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Spain opt for national final – All the contenders

Five artists will battle it out in Spain’s first national final for three years for the right to represent them in the Eurovision Song Contest in May. The Spanish broadcaster, TVE, confirmed the news, alongside the names of the singers who will appear: Ruth Lorenzo, Jorge González, La Dama, Raúl and Brequette.  The show will be televised in February. The winner will …

Sweden: Interview with Clara Henry

As we are getting closer to the first semi-final of Melodifestivalen SVT has revealed all the hosts of this years show. For the main show it is the comic duo Nour El Refai and Anders Jansson and for the pre and after web show we have the YouTuber Clara Henry. Clara Henry is a 19-year-old girl from Göteborg who started …

Is Eurovision Culturally and Politically Irrelevant? (No, of course not)

The content of this editorial does not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board or its readers. Last week I discussed why I thought many Balkan countries were not participating in Eurovision this year.  I recently saw an interview with Srđa Trifković, a Serbian-American writer, about Eurovision on RT.com (you can read excerpts or watch …

Romania: Preparing for national final

Although the rumours of Ovi and Paula representing Romania in Copenhagen might not be true, they will still compete for the chance during the national selection the 1st March. The song Miracle was written by Ovi and Phillip Halloun (from Copenhagen). Ovi is really happy about the finished production of the song and hopes that the song will be a …

The Ranking 2014: Week 1 Results

Every week all songs selected either via NF or internal selection are up for a vote and our readers award points to their favorite songs. At the end of the week we will tally up the points and post the results. This is Week 1 and so far we have three points in the running so let’s find out which …

France: Maltese Songwriters in French Final

As escunited.com announced earlier this week, Alison Ellul and Elton Zarb have made the final 16 in the Lithuanian National Selection. Today we can announce that three more Maltese nationals are in the French National Final. No strangers to the Eurovision Song Contest, Gerard James Borg and his writing partner Philip Vella, who have written a number of the Maltese …

Slovenia: Back with a National Final

Slovenia waited until the very last minute (including a 10 day extention) to confirm its participation in Copenhagen. Earlier this morning they advised that they would indeed join the party bringing up the total of participating countries to 37. The Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO also confirmed that EMA will return. The popular selection format was used in the past to find …

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix: Hosts revealed

Jacob Riising and Louise Wolff have been announced as the two hosts for Denmark’s song selection for Eurovision 2014. The two will oversee the evening’s events in Odense’s Arena Fyn, on the 8th March, hoping to present Europe with an act to defend Denmark’s 2013 win. Wolff is by far the more experienced, hosting Melodi Grand Prix in the two …

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