Author: Richard West-Soley

Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site

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Luminita says no to Sweden

Luminita Anghel, who achieved Romania's best ever Eurovision Song Contest placing of third in the 2005 contest, was approached by Swedish TV with the offer of a participation in Melodifestivalen…

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Dieter Bohlen for Romania?

The first hints regarding the participants of this year's Romanian selection have started to circulate in the national press. Although unconfirmed until the official list of songs is published by…

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ESC stars top sales chart

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry published its updated list of the 150 best selling artists of all time this week. No less than five of the top 20…

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Final two for Norway

The two final artists have been selected for the Norwegian final, to be held on Saturday 4th February. The lucky pair were selected from the second chance semifinal, after coming…

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Six seek Saturday success

Six acts will have a second and ultimate chance to impress television viewers in Norway this Friday. The second chance semifinal will decide who fills just two remaining slots in…