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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Claudia Pascoal Wins Festival Da Cancao 2018!

Reigning Eurovision champions Portugal continued their title defence when their national selection competition Festival da Cancao aired its final episode last night. Fourteen acts had advanced to the final (Diogo Passoa withdrew during the week, and was replaced by Susana Travassos) but only one could go on to represent the nation at Eurovision 2018. In the end the opted for Claudia Pascoal who will sing ‘O Jardim’ in May.
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Poll Results: Portugal Festival Da Cancao 2018

Salvador SobralReigning Eurovision champions Portugal will choose their act for Eurovision 2018 this evening, ahead of that we reveal the results of our poll!
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Portugal’s Festival Da Cancao 2018- Semi Final 2 Results!

Salvador SobralReigning Eurovision champions Portugal continued their title defense when their national selection competition Festival da Cancao continued with the second semi final last night. Thirteen acts competed but only seven could advance to the Final on 4 March. Find out who made it! Continue reading

Portugal Festival Da Cancao 2018: Semi Final 1 Results!

Salvador SobralReigning Eurovision champions Portugal kicked off their title defense when their national selection competition Festival da Cancao began with the first semi final this evening. Thirteen acts competed but only seven could advance to the Final on 4 March. Find out who made it!
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