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Dotan for the Netherlands?

The rumour mill for 2016 has kicked off not long after the new season was ushered in on September 1st, and now we have our first rumoured artist for the contest in Stockholm. It appears that indie-folk singer-songwriter Dotan has been signalled by Dutch press as the chosen artist for the Netherlands, with an official announcement of a singer expected …

Netherlands: Trijntje Oosterhuis wins Barbara Dex Award

The annual Barbara Dex Award, given to the act voted to have the worst costume on the Eurovision stage, has been awarded this year to the Netherlands’ Trijntje Oosterhuis. Despite changing from a controversial dress to a less unusual catsuit affair could not stop the country overwhelmingly winning the voting with over 25% of the votes. Bojana Stamenov from Serbia …

LIVE COVERAGE: Rehearsal Day 1

It’s finally here, the moment fans across the continent (and now from down under) have been waiting for. We’re LIVE from the press centre at Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna for the first rehearsals of 2015! Today will see the first rehearsals from the countries in the first half of semi-final one. Moldova, Armenia, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, Greece, Estonia and Macedonia will …

OGAE: Penultimate votes revealed

The penultimate set of votes to be revealed by the OGAE International network have been posted. This batch includes Turkey, Netherlands and Azerbaijan as well as the votes from the EC fanclub in Germany. EC Germany 12 Slovenia 10 Sweden 8 Australia 7 Norway 6 Belgium 5 Estonia 4 Italy 3 Israel 2 France 1 Azerbaijan Turkey 12 Italy 10 …

TONIGHT: Eurovision in Concert

So aside from the main show in May what would you say is the biggest event of the Eurovision calendar? Melfest? The semi-final draw? Some would in fact argue that the first big meeting of the cast of the year would be that moment, and tonight sees just that happening in the Dutch capital. 24 of the 40 performers in …

The 2015 “Expert” Panel – THE NETHERLANDS

The ESC United “Expert” Panel is back once again reviewing all Eurovision songs and rank them accordingly. You are probably asking yourself on how we pick our panel and the criteria. We looked at people from all walks of life to bring together a unique group of panelists with a wide range in taste. They all bring different skills and …

39 countries represented in Eurovision 2015

The EBU has confirmed that 39 countries will be represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, hosted between 19-23 May in Vienna, Austria. The number is two up on last year, representing the first increase in participation since Germany’s hosting in 2011. Amongst the participants is a surprising return from Czech Republic, who will take part for the first time …

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