Good news: it’s time for the fifth round of MP!’s Euro 2016 competition.
Bad news: that means there’s only one more round to go.
Don’t worry though, cos this one is a good one. It’s Eurovision vs Eurovision, with Italy’s 2014 entrant Emma Marrone and Belgium’s Loic Nottet both competing in this round. Oh, and it’s boyband vs boyband, with Ireland’s HomeTown taking on Sweden’s The Fooo Conspiracy.
As usual, don’t forget to vote in the poll at the bottom.
🇮🇹 Italy: Emma Marrone
You might recognise Emma Marrone from Eurovision 2014, where she represented Italy and came 21st. However, unlike the UK, Italy take Eurovision very seriously. Emma is one of the country’s biggest singers, having sold more than a million records. Her single ‘Il Paradiso Non Esiste’ is a perfect example of her off kilter rock.
🇧🇪 Belgium: Loic Nottet
Much like Emma, Loic Nottet also had a go at Eurovision, coming fourth in 2015 with ‘Rhythm Inside’. Aside from that, Loic also came second on Belgium’s ‘The Voice’, as well as winning France’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The Lorde-esque ‘Rhythm Inside’ is still incredible, and we cannot wait for more from him.
🇮🇪 Ireland: HomeTown
HomeTown are a six-piece boyband from Ireland. They’re managed by Louis Walsh, and have already had two number ones in their home country. Not only that, but they’ve also toured with Olly Murs. We are big fans of their song ‘Cry For Help’, which is made for chilling in the sun on a Sunday afternoon.
🇸🇪 Sweden: The Fooo Conspiracy
When they’re not writing for us, The Fooo Conspiracy are one of Sweden’s biggest pop acts (they’ve already had another Number 1 album). It’s not hard to see why too; they’re super cute and deliver bop after bop. We particularly love their single ‘Summer Love’, which really is perfect for the summer.
So who’s your favourite? Let us know by voting in the poll below, and tweet us at @maximumpop.