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2014: Bookies’ Predictions (Post Semi Final 1)

Six days ago we examined the betting odds, and identified who was the favourite to win according to the bookmakers. Today, after last night’s Semi Final 1, we will take a look and see how the odds have changed after the performances last night and the ten finalists from Semi Final 1 were announced.   Once again we will look …

ESC 2014 Semi Fiınal 1 Results

The first Semi Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest has come to an end and 10 of the 16 participants qualified for the Grand Final on Saturday. The results were a 50\50 combination of televotes and juries. The Qualifiers are: -Montenegro -Hungary -Russia -Armenia -Azerbaijan -San Marino -Ukraine -Sweden -The Netherlands -Iceland The second Semi Final will take place …

Poll results: Who will qualify tonight?

The polls are closed so now it’s time to find out who you think will qualify tonight. But let’s make it a competition, shall we? The Copenhagen team is also going to vote and later tonight and we’ll compare who did better. Basically everyone on our team agrees that 2014 is a VERY difficult year for prediction for multiple reasons. …

Live From Copenhagen: Day 9 – Big 5 & host rehearsal and SEMI 1 show

Today is a busy day here at the press center. In the morning, the Big Five and the host country will all rehearse for the second time and we will be attending them all to make sure you’ll get to see everything. In the afternoon, the third dress rehearsal will take place, and tonight you all get to see the …

Live from Copenhagen: Red Carpet Interviews – Part 2

The Opening Ceremony for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark took place yesterday. Between 18:00 and 20:00 the beautiful artists from all 37 participating nations walked down the Red Carpet, so Olivia and Matt from ESC United were able to briefly talk a lot different acts. This is part 2 of our Red Carpet Interview coverage, you can …

Live from Copenhagen: Red Carpet Interviews – Part 1

The Opening Ceremony for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark took place yesterday. Between 18:00 and 20:00 the beautiful artists from all 37 participating nations walked down the Red Carpet, so Olivia and Matt from ESC United were able to briefly talk a lot different acts. This is part 1 of our Red Carpet Interview coverage with the …

The Big Five Rule: Helpful or Not?

The content of this editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board or its readers. The idea of the Big Five (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the UK) is controversial.  Since 2000, these countries have automatically qualified for the finals because they are the EBU’s biggest contributors.  I don’t know exactly what portion …

LIVE: Day 7 rehearsals

ESC United is live at the Eurovision 2014 Press Centre, where we will give you updates throughout the day’s rehearsals. Come back regularly and refresh for updates. We’ll be documenting today’s events right as they happen, as well as our personal impression. As a reminder, we are not allowed to tape the actual rehearsals during the first round. Today the Big …

Reader Poll: Who will qualify?

We here at the ESC United team want you to be involved! The Semi Finals are just around the corner, and we’re wondering: Who do you think will qualify? Do note: we aren’t asking for your favorites, but the songs that you think will garner enough votes to move on to the Final on May 10. Each poll will remain …

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