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Voting Drama in Sweden – SVT admits issues but denies it affects outcome

The first Melodifestivalen Semi Final took place last night and Eric Saade  and Jessica Andersson qualified for the Finals. As it turns out, several voting app users complained about voting issues resulting in some to question the outcome. SVT admitted while there have been some bugs with the voting app, it didn’t affect the overall results.  For the first time, the public was able to vote using …

Rumors about Edyta Górniak representing Poland are getting even more interesting

The Polish rumor his has been really active regarding Edyta Górniak‘s possible return to the Eurovision Song Contest and now she is clearing her calendar during that time. Coincidence or not?!? Edyta is no stranger to the Eurovision fans. But some of our younger readers may not be familiar with her. The 42-year old singer was representing Poland when it …

Ireland: First Eurosong participant leaked?

The Irish broadcaster RTÉ has been rather silent about artist information regarding their national selection this year so far. It has been confirmed, however, that this year the mentor system will be replaced with an open selection method. The national final will take place on 27 February – possibly integrated in the Late Late Show again. Now it appears the …

Turkey back in 2016

Turkish national broadcaster TRT appears to have confirmed the Eurasian country will return to Eurovision next year after three years of non-participation. The previous management of the broadcaster who had publically criticised the competition’s rules are no longer controllers of TRT. The new head of the broadcaster, Senol Gökan, has now announced that Turkey intends to return to the competition …

Czech Republic: Monika Bagárová and Ezy to Vienna?

It’s purely speculation at this point but recent rumours of a male and female duet for the Czech Republic’s Eurovision return have set fans into a frenzy recently. The latest rumour now suggests that it will be Monika Bagárová and Ezdráš “Ezy” Hýbl who might be singing Ondřej Soukup’s song in Vienna, with Bagárová teasing “big news” coming soon on …

Krista Siegfrids (Finland 2013) turned down Melodifestivalen

Krista Siegfrids said NO when she was offered to take part in Melodifestivalen, the popular Swedish music competition.  Krista Siegfrids is no stranger to the Eurovision world, the 29-year old star represented Finland in 2013 with the song “Marry Me”. However, the energetic singer decided not to take part. The question is: Why is that? Siegfrids explained:  “I was approached …

Lithuania: Milita Daikeryte leaving competition

Milita Daikeryte is withdrawing Vaiku Eurovizija, the Lithuanian National Final. This is due to some major vocal problems and therefore the artist is unable to continue her journey on the never-ending selection process in her country. It is definitely a disappointing situation for the singer who made it all the way to the Final 9 but her dream to represent …

UK: On Course For Vienna

Although the United Kingdom’s broadcaster (BBC) have started preparations early, and revealed information regarding the selection process, there are still speculations regarding the full plan of the BBC, the broadcaster is is currently keeping silent regarding the finer details of the selection. Guy Freeman, the Eurovision Executive for the BBC is giving nothing away. When www.escunited.com asked the UK’s ‘organiser’ …

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