The Eurovision NI Awards are back in 2019 for our fourth annual awards show! The Awards have grown year on year and 2019’s show will take place in Belfast’s iconic former prison, the Crumlin Road Gaol on 5 October 2019. We are proud to announce that Eurovision legend Linda Martin will headline the show this year.
Well Toto, it’s safe to say we’re very much not in
Kansas Berlin anymore. I always knew being used to the comfortable surroundings of a centrally located luxury apartment meant that it was going to take some getting used to staying in a hostel in Vienna. However I was not prepared for the culture shock that lay ahead. Everything about the hostel has put me in really bad form and has led me to yelling the famous words from the Linda Martin song on several occasions ‘WHY ME?!’
In a video released last week, some Irish children shared their opinions on the Eurovision Song Contest.
Lena’s ‘Satellite’ has topped our third heat in our quest to determine the best Eurovision song ever with 52.78% of the vote. Lena will progress to the Semi Finals along with Ell and Niki whose song ‘Running Scared’ came in second place with 22.22% of the vote, Eric Saade’s ‘Popular’ and Dima Bilan’s ‘Believe’ which finished third and fourth respectively with 11.11 and 8.33% of the vote.
Failing to reach the final were
Linda ‘Mullet’ Martin
Linda Martin won Eurovision for Ireland back in their heyday, when they could do no wrong in Europe and won an unrivalled seven times (five of which in the short span of 1987-1996). Linda herself is no stranger to Eurovision having applied to represent her country four