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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 …

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; …

Russia: Channel 1 Confirm Participation and Selection Process

After weeks of speculation as to whether Russia will have a representative in Austria next May, due to political intervention and many people stating that they should not participate due to Conchita Wurst winning the 2014 Contest last month. The national broadcaster of Russia have announced that they will be present in Austria next may and the singer will likely …

Russia Organises “an alternative to bearded Eurovision”

As heavily reported over the recent weeks, many people in authority inside Russia have expressed their concern about “Europe’s moral degrading.” Just after the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest final a number of reports suggested that Russia would organise their own song contest, as an alternative to the Eurovision Song Contest in protest of Conchita Wurst winning the 59th contest held …

#Together: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014

Little under two weeks after the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest came to an end, the European Broadcasting Union are preparing the second largest cong contest in Europe, Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Viewers of the Eurovision Song Contest will have noticed that a young girl named Gaia Cauchi performed some of her song ‘The Start’ in the grand final. This young …

Russia wants to start its own version of Eurovision

Needless to say but not everyone in the world is thrilled with a victory of a bearded woman, especially not in Russia. Austria who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with the bearded Drag Queen Conchita Wurst and her anthem “Rise like a Phoenix” on Saturday upset several Russian Lawmakers. The socially conservative politicians are eager to break away from …

Russia: Twins Reveal New Video

The last of the 37 participating countries in the 2014 to reveal their song, Russia, have revealed a new version of their video for their song ‘Shine’. The Tolmachevy Twins have revealed the video which is simple and classic. It is in black and white, which shows the twins in various locations and playing guitars. [vsw id=”1u_MMu1DeeU” source=”youtube” width=”500″ height=”300″ …

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