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ESC Reporter | February 24, 2018

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AboutEmma Kiernan - ESC Reporter

Emma Kiernan

Emma Kiernan

Born in Ireland, Emma currently lives in Alberta, Canada. She has been a fan of Eurovision since 2005 and is a self-proclaimed expert on Eurovision in the 00's. Emma has seen every edition of the contest and is also an avid follower of Melodifestivalen. Emma collects Eurovision memorabilia, has three tattoos dedicated to Eurovision and is planning her forth. Favourite entries: Shiri Maimon - The Silence That Remains, Antique - Die For You, Helena Paparizou - My Number One, Marija Serifovic - Molitva

Posts By Emma Kiernan

Winner of “HaKokhav HaBa” to represent Israel

October 10, 2014 | has revealed that Israel will choose its 2015 representative via the talent show HaKokhav HaBa (Next Star). IBA editor, Jonah Wiesenthal, said that this is due to IBA’s financial difficulties.

By using the talent show, IBA will not have … Read More

Listen to the Maltese semi-finalists!

October 8, 2014 | 1

Tonight, the 20 semi-finalists for the Maltese selection were revealed on the popular show, Xarabank.

After each semi-finalist was revealed, they sang a preview of their song.


This year we will see many familiar faces as well as some … Read More

BBC searches for an act for Vienna

October 7, 2014 |

The British broadcaster, the BBC has announced today the methods that they are looking at in order to select the UK entry for Vienna.

As they did last year, the BBC are in talks with various record companies and organizations … Read More

Hungary calls for songs

October 6, 2014 | 1

MTVA, the Hungarian broadcaster has called for songs to be submitted for A Dal 2015. Hungary has been using the A Dal format since Eurovision 2012. Hungary has qualified for the final each year they have used A Dal to … Read More

Austrian selection plans revealed

October 2, 2014 |

Austrian broadcaster, ORF, is taking a different route this year to select the home entry.

Last year, Conchita Wurst, the eventual winner of Eurovision 2014, was internally chosen to represent Austria. In a bid to find the most successful possible … Read More

Anastasiya Prykhodko speaks out against Russia

September 26, 2014 | 2

Ukrainian singer Anastasiya Prykhodko represented Russia in Eurovision 2009 in Moscow. Her song “Mamo” was a ballad in both the Ukrainian and RussianĀ languages. She finished in 11th place with 91 points.

She also took part in the Ukrainian national final … Read More

Eurovision-winning composer will write Serbian song

September 26, 2014 |

We have previously reported that RTS has confirmed Serbia’s participation at Eurovision 2015 in Vienna. Serbia had withdrawn from Eurovision 2014 due to financial reasons but are confirmed to be back for 2015.

A few details have since been released … Read More

Conchita Wurst – Backstage has been released!

September 18, 2014 | 1

A book written about Conchita Wurst has been released today. The book has attracted widespread interest in Austria already, just like Conchita, herself, since she won the contest. It is only available in German at the moment, but there are … Read More

Details of Eesti Laul 2015 revealed

September 18, 2014 |

Eesti Laul, the process that Estonia has been using to select their entry for the past six years, is to change slightly in 2015. This was revealed on Eesti Laul’s official website,

Instead of having two songs in the … Read More

ORF’s organizing team complete

September 14, 2014 |

The team that will be organizing Eurovision 2015 in Vienna is now complete. Former ORF communications chief, Pius Strobl, will be the Event Manager for the 2015 Contest. He is an Austrian businessman, former politician and media manager.

Pius’ involvement … Read More

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