Nathan Waddell

I am the Editor in Chief of ESCXTRA, a huge Melodifestivalen fan and love sports. You can find me singing along to Scandinavian Eurovision entries, listening to the latest chart music on Spotify or watching the football and tennis on two different screens at once.
UK media say “Europeans have no taste” in Eurovision fall-out
Editorials & Opinion

UK media say “Europeans have no taste” in Eurovision fall-out

This editorial is written together by Nathan Waddell and Oliver Lewis. To understand why the United Kingdom does not do well at Eurovision, we must look at the dialogue created by the British media about the contest. The clip below is an excerpt from weekday morning magazine television programme Lorraine,…
Major error uncovered in Belarusian jury vote?
Tel Aviv 2019

Major error uncovered in Belarusian jury vote?

During Saturday night’s Grand Final, fans were quick to note that the Belarusian jury – which had been disqualified in advance of the competition – had a rather unusual result. The Belarusian jury was the only one to give host nation Israel any points… and it got their 12! Now,…
Darude remixes “Limits” by PÆNDA
Tel Aviv 2019

Darude remixes “Limits” by PÆNDA

It may well be Eurovision’s most unlikely collaboration this year but Darude has given the Austrian entry, “Limits” by PÆNDA his signature treatment! The Darude remix of “Limits” by PÆNDA has been released today. “In PÆNDA’s vocal delivery and also in the background vibes, there was something that was talking…
Malta reveal that technical issues changed their performance
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

Malta reveal that technical issues changed their performance

After today’s second rehearsal, in the press conference, the Maltese delegation revealed they were “forced” to make significant changes to their performance due to technical difficulties in the production of their entry, “Chameleon” by Michela. “We do not have full control over the technical environment” In this video filmed at…
ESCXTRA Live in Tel Aviv – Coverage Overview
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

ESCXTRA Live in Tel Aviv – Coverage Overview

Hello from bright and sunny Tel Aviv. We are here, ready for the rehearsals to begin and we will be bringing you closer to the action every day between now and the Grand Final on Saturday 18th May. Rehearsals, orange carpet and more! We will be live from 08:45 CET…
Jonida Maliqi is coming to the London Eurovision Party!
London Eurovision Party

Jonida Maliqi is coming to the London Eurovision Party!

Albania is traditionally the first nation to select its entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest and this year was no exception as Jonida Maliqi was selected with her song “Ktheju tokës” before 2019 had even begun. With Festival i Këngës taking place so early, Albania use the time to their…
Mahmood brings his “Soldi” to the London Eurovision Party!
London Eurovision Party

Mahmood brings his “Soldi” to the London Eurovision Party!

The next act to be confirmed for the London Eurovision Party is one of this year’s ultimate Eurovision favourites: Mahmood from Italy will travel to Leicester Square to perform his “Soldi” in front of the ecstatic crowd at Café de Paris. With his appearance at the iconic West End venue,…
Duncan Laurence is first act from The Netherlands to perform at the London Eurovision Party
London Eurovision Party

Duncan Laurence is first act from The Netherlands to perform at the London Eurovision Party

Duncan Laurence, who will represent the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the song “Arcade” will be the first artist ever from his nation to perform at the London Eurovision Party when the event hits the British capital on Sunday 14th April. Taking to…
John Lundvik is not too late for London’s love!
London Eurovision Party

John Lundvik is not too late for London’s love!

Having beaten 27 other artists to the Eurovision ticket representing Sweden, John Lundvik will preview his entry “Too Late for Love” in front of the London audience – having also co-written the UK entry this year! John Lundvik will represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song…
Victor Crone will bring his Storm from Estonia to the London Eurovision Party!
London Eurovision Party

Victor Crone will bring his Storm from Estonia to the London Eurovision Party!

After battling through a semifinal and a Grand Final in Eesti Laul, Victor Crone won the Estonian ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Tel Aviv, Israel with his song “Storm”. Co-written by Estonian favourite Stig Rästa, the Swedish born artist impressed the televoters at home and now will…
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