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Russia: Yulia Samoylova unveils entry “I Won’t Break”

What a roller coaster 12 months it has been for this year’s Russian entrant Yulia Samoylova. The performer was chosen by the Russian broadcaster Channel One to represent the nation in Ukraine almost a year ago (a year tomorrow, in fact!) in an ill-fated attempt to participate in the Kyiv contest. After the performer was banned from entering Ukraine for …

Israel: Listen to Netta Barzilai’s “Toy”

Israel gave us a scare back in Kyiv when the long-standing spokesperson for the Middle Eastern nation, Ofer Nachshon, told Europe that 2017 would be their last participation. Boy, are we glad he was wrong though! Since the Israeli national broadcaster changed hands, and the latest season of HaKokhav HaBa concluded, we are now finally at the stage where we …

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 …

Croatia: Franka releases her entry “Crazy”, listen here!

It seems like we’re getting a song release every day now! The latest country to join the party for Lisbon is Croatia, with Franka Batelić an internal choice for Croatian broadcaster HRT. Today, we finally got to hear her entry “Crazy” after it was revealed during the channel’s evening news. The song certainly has a distinct minimalistic feel with a lot …

Australia: Listen to “We Got Love” here!

Another day, another song revealed to the Eurovision masses! This time it’s the turn of Australia to have their entry revealed, although it seems evident that the official reveal was not planned just yet. Jessica Mauboy returns to the Eurovision stage as a competing artist in 2018, and her entry “We Got Love” has made it online. The midtempo number …

Iceland: Ari Ólafsson will be flying to Lisbon!

After two semi-finals and one grand finale, Iceland have made their choice for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Ari Ólafsson will be representing Iceland with the song “Our Choice”. The winner was decided with both televoting and jury votes. Here are the all performances that were on the stage tonight: Fókus – Battleline Áttan – Here for You Ari Ólafsson – Our Choice Heimilistónar …

San Marino: Jessika & Jenifer Will Sing “Who We Are”

For the first time ever, the smallest nation in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest decided to go big, but maybe they ended up going bigger than what they could handle. Despite everything, we have our winner in San Marino, and another song as well. This year marked the first time, that San Marino decided to go with a national final, …

Lithuania: The results of second semi-final of Eurovizijos Atranka!

Tonight we had the second semi-final of the Lithuanian National Final, Eurovizijos Atranka. The 7 acts that competed tonight were, in the following order: Marija – This Love Twosome – Hello Ieva Zasimauskaitė – When We’re Old Paula – 1 2 3 Saulės Kliošas – Įkvėpk ir Nepaleisk (Man gaila) Ruta Loop – Positive Thought Monika Marija – The Truth Following a combination of jury and televoting, …

Sweden: Grand Final Running Order Revealed

SVT will air the Grand Final of Melodifestivalen next Saturday at 2000 CET! Now that we have the 12 qualifying entries, SVT has released the running order, which will be as follows: Mendez – Everyday Renaida – All the Feels Martin Almgren – A Bitter Lullaby John Lundvik – My Turn Jessica Andersson – Party Voice Liamoo – Last Breath …

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