Articles by MartinF

22 April 2017

The escgo! line-up check for 2017 continues as we turn our attention to the remaining songs of the first semi-final. Like last time, each song has been assigned to one of our editors, who has 100 words to give their opinion – accompanied by some emojis illustrating their prediction and preference. Then the other two editors each get a 30-word “right of reply”. So without …

18 April 2017

In the world of the Eurovision Song Contest, April is the month for analysis and anticipation. And now that the lack of clarity surrounding Russia’s participation in ESC 2017 has finally been settled (we assume), it’s high time for us here at escgo! to make our contribution with our annual line-up check series! Like last year, each entry has been randomly assigned to one of …

10 April 2017

Portugal has won the 13th annual edition of ChatVote, the traditional event held by escgo.com and the #esc chatroom to find our favourite song ahead of each year’s Eurovision Song Contest! In the 2017 edition, “Amar pelos dois” by Salvador Sabral received a total of 225 points, ahead of Koit Toome & Laura from Estonia in second place (197 points) and Blanche from Belgium in …

09 April 2017

The SongHunt continues – let’s find the best song from the new national final season! This is quarter-final 3, featuring twelve qualifiers from the SongHunt heats. This poll is closed.  A video playlist can be found below the poll if you need a little reminder. View Poll The poll will remain open until Saturday, 23:59 CET – results will be published afterwards. The 6 songs …

03 April 2017

Following two nights of preview video viewing, live voting and opening of virtual envelopes in our live stream, the semi-final qualifiers that will compete in our ChatVote 2017 final are now known! Semi 1 qualifiers: Azerbaijan, Iceland, Albania, Belgium, Armenia, Slovenia, Australia, Finland, Latvia, Portugal. Semi 2 qualifiers: Hungary, Romania, Ireland, Macedonia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Norway, Israel, Switzerland, Belarus. Big thanks to everyone who attended and …

29 March 2017

It’s that time of year again – ChatVote 2017 is officially launched! This will be the 13th edition of our traditional annual event, in which the #esc chatters decide which is their favourite entry in the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Yes, it’s true – ChatVote is becoming a teenager! You can read all about the past events on our comprehensive history page. For ChatVote 2017, …

12 March 2017

The SongHunt continues – let’s find the best song from the new national final season! We have updated our qualification list with the chatroom scores for all of the latest national final performances. From all of the eligible songs (according to our new rules), the 10 with the highest scores have qualified for this new heat. In addition, the 2 most popular songs from our …

05 February 2017

escgo! was in Gothenburg for the first semi-final of Melodifestivalen 2017. Here are some of the highlights of our Instagram coverage – make sure you’re following us there too! Weekend plans….. . #melfest #mf2017 #mello #mf #svt #svtmelfest #melodifestivalen #gothenburg #göteborg #eurovision #nationalfinal #semi #semifinal #schlager #schlagerkaos #gay #gaymusic #instagay #esc #fly #norwegian #flight #plane #appskandal #redo #uppohoppa A photo posted by escgo! (@escgo) on …

31 January 2017

This morning, the allocation draw for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest was hosted at the Column Hall of the Kyiv City State Administration. This followed on from yesterday’s presentation of the visual design for the competition and this year’s slogan: “Celebrate Diversity”. As in recent years, the countries had previously been divided into “pots” based on their voting history with the aim of ensuring a …

08 December 2016

On Sunday night, the 2016 edition of the escgo! Chat Awards were held in our #esc chatroom. This fun annual event attracted a healthy audience of chatters, all of whom got the opportunity to vote on the nominees in various categories as we honoured our favourites from the 2016 ESC season. Nine of the Chat Awards were decided by live polls based on the nominations …

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