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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 …

My volunteer experience

As it is once again time to apply as volunteer for Eurovision in Copenhagen, I thought I could write about my experience of being a volunteer in Malmö 2013, hoping to inspire you to apply for this year’s event or any other in the future. At the start of 2013 I was persuaded by friends to apply as a volunteer …

Sweden: Eurovision 2013 behind the scenes

Butterfly effect The city of Malmö recently released a new video covering the butterfly effect of Eurovision Song contest being held in the city.  The video is featuring everything from the opening ceremony to Eurovision fans dancing in the street of Malmö. The Eurovision Song Contest had a big impact on the city and the people in Malmö, Europe literally …

Eurovision Voting: How Do Televoters Decide?

Since Eurovision is a competition, it’s safe to assume the point is to win.  Accordingly, it’s important to consider what makes a winning song and that, of course, depends on the televote and jury vote.  So my question is: what motivates peoples’ votes?  There’s so much talk about Eurovision being biased and political but there doesn’t seem to be much …

Malta Wins Junior Eurovision 2013

In a suspenseful photo finish, Gaia Cauchi of Malta took the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 trophy tonight with her power ballad “The Start”. This is Malta’s first win in Junior Eurovision, coming after a two-year break from the contest. Malta finished the contest with 130 points, just 9 ahead from runner-up Ukraine with Sofia Tarasova’s “We Are One”. Coming …

ESCunited Exclusive Live: Annet Artani, “You Got What I Need” from New York City!

Annet Artani introduced her new upbeat hit You Got What I Need among other songs at Europhoria this Saturday evening (Nov 16) in New York City. ESCunited readers were the first to watch the live performance. We hope you enjoyed to exclusive live performance! Here is  recap for those who didn’t tune in for the live event: [vsw id=”wTbCZYGQ55Y” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ …

Flashback Friday featuring a Eurovision legend from Malta: Chiara

Chiara is one of the Eurovision’s legends, having represented Malta three times (1998, 2005 & 2009) reaching a third and a second place. With her three entries accumulating a total of 388 points, Chiara became also the third most successful Eurovision artist in terms of total points earned in her performances, behind Russia’s Dima Bilan and Sweden’s Carola. ESCUNITED has …

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