Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/esc/public_html/escbuzztemp/wp-includes/functions.php on line 74
ESC BUZZ

Latest News


Welcome to our news aggregator. Here you will find all the latest news and information from the official channel as well as many of the fan media outlets who report on the contest throughout the year.


Wiwibloggs

ESC Insight

  • Newsletter: This Week’s National Selection Playlist
    With several countries kicking off their national selections for 2021, we're about to spend the next few weeks bombarded with potential Eurovision winners. John Lucas rounds up the latest developments.The post Newsletter: This Week’s National…

    2 days ago 25 Jan 21, 10:01pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Crying At The Discoteque
    The Roop move on, a Swedish catwalk returns, and Saturday nights are exciting again, all that and more in the latest Insight News podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Crying At The Discoteque appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unoff…

    5 days ago 22 Jan 21, 6:45pm
  • An Appreciation Of Eurovision In The 2000s
    The ten years between Sweden 2000 to Moscow 2009 saw our Contest change in almost every respect. Fin Ross Russell discusses his love for a controversial decade in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.The post An Appreciation Of Eurovision In T…

    8 days ago 20 Jan 21, 10:28am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Gloria Euphoria
    KEiiNO return, Laura and Koit set up some fan fiction, and some Swedish humour about being in the middle. Ewan Spence and the ESC Insight team bring you all the news in the latest Insight podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Gloria Euphoria…

    13 days ago 15 Jan 21, 3:00pm
  • ESC Insight’s Musical Moments Of 2020: Part Two
    Just before our Saturday nights are taken over by National Finals, join the friends of ESC Insight as they look back over their Musical Moments of the last year.The post ESC Insight’s Musical Moments Of 2020: Part Two appeared first on ESC Ins…

    17 days ago 10 Jan 21, 5:53pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eight Hosts And One Generalen
    A smorgasbord of hosts, the top Youtube songs of 2020, the biggest Eurovision choir ever, and more in the latest Insight podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eight Hosts And One Generalen appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficia…

    19 days ago 8 Jan 21, 5:25pm
  • ESC Insight’s Musical Moments Of 2020: Part One
    As we head into 2021, join the ESC Insight team as we look back over our collective playlists to bring you our musical moments of the last twelve months.The post ESC Insight’s Musical Moments Of 2020: Part One appeared first on ESC Insight -…

    22 days ago 6 Jan 21, 10:25am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways with Rob Holley
    Our latest arrival on Île de Bezençon is Eurovision Again’s Rob Holley. He remembers his time in an Icelandic gym, returns to old Contests, and why the UK needs to strive for another Imaani. But will Ellie Chalkley allow his eight…

    28 days ago 31 Dec 20, 11:11am

Eurovoix

ESC Daily

  • Eden Alene will sing ‘Set Me Free’ for Israel
    The Israeli song for Eden Alene at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 is called ‘Set Me Free’. After winning their preselection in 2020, Eden has been internally selected to represent Israel after all at Eurovision 2021. Eden Alene’s…

    2 days ago 25 Jan 21, 9:21pm
  • Gebrasy wins second heat in Lithuania as five acts complete the semi final field
    Lithuania is down to their last eleven acts in their search for the next Eurovision song. After the second heat of Pabandom iš Naujo!, five acts joined the qualifiers of the first heat and direct qualifiers The Roop. The second heat was won by…

    4 days ago 23 Jan 21, 9:53pm
  • Raylee qualifies for the final in Norway
    Raylee has qualified for the final of Melodi Grand Prix in Norway. She took the ticket for the final with the song ‘Hero’. Raylee took part in the Norwegian preselection in 2020 as well, when she also reached the final with the song &lsqu…

    4 days ago 23 Jan 21, 9:36pm
  • No familiar Eurovision names in the line-up for Festival da Canção 2021
    All of the artists competing in Festival da Canção 2021 have been revealed by broadcaster RTP. They also released the full versions of the songs competing for a ticket to Rotterdam. There are no familiar Eurovision names in the line-up.…

    6 days ago 22 Jan 21, 12:04pm
  • Blåsemafian is the first qualifier for the final of MGP in Norway
    Blåsemafian feat. Hazel have qualified for the final of Melodi Grand Prix in Norway. They took the ticket for the final with the song ‘Let Loose’. Six candidates already received an automatic ticket for the final on the 20th of Febr…

    11 days ago 16 Jan 21, 9:18pm
  • Voldemars Petersons wins the first heat in Lithuania
    Voldemars Petersons has won the first heat of Pabandom iš naujo! 2021 in Lithuania with the song ‘Never fall for you again’. Four other acts also qualified for the next round of the competition. Voldemars Petersons won the heat due…

    11 days ago 16 Jan 21, 7:55pm
  • Aksel takes another shot to represent Finland
    After sadly missing out on his chance to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, Aksel takes another shot in 2021. He is one of the confirmed artists for UMK 2021, the Finnish preselection for the contest in Rotterdam, and takes part w…

    15 days ago 13 Jan 21, 12:44pm
  • Running order for Melodifestivalen 2021 announced
    Swedish broadcaster SVT announced the running order for Melodifestivalen 2021. Kadiatou will be opening the first semi final on the 6th of February and former winner Eric Saade is the closing act on the 27th of February. Each semi final will get two…

    15 days ago 13 Jan 21, 10:54am

On Europe

  • new27 January – I could make it burn for you and me
    Do you ever see a song in our favourite TV show and think it's definitely definitely going to do well? You're so sure you'll put money on it winning? That particular song might be from, say, Sweden, so you're on to a good thing. Today's birthday boy…

    12 hours ago 27 Jan 21, 4:00pm
  • 26 January – More flowers in the asphalt
    What was the best contest of all time? Yes, it was 1985. It's been scientifically proven*. So any act that took part in that contest in Göteborg should be very proud of themselves. After all, When Lys Assia is the guest of honour, it can only be…

    2 days ago 26 Jan 21, 4:00pm
  • Those crazy Israeli’s have chosen… on a Monday!
    Despite everything being weird in Israel, clearly they are no respecter of Eurovision norms by having what (sort of) passes for their 'National Final' on a ruddy Monday night! It was a bit of an anti climax - voting had been running all week online &…

    2 days ago 25 Jan 21, 8:22pm
  • 25 January – The grass is always greener
    You're old. Yes, you are. If we're old, then you must be. We only say this because you'll know you are when you see how old today's birthday girl is. Our friends in Malta would love to win our favourite TV show. And many of us would love them to win…

    3 days ago 25 Jan 21, 4:00pm
  • 24 January – I’m not gonna be your boyfriend
    Have you ever wondered why our friends in Belarus can excel at the Junior version of our favourite TV show, but struggle at the big one? They do try, and you must give them credit for that. As you'll know, they've almost exclusively used English for…

    4 days ago 24 Jan 21, 4:00pm
  • Week Two of “What the Hell Happened?” – Same as last week?
    Welcome to the second weekly round up of all things National Final related.  Sadly we had no change in the running order so we have the same two semi final broadcasters. Norway As we have come to expect, nothing less than a high class TV Show.&n…

    4 days ago 24 Jan 21, 3:12pm

ESC Today

Eurovision Times

  • Israel: Song Picked for Rotterdam
    Israel – Out of the 9 demo songs and the top 3 that Eden Alene recorded personally, “Set Me Free” won thanks to a long online voting. So this year, KAN internally selected Eden Alene, who won the national final last year. It’s…

    2 days ago 25 Jan 21, 9:54pm
  • Lithuania: Second Heat Tonight
    Lithuania – This year’s Pabandom iš naujo 2021 resumes tonight with second first heat out of two. 10 acts are taking part and 5 will qualify to the semi-final with a vote split with 50% jury and 50% televote. At first, Lithuan…

    5 days ago 22 Jan 21, 8:26pm
  • Norway: Second Heat Tonight
    Norway – This year’s Melodi Grand Prix will feature 5 semi-finals in order to celebrate the 60 years of Norway’s participation in Eurovision. The national final resumes tonight with the second semi-final taking place in the H3 Arena…

    5 days ago 22 Jan 21, 8:23pm
  • Portugal: FdC 2021 Songs Released
    Portugal – RTP, the national broadcaster in charge of the national final, has released the 20 songs who will take part in Festival da Canção 2021, after having revealed earlier the 20 composers. Listen to the songs now! As usual w…

    7 days ago 20 Jan 21, 9:23pm

ESCxtra

Eurovision Quick Links

  • Malta 1996‘In A Woman’s Heart’, performed by...
    Malta 1996‘In A Woman’s Heart’, performed by Miriam Christine.Composition: Paul Abela.Lyrics: Alfred C. Sant.It’s quite clearly a product of the nineties. It’s a very safe implementation of R&B that takes no risks. A…

    26 Sep 18, 11:24am
  • Two o’clock diary
    I estimate I must have been snoring at 1.55am. I was awake at 2.00am. I’m now sat downstairs in the kitchen looking hopefully at a small mug of camomile tea in the hope that the contents combined with the process of writing will clear my head a…

    9 days ago 19 Jan 21, 3:40am
  • newLithuania 2021 – Aistė Brokenleg – Home

    Lithuania 2021 – Aistė Brokenleg – Home

     (Click here if you can't see the video panel above…)It's a darned shame that Lithuania's Pabandom iš Naujo! process is a little truncated this year, as there's less opportunity to mine for little leftfield gems like this. You…

    17 hours ago 27 Jan 21, 11:35am
  • Schlagertastic 1980s: Number 45!!!

    Schlagertastic 1980s: Number 45!!!

    No.45: "Go" - Scott Fitzgerald (United Kingdom, 1988)To be honest, back in 1988 the teenage Schlagerboys were oblivious to the majesty of the United Kingdom entry; at the time we were distracted by Denmark. However, twenty eight years later we c…

    16 Sep 16, 6:48pm
  • Tobson's result: ESC 2020, the final

    Tobson's result: ESC 2020, the final

    Today the sky is crying over Helsinki. If it is because we won't have any Eurovision this year and never find out whether Aksel would have made it to the final or not (or just because May has been more April than April ever was), is probably best lef…

    16 May 20, 2:06pm

About ESC Buzz

ESC Buzz is all about the latest news from the Eurovision Song Contest, giving you an up to date look at the headlines on the popular Eurovision sites around the web. Just click the headlines to visit them and read the full story!

You Might Recognise Us...

ESC Buzz is brought to you by the team behind ESC Insight, and the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest podcast. Why not vist them for in-depth features, commentary and editorial? Editorial team: admin@escbuzz.com.