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Podcast: Austria, Denmark and Switzerland have chosen

A busy, busy week for all Eurovision fans. Switzerland, Austria and Denmark all have chosen their entries for Stockholm while a bunch of other countries continued their search by holding Semi Finals. Sweden, Hungary, Finland, Iceland, Ukraine and Lithuania all were busy with Eurovision this week and we all certainly appreciate it. But there is no way that you can …

Iceland: 3 More Acts to The Final

Tonight saw the second semi final in Iceland’s national final, Söngvakeppnin 2016. Three acts have been granted a place in the final next week, they will join last week’s qualifiers, and one more song will join them as a wildcard. The acts taking part tonight: Alda Dís Arnardóttir – Augnablik Elísabet Ormslev – Á ný Erna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius – …

TONIGHT: 10 Shows – 3 Finals – 1 Big Night

Tonight is a huge night in Eurovisionland. (Potentially) Three songs will be selected for Stockholm, Switzerland, Denmark and Italy. Italian TV channel will offer the opportunity to the winner to go to Eurovision, but, that is down to the act. Ukraine: Semi-Final 2 SunSay  – Love Manifest Pur:Pur – We do Change Peaks of Kings – Last Hope Pringlez – Easy to love Victoria Petryk – Overload …

Podcast: Four Semis and two Heats in one night

In todays ESC United  Know-It-Alls Podcast, we are going to review the songs from the many, many Semis that took place yesterday. Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Ukraine all selected a few songs and send the rest packing while Hungary and Lithuania are still narrowing down the field of acts through Heats. In case you didn’t have the opportunity to listen …

TONIGHT: Watch 6 Shows

After a rather show beginning to the National Final season, today and beyond it is full steam ahead! We will have no less than six countries broadcasting shows for their national selection! Ukraine – Semi-Final 1: 18:00 CET Anastasia Prykhodko – I am Free Now The Hardkiss – Helpless Tonya Matvienko – Tin Whistle Vladislav Kurasov – I’m Insane Låvika …

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 …

Iceland: Listen to the Songvakeppnin Entries

The National Final season is well and truly heating up! Today another country has revealed their potential entries for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest! Icelandic broadcaster, RUV, have revealed the twelve songs in contention for the title of Icelandic representative for ESC 2016. The entries: Sigga Eyrún “Kreisí” Helgi Valur Ásgeirsson “Óvær” Erna Mist & Magnús Thorlacius “Ótöluðorð” Erna Hrönn …

Iceland: Söngvakeppni 2016 artist revealed

The Icelandic broadcaster RUV has announced the list of artists that were chosen to take part in Söngvakeppni 2016, has been revealed. Performers have to have Icelandic citizenship while songwriters that were non-Iceldanic, had to team up with local songwriters in order to be eligible. 260 entries were received and the list was narrowed down to 12 by a special …

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 …

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2016 Final on 20th February

Icelandic broadcaster have announced that their National Final for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will conclude on the 20th of February 2016, after having two semi-finals. Iceland will be celebrating 30 years of Eurovision (1986-2016) in Stockholm, and are eagerly awaiting their first win. Iceland’s best results were achieved in Jerusalem in 1999 and in Moscow in 2009, where Selma …

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