FOR YOUR INFORMATION. ESC-Panelen is a Swedish website regarding the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), the Swedish national Eurovision selection Melodifestivalen and other countries’ national selections for the ESC. We rate & monitor everything related to Eurovision Song Contest, during the year.
How it all started
The project was founded in January 2009 by the writer Robert (or Robban as he calls himself here). He created ESC-Panelen as a blog (nowadays it’s a website) with his two best friends, on the occasion of theirs great interest in Melodifestivalen and the Eurovision Song Contest. After the 2009 season they decided to continue the Eurovision journey and so has the story continued every year since. ESC-Panelen, as project, takes place all year round, only cause we love Eurovision so much! Don’t you agree on that?
Today, ESC-Panelen consists of six people in different ages and with different preferences in music taste, but with a common interest to follow and write about the Eurovision Song Contest and all the national selections, including the Swedish selection in Melodifestivalen.
If you want to know more about what we have done during the years, please check the storylines (NB: It’s all written in Swedish).
If you have any questions…
…or perhaps you want to leave hints? You are more than welcome to talk Eurovision with us! To take part in the debate, please make a comment on any page or article. If you don’t want to make a comment here, you can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
You can alos send us an email. Our address is email@example.com
If you want to get in touch with any of us individually, simply email “name”@escpanelen.se (replace the first name of the person you want to e-mail).
We’re welcoming you to the ESC-Panelen Family, where Eurovision is on the schedule every day!
Get to know us
On the picture, from left to right, we have Haris, Adrian, Hollac16 (or Olof as his real name is), Lukas, Markus and Robban.
Here you have us! We’re six Eurovision fans who have the Contest in our minds every day. We will now introduce ourselfs to you.
Something you should know about each one of us
We’re start with our founder, Robban, who has been with the ESC-Panelen project since the first Panelen season in 2009. He’s the only writer who has taken part in every season! He’s passionate about the traditional schlagergenren and Balkan ballads. Outside the Contest and ESC-Panelen project he has a great interest in sports, especially football.
Next in line we have Haris, who joined us in early 2011. He has watched the ESC since 1996 – and has never missed a single final!
In early 2014 Hollac16 joined the project. He was at that time an anonymous blogger on Poplight (an, of that time, another Swedish website about ESC and Melodifestivalen) but he got the offer to join ESC-Panelen, and he said yes to the offer immediately! Hollac16s real name is Olof, but he still use his nickname for some reasons…
One year later, in April 2015, Adrian or the “Schlagermagistern” as we also calls him, became a part of this project. At that time he had is own blog under the name Schlagermagistern. When it comes to statistics and analyzes in an Eurovision style – it’s Adrian who knows the magic words and makes it exiting!
Our two latest members of the team is Lukas and Markus, who joind us in late 2017. We’re so glad to have them with us because of their great intrerest in the Contest, and their specialties in the music. They are both huge fans of Eurovision and the national selections as well as other intrerests. Lukas’ likes fotball and Cosplay and Markus likes geocaching, read books and tries to learn other languages. Among other things!
Since the start of this project in January 2009, we have had several writers who took part in ESC-Panelen, but who for various reasons then left their assignment. We would like to thank them for their efforts, and if you want to come back to us, our door is always open!
Can I join your team?
If you, like us, has a great interest regarding the Eurovision, Melodifestivalen and other countries national selections for ESC, then you are more than welcome to join us! If so, please submit your application to our e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: Since we are a Swedish website we’re only write our articles in Swedish.
Other Eurovision sites and blogs
Here follows some of the common websites and blogs who writes about the Eurovision Song Contest. We give tips on both Swedish and international Eurovision fan sites, as well as the Contest’s official web site.