ESC Daily was created in October 2009 and officially launched on the 1st of November 2009, by a couple of Australian music journalists with a passion for the contest. Right now, we have editors from all over the world, and we have been covering Eurovision news for you ever since!
The first time Team ESC Daily traveled to the Eurovision Song Contest was in Oslo 2010. Eight people were present to interview the artists and film the rehearsals in top speed; something we would soon become known for. In Düsseldorf in 2011, ESC Daily was the quickest way to see all the rehearsal videos.
Our team was a bit smaller in 2012, when several people did not have the financial means to travel all the way to Baku, Azerbaijan. But the ones who were there had the trip of a lifetime! On the border of Asia, in beautiful sunny weather, Team ESC Daily covered Loreen’s victory with much enthusiasm. You can look back on all of our Baku coverage by clicking HERE.
After Baku, Steef van Gorkum, Dennis van Eersel and Liam Whelan started to build on a new team, in which the focus would be on professional journalism. ESC Daily would from here on no longer publish gossips, scandals or random interviews – only hard facts about the competition that is the Eurovision Song Contest.
New people joined and a team of eight traveled to Malmö for the 2013 contest. Again, ESC Daily created a buzz with fast rehearsal coverage, but we also started a new Web TV-show: The Eurovision Experience. This feature was expanded a year later in Copenhagen, when Jill Guthrie and Mihalis Vollmer took control of the show. In Copenhagen, ESC Daily also introduced our in-depth talkshow The ESC Daily Show, presented by chief editor Steef van Gorkum.
The year 2015 brought new challenges with the debut of our home country Australia in Vienna. A reduced team of five people (due to new EBU regulations) worked hard to still increase the level of our coverage. We succeeded, and continued this experience when we visited the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the first time, to cover Australia’s debut there in Sofia.
Thus concludes our over six years of history in covering the Eurovision Song Contest for you! Please feel free to look through our archives and check back all our coverage from the past years.
Our team members in Copenhagen 2014: Liam Whelan, Brandon McCann, Steef van Gorkum, Jill Guthrie, Dennis van Eersel and Mihalis Vollmer