• RIP Udo Jürgens (1934-2014)

    Udo Jürgens dies, aged 80

    Austria’s first winner Udo Jürgens has died aged 80. The artist was the only Austrian contestant to win the Eurovision Song Contest until earlie...

  • Italy were represented by Emma Marrone in 2014 - who will succeed her? (Source: BBC)

    Italy: 20 candidates announced

    The 20 established artists taking part in the Campioni section of San Remo 2015 have been announced. One of these acts – whichever artist wins S...

  • Cultural exchange? Moldova and Switzerland both had mutual artists in their selections for 2015.

    Cultural exchange: Should more be done about ...

    The views expressed in this piece are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the rest of the ESC United team. It’s a worrying tren...

  • Bulgaria have now confirmed they will stay at home once again in 2015.

    Bulgaria officially out of 2015

    It’s news that many fans have probably been expecting for a while, but hoped would be false – Bulgaria’s national broadcaster BNT ha...

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    2015: Female power for Vienna

    Now it’s official: ORF has just announced that Alice Tumler, Mirjam Weichselbraun, Arabella Kiesbauer and Conchita Wurst will host the Eurovision Song...