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#PORTUGAL: Maria Guinot has died

#PORTUGAL: Maria Guinot has died Portuguese singer Maria Guinot has died after a short illness. She was famous in Eurovision circles for performing in the 1984 contest in Luxembourg with the song ‘Silêncio e Tanta Gente‘. It finished 11th with 38 points. Many think it should have done […]

#IRELAND: RTÉ puts out a call for songs

#IRELAND: RTÉ puts out a call for songs RTÉ announced today that it is inviting accomplished songwriters and performers, with a proven track record of success in the music industry, to submit a song to be considered to represent Ireland next May. Executive Producer and Head of Irish Delegation Michael Kealy said: […]

#FRANCE: Charles Aznavour dies

#FRANCE: Charles Aznavour dies It has been announced that the legendary French singer Charles Aznavour has died at the age of 94. He was performing as recently as 19 September on Osaka. Born Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian, he was very proud of his Armenian roots, and promoted the country whenever […]

#ROMANIA: Golden Stag live link

#ROMANIA: Golden Stag live link If you can’t get enough of European music with a Eurovision taste, then the Gold Stag could be for you. It’s an international musical competition featuring a number of artists you may know. Even our very own Ryan O’Shaughnessy. Taking place in Brašov, […]

#IRELAND: Ryan round-up

#IRELAND: Ryan round-up As you’ll know, there’s been lots of interest in Ryan O’Shaughnessy since he made it through as one of the ten qualifiers from Tuesday night’s semi-final. First, he’s up to third in the betting, currently behind Cyprus and Israel. If you look, you can still […]

#IRELAND: Stats about Ryan

#IRELAND: Stats about Ryan As you’ll know, Ryan defied the odds and got one of the coveted places in the Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. What you may not know is that the broadcast on RTÉ2 had an average audience of 329,000, which is a […]