September is over and we are well and truly into autumn. It’s time to hoke out your autumnal scarves and jumpers and catch up with your favourite Eurovision stars. This month sees new music releases from the likes of Russian hotties Sergey Lazarev and Dima Bilan, Danish star Basim, Armenian fave Iveta Mukuchyan and new music from the class of 2017: Serbia’s Tijana Bogicevic, Ukraine’s O. Torvald, Italy’s Francesco Gabbani and Belarus’ Naviband.
You can have a great song, great staging and an endearing personality, but all this is lost if you are unable to bring the vocal performance that is expected of you on the big Eurovision stage. 2017 had no shortage of powerful vocals. Here are the contenders for Best Live Vocal at Eurovision NI Awards 2017. Continue reading
Eurovision preparation begins months before the Eurovision Final in May. Many countries host their own national selection shows which take place over a number of weeks and usually there are a number of epic tracks that don’t get the chance to progress to the Eurovision finals. We honour those songs that narrowly missed out from the likes of Melfest, UMK, You Decide, Songvakeppnin, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, A Dal, Festivali i Kenges, Eesti Laul, Supernova and many more with the category Best Song From Selection Shows at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. Continue reading
Eurovision 2013 singer and all round 80s icon Bonnie Tyler performed her anthemic rock power ballad ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ on a cruise ship in the Caribbean as part of the festivities to celebrate the Solar Eclipse that happened earlier this week.Continue reading
Our Eurovision World Cup feature returned for the second year in 2017. You have been voting in the various rounds of the Contest over the past two months. Last week we whittled it down to the two finalists and we can now reveal that the winner of the contest is Israel’s Imri Ziv with song ‘I Feel Alive’. Continue reading
With the Eurovision live shows kicking off next week, we have come to the end of our own competition: the Eurovision World Cup! The Final will be contested between the two remaining songs. Israel’s Imri Ziv will fight it out with the UK’s Lucie Jones. But which song will be crowned the winner of Eurovision NI’s World Cup 2017? ‘I Feel Alive’ or ‘Never Give Up On You’?Continue reading
We are now in the penultimate week of the Eurovision World Cup 2017! Four countries remain in the running (United Kingdom, Sweden, Cyprus and Israel) and they will now face off against each other head to head in this the Semi Final Round. Only two of the songs will make it into next week’s final, so be sure to vote wisely. The match ups are below. Continue reading
‘I’m right beside you, you’re never alone’, ‘Together we’ll dance through this storm’, ‘I will never give up on E.U. you’, just a selection of the lyric’s from the United Kingdom’s 2017 song ‘Never Give Up On You’ by former X-Factor contestant Lucie Jones. These lyrics could and have been perceived by many as an anti-Brexit ballad, voicing the opinion that despite what the referendum says, the UK are very much still a fundamental part of Europe. These lyrics make a strong case for this interpretation of the song, however many other factors must be taken into account.Continue reading