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Interview with Gilad Mandelboim, co-founder of Europhoria

Many Americans have little knowledge of Eurovision, despite a number of well-known artists (ABBA, Celine Dion, Olivia Newton-John, Julio Iglesias) having roots from the annual song contest.  Moreover, the US has had some songs from Eurovision become successful there, such as “Waterloo,” “Eres Tu,” “Ooh Ahh Just a Little Bit,” and “Save All Your Kisses For Me.”  One person who …

Interview with Guntars Racs, Latvian artist, songwriter, producer extraordinaire

Guntars Racs is an artist, songwriter, and producer from Latvia and has worked with MicRec Records.  This year, MicRec had a number of their artists perform at the Latvian National Selection Dziesma 2013.  Five of them performed in the finals (Liene Candy,  Marta Ritova, Sabine Berezina, and Antra Stafecka).  ESC United had the opportunity to chat with Guntars. —————————————— ESCUnited: …

Kahori and Gabe – Eurovision fans from Japan and South Korea

Zack: Eurovision fans live all around the world.  I myself grew up on Maui, but now reside on the opposite side of the US in North Carolina.  Roy is from South Africa.  Matt is originally from Germany but now lives in California.  From time to time, we will introduce everyone to some of these international fans. ————————————– KAHORI – JAPAN …

Interview with Jaz, creator of Eurovision blog “Eurovision by Jaz”

Zack: We at ESC United love to network with other Eurovision websites and blogs.  With all the great contacts people have out there, why not network?! One of my personal favorite blogs that I follow on Facebook is from Jaz in Australia. Eurovision by Jaz provides some nice thoughtful editorials on the Eurovision scene.  And much to my delight, I had …

Interview with Vasco Cardoso, Ruben Pacheco, and Michael James Down, co-writers of Moldova National Selection entry “A Brighter Day” by Tatiana Heghea

ZACK:  I say shame-free that if there is one country I’m always excited about, it’s MOLDOVA!  They always bring a fun quirky number to the Eurovision stage.   So when the 24 entries were announced for the 2013 Moldova national selection, I was excited to see some familiar names, particularly Tatiana Heghea, who was one of the back-up singers for …

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