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Editorial: Turkey’s withdrawal seems insincere

The content of this editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board or its readers. You can follow the author on twitter https://twitter.com/MattDouzePoints Since the new millennium began, Turkey has been one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest. Sertab Erener managed to win the contest in 2003 and manga …

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 …

Eurovision Cheating Scandal Intensifies: What Must Be Done

Just when you thought things were starting to die down, the Eurovision Song Contest vote rigging controversy saga adds another piece of anonymously sourced information to an already long list of allegations. Torbjörn Wester of Swedish news organization Skånska Dagbladet reported Sunday on an undisclosed source from a national delegation at the 2013 contest who revealed new information about the cheating …

“What if” Russia boycotts happen at Eurovision

Image courtesy of Sander Hesterman (EBU) An editorial from Zack.  This content does not reflect the views of ESC United or its readers.  We encourage readers to share their comments below.   As a fan of many Eurovision websites (not just ESC United!), I’m quite surprised that no one has brought up the recent events occurring in Russia that revolve around …

ESC 2014: Suggested rule changes

It has only been two months, yet the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest is slowly becoming a distant memory. A lot of fans are using the ESC down time to go on a well-deserved vacation, focus on other hobbies or even better – start planning the 2014 contest to be held somewhere in Denmark. Over the past couple of months, the members …

Should’ve known better?: Press and fan reactions to the FYR Macedonia controversy

An editorial from Zack.  This content does not reflect the views of ESC United or its readers.  We encourage readers to share their comments below. —– As many of you know, Esma from FYR Macedonia has been under fire for some quotes she ALLEGEDLY made upon their return home: For those of you who are unaware, Esma reportedly blamed the …

This year marks the 10th anniversary of when I first discovered Eurovision in 2003 as a study abroad student studying in London while a junior at The University of Washington.  This year also marks the first Eurovision I will attend in person!  So this article is the first of many articles to come that will let me share everyone what …

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