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“From Greece to Stockholm, we’re on an argonaut journey” Interview with Greece’s Argo

One of the first countries to rehearse this year was the group Argo, formerly known as Europond; a Pontic Greek band who fuse traditional elements with rap and modern flavours. We got to speak to them yesterday while they visited the press centre about Greece’s culture and food, their history and why the utopian idea is so important to them. …

Utopian Land: Argo reveal Greek song

The band now performing under the moniker Argo, formerly known as Europond, has revealed the entry they will be flying the Greek flag with in Stockholm. “Utopian Land” is sung partly in English and partly in the band’s native Pontic dialect of Greek and sees a combination of multiple elements including traditional Greek sounds and rap crammed into the three …

Argo will fly the Greek flag!

After all the rumours in the past couple days, ERT (Greek national broadcaster) has just revealed that the band Argo will be flying the Greek flag in Stockholm this year! Argo is formed Europond, Greek band that we already reported that could represent this country at the 61st edition of Eurovision Song Contest check out here. Europond is the band that consists of seven members, and due …

Greece: Europond to Stockholm?

Rumours have been circulating recently with regards to the Greek representative for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Today it has been reported in the Greek media and OGAE Greece that the representative will be the band, Europond. The band is reasonably unknown, which may come as a shock when looking at the recent Greek singers. The band consists of seven …

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 …

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 …

Maria Elena Kyriakou (Greece): “My pressure is so big, but I feel everything’s going to be okay”

Cover photo courtesy of Elena Volotova (EBU) Maria Elena Kyriakou tells us about her children, her time on the Voice, who she’d like to duet with, and her lyrics at the Press Meet and Greet. Maria wanted to take some time to explore Vienna and requested that interviews wait for a later day.  Be sure to be on the lookout for …

LIVE COVERAGE: Rehearsal Day 1

It’s finally here, the moment fans across the continent (and now from down under) have been waiting for. We’re LIVE from the press centre at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna for the first rehearsals of 2015! Today will see the first rehearsals from the countries in the first half of semi-final one. Moldova, Armenia, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Greece, Estonia and Macedonia will …

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