It’s time to vote in the sixth group of the Eurovision NI’s World Cup 2020! The countries participating in this group are: France, UK, Belarus, Serbia and Italy. Listen to all the songs below and vote for your favourite in the poll. Only two songs can advance to the next stage.
Eurovision has been hailed by many as being the ‘Gay World Cup’. So what if the format for Eurovision was more like the World Cup? The World Cup happens every four years, but we had so much fun with our Eurovision World Cup feature, that it’s become a staple of our Eurovision diary each year. Previous winners have included Nicky Byrne for Ireland (2016), Imri Ziv for Israel (2017), Saara Aalto for Finland (2018) and KEiiNO for Norway (2019). Who will win in 2020? Here’s how it works!
James Newman will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020 with the song ‘My Last Breath’. We get to know the singer better with 10 Things About…James Newman!
True to form, the BBC have been quite quiet in regards to their Eurovision plans for 2020. They had announced a few months back that they had scrapped the selection show ‘You Decide’ which had been their method for the past four years. Instead they would be working closely with record label BMG to select one of the singers on their roster to represent them. Today it leaked that that that person would be James Newman.
For the past few weeks we have been asking for your input to help us select our favourite songs from Eurovision stars that were released in 2019. We have compiled a Top 40 and now it’s time for us to share this with you. Here are the songs numbers 40-31.
The UK’s Michael Rice follows up his Eurovision song ‘Bigger Than Us’ with a new single. The song is called ‘Somebody’ and Michael debuted the track at midnight. Check it out!
‘Brendan Galileo For Europe’ is an award-winning, one man show, written and performed by Fionn Foley. Set against the backdrop of the Eurovision Song Contest, it is a timely look at European politics. The show debuted at the Dublin Fringe Festival and following its success there, embarks on a UK and Ireland tour in June through to August. It will play for one night in Belfast’s Lyric Theatre on 15th June.
While all the semi finalists have had two rehearsal sessions over the last week, it was the turn of the Big Five countries and host nation Israel to get their first run through earlier today.
Artist: Michael Rice
Song: Bigger Than Us
Country: United Kingdom
Betting Odds: 151/1
Michael Rice won the UK’s selection show You Decide in 2019 and as a result will represent the nation with the song ‘Bigger Than Us’. Have a look at our thoughts on the song!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the fourth consecutive year in 2019. Group D saw Oto Nemsadze, Michael Rice, Michela Pace, Chingiz and Duncan Laurence do battle for Georgia, United Kingdom, Malta, Azerbaijan and the Netherlands respectively for the two spots in the next round. You’ve been voting since Thursday and now it’s time to reveal the results!