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Malta: Who are the Ekklesia Sisters?

Every so often we find a performer that grabs attention for reasons other than their song. We’ve had Lordi, Verka Serduchka, Buranovskiye Babushki and Conchita Wurst in recent years, and some others have tried but fallen at the national final stage. This year, Malta might just be the country to grab headlines with their artist; one of the more surprising …

Explaining Eurovision

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. As national selection processes are already underway, fans of the Eurovision Song Contest worldwide are no doubt starting to feel the excitement build for …

The EBU’s Insufficient Response to the Georgian Jury Vote

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. My view with Eurovision has always been “the more, the merrier,” and I’m happy that more countries are confirming their participation for 2015. But, …

The Eurovision Facebook challenge

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.   Some people hate Facebook. But the majority of us, even if we hate Facebook, are on there and using it as an outlet …

Return to Copenhagen

So it has been over 4 months since we were in Copenhagen for the Eurovision. And I’m back, to see what the city is up to. Gone is the feel of #joinus , especially so when I get off the metro at Kongens Nytorv. If you were in Copenhagen back in May and used the metro system then you’ll probably …

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 …

Should Germany use Bundesvision as their national final?

In 2005, the German entertainer and Eurovision veteran Stefan Raab launched his brainchild – a version of the Eurovision Song Contest held between the 16 states or länder of Germany. And with that, the Bundesvision Song Contest was born. The 10th edition of the contest will be held in a few weeks on September 20th, and every year without fail …

Alternative Austria? My 5 picks for host entry

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. The preparations for 2015 are in full swing and no broadcaster seems more prepared for the challenge of 2015 than ORF of Austria. Surprising? …

Conchita and Dana International: Eurovision’s Most Significant Victors

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. No matter what, it’s important when a country wins Eurovision, but I think some Eurovision victors (and entries) are more significant than others and …

Bulgaria: The most underrated country in Eurovision

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. Eyes of the Eurovision fan community now look forward to 2015 and many in particular are looking towards the southern European nation of Bulgaria …

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