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British Press Round on BBC… Again!

Some of you may have noticed a number of articles in the British press yesterday, reporting the £310,000 spent on Eurovision 2012 by the BBC. The Daily Mail and The Mirror were kind enough to remind readers that Englebert Humperdinck …

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Croatia: Misery Descends on Malmö

Croatia have today announced that the song, Mižerja (Misery) by Goran Topolovec, will represent the country at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. HRT is now tasked with located suitable artists to perform the composition. As was widely reported, the style …

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Croatia Confirms 2013 Participation

HRT have announced their intention to participate in Eurovision 2013 to held in Malmö, next May. It is still unclear how Croatia will select their entry, having failed to make it to the final for three consecutive years using three …

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It’s Malmö for Eurovision 2013

Today, slightly earlier than anticipated, host broadcaster SVT announced that Eurovision 2013 will take place in the city of Malmö, rather than the much anticipated capital city of Stockholm. SVT’s website is quoted as saying: “The choice of Malmo is based …

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SVT Eurovision Team Announced

Eurovision 2013 in Sweden will be headed by Christel Tholse Willers (Head of Relations), Christer Björkman (Show Producer) Johan Bernhagen (Head of Production) and Martin Österdahl (Executive Producer). Björkman is the most notable inclusion, having being a supervisor of Melodifestivalen …

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UK Returns To National Final Format?

In the wake of Englebert’s dismal display in Baku, the BBC could return to a national final format for next year’s contest in Sweden, according to the Daily Mail. Since the fiasco in Baku, the national press have launched a …

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Strong Chorus Demanded by Denmark

We knew that Soluna Samay’s ‘Should’ve Known Better’ was destined for a poor finish, and whilst 23rd place seemed harsh, it certainly confirmed our prediction.  Regardless of Soluna’s success in the Danish charts, her song was wispy and forgettable by …

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Marcin Mroziński Considers Eurovision Return

Marcin Mroziński performed ‘Legenda’ for Poland in Oslo, at Eurovision 2010.  Legenda was a dramatic theatrical song, but struggled to register sufficient support from either the juries or televote audience to qualify for the final.  One could argue that Legenda’s melody was …

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Rehearsals: Day 8 Review

Day eight of rehearsals marks the end of esctips’ coverage in this all-day format.  There will no longer be ‘open rehearsals,’ but we will instead bring you all of the commentary from sources within the arena in blog form.  Furthermore, …

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Rehearsals: Day 7 Review

A hectic day 7 of rehearsals has drawn to a welcome close.  It has been a busy betting day for me and I’m sure for you too if you followed our tweeted tips or those posted in the chat room. …

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