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Predictions: Televote (Readers) vs. Jury (Team Stockholm) – Semi-Final 2

Here we are again for another round of predictions! We’ve counted up your votes, we’ve compiled our lists of qualifiers and we’re ready to take back the title from the readers! On Tuesday, the readers “televote” results were slightly more accurate than ours, but we feel pretty confident today! Once again we were astounded at the response to our poll so thank …

Ireland: Watch The First Live Performance

A few weeks ago, RTE, the Irish national broadcaster revealed that they will be represented by former Westlife singer, Nicky Bryne. This weekend the song was performed live on TV for the first time! After a run of bad luck in Eurovision, Ireland have opted for an internal selection in hope of turning around that luck and hoping that a …

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 …

Ireland: Nicky Byrne “Sunlight” to Stockholm

After weeks of rumours suspecting Nicky Byrne as the Irish representative, today those rumours have been confirmed by Irish national broadcaster, RTE. The former Westlife member had large amounts of success as 1/5 of the boyband which gained most of it’s success in their homeland, Ireland, and the United Kingdom, although they had some success in a number of European countries. …

Know-It-Alls: Is it Nicky Byrne of Ireland and more details on Slovenia and San Marino

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?!? – First …

Ireland: Nicky Byrne to Represent Ireland?

In discussions with RTE, the Irish broadcaster over the previous months, we brought you the news that they had passed on to us regarding potential times they would announce their plans for Stockholm. We previously announced that Ireland will reveal their decision ‘no later than January‘, in rumours circulating today, it seems Ireland may be sticking to this plan and …

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 …

POLL: Who Should Win JESC 2015?

Tomorrow night the participants from 17 countries will take to the stage in Bulgaria and will be broadcast live to the world, all hoping to take home the trophy of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Who do you think should win tomorrow night? Here is the recap from the dress rehearsal to help you make up your mind:

JESC: Day 1 of Rehearsals

The first day of rehearsals for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest is now complete. Kids from 9 countries took to the stage to rehearse their entries for JESC this year. I am going to comment on the rehearsals after my first watch (views expressed in this article are my own, and not essentially those of ESCUnited.com). Let’s take a look …

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