Saturday, 03 August 2013
“eurovision in your pocket”
Dedicated website for fans of the Eurovision Song Contest where you can experience EVERY song!
This is our website which combines with twitter, youtube, delicious and our facebook page to create a complete answer to all your Eurovision Song Contest needs.
We have created a website about Eurovision because we are huge fans of the contest. Having looked at many other websites about it, we found that there were lots of elements on different sites – lyrics, record covers, videos, biographies, news, and social interaction. ESCSocial.com brings all of these together in one place, so you don’t have to.
Work began on ESCSocial.com in July 2012. A plan was drawn up to create an easy to use and comprehensive database free from advertisements and to be compatible with Desktop and Tablet devices, as well as iPhones and Android Smart phones. The goal to have “eurovision in your pocket!
The entire database is fully searchable and contains information about the songs, as well as biographies for the Artists, Composers, Lyricists and Conductors. The Database is constantly being added to with “Then & Now” pictures of the Artists, and information about their other work. All members can have their say with the comments fields. Search by Country, Year, Language, Finalists, Semi-Finalists, National Finalists, Non-Participating Entries, and those who failed to qualify.
ESC Social Community
Interact with old friends and new in the Community section of ESCSocial.com Keep up to date with Eurovision Events, Parties, Photos and as much as your imagination can conjure! Join fan groups and see videos of other songs that eurovision artists have produced.
We link into seven major Eurovision website news feeds, so you can be assured you are not missing out on what the latest news is.
A new section has been added to the site linking TV Shows about Eurovision to ESC Social. Site Members can contribute to this so we can all get to see the programmes made about our favourite subject. Also a section to add Parodies of Eurovision programmes and songs... Any suggestions for categories let me know.
The site has taken over a year to prepare, tweak and update, and, as with all databases, the work is never complete.
Currently work is taking place on
Comprehensive Database 1956-1974 Completed (work in progress 1975 onwards)
Artist Website links and their real names (complete up to 1981)
Artist Biographies (complete up to 1975)
Alternative Language Versions plus youtube links to videos or sound files (complete to 1963)
Addition of Backing Artist Details (complete as we know it to 1963)
Adding preview videos - so far completed 1973
More to Come...
Have you ever wondered if the Eurovision Song Contest is as Political as people say? We take a close look at who countries are likely to vote for based on who they have voted for in the past. Politics Neighbour voting or Cultural choices... you decide.
Who are your favourite Eurovision entries? Do you have any views on who is likely to win this year? Share your views in the ESC forum.
Commentators and Presenters
Who were there? Where are they now?
Are you a dedicated Eurovision Fan? And believe you have the skills to help edit, design and promote our website?
@escsocial.com email address!