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Austria: Cesár Sampson to take centre stage in Lisbon!

Stepping out of the shadows and into the limelight is always a great feeling for any artist, and many over the years have done so in Eurovision, including Tijana Bogicevic (Serbia) and Imri (Israel) from the Kyiv contest. Now, Austria have confirmed their artist, and ORF have decided to promote one of Bulgaria’s recent backing singers as their main artist… …

Måns Zelmerlöw to become a father

Sweden’s hero in 2015, Mans Zelmerlow, has announced that he is set to have a “small hero” of his own this evening, and has confirmed on Facebook that he is expecting a baby with his fiancée, British actress Ciara Janson. The couple began dating last year and got engaged in June of this year. Zelmerlöw has since relocated to the …

Portugal: RTP confirms Lisbon as 2018 host city

Fans of the contest who were around for the bidding process for the 2017 contest, which eventually went to Kyiv, noted that it was a long, drawn-out process, with the host city itself only confirmed in October 2016. Many fans took to social media to complain about the lengthy process leading up to Ukraine’s Eurovision. This year, things couldn’t be …

Jon Ola Sand admits Kyiv is his “most difficult Eurovision”

Jon Ola Sand, the Norwegian TV executive who has been executive producer of Eurovision since the 2011 contest, has admitted that Kyiv’s hosting of the contest has been difficult and the “most challenging Eurovision yet”. Sand has confirmed that EBU officials have had to be a lot more hands on with the competition this year, as Ukrainian TV officials and …

Ukraine: Wholesale changes in the Eurovision team

There was a bit of drama to spice up our collective Mondays today as a batch of Ukrainian television officials resigned or left their posts at the newly created public broadcaster, UA:PBC. Executive producers of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Victoria Romanova and Oleksandr Kharebin have resigned from their roles in organising the next edition of the competition, alongside the …

Montenegro: Decision expected next week

A decision on who will represent Montenegro in next year’s contest is expected to be made next week following the conclusion of broadcaster RTCG’S submission period. A five-person expert panel of RTCG and music executives will deliberate on the submitted entries next week, with Sabrija Vulić (head of promotion) suggesting the committee will come to a conclusion by the “end …

Join our team for 2017!

2016 was once again a fantastic year for ESC United. With Stockholm cementing our status as one of the fastest growing Eurovision fansites on the web with a reach of thousands across Europe, North America, Australia and beyond, things are going from strength to strength. But we simply can’t keep up with everything going on in the Eurovision world alone. …

Voting presentation set to see more changes?

It seems that EBU and SVT are making even MORE changes to the voting presentation of this year’s contest, with eurovision.de and multiple fan outlets reporting that only the Top 10 countries in the international televoting will actually have their points read out. The German Eurovision portal reports that the countries who finished 11th to 26th in the televoting results …

Work begins on the 2016 stage!

Work has begun on this year’s staging for the Eurovision Song Contest as Globen Arena is set to be transformed for Europe’s biggest event. As revealed in a blog post by M&M Production Management who are overseeing the construction of the stage, the first two trucks filled with rigging equipment arrived at Stockholm’s Globen Arena today with the first constructions …

Big 5 and Sweden to have rehearsals shown during live semi-finals

It’s been a call made by many fans for several years, but it appears it will now be a reality. The first major change rung in by SVT for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest will see Sweden, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom recieve extra exposure with performance videos shown of their rehearsals during live shows, currently set …

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