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Liverpool 2023: 37 countries will participate in 2023

The list has finally dropped, and thankfully it did. With recent news about the withdrawal of Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, there were fears of possibly more withdrawals to come, but those speculations are now over, as the EBU has finally confirmed that 37 countries will participate in the upcoming contest. 37 countries it is! In the end, it is …

Today marks final day for Broadcasters to apply for Eurovision 2023 participation

Today marks the final day for any broadcaster with an active membership in the European Broadcasting Union to apply for participation in Eurovision 2023. After this, no additional broadcaster will be able to participate in the contest that did not originally apply – but broadcasters who submitted an application can still withdraw prior to October 11th without financial penalty. Any …

ESC 2022: Next live on tapes come from Denmark, Austria & Iceland

We continue our journey for another day through the daily release of the live on tape recordings, the videos that would’ve been used in case a participant was hindered in performing live in Turin, earlier this year. Yesterday, we only got two recordings, which came from Portugal and Croatia, but today we are back on track and got another three …

Daði Freyr in Concert: How Good is He Live?

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the person quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. “I’m in a weird mood,” Daði remarks at the start of the show, laughing a little. “Gonna be a weird gig.” It’s difficult to imagine it any other way. Daði …

Montaigne and Daði Freyr announce collaboration “Make Me Feel So…”

Eurovision 2020 and 2021 alumni Montaigne and Daði Freyr have announced a collaboration and teased the new song, “Make Me Feel So…” on social media. The Australian art pop star and Icelandic electronic hit maker have teamed up on the song, due for release on May 27th and can now be pre-saved on Spotify and Apple Music. A teaser and …

Kalush Orchesta Wins Big for Ukraine, Sam Ryder of The UK Wins the Jury Vote

Congratulations are in order to …. KALUSH ORCHESTRA of Ukraine. The group won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest after receiving a record-shattering 439 points from the televote. (Moldova, Spain, and Serbia were the only other entries to receive more than 200 points from the televote.) The group were in 4th place after the points from the 40 international juries were …

Eurovision Kicks Off! Favorites Ukraine and Greece Among Qualifiers, Diodato Makes Long-Awaited Eurovision Debut

After a week of rehearsals, technical snafus, and building anticipation, Eurovision kicked off tonight at the Pala Alpitour arena in Turin! In all, 17 acts performed, competing for 10 slots in Saturday’s Grand Final. They were: 🇦🇱 ALBANIA – Ronela Hajati – Sekret 🇱🇻 LATVIA – Citi Zēni – Eat Your Salad 🇱🇹 LITHUANIA – Monika Liu – Sentimentai 🇨🇭 SWITZERLAND – Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry …

TONIGHT: Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – Semi-Final 1

Well, we made it! It’s finally here! The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 officially gets underway from the PalaOlimpico in Santa Rita, Turin, following Måneskin’s triumph in last year’s contest in Rotterdam. Tonight marks the first semi-final of the contest, with seventeen countries getting ready to perform their hearts out for the European public. Here’s everything #YOU need to know about …

Systur: “If we don’t sing in our own language, we fear that it doesn’t sound like it comes from our heart”

It’s just 8 days till the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy! Connor speaks to Icelandic representative Systur after their first rehearsals in Turin. He asks which other ESC2022 song they would like to sing, their plans after Eurovision and why they really want to kept their song in Icelandic. Check out our interview in …

Line-up complete for Amsterdam’s Eurovision in Concert 2022

The line-up for this year’s long-awaited Eurovision in Concert is now complete, with Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra a welcome final addition to the Amsterdam showpiece preview party! The concert and press event has not been held since the lead-up to Tel Aviv in 2019, but fans and press are expected to descend on the Dutch capital this Saturday to welcome back …

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