Romania yodelled their way to a top ten placing at Eurovision 2017. The nation will return to Eurovision in 2018 and today they announced their plans to choose their artist and song for Lisbon.
Collaborations come in many forms and Eurovision 2017 saw possibly the most diverse selection in recent years. This year saw a yodeller team up with a rapper, a man duet with himself, the return of a band with an epic saxophonist, a wonderfully harmonised group made up of three sisters and a duo singing in the Belorussian language for the first time in Eurovision history. Check out which of the acts have been nominated in the category of Best Group, Duo or Collaboration at the Eurovision NI Awards 2017.
Imagine if Eurovision was an episode of ‘Dragon’s Den’. I feel like Ilinca and Alex Florea would be one of the risky investments that few of the dragons would invest in and were they to invest they would give hardly any money and ask for a lot of shares in return. You would think that if someone was to say ‘I have this idea for musical fusion. I want to bring the world of yodelling folk music together with rap music’, any one who knows anything about music’s response would be ‘I’m out!’. Moreover, if you were to pin down a country that would propose such a musical fusion you would think it likely to be an Alpine country like Switzerland or Austria, but it is in fact Romania who has brought this proposal forward and strangely the combination works a treat.
Ilinca and Alex Florea will represent Romania at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest where the duo will sing the song ‘Yodel It!’ In Kiev in May. Get to know the pair better with our feature article 10 Things About…Ilinca ft Alex Florea!
For the past four days you have been voting in Group H 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 two songs advancing from Group H are Australia’s ‘Don’t Come Easy’ by Isaiah Firebrace who topped the poll with 37% and second place Iceland’s Svala whose ‘Paper’ got 32% in the poll. Meanwhile the other three countries in this poll Switzerland, Armenia and Latvia have been eliminated. Check out the full results below.
Eurovision World Cup: Group H Results
- Australia: Isaiah Firebrace- ‘Don’t Come Easy’ (36.84%)
- Iceland: Svala- ‘Paper'(31.58%)
- Switzerland: Timebelle- ‘Apollo’ (15.79%)
- Latvia: Triana Park- ‘Line'(15.79%)
- Armenia: Artsvik- ‘Fly With Me’ (0%)
Eurovision NI’s Eurovision World Cup continues with the next stage of the competition: the knock out rounds where two songs will battle it out in each match for a place in the quarter finals. Click here to see the line up!
For the past four days you have been voting in the first group 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.
Two songs will advance from Group A to the knock out stage of our Eurovision World Cup Contest. Group A consists of Hungary, Ukraine, Serbia, Italy and Romania. Listen to each of the songs in this group and vote for your favourite two in the poll below. Poll closes 16th March when the results will be unveiled.
More selection shows and song announcements! Find out all the latest news that happened in the land of Eurovision this week!