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Between June 25 and July 3, ESC Radio listeners and Eurovision fans had the opportunity to vote for their favourite songs and acts of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Votes came in not only from the 42 participating countries, but from all corners of Europe and other parts of the world like Australia, Asia, North and South America. Thanks a lot to everyone who voted! And here are the results:

Russia’s representative Sergey Lazarev scored an overall victory this year. His entry You Are The Only One, written and composed by Philipp Kirkorov, Dimitris Kontopoulos, John Ballard and Ralph Charlie, won the Best Song category with 11.69% of the vote, and Sergey came out on top in the Best Male Artist voting with 21.61%. Congratulations to Sergey and to the writers of the song!

In the Best Female Artist category, Bulgaria’s representative Poli Genova finished on top with 17.84%. It’s the first time for Bulgaria to win an ESC Radio award. Her entry If Love Was A Crime came third in Best Song. In the Best Group voting the trophies go to Joe and Jake from the United Kingdom (28.49%).

Read more and check out the full results of the 2016 ESC Radio Awards…


“Novocaine” – Tim Schou (Denmark) visited ESC Radio studio for an exclusive interview

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 @ 6:34 pm
, posted by Daniel Mourinho


Denmark’s 2011 Eurovision Song Contest entry New Tomorrow, performed by the band A Friend In London, is still one of the most popular Danish entries of the 2000’s. The band broke up at the beginning of 2014, and lead singer Tim Schou went solo. He put out a couple of singles since then (Supernova, Goodbye), paid a visit to the Eurovision community at the 2014 Contest held in Copenhagen, Denmark, when he hosted the EuroClub, and is currently working on new songs. One of them, Novocaine, has just been put out on Soundcloud.

Tim dropped by at ESC Radio studio for an exclusive interview in which he looks back on the AFIL split, talks about his solo endeavors, song-writing and his new track Novocaine and, who would’ve guessed, Eurovision!

Read more to listen to the interview, check out Tim’s new song Novocaine and some of his videos, and pictures of his visit at our Berlin studio…


ESC Radio Awards 2016 – vote now!

Friday, June 24th, 2016 @ 11:58 pm
, posted by Daniel Mourinho


The voting for the 2016 ESC Radio Awards has started. The participants of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest compete once again, and this time the worldwide listeners and fans have their say, not only viewers and juries from the 42 participating countries. For one week, June 25 – July 3, you can vote for your favourites from the Contest in four categories:

Best Song

Best Female Artist

Best Male Artist

Best Group

You can vote three times per day. To cast your votes now please go to: or just click the ‘VOTE NOW!’ banner. The voting closes next Sunday 3 July, at 23:59 CET.


ESC Radio Awards 2016 – coming soon!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 @ 5:41 pm
, posted by Daniel Mourinho



It’s ESC Radio Awards time again! The 42 participants in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, held from 10-14 May in Stockholm, Sweden, will compete once again, and now the international listeners have their say. For one week, from June 25 to July 3, you’ll be able to vote for your favourites from the Contest in four categories: Best Song, Best Female Artist, Best Male Artist, and Best Group 2016.

The ESC Radio Awards are held for the tenth time this year. Past winners include, among others, Il Volo (Italy), Loreen (Sweden), Anna Vissi (Greece), Alexander Rybak (Norway), Bonnie Tyler (United Kingdom), Eric Saade (Sweden), Kállay-Saunders (Hungary) – each of them in two categories -, plus Polina Gagarina (Russia), The Common Linnets (The Netherlands), Marco Mengoni (Italy), Sanna Nielsen (Sweden), Loïc Nottet (Belgium), and Jedward (Ireland). For the full results of the former editions please go to

The voting starts this coming Saturday, 25 June!


Win a copy of Elaiza’s new album “Restless”!

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 @ 5:57 pm
, posted by Daniel Mourinho

Elaiza - Restless

Two weeks ago it finally hit the shelves, Restless, the second studio album of the band Elaiza who represented Germany in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. We give you the opportunity to win one of three copies of the CD, which includes the current hit single Hurricane. Read more and watch the music video…


Competition: 3-disc DVD Eurovision Song Contest 2016 – 10 lucky winners

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 @ 6:19 pm
, posted by Daniel Mourinho

Verlosung 3DVD 2016

Tada! Time to reveal the winners of the ten copies of the 3-disc DVD Eurovision Song Contest 2016. We asked you to tip the winner of this year’s Contest. The vast majority of all incoming messages tipped Russia to win. Among those who rightly predicted Ukraine and Jamala’s song 1944, these ten lucky listeners where drawn: Anu Palkeinen (Finland), Leandro Contreras (Portugal), Dominik Kobialka (Poland), Rafal Maciag (United Kingdom), Elke Klepke (Germany), Angel Morán Paredes (Spain), Pavel Giebel (Czech Republic), Rolf Nilsson (Sweden), Martyna Bugaj (Poland), and Tracey Bacon (United Kingdom). Congratulations! The DVDs will be sent to the winners right after the release in June. Better luck next time for those who did not win. Stay tuned for more competitions coming up!