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Preliminary Reports: ESC 2014 Budget Exceeded by 70 Million Kroner

Preliminary information shows the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen exceeded its budget by more than 70 million Danish kroner according to Danish newspaper Metro Xpress.  The paper came in possession of the provisional accounts on June 15 and a team of four independent experts examined them.  Their audit estimates that the total cost to Danish taxpayers  is likely to exceed 96 …

EU Demand B&W be ‘Demolished’

Hours after the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest ended the stage and seating began to be removed. Now it has came to light that due to EU rules the former shipyard now needs to be restored to its original state. The EU state that an independently owned venue cannot be renovated using public funding. Because some of the money used to …

Live From Copenhagen: Day 9 – Big 5 & host rehearsal and SEMI 1 show

Today is a busy day here at the press center. In the morning, the Big Five and the host country will all rehearse for the second time and we will be attending them all to make sure you’ll get to see everything. In the afternoon, the third dress rehearsal will take place, and tonight you all get to see the …

Live from Copenhagen: Red Carpet Interviews – Part 2

The Opening Ceremony for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark took place yesterday. Between 18:00 and 20:00 the beautiful artists from all 37 participating nations walked down the Red Carpet, so Olivia and Matt from ESC United were able to briefly talk a lot different acts. This is part 2 of our Red Carpet Interview coverage, you can …

Live from Copenhagen: Red Carpet Interviews – Part 1

The Opening Ceremony for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark took place yesterday. Between 18:00 and 20:00 the beautiful artists from all 37 participating nations walked down the Red Carpet, so Olivia and Matt from ESC United were able to briefly talk a lot different acts. This is part 1 of our Red Carpet Interview coverage with the …

The 2014 “Expert” Panel – DENMARK

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 …

[UPDATE] ESC 2014: Running Order

Over the last few months, the 37 participating countries in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest have been selecting their entries, some using internal selections, other holding national finals. All countries have selected the acts to represent their nations in Copenhagen, although only 35 songs have been announced. The Eurovision Community are still waiting to hear the entries from Russia and …

Basim to represent Denmark at Eurovision

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2014 which was organized by the Danish Broadcaster DR took place tonight. It was the 43rd edition of the music competition and the country picked the song that would represent them on home turf as Denmark won the Eurovision Song Contest last year with Emmelie de Forest’ “Only Teardrops”. The winning song was selected by a …

My volunteer experience

As it is once again time to apply as volunteer for Eurovision in Copenhagen, I thought I could write about my experience of being a volunteer in Malmö 2013, hoping to inspire you to apply for this year’s event or any other in the future. At the start of 2013 I was persuaded by friends to apply as a volunteer …

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