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Attention OGAE members going to Eurovision 2013: Apply for a EURO FAN PASS

News from our friend and colleague Andy from esckaz.com.  ————————- All OGAE members who don’t have accreditation, but have OGAE cards and are intending to attend Euroclub, Eurocafe in Malmo should apply for a special Euro Fan Pass until April 14. As an OGAE-member you will be able to apply for a special Euro Fan Pass (EFP), which allows access …

Interview with Gilad Mandelboim, co-founder of Europhoria

Many Americans have little knowledge of Eurovision, despite a number of well-known artists (ABBA, Celine Dion, Olivia Newton-John, Julio Iglesias) having roots from the annual song contest.  Moreover, the US has had some songs from Eurovision become successful there, such as “Waterloo,” “Eres Tu,” “Ooh Ahh Just a Little Bit,” and “Save All Your Kisses For Me.”  One person who …

Reminder to recommend questions for us to ask artists and delegations at ESC 2013!

We want to thank all those who have recommended some great questions to the singers and their delegations.  We have gotten a lot of great feedback. But we want to remind you that there is still lots of time to ask more questions. Many countries have had only one question asked: Albania Armenia Azerbaijan Croatia Cyprus France Hungary Italy Romania …

ESC 2013: The Semi Finals running order

The running order for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest Semi Finals  in Malmo, Sweden has been announced. Unlike in previous years, the producer’s decided on who performs when. The reason for the decision was to make every song stand out and won’t be surrounded by entries in a similar style. The final draft had to be approved by the EBU. …

ESC 2013: The Stage revealed

SVT, the Swedish broadcaster responsible for the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmo just released the first few pictures of the Stage. As per the Stage designers, the design is inspired by butterfly wings and moths with slow shutter speed vs modern architecture. The purpose is to bring the audience closer to the artists while still giving them enough room space …

Happy Birthday Lys Assia!!!

ESCUNITED wishes Lys Assia a Happy Birthday. The Eurovision legend is celebrating her 89th birthday. The Swiss singer was born in 1924 and was the first Eurovision winner ever when in 1956 Lys convinced the juries with her “Refrain” which has become a classic among the diehard Eurovision fans. Since her victory the contest has changed quite a bit but …

Udo Jürgens – A Fan’s perspective

Joan Street wrote ths article for OGAE Rest of  the World Facebook page and we wanted to share this with the ESCUNITED readers.   I am Joan Street from the U.K. and have been a big fan of Udo Jürgens since first discovering his music in the mid-eighties. In 1989 I attended my first concert in Germany and haven’t looked …

Happy Birthday to Thomas G:SON

G:Son who wrote the winning Entry of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 is celebrating his birthday today. The Swedish Song writer, who turns 45 not only wrote “Euphoria” but wrote six other songs that made it to the contest. ESCUNITED wishes G:SON the best and hopes he is celebrating this special day accordingly. As a little trivia, here are his …

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