The BBC has announced today that it will shake things up for their Eurovision selection process ‘Eurovision: You Decide’, when it returns to our screens in February 2019. While a final date, competing artists and song titles haven’t been confirmed, the show will once again be hosted by the brilliant pairing of Mel Giedroyc and Måns Zelmerlöw. It will move from last year’s location (Brighton’s Dome) to Salford’s Media City (outside Manchester) in 2019. Continue reading
Six nations automatically qualify for the Eurovision final. This is the host nation Portugal and the so-called ‘Big Five’ nations; France, Spain, Germany, Italy and United Kingdom. Portugal, as hosts got to choose the slot they would perform in at the final and last month chose number 8 spot. Today the Big Five took part in the draw to find out which half of the final they would compete in.
Former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle discussed her plans for her future career in an interview with BBC Radio Ulster Talkback host William Crawley earlier this afternoon. Nadine and Eurovision fans won’t be happy as the singer doesn’t seem to have any ambitions to appear in the Contest any time soon. In fact when asked directly about Eurovision she asked ‘Is it still going?’.
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year and we continue the competition with Group D. Group D Consists of United Kingdom, Belgium, Latvia, Italy and Belarus. Take a look at their songs below and vote for your favourite in our poll!Continue reading
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