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TONIGHT: Moscow Pre-Party

The third such event so far this year, the increasing popularity of the preview performances cannot be denied. Tonight it’s Russia’s turn to host some of 2015’s stars as ten acts make their way to the Russian capital, Moscow, to perform to fans! The acts taking part in the Russian pre-party are; Australia – Guy Sebastian Azerbaijan – Elnur Huseynov …

The 2015 “Expert” Panel – RUSSIA

The ESC United “Expert” Panel is back once again reviewing all Eurovision songs and rank them accordingly. You are probably asking yourself on how we pick our panel and the criteria. We looked at people from all walks of life to bring together a unique group of panelists with a wide range in taste. They all bring different skills and …

Russia: Polina Gagarina – A Millions Voices

As we previously reported, Polina Gagarina was going to represent Russia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna. Polina will turn 28 the 27th of March and is a known singer, songwriter, actress and model from Moscow, Russia. In Vienna she will perform the song “A Million Voices” written by Russian, Swedish and an Australian composer who lives in …

Polina Gagarina representing Russia!

Today it has been confirmed that it is in fact Polina Gagarina that will represent Russia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Polina will turn 28 the 27th of March and is a known singer, songwriter, actress and model from Moscow, Russia. In Vienna she will perform the song “A Million Voices” written by Russian, Swedish and an Australian composer …

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 …

Kazakhstan wins Türkvizyon 2014

Zhanar Dugalova won this year’s Türkovizyon with her song Izin korem. The Central Asian voice ranked third in the semi-final that took place on 19th November. Despite of her awesome results , she improved her performance, ranking to the leading position in the final with 225 points. The winner entry was performed in Kazakh. Türkovizyon is a song contest that …

JESC: Russia Select Alisa Kozhikina ‘Dreamer’

The Russian National Broadcaster have announced that they have internally selected their representative for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The singer selected to represent Russia was revealed today as Alisa Kozhikina. Aliza was the winner of the first edition of The Voice Kids in Russia, and will now be taking to the stage in Malta in November with a song …

Julia Volkova (t.a.T.u.) Homophobic remarks – The Internet reacts

The views expressed in this editorial are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board, its readers, or any other person, entity, or organization.   Juliva Volova who is one half of t.a.T.u., a band who represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 where they finished in …

Russia Will Not Host Intervision 2014

Russia announced that it will not host its own rival to Eurovision, the Intervision Song Contest, in 2014, according to the Russian news source Rusnovosti. Intervision was supposed to be the “family-friendly” alternative to Eurovision following Conchita’s victory and the supposed “end of Europe.”  The shows producers decided not to host the contest owing to the “political situation” in Russia; …

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