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Emma Kiernan

Emma Kiernan

Emma has been a huge Eurovision fan since 2005. She is Irish but currently lives in Canada.

Posts By Emma Kiernan

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 Russian 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 Serbia had withdrawn from Eurovision 2014 due to financial reasons but are confirmed to be back for 2015.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

Details of German selection announced!

September 10, 2014 |

The German Broadcaster NDR has announced their national selection will take place, as last year, in two parts.

First, a Club Concert for unknown acts will allow one lucky winner to advance to the final with established acts, live from Hannover.

Read More

United Kingdom confirms participation in 2015

September 10, 2014 |

The British broadcaster, BBC, has confirmed the United Kingdom’s participation at Eurovision 2015 in Vienna.

This comes as no surprise as the UK have only missed one contest, 1958, since they began competing in 1957.

So far the list of … Read More

Romanian participation in danger

September 6, 2014 | 1

Romanian participation in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is already in jeopardy after it was announced that its broadcaster, TVR, may be closing in Spring 2015.

According to, Director of TVR, Stelian Tanase, stated that the broadcaster will not survive … Read More

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