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

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10 Things About…Melovin!

Melovin is Ukraine’s pick for Eurovision 2018. Here are 10 Things About the singer… Continue reading

Eurovision Top 100 (2007-2016) Full Chart

Eurovision NI Top 100 1-10Over the past week and a half we have been gradually unveiling our top 100 songs from the last ten years of Eurovision (2007-2016). Now that all has been revealed, here is the full countdown from number 100 to number one! Continue reading

Eurovision Top 100 (2007-2016) Part Nine

Eurovision NI Top 100 11-20
It’s time now for the penultimate part of my Top 100 countdown of songs from the last ten years by unveiling which songs have placed 11-20, read on to find out who made it into the Top 20! To find out the previous results click here: 21-30, 31-40, 41-5051-60, 61-70, 71-8081-90 and 91-100.
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Greta Salome to Represent Iceland

Eurovision Iceland Greta Salome 2016Greta Salome will be the Icelandic representative at Eurovision in 2016. The decision came following the live final of Songvakeppnin on Saturday night where her song ‘Her Them Calling’ beat off stiff competition from five other songs.

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Iceland’s Songvakeppnin Semi 2 Results!

Eurovision Iceland Greta Salome 2016The second of Iceland’s Songvakeppnin semi finals took place on Saturday night with three more acts moving on to the final. This includes Elisabet Ormslev, Alda Dis Arnardottir and Þórdís Birna Borgarsdóttir & Guðmundur Snorri Sigurðarson. Meanwhile Palmi Gunnarsson, Erna Mist & Magnus Thorlaeius and Helgi Valur Asgeirsson were eliminated from the contest.

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Iceland’s Songavkeppnin Show 1: Results!

Greta Salome Iceland Eurovision 2016Iceland’s Eurovision bid kicked off last night when the first semi final was staged with six of the twelve acts competing live. Three of these acts would advance and the other three were eliminated. Continue reading

Eurovision 2016 Guide: Iceland

Iceland Eurovision 2016

Iceland has appeared in Eurovision 28 times since they first competed in 1986. Although they came last on two occasions in 2001 and finishing with nul points in 1989, they have also had a decent run of success. Their best result was coming in in second place which happened in 1999 with ‘All Out Of Luck’ by Selma and again in 2009 with Yohanna’s ‘Is It True?’. More recently they have continually been finishing mid-bottom end of the leader board in the final. Their entry last year ‘Unbroken’ by Maria Olafs unfortunately failed to reach the final, despite being one of my favourite songs of the contest.

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Where Are They Now: The Class of 2015 (Part 3)

 

Eurovision 2015 Netherlands Rehearsal

In this new feature we catch up with the acts from Eurovision 2015 and find out what they’ve been up to in the five months since Eurovision 2015 was staged in Vienna. Continue reading

Review: Iceland- Maria Olafs ‘Unbroken’

María-ÓlafsdóttirIceland’s Maria Olafs’ song was one of my favourites ever since I heard it on the national selection show. Originally sang in Icelandic under the name ‘Litil Skref’ the song had a certain power to it. Since then it has been translated into English and renamed ‘Unbroken’. Read on for our full review of the song. Continue reading