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Atle Pettersen Interview: “This time I just wrote a song about something I really care about.”

This week we snuck in a last minute interview with Melodi Grand Prix returnee Atle Pettersen thanks to the help of his publicist. Atle first appeared in the Norwegian national final back in 2021 as a pre-qualified act, meaning that he and his song “World on Fire” advanced directly to the MGP Final. This year NRK has removed the pre-qualified …

Team ESCUnited Reviews Melodi Grand Prix Semi-Final Three

This week we received the final batch of songs for Norway’s infamous Melodi Grand Prix, and that means it’s time for the writing staff at ESCUnited to review them! This week features the same writers: Boris, Tyler, Connor, James and David and their equally bold opinions. Is someone’s winner found in this bunch?  Will the staff reviews match the final results …

Mario Junes Interview: “It felt like the right time to show this new side of me as an artist.”

The second heat of Pabandom iš Naujo is set to air tomorrow, and we here at ESCUnited were fortunate enough to have a conversation with contestant and debutant Mario Junes before that happens. Mario Junes is an up-and-coming pop artist from Lithuania who is a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest. He’s also part of another fandom outside of …

Pesma za Evroviziju 2023: Running Order Revealed!

Grab your headphones, Eurovision gurus and those alike, because Radio Televizija Srbije has posted the running order for Pesma Za Evroviziju 2023! An additional treat is also provided from our friends over in Serbia, as the songs also have their release scheduled for February 2, so save the date! Take a look at when your favorites get to perform, and …

The PiXLS Interview: “Participating in the Eurovision pre-selection, it’s a big step forward for us.”

Just before the taping of the second Pabandom iš Naujo heat, we got a chance to speak with Mantvydas Sabaitis, the vocalist for The PiXLS. The PiXLS were a last minute addition to the Pabandom iš Naujo line-up, following Lina Štalytė’s disqualification on December 23rd. Outside of the national selection, the band is currently working on their own EP, where …

Pesma za Evroviziju nominated at this year’s Music Awards Ceremony

Great news for the Balkan Eurovision fans! Pesma za Evroviziju, Serbia’s national competition that decides this country’s participant for the Eurovision Song Contest, has been nominated for the best regional music festival at the Music Awards Ceremony! The prestigious event is regarded as the “biggest music spectacle in Southeast Europe”, organized by SKYMUSIC production, who are a leading rental company …

Petunija Interview: “My plan was to come back in 2024 with a completely different song.”

With the second heat of Pabandom iš Naujo set for this coming Saturday, we were fortunate to get an interview with returning artist Petunija! 2023 will mark Petunija’s third appearance in the national selection, with her first appearance happening back in 2016 under the Eurovizijos Atraka format. In late October of 2022 she released her new EP “Two In Somnia”, and during …

Skrellex Interview: “It’s been 17 years since a drag queen last put their heels on the MGP stage.”

The final semi-final of the Melodi Grand Prix “circus” is set to begin this coming Saturday, which means we have another interview to release! Today we get the opportunity to chat with drag queen and singer Skrellex, who has been singing for years but only recently transitioned her career into the art of drag. Since then her career has taken …

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