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Estonian Eurovision Alumni Perform in Pärnu

Rain couldn’t keep them from shining through: Eurovision veterans Koit Toome, Getter Jaani, Ott Lepland and Birgit Õigemeel joined forces last Saturday, June 21, at the Pärnu Summer Concert. The concert did not only herald the coming of (a rather rainy) summer, but also commemorated the 10th anniversary of both Estonia’s accession to the European Union and their membership in …

Kurt Calleja (Malta 2012) releases ‘Love on Mars’

Kurt Calleja – Malta’s 2012 representative for the Eurovision Song Contest has just released his new music video to the song “Love on Mars”. Unlike his Eurovision song ‘This is the night’ which placed 21st in Baku Azerbaijan, “Love on Mars” is an all Maltese composed song written Kurt’s fiend Chris Attard (artist name Chris Denaro). The recently album can …

Ott Lepland News: American Tour Dates, Drag Performance for Charity

Ott Lepland Announces Small North American Tour Ott Lepland fans in four North American cities rejoice: your favorite Estonian crooner is making his way to Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles and New York this October to perform “Kuula Live”. “Take your friends with you and you are welcome to join wherever you can!” invites Lepland’s official facebook page, where fans were …

Exclusive Interview: Tooji is here to stay with his new single “Rebels”

We recently caught up with Tooji (Norway 2012) to discuss his Eurovision days, the release of his new single “Rebels”, his personal life and future plans. “Rebels”, Tooji’s first single was recently released and is said to be “representing a new depth of Tooji both musically and visually.” According to Tooji’s label, “Rebels” Creates a dark pop landscape with artistic visuals, where …

Tooji releases video to latest single “Rebels”

Tooji who participated in the 2012 contest for Norway with the song “Stay”,  has just released his new video clip to his latest single “Rebels” You can view the clip below. If you would like to purchase this you can view it over on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/tooji/id492695766?ign-mpt=uo%3D4 (Depending on where you are it may not be available yet) What do you …

Maya Sar (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2012) releses “O meni nikom ne pricaj”

Maya Sar, the 2012 representative of Bosnia Herzegovina at the Eurovision Song Contest, has just released her latest single “O meni nikom ne pricaj”. It comes straight form her latest album ” Krive rijeci”. The song was co-written by Maya and her husband Mahir Sarihodzic. Listen to the song below:   [vsw id=”5ZrBI29Dgy4″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]   Maja Sar was …

Humperdinck chosen over Hurts for UK 2012

Pop singing duo Hurts have recently confirmed that Engelbert Humperdinck was chosen above them to represent the UK at Eurovision in Baku. The BBC may have done well to keep this quiet, oh, they have. That’s not a surprise, as the Hump’s painfully slow, and, for some, downright awful ballad went down extremely poorly in Europe, coming second to last. The synth-pop …

Loreen (Sweden 2012) releases “Requiem Solution”

Loreen has had a busy year and it doesn’t look like she’s going to slow down anytime soon. The talented singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012 with her smash hit “Euphoria”, just relased her new song “Requiem Solution” worldwide. The song is expected to be on her new album scheduled to be released this fall. In addition, …

What is Anggun (France 2012) up to?

Anggun, who represented France in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with “Echo (You and I) is off to new adventures. The 38 year old singer is currently a judge on X-Factor Indonesia. She was actually born and raised in Indonesia and only moved to France in the 90s and is considered a superstar in her home country. Her last 4 …

A look at the songs of Balkan superstar Željko Joksimović

From Zack: At ESC UNITED, we want to put the focus back on the totality of the entries.  That means we want to honor everyone involved, particularly the composers.  After asking our readers for their thoughts on the composers that we should retrospectively cover, we got some great feedback and will be featuring some of them this week.  Our next featured …

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