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“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 …

Running scar(r)ed: What’s the deal with promo CDs?

A Eurovision friend recently posted on his Facebook an odd bit about how someone on EBay bought the Slovenian promo CD of STRAIGHT INTO LOVE by Hannah Mancini for 405 Euro. I was troubled by the fact that someone would even sell a promo CD that they received for free from the Slovenian delegation this year. But then again, given …

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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