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ESC Insight

  • newThis Is Kyiv: Your Important Travel Questions
    ESC Insight has covered what to do in Kyiv but how do you actually get there? What are the logistics that you really should know before your arrival? Sharleen Wright answers your questions…The post This Is Kyiv: Your Important Travel Questions app…

    13 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 8:22pm
  • Westerner’s Karma: Eurovision And Cultural Appropriation 101
    One of the themes that’s been bubbling through the Eurovision fansphere this year is cultural appropriation. Ellie Chalkley looks at what you need to know about this topic, and how knowing it can help you be a more thoughtful, helpful person.The p…

    3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:33pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #6
    Lisa-Jayne Lewis and Alasdair Rendall join Ewan Spence with five more of this year's Eurovision songs. Hits, misses, and maybes are lined up for Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, and Montenegro, in the latest Juke Box Jury podcast.The post Eurovisio…

    6 days ago 18 Apr 17, 9:00pm
  • Newsletter | Is Russia falling out of love with Eurovision?
    With their national broadcaster officially withdrawing from Eurovision 2017, is Russia on the verge of following Turkey out of Eurovision for good? The post Newsletter | Is Russia falling out of love with Eurovision? appeared first on ESC Insight -…

    6 days ago 18 Apr 17, 8:52am
  • This is Kyiv: Eat, Drink And Get Very Merry
    Kyiv is one of the cheapest cities in the world, and you should take the opportunity to eat and drink like a king! There’s a wide range of cuisines on offer, from traditional Ukrainian to Asian, fast food to fine dining. Alison Wren looks at the re…

    7 days ago 17 Apr 17, 4:29pm
  • Avoiding the Barbara Dex And Other Eurovision Fashion Disasters
    Lisa-Jayne Lewis is back on ESC Insight as our resident fashionista, taking a look how to get it right and not end up in Eurovision history as the unfortunate recipient of this year’s Barbara Dex Award for the worst-dressed artist.The post Avoidin…

    9 days ago 15 Apr 17, 4:57pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Forty-Three Become Forty-Two
    As 43 become 42, lets catch up with the news, promotions, and postcard filming for this year's Eurovision Song Contest, plus music via Peter Kay's Car Share. Ewan Spence keeps you up to date with all the news from the world of the Eurovision Song Con…

    10 days ago 14 Apr 17, 8:51pm
  • Having Fun and Staying Functional: Your Health And Wellbeing at Eurovision
    We want you to be able to #CelebrateDiversity without doing yourself any lasting damage, so here are some of the things that many of us wish we’d been told before our first Eurovision event The post Having Fun and Staying Functional: Your Health A…

    12 days ago 12 Apr 17, 5:30pm

Junior Eurovision

  • Junior Eurovision Steering Group meet in Tbilisi
    In eight months the eyes of Europe will be on Georgia as they host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time. Last week the Junior Eurovision Steering Group, the governing body of the competition, met in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, t…

    31 days ago 24 Mar 17, 9:00am
  • Junior Eurovision 2017 to take place on 26th November!
    The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the Georgian Public Broadcaster, GPB, have today confirmed that the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Sunday 26th November. The competition will be held in the Tbilisi Sports Palace, loca…

    39 days ago 16 Mar 17, 10:00am
  • OG3NE Ten Years On from Junior Eurovision
    Girl group OG3NE will represent the Netherlands at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Lights and Shadows. The three sisters, Lisa (22) and twins Amy and Shelley Vol (21) also represented The Netherlands in the Junior Eurovision Song Con…

    52 days ago 3 Mar 17, 2:00pm
  • Life After Junior Eurovision: Klesta from Albania
    Albania was the first country to select its entry for the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in June 2016. Klesta Qehaja performed her song Bosoj in Valetta. Aged 10, she was the youngest performer in the 2016 competition. We spoke to her to l…

    60 days ago 23 Feb 17, 3:00pm
  • Life After Junior Eurovision: Christina from Malta
    Malta hosted the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the second time in three years following Destiny's victory in 2015 with Not My Soul. Christina Magrin represented the home team in Valetta with the song Parachute, finishing a very credible six…

    66 days ago 17 Feb 17, 3:00pm
  • Life After Junior Eurovision: Anahit and Mary from Armenia
    Armenia has never been outside of the top ten in Junior Eurovision and when the seven top three placings are taken into account, this makes it the most successful country overall in the competition. In 2016 Mary and Anahit kept this strong tradition…

    73 days ago 10 Feb 17, 3:00pm
  • Life After Junior Eurovision: Mariam from Georgia
    Back in November Mariam Mamadashvili broke a new record when she won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Georgia for the third time with her song Mzeo. Mariam was given a hero's welcome when she returned to Georgia following her victory in the c…

    80 days ago 3 Feb 17, 3:00pm
  • Ireland launches its search for 2017
    Ireland is looking for a successor to Zena Donnelly, who represented the country in the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Zena gave Ireland its first top ten placing in the competition and the search is on for 2017. The closing date for applicatio…

    82 days ago 1 Feb 17, 11:25am

Eurovoix

  • newXtraVoix – Episode 1: “Unless the spotlight breaks, I can’t see much going wrong”
    We are very excited to announce that we have teamed up with our friends at escXtra.com for a brand new podcast series, XtraVoix.XtraVoix will run from now until the The post XtraVoix – Episode 1: “Unless the spotlight breaks, I can’t see much…

    1 hour ago 24 Apr 17, 8:15am
  • newESC’17: Eurovision Village Details Released
    More details of the Eurovision Fan Village have been revealed by UA:PBC. The Fan Village is a key aspect of the Eurovision Song Contest that features every year, and is The post ESC’17: Eurovision Village Details Released appeared first on Eurovoi…

    3 hours ago 24 Apr 17, 6:30am
  • newGermany: Levina Rounds Off Her Promotional Tour in Hungary
    Levina has rounded off her international promotional tour today, having visited Hungary and Albania this weekend.Levina has now visited 10 countries across Europe completing the most extensive promotional tour The post Germany: Levina Rounds Off He…

    13 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 8:32pm
  • newAustria: Nathan Trent Takes To The Stage of “Dancing Stars”
    Nathan Trent has spent his last weekend before Eurovision rehearsals appearing on “Dancing Stars” and doing appearances across Vienna.As Eurovision draws ever closer Nathan Trent was one of a The post Austria: Nathan Trent Takes To The Stage of…

    13 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 8:19pm
  • newRomania: Ilinca & Alex Florea Perform At European Artistic Gymnatistics Championship
    Ilinca and Alex Florea have performed as part of the Closing Ceremony for the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships 2017 in Cluj.With a week to go until the first rehearsals The post Romania: Ilinca & Alex Florea Perform At European Artistic G…

    13 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 8:00pm
  • newESC’17: Snippets Of Belgian & Armenian Performance Released
    Snippets of the performances of both Belgium and Armenia have appeared online with a week to go until Eurovision 2017.Small snippets of the performances from both Armenia and Belgium The post ESC’17: Snippets Of Belgian & Armenian Performance Rel…

    17 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 3:55pm
  • newMontenegro: Three Backing Singers Traveling To Kyiv With Slavko
    Slavko Kalezić has revealed today that three backing singers will be joining him in Kyiv, Ukraine for the Eurovision Song Contest.Slavko has revealed via Instagram today that three backing The post Montenegro: Three Backing Singers Traveling To Ky…

    23 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 10:15am
  • newSwitzerland: Viet Dang Announced As Timebelle’s Choreographer
    Viet Dang has been announced as the Choreographer for Switzerland’s entrants in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Timebelle.Viet Dang is an internationally known Hip Hop dancer, dance teacher and The post Switzerland: Viet Dang Announced As Timeb…

    24 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 9:31am

ESC Daily

  • newRebound (9) Belarus
    The last three winners of Eurovision only got to the contest, after losing in a previous national final first. This year, many artists with a similar track record will try to follow in their footsteps. In this episode we highlight the NAVI band from…

    24 mins ago 24 Apr 17, 9:00am
  • newTijana Bogicevic: “I feel more responsible opening the show”
    Tijana Bogicevic feels blessed to be able to open the second semi final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 on behalf of Serbia. ”You start off the night, so you need to do it right. Perhaps it is a little more responsibility,” she tells ESC Dail…

    15 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 6:35pm
  • The Shortlist (11) Italy
    Who are the big favorites for Kiev? In the next couple of weeks we will highlight some interesting participants, based on the odds they have been given by the bookmakers. This week we are providing a shortlist of countries that lead the board in the…

    1 day ago 23 Apr 17, 9:00am
  • Lucie Jones: “At first I did not know Emmelie de Forest wrote my song”
    Emmelie de Forest co-wrote the song for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. When Lucie Jones first heard her song ‘Never give up on you’, she did not know that it was written by a former Eurovision winner. “Her song was brou…

    2 days ago 22 Apr 17, 5:28pm
  • Editorial: Ballads could disturb the battle between Italy and Sweden
    Ballad entries such as Bulgaria and Australia could still disturb the battle between Italy and Sweden for victory in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The results of the second semi final will be crucial in predicting the final result. That is the co…

    2 days ago 22 Apr 17, 2:00pm
  • The Shortlist (10) France
    Who are the big favorites for Kiev? In the next couple of weeks we will highlight some interesting participants, based on the odds they have been given by the bookmakers. This week we are providing a shortlist of countries that lead the board in the…

    2 days ago 22 Apr 17, 9:00am
  • Manel Navarro: “Staging is going to be totally different”
    Manel Navarro has revealed some secrets about the staging for the Spanish 2017 act ‘Do it for your lover’. “It is going to be the same like the summer vibe, but it will look totally different,” he told ESC Daily. Hans Pannecoucke, who did the…

    3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:30pm
  • Rebound (8) Malta
    The last three winners of Eurovision only got to the contest, after losing in a previous national final first. This year, many artists with a similar track record will try to follow in their footsteps. In this episode we highlight Claudia Faniello fr…

    3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 9:00am

On Europe

  • Fall asleep when the morning wakes you up
    It's random day at the Café Riigi, in association with Oneurope - your website for honesty. Many of you will still be thinking nice things about Stockholm, where of course we were almost this time last year. Of course, it isn't the first time it's b…

    2 days ago 22 Apr 17, 10:44am
  • The Seven Strangest Eurovision Venues Of All Time
    So you might think that Ukraine’s chosen venue for staging this year’s contest is a little unusual. Indeed, to the untrained eye, a convention centre in a less glamorous corner of town might seem a little insalubrious. But believe us, it’s nowh…

    2 days ago 22 Apr 17, 10:42am
  • 21 April – Inevitable is my destiny, no matter how much you’re prepared
    I know you wanted something light and breezy for your Friday. Something to make you skip into another weekend, and the last full weekend before the lunacy of two Eurovision weeks begin. But no, I'm picking something that some of you might find hard g…

    3 days ago 21 Apr 17, 5:27pm
  • 20 April – Only this moment fills me with happiness
    Today we feature another singer who took part in our favourite TV show more than once. No, it's not Carola. Or Valentina. I hope you're not disappointed. Today's performer was at his peak in 1992 and 2000. He even had a nice little piano with him. Mu…

    4 days ago 20 Apr 17, 5:56pm
  • 19 April – Let’s begin to build a bridge
    Here's a corker that I know Mr Phil likes. It's from those distant days of 1986, when ice crystals were the order of the day and the nation's crown prince even turned up to watch the spectacle. It was a contest of only 20 songs, with a runaway winner…

    5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 5:01pm
  • Eurovision Countdown 2017 – Part 7
    Every few days, our panel of ‘experts’ have shared opinions on the songs taking part in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. We’re nearing the end of our time together and today we embark on the second part of the Thursday semi-final. Arguably the…

    5 days ago 19 Apr 17, 9:42am

ESC Plus

  • newOGAE Poll 2017 – Results from Germany


    5 mins ago 24 Apr 17, 9:19am
  • newOGAE Poll 2017 – Results from Estonia
    Today, OGAE Estonia have revealed their results for this year’s Poll. Check the decision of the Estonian Eurovision fan club below: 12 points – Italy 10 points – Sweden 8 points – Bulgaria 7 points – Belgium 6 points – Finland 5 points…

    11 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 10:10pm
  • newOGAE Poll 2017 – Results from Ireland
    Today, OGAE Ireland have revealed their results for this year’s Poll. Check the decision of the Irish Eurovision fan club below: 12 points – Italy 10 points – Estonia 8 points – Belgium 7 points – Sweden 6 points – Bulgaria 5 points –…

    14 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 7:13pm
  • newEUROPanel 2017: Voting next is Magdalena Aleksovska from FYR Macedonia
    Today we bring you the votes of our expert panel member Magdalena Aleksovska from FYR Macedonia. Bulgaria – 1 point Spain – 2 points Malta – 3 points Sweden – 4 points Cyprus – 5 points Serbia – 6 points Australia – 7 points Denma…

    15 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 6:22pm
  • newExclusive video interview with Naviband (Belarus at Eurovision 2017)
    A few days ago, ESC+Plus had the chance to talk to the Belarusian representatives for this year’s Eurovision. Watch our exclusive video interview with Naviband below: Support your favourite songs by clicking on the following banner: The Eurovision…

    16 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 5:14pm
  • newOGAE Poll 2017 – Results from Portugal
    Today, OGAE Portugal have revealed their results for this year’s Poll. Check the decision of the Portuguese Eurovision fan club below: 12 points – Italy 10 points – France 8 points – Belgium 7 points – Sweden 6 points – Finland 5 points…

    23 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 10:16am

ESC Tips

  • newPodcast: Eurovision 2017 Part 3
    We’re joined by Daniel Gould from @Sofabet and Tobias Larsson (@tobsonhelsinki) to discuss this year’s automatic qualifiers. Open your Eurovision betting accounts and get free bets here. Make sure you follow the ESCtips FaceBook & Twitter account…

    16 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 5:24pm
  • Podcast: Eurovision 2017 Part 2
    We’re back to discuss semi-final 2 and are joined by Rob Furber from @EntertainOdds and @KeithM. Open your Eurovision betting accounts and get free bets here. Make sure you follow the ESCtips FaceBook & Twitter accounts!

    6 days ago 18 Apr 17, 5:09pm
  • Eurovision 2017: Semi-Final 2 Pre-Rehearsal Preview
    Whereas semi-final 1 seems to be a process of eliminating a couple of amber nations, semi-2 is much more complex, and from a gambling perspective, there’s value, but also potential losses should a big name fall or a minnow unexpectedly make the cut…

    8 days ago 16 Apr 17, 1:23pm
  • Podcast: Eurovision 2017 Part 1
    It’s that time of year again: we’re back the first of three Eurovision 2017 preview podcasts! We’re joined by Ewan Spence from @ESCinsight and Roy Delaney of @ESCApocalypse to discuss the finer details of semi-final 1. Make sure you follow t…

    13 days ago 11 Apr 17, 10:16am

Eurovision Times

  • newTEKO 2017: Duel 4 Results!
     TEKO 2017 – Voting in duel 4 is closed! See the results of the duel between Poland and F.Y.R. Macedonia! After three days, people cast 195 votes in our poll, a new TEKO 2017 high! Remind yourself of the entries: POLAND Kasia Moś – Flashli…

    2 hours ago 24 Apr 17, 7:11am
  • newTEKO 2017: Duel 6!
    TEKO 2017 – It’s time to vote in duel 6 of TEKO 2017; a knockout format (like the World Cup) tournament for Eurovision 2017. Today, you can start voting in the duel between Belgium and Switzerland! TEKO 2017 – Duel 6 Please listen to the c…

    3 hours ago 24 Apr 17, 6:00am
  • newEurovision 2017: Spotlight on Hovig (Cyprus)
    Cyprus – Cyprus is a country that is rarely seen in the Grand Final but for the past two years, with the help of Minus One and John Karayiannis, they have made it into the final. This year, Cyprus have gone for an internal selection with Hovig who…

    19 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 1:56pm
  • newEurovision 2017: Spotlight on Valentina & Jimmie (San Marino)
    San Marino – She’s baaaaaack. Valentina Monetta is back in Eurovision representing San Marino yet again for her fourth year. This year however she will be joined by Jimmie Wilson for their song “Spirit of the Night”. With Valentina back on Sa…

    22 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 11:48am

ESCape News

  • newOGAE 2017: Oylama Sonuçları/Voting Results
    18 yıldır devam eden geleneksel OGAE oylamasının sonuçları açıklanmaya başlandı. OGAE üyeleri sevdikleri şarkılara 1-12 arasında Eurovision siteminde puan veriyor… OGAE üyeleri sevdikleri şarkılara 1-12 arasında Eurovision sitemin…

    14 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 7:00pm
  • new#Eurovision2017 İçin Kim Nasıl Bir Albüm Kapağı Hazırladı?
    Bundan 10 yıl öncesinde sadece CD, 20 yıl öncesinde ise kaset ve 30 yıl öncesinde plaklarla dinleyicilerine ulaşan sanatçılar artık çok farklı platformlarla dinleyicileriyle buluşuyor…90’lı yılların başlarında doğmuş biri olar…

    20 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 1:44pm
  • newJana Burceska Koreograf Ambra Succi İle Çalışıyor
    Bu sene Dance Alone adlı şarkısıyla ülkesi Makedonya’yı Kiev’de temsil edecek olan genç sanatçı Jana Burceska yarışmaya tüm gücüyle hazırlanmaya devam ediyor.  Enerjisi yüksek bir şarkıyla sahnede olacak olan Jana sahne perform…

    21 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 11:55am
  • Anja’nın Takımı Belli Oldu
    Danimarka ulusal finalini ikinci denemesinde kazanarak Eurovision’da yarışmaya hak kazanan Anja, bu sene ülkesini Where I Am adlı şarkıyla temsil edecek. Sahnede Anja’ya eşlik edecek 5 kişi daha olacak ve bu kişiler geri vokal görevi ü…

    1 day ago 23 Apr 17, 9:00am

Eurovision Quick Links

  • Sweden 1994‘Stjärnorna’ (The Stars) by Marie Bergman...
    Sweden 1994‘Stjärnorna’ (The Stars) by Marie Bergman & Roger Pontare.Composition: Peter Bertilsson.Lyrics: Mikael Littwold. Everything here feels cookie-cutter Eurovision. All the elements are there for a big soaring ballad to storm up the score…

    30 Nov 16, 11:14am
  • newBGT 2017 Discussion Thread
    The first two episodes of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent have already aired. It’s the usual mix of dance troupes, dog acts and singers trying to transform their lives. Do let us know your thoughts on who the likely contenders are below.The p…

    18 mins ago 24 Apr 17, 9:06am
  • Eurovision 2017: EBU issues statement regarding Eurovision 2017 
    The EBU has done today what the EBU has to do frequently and spoken up about how arrangements are proceeding for next years Eurovision Song Contest.  In short, yesterday there was going to be an announcement about where in Ukraine Eurovision 2017 wa…

    26 Aug 16, 2:30pm
  • Italy 2017 - Francesco Gabbani - The Occidentali's Karma Dance

    Italy 2017 - Francesco Gabbani - The Occidentali's Karma Dance

    (Click here for a vital slice of education...)This is excellent. You may have been looking at the complex series of dance steps that the boy Gabbani is enacting throughout his hit tune and wondered to yourself: "How can I pull off those moves without…

    32 days ago 23 Mar 17, 1:22pm
  • 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 can o…

    16 Sep 16, 6:48pm
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    13 hours ago 23 Apr 17, 7:56pm
  • Tobson's Big ESC 2017 Review, part 4

    Tobson's Big ESC 2017 Review, part 4

    It is high time to wrap up the first semi final and see if it ends on a sick note or on a real high. The previous songs can be found here: part 1, part 2 and part 3.Four songs remain and the electronic feel that has already been present in a number o…

    1 day ago 23 Apr 17, 9:13am

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