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First contestants revealed for MelFest 2015

SVT have just announced the first 14 artists that will be competing in Melodifestivalen 2015.  At the same time they also announced which semi final they will all be taking part in. Today they revealed the lineups for the first two semi finals to take place in  Göteborg and Malmö on the 7th and 14th of February respectively. Full line …

JESC: Hungary Will Not Participate In Malta

After weeks of positivity regarding Hungary participating in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, today MTVA, the Hungarian National Broadcaster have confirmed to ESCUnited.com that they will not be sending an entry to the 2014 edition of the contest. Many rumours have been heard with regards to the JESC Executive having high hopes for Hungary participating in Malta in November, …

JESC: Polina Ryzhak Disqualified From Ukrainian NF

Today it was announced by NTU that one of the songs has been disqualified from the National Final of Ukraine for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The song perform Polina Ryzhak, entitled ‘Tse Ukraina’ was found to be a cover version of a Miley Cyrus song ‘Nobody’s Perfect’. Therefore the song has been replaced with the song that placed …

JESC: Come #Together and Volunteer For Junior Eurovision

Today the Maltese national broadcaster have released the application form for those wishing to volunteer in Malta for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. PBS are looking for volunteers to assist in all aspects of the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest which promises to bring big changes to the contest. The broadcaster are looking for people who have skills in …

JESC: Cyprus Returns

After a four year gap, Cypriot national TV company CyBC, have announced that they will return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year. Cyprus participated in the first ever Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in 2003 and have participated in six contests since then, Junior Eurovision Fans will happy to hear that they will participate for a seventh time …

JESC: Ukraine’s Final 20 Acts

The Ukrainian selection for Junior Eurovision is well underway and after the deadline for the song submission two days ago, the jury (consisting of Mykhailo Nekrasov, Nataliia Miedviedieva, Andre France, Anzhela Kopotia and llaria)  have already selected their finalists as have ‘Music Academy Eurovision’. The final twenty acts are: Elizabeth Zadoia Polina Ryzhak Anna Nikonova Double Smile Sofiia Yaremova Viktoriia …

TVE turns Spain’s microphone off in Junior Eurovision

Televisón Española, the Spanish TV public broadcaster has decided not to take part of the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest edition. Federico Llano, head of delegation of TVE confirmed that the junior song contest is not in their schedule neither in a short nor an intermediate term. Recently, the head of kids programs department, Yago Fandiño commented that the Spanish …

JESC: Belarussian Finalists Announced

In preparation of this year Belarussian national final for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the national broadcaster BTRC have announced their ten finalists. The national broadcaster received 48 songs to be considered for their national selection, although only 46 met the criteria. The two songs rejected were sent from Russia and did not meet the rules stating that the songs …

Russia Organises “an alternative to bearded Eurovision”

As heavily reported over the recent weeks, many people in authority inside Russia have expressed their concern about “Europe’s moral degrading.” Just after the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest final a number of reports suggested that Russia would organise their own song contest, as an alternative to the Eurovision Song Contest in protest of Conchita Wurst winning the 59th contest held …

UK: 1997 Winner Released As Charity Single

Back in 1997 Katrina and the Waves took Europe by storm, and won the Eurovision Song Contest by a landslide, with 227 points in the Point Theatre in Dublin. Today, Irish singer,Lee Matthews has released a cover of the winning song with proceeds going to the charity, Join Our Boys. The Charity has been set up in aid of Duchenne’s Muscular …

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