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Lynne Kieran Passes Away

One-third of Austria’s entry into the 2000 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, Rounder Girls, has died. Lynne Kieran, who, alongside band members, achieved Austria a 14th place, has passed away. Thoughts are with her family, friends and of course her band mates. Lynne Kieran, who lived a healthy life of 53 years, born in 1960 in London, has died …

Editorial: Conchita Wurst brings out the worst of the ESC fandom

The content of this editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board or its readers. Once news broke on Twitter of Conchita Wurst’s participation in Copenhagen for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, I immediately knew that I could expect tons of unwarranted hatred for Austria’s choice. When someone who doesn’t look like the …

Conchita Wurst and the Eurovision Gimmick – Friend or Foe?

The content of this editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board or its readers. Less than 24 hours ago, it was leaked that Austria will be represented by the gender-bending act known as Conchita Wurst. And within those 24 hours, Conchita has managed to stir up quite a bit of commotion amongst …

Conchita Wurst to Represent Austria in 2014

Austrian news media confirm that singer Tom Neuwirth, better known by the stage name Conchita Wurst, was chosen by Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) to represent Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Eurovision fans may remember Conchita, 25, as the runner up in 2012’s Österreich rockt den Song Contest to represent Austria in Eurovision 2012. Conchita’s song, “That’s What …

The 2013 “Expert” Panel – AUSTRIA

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2013 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 13 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Natalia Kelly is going to Malmo for Austria

Natalia Kelly’s song “Shine” won the Austrian National Final tonight receiving the televotes 1st place and 2nd from the juries. Natalia was the favorite going into tonight’s show and she delivered. Congratulations to Natalia and her team. The Song [vsw id=”XKpqQplDVP0″ source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]   What are your thoughts? Do you like that song or did Austria made the …

ESC UNITED readers want to see Natalia Kelly to represent Austria

The poll results are in and a clear majority wants to see “Shine” by Natalia Kelly. The song received 42% leaving the competition in the dust. Austria is going to choose their song fuer Malmo tonight and after last year’s failure to qualify there will be a bit more pressure on this year representative. The Bandaloop finished 2nd receiving 27% of …

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