here are the lyrics to his song, along with an English translation! Continue reading