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Yugoslavia’s first Eurovision representative, Ljiljana Petrović, passes away at age 81

It was announced earlier today that Ljiljana Petrović, Yugoslavia’s debut entrant at Eurovision in 1961 with “Neke davne zvezde” (“Some ancient stars”), has passed away at the age of 81 at her home in Novi Sad, Serbia. Born in 1939, in Bosanski Brod (then part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, now Bosnia-Herzegovina), and raised in Novi Sad, Petrović started her …

Eurovision 2020: Croatia and Serbia are getting ready

Things are gearing up in the Balkans. Croatian broadcaster, HRT, has published the list of Dora participants and Serbian broadcaster, RTS, has published new info regarding Beovizija. As we already know, Dora 2020 will be held in Opatija again on February 29th. 16 acts will take the stage and there are also four back-ups, just in case. Among them was …

Severina holds a spectacular concert in Belgrade Arena

Our Balkan correspondent Stefan was at Croatian Eurovision icon Severina’s performance in Belgrade recently – find out how the show went below! The Croatian representative from Athens’ Eurovision, Severina is currently on a local tour called The Magic Tour. After a concert in her hometown Split, the next stop was Belgrade and home of the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest in …

Croatia: Dora 2020 open for submissions

It didn’t go as planned in Tel-Aviv, but Croatian broadcaster, HRT, are ready to once again pick their representative, through their national final, Dora 2020. [AdSense-B] Croatia is ready to strike back in Rotterdam in 2020, and today they’ve finally opened the submission period, in which artists and songwriters can submit their content, to become the Croatian representative in 2020. …

Here comes the King: Dino Jelusick releases new rock single with supergroup Dirty Shirley!

If there’s one Junior Eurovision winner who is not taking it easy it is 2003 winner Dino Jelusić who has just released “Here Comes the King” with rock supergroup Dirty Shirley. Jelusić, who now performs as Dino Jelusick, teamed up with legendary Dokken guitarist George Lynch, Evanescence, Skrape and Static-X drummer Will Hunt, and bassist Trevor Roxx, to form Dirty …

#YOUrovision 2019: The results (50-46)

[AdSense-B] We asked, #YOU voted, and we are finally ready to count down your favourite entries from this year’s national finals that couldn’t make it to Tel Aviv. Which song will be crowned the inaugural champion of #YOUrovision, and which hidden gems deserved more recognition? Let’s begin with the first five songs in our top 50… 50 🇳🇴 Adrian Jørgensen …

Eurovision This Decade: Croatia

[AdSense-B] All opinions expressed in this article are those of the editor quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. Hello and welcome back to Eurovision This Decade. As a team here at ESC United we’re going through all of the countries who have participated in the 2010’s and …

Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 to be held in Zagreb, Croatia on World Music Day

[AdSense-B] The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced today that the 20th edition of the Eurovision Young Musicians Contest will be held on an open air stage in King Tomoslav Square in the Croatian capital of Zagreb. To coincide with World Music Day, the Eurovision Young Musicians Contest Final will be held on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Croatia’s Hrvatska Radiotelevizija (HRT) …

Here are the Ten Qualifiers from Semi-Final 2! (Updated with Grand Final draw)

[AdSense-B] The votes are in, Eurovision Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand has given his blessing and signed off, and we have our ten qualifiers from Semi-Final 2 for the Grand Final on Saturday, May 18, 2019. They are, in order of announcement: North Macedonia: Tamara Todevska – “Proud” The Netherlands: Duncan Laurence – “Arcade” Albania: Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju Tokes” …

TONIGHT: Semi-Final 2 of Eurovision Song Contest 2019

[AdSense-B] After months of preparation, selection shows, dramatic twists and turns, rehearsals and media events, it’s finally crunch time for eighteen of this year’s participants. Tonight, the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 continues with the second semi-final, live from Tel Aviv! We will be live with the final rehearsal at 15:00 CET before tonight’s live Semi-Final, where we will provide a …

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