The results of San Marino’s 1in360 second wildcard vote is in! Italian singer Giovanni Montalbano will join Finnish singer Emma in the live online shows of the San Marinese selection process in January.
The results of San Marino’s 1in360 first wildcard vote is in! The place has been snapped up by Finnish singer Emma. Emma will be one of three wildcards that will be chosen to progress to the live final stage of the San Marino selection in January. The three wildcards will be joined by up to seven other contenders to be chosen by a panel of experts.
San Marino’s quest to find a Eurovision star for 2018 got under way last month with the launch of the online selection process 1in360. The website and broadcaster have released a long list of applicants who have progressed to the next stage and there are a few familiar faces among the contenders.
Submissions for the San Marino selection process for 2018 opened a few weeks back and will close on 30 November. Entries are to be submitted on the 1in360 website where fans can listen to the artists and the artists can help to build a fanbase.
There was worry across the Eurovision community following San Marino’s announcement after the 2017 Contest that they would have to have a serious look at how they participated in the future. Rumours were rife that they may pull out of the Contest following claims that it is difficult for micro states like San Marino to qualify for the final. Earlier this evening the Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV not only confirmed that they would be returning in 2018, but that they will host a Europe wide talent casting process to select their act and song.
Lyrics can make or break a song. While it is difficult to know what makes good lyrics, it is really easy to tell when they don’t have the desired effect and come across as insincere, don’t make any sense, are garbled English, or force a rhyme for the sake of it. Here are the worst offenders in 2017 for Worst Lyrics.
There’s nothing worse when an act tries to be cool at Eurovision and falls flat on their face. Cringeworthy moments usually arise when there is naff staging, they choose a dated artist, when the cheese has been laid on a bit too thick, or the act/song/vocal/staging or all of the above is just downright bad. You watch these performers with your head in your hands and just want the world to swallow them up whole. Last year the gong was awarded to Frans. Here are the contenders for Most Cringeworthy Act at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
Promotion ahead of Eurovision is key. It allows acts to give fans an idea of what they’re all about ahead of their one off performance at the finals. The best way to showcase this is with a video to accompany the Eurovision song. Here are the eight videos that made the most lasting impression on us. Which will be named the Best Video at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017?
Everyone loves a comeback! And we at Eurovision NI are no different. There has been a trend in recent years for Eurovision stars from the past making a return to the Eurovision stage. This year was no different with several of our faves making a reappearance. Here are the nominees for the category Best Returning Act at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. The winner will be revealed at the Awards ceremony in October, but in the meantime vote for your favourite in our poll.
Tuesday saw ten acts qualify from the first semi final of Eurovision 2017. Tonight saw the broadcast of Semi Final 2 and another ten acts have made the line up of the Final. Check out who has made it through!