The rumours can all be put to bed now! Serhat will represent San Marino at Eurovision for the second time in 2019. The artist announcement was made at a press conference by broadcaster SMRTV this morning.
There was worry across the Eurovision community following San Marino’s announcement after the 2017 Contest that they would have to have a serious look at how they participated in the future. Rumours were rife that they may pull out of the Contest following claims that it is difficult for micro states like San Marino to qualify for the final. Earlier this evening the Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV not only confirmed that they would be returning in 2018, but that they will host a Europe wide talent casting process to select their act and song.
Lyrics can make or break a song. While it is difficult to know what makes good lyrics, it is really easy to tell when they don’t have the desired effect and come across as insincere, don’t make any sense, are garbled English, or force a rhyme for the sake of it. Here are the worst offenders in 2017 for Worst Lyrics.
There’s nothing worse when an act tries to be cool at Eurovision and falls flat on their face. Cringeworthy moments usually arise when there is naff staging, they choose a dated artist, when the cheese has been laid on a bit too thick, or the act/song/vocal/staging or all of the above is just downright bad. You watch these performers with your head in your hands and just want the world to swallow them up whole. Last year the gong was awarded to Frans. Here are the contenders for Most Cringeworthy Act at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
Promotion ahead of Eurovision is key. It allows acts to give fans an idea of what they’re all about ahead of their one off performance at the finals. The best way to showcase this is with a video to accompany the Eurovision song. Here are the eight videos that made the most lasting impression on us. Which will be named the Best Video at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017?
Everyone loves a comeback! And we at Eurovision NI are no different. There has been a trend in recent years for Eurovision stars from the past making a return to the Eurovision stage. This year was no different with several of our faves making a reappearance. Here are the nominees for the category Best Returning Act at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017. The winner will be revealed at the Awards ceremony in October, but in the meantime vote for your favourite in our poll.
If the saying ‘Everyone loves a trier’ is true, then Eurovision must love Valentina Monetta. The San Marinese singer has taken to the Eurovision stage on three other occasions, including in 2014 when she achieved the country’s best ever result when she helped them reach the final for the first ever time with song ‘Maybe’. She’s back for a fourth attempt in 2017 and this time she is not alone. She teams up with male singer Jimmie Wilson for the song ‘Spirit of the Night’.
For the past four days you have been voting for the six songs in the poll for Group D of the Eurovision NI World Cup 2017! We have closed the poll and can now reveal the results and announce which two countries have made it through to the next round of the competition.
The duo of Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson were chosen to represent San Marino at Eurovision 2017. The pair will sing the song ‘Spirit of the Night’ and we get more acquainted with the singer in our feature article 10 Things About…Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson!
Well well well, hasn’t the world of Eurovision been a busy one this week. Not only did we have the conclusion of national final season with the staging of the remaining selection shows, but the previously announced artists came out in force unveiling music videos for their Eurovision songs or debuting them for the first time. Check out our news round up of this week’s highlights.