It’s the seventh week of our latest feature to find out the Top 30 songs released by former Eurovision stars in 2018. Again this week we take you through ten of the biggest hits of 2018 and ask you to vote for your three favourites from the bunch!
A number of familiar Eurovision faces had been nominated for gongs at this year’s MTV European Music Awards in Bilbao. This included Nadav Guedj (Best Israeli Act), Zibbz (Best Swiss Act), Benjamin Ingrosso and Felix Sandmann (Best Swedish Act), Annalisa (Best Italian Act), Margaret (Best Polish Act) and Diogo Picarra (Best Portuguese Act).
Now for part two of our New Music Round Up for July. In it we take a look at new releases from Russian girl band Serebro, Belgian songstress Blanche and two acts from this year’s Contest Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso and Swiss siblings Zibbz.
Nineteen acts battled it out in the first of this year’s semi finals for Eurovision. Only ten of them could make it through and the standard was particularly high for this semi final. Find out if your favourite songs made the cut!
For the most part Eurovision is a celebration of a range of European identities, a chance for nations to express and showcase their national individuality and prowess. On a whole this is about celebrating the music and culture of these nations and usually sees widespread generic messages evoking peace, love and tolerance. Eurovision rules state that:
‘The lyrics and/or performance of the songs shall not bring the Shows, the ESC [Eurovision Song Contest] as such or the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] into disrepute. No lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC.’
However there have been moments in Eurovision’s history that have flouted this rule and has seen rising tensions between countries who are at odds with come to the fore and play out through the Contest.
The Eurovision 2018 rehearsals continued today with nine more countries taking to the stage in Lisbon’s Altice Arena. Here’s a sneak peak at their performances!
Betting Odds: 501/1
Switzerland have chosen for the band Zibbz for Eurovision 2018. Check out the lyrics to their song ‘Stones’!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year in 2018. Group B saw The Humans, Madame Monsieur, Eugent Bushpepa, Zibbz, Eye Cue and Ari Olafsson do battle for Romania, France, Albania, Switzerland, Macedonia and Iceland respectively for the two spots in the next round. You’ve been voting since Thursday and now it’s time to reveal the results!
The Eurovision NI World Cup returns for the third consecutive year and we continue the contest with our second group Group B. Group B consists of Iceland, Switzerland, Macedonia, Albania, France and Romania. Take a look at their songs below and vote for your favourite in our poll!