It’s the fourth week of Eurovision NI’s Song of 2019. This week’s tracks include new efforts from 2014 Eurovision winner Conchita, Noewegian super group KEiiNO, Australian Jessica Mauboy, Icelandic group Hatari and two time Russian representative Sergey Lazarev. Check out all sixteen songs below and vote for your five favourites in the poll. The vote will close at midnight on Saturday and results revealed on Sunday.
Serhat returns to Eurovision in 2019 for San Marino. Find out more about the singer with our 10 Things About…Serhat feature!
New year, new
you Eurovision alum songs! Here are nine songs from Eurovision stars of the past few years released this month. Listen to the new tracks from the likes of Svala, Poli Genova, Nathan Trent, Robin Bengtsson and Joci Papai and see what we make of their new music!
November 2017 saw the release of even more songs from some of our favourite acts from Eurovision. This includes songs from former winners Marija Serifovic, Emmelie de Forest and Sertab Erener. Read on to hear the new tracks and to find out what we thought of them.
An exciting development has been announced this week regarding the future of Eurovision. Eurovision is breaking out of Europe and taking over the Asia-Pacific region as well with a new contest that will take place in 2018. The Contest is called Eurovision Asia and nations including India, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, South Korea and the Philippines are all eligible to compete.
Another month over and another month full of new epic tunes! Check out ten of the latest hits from former Eurovision stars including; Laura Tesoro, Guy Sebastian, Lena, Can Bonomo, Pall Oskar, as well as songs from Melfest alum JTR and Dolly Style!
As we kick off the selection show season there have been 40 countries who have formally announced that they will compete in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017 in Kiev. Two countries that will not be included in the show in May are Turkey and Slovakia.
If I were to ask you: which country is the most successful Eurovision nation? Your immediate response may be Ireland. You may say- surely they’ve won it the most, so therefore they’re the most successful? The big names that immediately come to mind are Johnny Logan, Linda Martin, Eimear Quinn and Dana. While it’s true that Ireland have had their fair share of Eurovision success, they have also had a shocking amount of non-qualifiers, and in the past twenty years haven’t really come close to their back to back successful run in the 1990s.
Hot on their heels you may say is Sweden with six wins and all quite recently. Big Swedish wins include Abba, Loreen and of course last year saw Mans Zelmerlow bring the contest back to Stockholm. However again there has been some slip ups from the Swedes over the years.
Similarly some nations haven’t ever won Eurovision, but have had many successful attempts with a number of consistent top ten results. Countries that may have only competed a few times, but have given it all the gusto they could muster, resulting in them constantly finishing on the left of the leader board in the final.
Other countries like the UK have a hefty number of second places, but may not be the equal of Ireland’s seven wins. So the question arises: how do we rank these efforts fairly? You may be tempted to cry: It’s too complicated! There’s so much history! Well, I’ve decided to attempt it and here is how…