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Croatia: Nina will sing Lighthouse

Today on the second channel of Croatian national radio Nina Kraljić has presented her Eurovision entry Lighthouse. As Nina is publishing for Universal Music, there was an open call to find the best song for her personality and voice. In the end the Austrian duo POPMACHE was chosen, while the production was done by Thorsten Brötzmann, who colaborated with Lena, No …

Croatia: Nina is going to Stockholm

Croatia was one of the few countries that were very silent. This morning an offcial statement from HRT, the Croatian national broadcaster, came and it is confirmed that Nina Kraljić will represent the Balkan country this May in Stockholm. Rumors are Nina and her participation started already last year when she won the first season of The Voice as it …

Croatia: Singer still to be Determined

Although it is about a month and half left until deadline and all of the countries have to have a representatives at Stockholm this year, some of them are still hiding their choice! By the end of the last year many Croatian newspaper were gossiping that Nina Kraljić, winner of The Voice, could be Croatian choice. Head of Croatian delegation, Željko Mesar, confirmed to …

Come Together: Country Flags available for download

The Swedish broadcaster SVT recently presented the theme art for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest yesterday. We at ESC United  understand how exciting it is to support your country (or your favorite song) so just as we did last year, we created Logo Flags for most European countries including all possible participants. And if you’re like me and live outside …

Have Serbia and Croatia chosen their representatives?

  Yesterday the official list of participants was published and just like in 2008. and 2011, we have 43 countries running for the trophy. Among them are Serbia and Croatia, who last participated in 2013. Today Serbian press reported that Jelena Karleuša will most likely be internally chosen to represent the country. She was also called last year by RTS …

43 Countries in Stockholm!

Today the EBU announced the final list of participants. The number of countries has increased from last year’s contest, we will see 43 countries participate in the 61st Eurovision Song Contest! The 43 countries hoping to take home the Eurovision 2016 trophy are: Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia …

Croatia planning to return in 2016?

Even though the Balkan nation of Croatia has seemingly ruled out a return to Eurovision next year, the Croatian website Jutarnji.hr seems to suggest that the country will indeed return after all… but only in 2016! In an article detailing the format of HRT’s new investment, The Voice of Croatia, it is suggested that much like other broadcasters in Europe, …

JESC: 16 Countries To Participate

After a number of months speculation it appears that the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will consist of a total or 16 participating countries. Armenia Belarus Bulgaria (Return) Croatia (Return) Cyprus (Return) Georgia Italy (Debut) Malta Montenegro (Debut) Russia San Marino Serbia (Return) Slovenia (Debut) Sweden Netherlands Ukraine Meaning that unless there are some last minute changes to be made, …

JESC: Croatia Return

The first ever winners of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Croatia will return to the contest in 2014. This announcement brings the total number of participating countries to 16. In 2007 it was announced that Croatia would withdraw from the contest, and after 7 years away from the contest HRT (national broadcaster to Croatia) have decided it is time to …

Mija Martina flares up racist scandal

Just as the former Yugoslav countries have been shocked by the pro-Nazi chants by Croatian football player Josip Simunic, a new scandal flares up, involving a former Eurovision entrant! Simunic, after Croatia won the qualifying game for the World Cup in 2014 against Iceland, walked onto the stadium field and chanted a pro-Nazi chant used in the Croatian puppet state …

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