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The ESC United “Expert” Panel 2018 – Ireland

It’s almost time for us to praise or criticise the Irish entry for this year’s contest, but we must first reflect on yesterday’s entry as always. What did #YOU think of Slovenia? Jakob B. (Facebook) – “I feel like juries will absolutely destroy this. Then again, they wanted to put Slovenia/Blue and Red through to the final in 2016, which …

Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert next weekend! Final list presented

This Saturday, the biggest Eurovision Song Contest pre-party will kick off! It has now been confirmed that 32 participants will be travelling to Amsterdam to meet journalists and press and entertain the fans during the concert! The concert, which this year will be celebrating its tenth year anniversary, will be held for the first time at the larger AFAS Arena …

Ireland: Watch the video for Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s “Together”

Ireland were the latest country to reveal their candidate for Lisbon as Ryan O’Shaughnessy released his soothing, emotive ballad “Together”. The song’s video was also released late yesterday, with footage of a same sex couple dancing through the streets of Dublin. The former Britain’s Got Talent star O’Shaughnessy was internally selected by RTÉ for the contest, following in the footsteps …

Ireland: Ryan O’Shaughnessy To Sing “Together”

The national broadcaster of Ireland, RTÉ, has decided to continue choosing their entry through an internal selection, despite failing to qualify with one for the last two years. Today they announced that it will be Ryan O’Shaughnessy’s task to make the Emerald Isle shine once more. In August last year, RTÉ went with a Eurovision Song Contest Forum, where the broadcaster …

TONIGHT: Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final 2

It’s only been two days since the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 kicked off in dramatic style (I know, some of us are still reeling over Finland!) but we have to dust ourselves down and get going, because 18 more countries are set to take to the Eurovision stage! Tonight’s 18 acts can be found below; ?? SERBIA – Tijana Bogićević …

Four more jury member changes for Eurovision 2017

We reported yesterday evening that Per Sundnes had been replaced on the Norwegian jury after he had slammed the Irish entry in a Norwegian programme, with both countries set to compete and vote in the second semi-final. Now, the EBU has confirmed that four more juries have had a change in membership, although for what reasons remains unclear. The four …

Poll: Who will qualify from Semi-Final 2?

We’ve seen and heard the rehearsals for all countries in the second semi-final, teaser clips have been released and full videos of the performances are now available. So it’s the perfect time to ask the all-important question – which songs will qualify from the second semi-final? We’ve created a poll with all 18 participants in the semi-final and you can pick ten …

Croatia was your favourite rehearsal of day four!

We ran a poll the other day for the last round of first rehearsals in Semi-Final 2, and we have a winner – Croatia was the most impressive rehearsal for our readers! With 31%, the busy performance topped the poll. Second place was shared equally between three rehearsals; Bulgaria‘s Kristian Kostov, Estonia‘s Koit Toome and Laura and Israel‘s Imri – …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 3

So what did we see on day three? Hot air balloons, big voices, glitter ball cannons and moons and walking on air. Just another day in the life at Eurovision! Of course, for those of you not in the press centre, we can only convey so much of the madness to you, alongside the other press, eurovision.tv and the YouTube …

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