Eurovision NI’s Song of 2018: The Wildcards

There have been so many great songs this year that we’ve decided to expand our Top 30 songs of the year to 40. 24 songs have already made it through to the final round by coming in the top three in each of their group polls. Now it’s time to reveal the 16 wildcards that will join them! Continue reading

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Eurovision NI Song of 2018 Group 5: Results!


Three more songs have advanced to the top 30 of our song of 2018. Readers have been voting all week and we can now reveal the three songs that have qualified. Continue reading

Eurovision NI’s Song of 2018: Group Five!

It’s the fifth week of our latest feature to find out the Top 30 songs released by former Eurovision stars in 2018. Again this week we take you through ten of the biggest hits of 2018 and ask you to vote for your three favourites from the bunch! Continue reading

Eurovision NI Awards 2018: The Winners!


Earlier this evening the third annual Eurovision NI Awards took place in Belfast’s American Bar. The acts from Eurovision 2018 battled it out in eighteen categories from Best Male, Best Female and Best Group to Best Song, Best New Song and Best Song From Selection Shows. It wasn’t all good, we also named and shamed the worst from this year’s participants from Worst Song, Worst Dressed Acts and even crowned the Most Cringeworthy Act.

Also returning for 2018 was the award decided by the readers of our blog: The People’s Choice Award. We received hundreds of votes from devoted fans, but only one act could be crowned the people’s champion in 2018.

Finally we honoured a person who has contributed greatly to Eurovision with the Phoenix: Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision Award. This year’s recipient was Conchita Wurst. She will join Linda Martin and the late Sir Terry Wogan in the Eurovision NI Hall of Fame.

Read on to find out who won!

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Eurovision NI Awards 2018: Full List of Nominees!


As we prepare to embark on another year of selection shows, pop bangers, emotional ballads, televoting and internal selections, we pay tribute to the year of Eurovision gone by. The Eurovision NI Awards are back in 2018 for our third annual awards show!

They will take place in Belfast’s the American Bar on 6th October 2018 from 8pm. Awards will be handed out in the same 19 categories as last year. These will be decided by a panel of experts including the categories; Best Male, Best Female, Best Duo, Group or Collaboration, Best Live Vocal, Best Staging, Best Returning Artist, Best Moment, Best Video, Best Song Not In the English Language, Best New Song, Best Song From Selection Shows and Best Song.

As well as honouring the good, we also reflect on the bad with the categories Worst Song, Worst Lyrics, Worst Dressed Male, Worst Dressed Female and Most Cringeworthy Act. Also returning for 2018 is the award decided by the readers of our blog: The People’s Choice Award. Finally we will honour a person who has contributed greatly to Eurovision with the Phoenix: Outstanding Contribution to Eurovision Award which this year will go to Conchita Wurst. She will join Linda Martin and the late Sir Terry Wogan in the Eurovision NI Hall of Fame.

Read on for the full list of nominees!

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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

Claudia Pascoal- ‘O Jardim’ (Portugal) Lyrics

Claudia Pascoal has been selected to represent Portugal at Eurovision 2018. Check out the lyrics to her song ‘O Jardim’, along with an English translation! Continue reading

Sennek- ‘A Matter of Time’ (Belgium) Lyrics

Laura Groeseneken aka SENNEK will represent Belgium at Eurovision 2018. Here are the lyrics to her song ‘A Matter of Time’! Continue reading

10 Things About…Claudia Pascoal!

Claudia Pascoal has been selected to represent Portugal at Eurovision 2018. Following in the footsteps of last year’s winner Salvador Sobral, she is hoping to emulate his success on her home turf. Find out more about the singer with our 10 Things About…Claudia Pascoal! Continue reading

Interval Acts Confirmed for Eurovision 2018!

Salvador SobralToday Portuguese broadcaster RTP revealed the names of the acts who will perform at the interval in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest when it takes place in Lisbon in May.

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