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Germany: More focus on the song in 2017

Looks like two last places in a row have served enough purpose – German media has been reporting that ARD will increase the focus on the song, not the artist, in the 2017 national final. Much like the casting show which proved so successful in 2010, ARD look to find a successful song and then match this to a performer …

Germany: Roger Cicero dead at 45

Roger Cicero, the German swing performer who became famous for his performance in Eurovision 2007, died earlier this week as a result of a stroke. He was 45. The performer, who was half-Romanian as the son of pianist Eugen Cicero, saw a rise to fame by being chosen to represent Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Helsinki with …

Jamie Lee going to Stockholm for Germany

The German National Final “Unser Song Fur Stockholm” has come to a close and we have a winner. Jamie Lee won it all with the song “Ghost”. Ten songs were in the running with three songs qualifying for the Super Final. Jamie Lee was the fan favorite from the beginning and managed to maintain her status as front runner. She is …

TONIGHT: Germany decide for Stockholm

It’s always a big occasion in the Eurovision calendar when a country decides on its song for Europe, but in recent years one of the biggest decisions has been which artist will represent Germany in the contest. Following the country’s overnight success story of the 2010 victory the Big 5 member has seen a myriad of big names and plucky …

Laura is getting ready for ULFS

Young Laura Pinski, who will compete in Unser Lied Für Stockholm, which serves as German preselection, next week, have made a short visit to her family and cousins in Poland so she gets relaxed a bit and fill her batteries so she has her A game for the show. Just to remind that Laura will sing the song “Under the …

ULFS: Interview with Laura Pinski

Germany will select it’s Eurovision entry on February 25th via Unser Lied für Stockholm after canceling the participation of Xavier Naidoo. Ten acts will perform at the Köln-Mülheim Studios in Cologne and the show will be hosted by Barbara Schöneberger. The winner will be chosen solely by public televote. One of the contestants is Laura Pinski. Hello Laura! You are young and aspiring artist. Can …

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 …

Know-It-Alls Podcast: Nicky Byrne for Ireland, Serhat for San Marino and some Oscar News!

Every Sunday at 19:00 CET, the ESC United Know-It-Alls are discussing the latest and greatest news, developments and general Eurovision related info. Today’s panel includes Matt (ESC United Editor-in-Chief), Stefan ( ESC United Editor),Jake (ESC United Editor) and Sadie (ESC United Editor). In this week’s live Hangout we discussed the following topics: – Nicky Byrne (Westlife) for Ireland – Serhat …

Germany: Finalists Announced

After months of speculation, official announcements followed by withdrawn offers, false leaks, and rumours, the German broadcaster have now released the list of acts and songs that will be hoping to represent Germany in the Globe Arena in Stockholm in May. Unser Lied für Stockholm will select the German representative for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, there will be ten …

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