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39 countries represented in Eurovision 2015

The EBU has confirmed that 39 countries will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, hosted between 19-23 May in Vienna, Austria. The number is two up on last year, representing the first increase in participation since Germany’s hosting in 2011. Amongst the participants is a surprising return from Czech Republic, who will take part for the first time …

2015: Greece definitely joins

Good news from Greece: The broadcaster NERIT has officially been accepted as active member of the European Broadcasting Union and is therefore eligible to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. As previously reported, the participation of Greece was dependent on whether their new broadcaster would be accepted by the General Assembly as an active member of the EBU. In …

EBU: 38-40 participants in Vienna

Today the EBU announced a preliminary list of participants for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. It has been specified that 38 broadcasters confirmed their participation in Vienna whereas one TV station (presumably the Albanian one) still hasn’t made a final decision. Greece, on the other hand, might still struggle with the EBU rules. If both Albania and Greece confirm, we’ll have …

Greece will take part in 2015

Last year the Greek campaign in Eurovision appeared to be in peril. With the worry of not having a broadcaster in time for Eurovision it seemed that Greece wouldn’t take part in Copenhagen. Of course, the country was still present, albeit achieving one of their worst results yet. We’re happy to report there is no such worry this year as …

UPDATE: Eurovision 2014 stars release new music

It’s been over two months since the grand final of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest took place in Copenhagen in May. Which artists have come up with new material since then? ESC United will give you an overview of new singles and albums released by this year’s Eurovision stars! Finland: Softengine The indie rockers from Finland achieved a very decent …

#Together: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Little under two weeks after the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest came to an end, the European Broadcasting Union are preparing the second largest cong contest in Europe, Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest will have noticed that a young girl named Gaia Cauchi performed some of her song ‘The Start’ in the grand final. This young …

Freaky Fortune & RiskyKidd (Greece) Interview “It’s more than a song, it’s a movement”.

Greece:  “It’s more than a song, it’s a movement”. ESC United speak to FreakyFortune about ‘rising up’ through economic difficulties, performing at London Eurovision Party, and get an exclusive preview of their semi-final performance. ESC United caught up with this year’s Greek entry – FreakyFortune and RiskyKidd, before they performed at the London Eurovision Party. Standing on a balcony looking …

Freaky Fortune feat. Riskykidd to Copenhagen for Greece

Greece just made the decision as to who will represent their country at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark. Four acts were battling it out and a mix of Jury and Televote determined the winner. The jury memers were: Dimitris Kontopoulos: (composer), Elpida: (singer and former Greek entrant), Themis Georgantas: (Tv host and radio producer), Areti Kalesaki and …

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