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08 December 2016

SongHunt 2016, our poll marathon to find the best national final song of the year, has come to an end: “Helpless” by The Hardkiss, from the Ukrainian final, has won the grand final! “History” from Norway ended up in 2nd place, followed by “Don’t Worry” from Sweden in 3rd position. A total of 96 national final songs took part in the heats earlier this year, followed by 4 quarter-finals, 2 …

27 November 2016

The escgo! Chat Awards 2016 are launched – submit your nominations now! Over the past three years, this annual event has become one of the biggest traditions of our #esc chat. The Chat Awards are our chance to look back on the year gone by: What was the most stunning staging at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest? What was the most amazing cult in our chatroom? Who …

25 September 2016

The SongHunt 2016 comes to an end soon – so now it’s really time to find THE best song from this national final season! This is the Grand Final, featuring the 12 most popular songs of the year as selected by escgo! users. Each song has proceeded from the semi-finals in summer, which were preceded by the quarter-finals in spring and the qualification rounds in winter. And before they could even get there, …

19 June 2016

The SongHunt continues – let’s find the best song from the new national final season! From a total of 96 songs competing in SongHunt 2016, 24 have qualified from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals. Time to launch them – both at the same time! Click on the links below to view and vote in each poll. Videos and YouTube playlists are available below the polls to help you jog your …

24 May 2016

The world is still trying to decide what the most remarkable thing about Serhat’s participation for San Marino in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was. Was it the willingness with which the microstate now appears to be openly selling its entry to the highest bidder? The sheer lack of self-awareness on the part of Serhat and his team? The singer’s inability to hold a tune …

22 May 2016

Nina Kraljić, the Croatian entrant at Eurovision Song Contest 2016, has won the traditional Barbara Dex Award. Rykka from Switzerland came third, while German entrant Jamie-Lee ended up on second position. A total of 2221 valid votes were counted by the website “The House Of Eurovision”, which has hosted the annual award from 1997 until this year. © eurovision.tv / Thomas Hanses Barbara Dex Award gets …

18 May 2016

Well, well, Sweden. What can I say. I know a lot of fans complain about your attempt to take over the Eurovision world, but I have to hand it to you – you are bloody good at it. That was some show. I needed a few days to work out everything in my head. I have to admit that when I woke up on Saturday …

15 May 2016

Ukraine’s entrant Jamala has won the 61st Eurovision Song Contest with the song “1944“, the country’s second victory in the competition after Ruslana’s “Wild Dances” in 2004. © Andres Putting (EBU) The winner scored a total of 534 points, followed by jury favourite Australia in second place (511) and televote favourite Russia (491) on third place. This year was also a huge success for Bulgaria and France. Poli Genova from Bulgaria came 4th, which is now …

14 May 2016

It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! And what better way is there to spend the time between now and Te Deum than going through the finalists for some thoughts, comments and personal wishes? This time I consulted with my friend, the Eurovision sorter, and made a final ranking of the 26 competing songs in tonight’s finals. That’s a personal ranking – that is, not …

14 May 2016

Tonight sees the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. It’s time to go through some possible scenarios, to speculate how certain possible victories would affect Eurovision in the one or other way, and finally to give you a personal voting recommendation. Note: This post reflects the opinion and thoughts of just myself personally, it doesn’t represent the thoughts of my team colleagues. So let me jump …

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