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Portugal’s Eurovision 1992 entrant Dina passes away at age 62

Ondina Veloso, known professionally as Dina, passed away this morning at age 62. According to the spokesperson of Lisbon, Portugal’s Pulido Valente Hospital, Dina had suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease where lung tissue slowly and gradually becomes damaged and scarred. Dina will be familiar to Eurovision fans for her 1992 entry “Amor d’água fresca” (“Fresh Water Love”) which …

The “Expert” Panel reviews Armenia: Srbuk – Walking Out | (Eurovision 2019)

It’s back! The (in)famous ESC United “Expert” Panel is returning once again! While we don’t claim to be professionally qualified to judge anything, we certainly have strong opinions, so our staff and editors got together to review all 41 of the songs taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 which will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel this May.  …

Madonna will be an interval act at Eurovision this year!

Speculation has been rife for a while, but now things seem to have been confirmed. Madonna is going to perform in Tel Aviv as an interval act.  The European Broadcasting Union has been in talks for a long time with Madonna. At first it looked like it would not happen, since one of the songs that she wanted to perform …

Eurovision Choir RoundUp: Wales and Norway Select Representatives!

In Wales, you either sing or you play rugby. And given Wales’s second place at the inaugural Eurovision Choir of the Year Contest in Riga, Latvia, in 2017, rest assured they will try their damnedest to capture the 2019 crown of this biennial European Broadcasting Union (EBU) contest in Gothenberg, Sweden, on August 3, 2019. The final of Côr Cymru …

Junior Eurovision RoundUp: Georgian folk tour on Ranina, Animal Drive EP released, ZENA in Amsterdam

A recent argument among fans of Eurovision is the use of The Idol, X Factor, The Voice or similar singing contest to select an entrant for Eurovision. Many fans view it as a negative influence on the contest, arguing that these contests devalue Eurovision by countries losing their identity by sending generic entrants who favor generic songs. A counterpoint is …

Israel: Kobi Marimi “I got to some point where I said; stop studying and start to sing!”

What a weekend that was! Matt, Sean, Roy and Melanie were all at the annual showcase of Eurovision talent that is Eurovision in Concert, held once again in Amsterdam, Netherlands. On Saturday, we managed to arrange a number of interviews with some of this year’s artists which we will share with you over the coming days! In the first of …

The “Expert” Panel reviews Norway: KEiiNO – Spirits in the Sky | (Eurovision 2019)

It’s back! The (in)famous ESC United “Expert” Panel is returning once again! While we don’t claim to be professionally qualified to judge anything, we certainly have strong opinions, so our staff and editors got together to review all 41 of the songs taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 which will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel this May.  …

Missed Eurovision in Concert? Catch up on all of the performances!

Last night saw the first big preview party of the 2019 season take place, as the perennial Eurovision in Concert was held for its 11th year in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 28 of this year’s participating acts alongside Nicole (Eurovision 1982) and Dana International (Eurovision 1998, 2011) performed for the 4000+ strong crowd at the AFAS Live venue in Zuidoost Amsterdam, with …

Eurovision in Concert: 28 acts prepare for Amsterdam event!

The first major preview event of the Eurovision 2019 calendar gets underway this weekend, as the annual Eurovision in Concert is held in Amsterdam! No less than 28 participants in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 are getting ready to hit the stage of AFAS Live this Saturday for the 11th edition of Eurovision in Concert. They are; 🇦🇱 Jonida Maliqi …

The “Expert” Panel reviews Poland: Tulia – Fire of Love (Pali się) | (Eurovision 2019)

It’s back! The (in)famous ESC United “Expert” Panel is returning once again! While we don’t claim to be professionally qualified to judge anything, we certainly have strong opinions, so our staff and editors got together to review all 41 of the songs taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 which will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel this May.  …

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