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Norway is sending Margaret Berger to Malmo

Norway has spoken and with a landslide victory, Margaret Berger won Melodi Gran Prix and will represent Norway this May in the Eurovision Song contest in Malmo. Going into the Final as a favorite, she was able to convince the juries and televoters taking home the ESC crown. The scores of the Top 4: 102,032 Margaret Berger 059,414 Adelén 041,447 Sirkus Eliassen …

Heat 2 of A Dal 2013 (Hungary)

Heat 2 of A Dal 2013 has selected six more qualifiers via televoting and jury votes. The three acts advancing via jury votes are: Plastikhead f/ Laci Gaspar – A szeretet el (Love is Alive) Odett – Ne engedj el (Don’t Let Me Go) Kallay-Saunders – My Baby The three acts advancing via televoting are: Tamas Vastag – Holnaptol (From …

Sweden picks two more Finalists

    The second Semi Final of Melodifestivalen has just concluded and the Swedish public send two songs directly to the Final show. They are:     Sean Banan – Copacabanana & Louise Hoffsten – Only the dead fish follow the stream   Two more acts will get a second chance in the Second Chance round three weeks from now.  …

Dziesma 2013: Latvia Semi Final One – The 6 Qualifiers

The first Latvian Semi Final took place tonight and 12 songs battled for the six prestigious spots in the Final show. The results are in, check them out and let us know which songs you like the best. Qualifiers in the order they were announced: 1. Antra Stafecka – When you are with me! [vsw id=”ILMw6ad7COc” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] 2. …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Erik Anjou and Peter Svensson, composers of Dziesma 2013 entry, “Joey”

Erik Anjou has two songs he has written in Dziesma 2013: “Let The Night Belong To The Lovers” by Framest; and “Joey” by Martins Ruskis & 4 Veji.  “Joey” is co-written by Peter Svensson.   We talk to both of them. ESC UNITED:  Hey guys!  Congratulations on making it to the next stage of Dziesma 2013.  Tell us a bit about yourselves …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Camilla Gottschalck, composer of Dziesma 2013 entry, “Fool In Love”

Camilla Gottschalck is no stranger to National Selections for Eurovision.  She has co-written songs like Nikki Kavanagh’s “Falling” (Ireland 2011); Melissa Canta’s “Sueños rotos” (Spain 2011); and Hera Bjork’s “Someday” (Denmark 2009).  She is at it again this year at Dziesma 2013 with “Fool in Love” by Davids Kalandija & Dinara.  We learn more. ESC UNITED:  Hello Camilla.  Congratulations on making …

The Road to Malmo: Latvia; Interview with Raph Schillebeeckx, composer of Dziesma 2013 entry, “When You’re With Me”

Sylvie Heyse is the songplugger and publisher of Raph Schillebeeckx, one of the writers of the song “When You’re With Me,” performed by Antra Stafecka.  Raph has written music for acts such as Selah Sue and Monrose.  Now he’s prepping for Dziesma 2013.  Sylvie gave us the inside scoop.   ESC UNITED:  Hello!  Congratulations to your team for making it …

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