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Hannah going to Malmo for Slovenia

As previously announced by the Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO, Slovenia would not hold a National Final due to major financial cuts and today they announced that Hannah Mancini will be flying the flag for Slovenia in Malmo. She may not be an unknown face to some ESC fans, in 2011 she took part in the National Final for her country as …

Despina Olympiou for Cyprus

The broadcaster announced that Despina Olympiou will fly the Flag for Cyprus in Malmo. The 37 year old singer was selected internally by CyBC and her song will be in Greek. This song will be truly a song from Cyprus as the singer as well as Andreas Giorgallis (music) and Zenon Zindilis (lyrics) are Cypriot citizens. Unfortunately we don’t have …

Finland has chosen all finalists

Last night the Semi Final/Wild card show took place in Finland and the juries & televoters picked four more songs that would move on the the Final Stage.  Great Wide North, Last Panda, Elina Orkoneva, and Lucy Was Driving will once again perform on February 9th, 2013 when Finland picks their entry for Malmo. Four songs already directly qualified previously brining …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Peo Nylén (music publisher representing Dzisema 2013 and Melodifestivalen entries)

Peo Nylén is a music publisher for Scandinavian Songs AB.  You may not know his name off-hand but he has been a part numerous Eurovision and National Selection songs in the past twenty years, including Ines “Once in a Lifetime,” Pirates of the Sea “Wolves of the Sea,” and Rollo and King “Never Ever Let You Go.” This year, Peo …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Filip Lindfors (composer of Dziesma 2013 entries “Upside Down” and “Phoenix Fly”)

As the Dziesma 2013, the National Selection for Latvia’s 2013 Eurovision entry, approaches, ESC UNITED’s Zack were fortunate enough to talk with Filip Lindfors, composer of not one, but TWO entries: “Upside Down” and “Phoenix Fly.” ESC UNITED: Hi Filip!  Congratulations on your success in Dziesma 2013.  “Upside Down” is one of my favorite songs from the bunch.  How would …

Emmelie de Forest wins the Danish selection and will be performing ‘Only Teardrops’ in Malmo

Melissa was fortunate enough to go the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix today. She has just sent us this fantastic report! Thanks so much Melissa! —————————– Fighting off a last minute challenge from Mohammed Ali, the drum heavy folk track from Emmeli de Forest “Only Teardrops” managed to score the televote majority after levelling with the ‘Unbreakable’ singer during the Jury …

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