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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 …

Netherlands: Song presentation next week

Today the broadcaster AVROTROS has announced that the Dutch entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be presented next week already. As reported last month, the singer Trijntje Oosterhuis was selected to compete in Vienna with a song written by 2013 representative Anouk. The song will be revealed during the radio programme Gouden Uren on 11 December. The broadcast …

Trijntje Oosterhuis to represent Netherlands

It appears that a Dutch announcement may come sooner or later – as 2013 participant Anouk may have unwittingly confirmed rumours that Trijntje Oosterhuis will represent the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Speaking on Dutch TV tonight, Anouk appears to let slip that she will have some role to play in the Dutch entry for 2015, likely as …

Eurovision in Concert 2015 dates announced

Besides the main contest in May, another event has become more and more important to Eurovision fans in the last few years – Eurovision in Concert. ESC entrants are annually invited to Amsterdam in order to perform their song and promote themselves to the Eurovision fandom. Now the organisers of Eurovision in Concert have fixed the date for the upcoming …

Dutch entrant to be announced in late November

Today it has been announced that the Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS is still in the process of deciding their representative for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. Bekendmaking Nederlandse songfestivalact waarschijnlijk rond eind november #Songfestival — Songfestivalvisie (@sfvisie) 23. Oktober 2014 The Dutch entry will once again be decided via internal selection. A final decision regarding the artist that will …

JESC: 16 Countries To Participate

After a number of months speculation it appears that the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will consist of a total or 16 participating countries. Armenia Belarus Bulgaria (Return) Croatia (Return) Cyprus (Return) Georgia Italy (Debut) Malta Montenegro (Debut) Russia San Marino Serbia (Return) Slovenia (Debut) Sweden Netherlands Ukraine Meaning that unless there are some last minute changes to be made, …

Rumours: Alain Clark for the Netherlands next year?

The Dutch rumour mill claims their 2015 entrant has already been chosen. According to several newspapers that refer to insider sources, the singer Alain Clark will represent the Netherlands in Vienna next year. Apparently the Dutch singer wants to focus on an international career (he just signed a contract with an American record label) which means entering Eurovision would be …

UPDATE: Eurovision 2014 stars release new music

It’s been over two months since the grand final of the 59th Eurovision Song Contest took place in Copenhagen in May. Which artists have come up with new material since then? ESC United will give you an overview of new singles and albums released by this year’s Eurovision stars! Finland: Softengine The indie rockers from Finland achieved a very decent …

Netherlands: The Charm The Fury for 2015?

The Charm The Fury, a heavy metal band from Amsterdam in the Netherlands have said in an interview with Hit The Floor Magazine that they want to represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. Formed in 2010, the band are led by vocalist Caroline Westendorp and have a distinctly heavy sound compared to more symphonic Dutch bands …

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