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Eurovision 2016: The Season Begins…

It’s September 1st, and we all know what that means. Apart from the longer nights creeping in and Christmas items lining the shelves in supermarkets across Europe, it is also the start of a new Eurovision season. Yes, any song released after today can be officially part of the Eurovision Song Contest edition next year. Exciting, isn’t it!? We already …

Eurovision 2015 : A new App for every Eurofan 

My Eurovision Scoreboard is the first App allowing you to rate your favorite Eurovision songs in a totally new and connected way. This is the ultimate rating App, made with love by one Eurovision fan for all Eurovision fans around the world! It allows you to: • Hear & rate your favorite Eurovision songs every year • Automatically see your …

Lest We Forget: Lindita Halimi

In a new series of editorials I will be looking at some of the songs I feel unfairly missed out on making the Eurovision finals. 2015 is great year, but let’s remind ourselves of what could’ve been… This editorial represents my personal opinions and does not represent those of ESC United as a whole, the EBU or other editors and …

Punk at Eurovision: Embracing Finland’s Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät and “Aina mun pitää”

  Punk rock developed in the mid-1970s as a critique of the mainstream music scene. From the genre, we have been treated to the likes of the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen,” and the Clash’s “London is Calling.” Its influence has continued throughout the past 40 years as punk has inspired politically-charged rock and metal bands such as Rage …

Follow-up on “The Worst Eurovision Ever?”

This editorial does not reflect the views of ESC United as a whole and the article is purely personal opinion of the author. Back on January 9, 2015, where there were 5 songs released, we heard fans complaining that this year was going to be the worst Eurovision ever. I held an optimistic viewpoint and said let’s just wait until …

The Ballads of Eurovision

What is a ballad?  That’s the question I remember asking my dad as a kid while I took my first listen to Madonna’s “Something to Remember” album back in the 1990s.  His reply was that a ballad is a song that tells a story.  Although true, many people simply think of a ballad as being a slower song. If you …

Malta: Firelight’s Appalachian Dulcimer To Be Auctioned For Charity

Richard and his band Firelight represented Malta in Copenhagen last year with their song ‘Coming Home’. Richard is now auctioning his signed Appalachian dulcimer, which is the only Appalachian dulcimer to have appeared on a Eurovision stage. The money raised in this auction will go towards Puttinu Cares Cancer Support Group, which was set up in 2002 to give support to children and families who …

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