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FINAL SHOW: Readers and Staff Predictions

The big night has arrived and in a few hours we will know who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and (most likely) going to host next year’s contest. The ESC United team attended all rehearsals including the juries show, talked to several betting odd experts, members of the press and based on their feedback came up with a ranking …

Over 500 Eurovision fans attend Europhoria Malmo Garden T-Dance

Today, over 500 Eurovision fans attended the Europhoria Garden T-Dance in Malmo. Gilad from NYC had been invited to bring this successful New York concept to Sweden, where the Eurovision Song Contest is held this year. Europhoria brought its unique concept to the official Eurovision venue, the Euro Café in Malmo, for a special Friday afternoon T-Dance Party! ESC United …

Eurovision 2013 “Alternative Awards” – Best/Worst Key Changes

We’re back with the Eurovision 2013 ‘Alternative Awards’, where we judge the best and worst aspects of all the nations’ entries on a truly random (and sometimes downright silly) array of stuff. Every couple of days we will introduce some new awards, including the best and worst and the runners up. These are one person’s opinion, the author’s (Sebastien), and of …

ESC United has arrived in Malmo

The team of ESC United has arrived in Malmo, Sweden and is excited to bring you the latest and greatest news as well as reviews, interviews etc straight to you. The first rehearsals will kick off tomorrow with Austria, Estonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine & the Netherlands getting to test out the Stage.  Since no press will be allowed …

Advocating the return of live music at Eurovision: Interview with Tin Spanja, founder of ESC LIVE MUSIC

A few months ago, we interviewed Bas Tukker, a Eurovision afficiando who has interviewed numerous conductors during the live orchestra-era. He told us about the work of Tin Spanja, another Eurovision fan who hopes to see the return of the live orchestra. Tin runs ESC LIVE MUSIC, an activist website that advocates for the return of live music at the …

OGAE Roundup – 9 More Votes

OGAE clubs from around Europe have been voting, and here are the latest results, including results from Germany, France and Turkey. This batch of points has pushed the top three nations (Denmark, San Marino and Norway) up into a realm of their own, and has seen Bonnie Tyler for the United Kingdom gently start to float down the table, with …

Eurovision 2013 “Alternative Awards” – Best/Worst: Music Videos

Introducing the Eurovision 2013 ‘Alternative Awards’, where we judge the best and worst aspects of all the nations’ entries on a truly random (and sometimes downright silly) array of stuff. Every couple of days we will introduce some new wacky awards, including the best and worst and the runners up. These are one person’s opinion, the author’s (Sebastien), and of …

OGAE Roundup – 10 More Countries Vote

So, more OGAE votes have come flooding in over the past few days, originating from Italy, the United Kingdom, Romania, the Netherlands, Macedonia, Switzerland, Finland, Israel, Greece and Luxembourg. Here are the top three votes from each of the OGAEs. Italy: San Marino Norway United Kingdom United Kingdom: Norway Germany Denmark Romania: Denmark Ukraine Norway Netherlands: Italy Norway San Marino …

Eurovision Album Released

The official Eurovision 2013 CD has been released today, comprising of all 39 great (and not so great) songs competing this year in Malmö. It is available online from the following major retailers: Eurovision.tv (Hardcopy)  19.95 euros Amazon MP3 (MP3 Download)  £11.49 Amazon.com (Hardcopy) £10.99 iTunes   £9.99 The hardcopy comes complete with two disks and a short introduction for each …

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