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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 …

Three more countries confirm for 2015

Albania, Latvia and Romania have all invidually confirmed that they will be present at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, despite worries over the three countries due to budgeting issues or displeasure at recent results. Albania has announced that the usual selection process will take place. Festivali i Këngës will return for its 53rd edition this December and the winner will …

Romania: 2015 participation in danger?

It looks like yet another European broadcaster is in financial trouble. We previously reported about Israel’s IBA planning to shut down and re-open in March 2015. Similar developments might now occur in TVR, the national broadcaster of Romania. Stelian Tanase, the Director General of TVR, told the Romanian news agency Mediafax that the broadcaster might have to close down in …

Interview with Mandinga

While spending some time in Transylvania this past weekend I was lucky enough to be in the same town where Romania’s 2012 entry, Mandinga, was playing a show. I was even luckier that the band was willing to chat with me for a few minutes before the show to catch me up on what they have been doing since they …

The 2014 “Expert” Panel – ROMANIA

Every year our “Expert” Panel comes together to judge all entries for the Eurovision Song Contest and they’re back to take apart the 2014 entries and rank them accordingly. While their characters and comments may be wacky, the scores are dead serious. All 7 panelists will comment on the song and rank them accordingly giving it points using a scale …

Romania: Preparing for national final

Although the rumours of Ovi and Paula representing Romania in Copenhagen might not be true, they will still compete for the chance during the national selection the 1st March. The song Miracle was written by Ovi and Phillip Halloun (from Copenhagen). Ovi is really happy about the finished production of the song and hopes that the song will be a …

Romania: NF scheduled for March 1st

The Romanian broadcaster TVR announced that the song representing the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen will be selected via a National Final. Starting Wednesday January 15th artists wishing to compete can submit their application. The submission deadline is Saturday, February 15th and at that point a jury will review and evaluate all candidates. Ultimately 12 songs …

Interviews – Day 4 Rehearsals

ESC United talked to the acts that had their first rehearsals today. They will be performing in the second half of Semi Final 2 at the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo, Sweden. The Semi Final will take place exactly next Thursday so let’s get to know them a little better. Unfortunately we were unable to get you the Georgia interview …

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