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Belén García, Spain (Editor in Chief – Photographer)

My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain.

I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).

Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos! I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 and Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016


Mila Kovalj, Denmark (Editor in Chief) 


I am Mila from Denmark! I watched Eurovision for the first time in 2002 and has been hooked ever since. I attended the Eurovision in 2008, 2011, 2012 and last but not least in 2013 where I was lucky enough to experience my home country winning the whole thing!




Iván Trejo, Spain (Web Manager) 


Hi, my name is Iván and I am the youngest here! I am from Badajoz, a small town located in the west of Spain. I have been a Eurovision fan since I was only 5 years old when Helena Paparizou won the contest representing Greece. I started watching National Finals last year and I think this contest is the best TV show ever!



Miguel Pons, Spain (Graphic and Web Designer)


Hi, I am Miguel from Castellón (Spain), Eurovision follower since I was a child; I became a huge fan when Serio Dalma represented Spain in Italy. I am the owner of the escspain.com web site and editor of the ESC+Plus.com Spanish version. Graphic design is my other favourite hobby so I develop my skills thorough video edition and graphics on both web-sites.



Javi Martínez, Spain (Head of Promotion – Editor Assistant)


I was born in 1992, the year when Linda Martin won in Malmö… but I will not bore you as Anmary. I’m fan of Eurovision since 2000, I live and feel the Eurovision festival inside me; in 2003, I also became a very big fan of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Studying political and economic sciences, my biggest dream is going to watch Eurovision live.



Adrián Valiente, Spain (Editor – TV-Host) 


100% ESC dreamer and fan since 2002. Rosa gave the Spanish that magical touch to our country, and since then, I’m in love with Eurovision.




Ifigeneia Filippidou, Greece/Sweden (Editor) 


Hello! I’m Ifi from Greece (living in Sweden since September 2010). I became a huge Eurovision fan in 2002 when I accidentally watched it on tv. I also love Melodifestivalen! I’m following the live shows since 2008 and since I moved to Sweden I’ve attended every final. I try to follow as many national finals as possible every year. And I’m also the biggest Alcazar fan! See you around! 🙂



Alesia Michelle, USA (Editor) 

team-alesia_michelleHey! I’m Alesia and I’m that rare American Eurovision fan. I’ve been obsessed since 2010. How could I not fall in love with a competition that has grandmothers, polish milkmaids, and rapping twins on stage?

Although I love to sing, I leave it to the professionals to “wow” me. So I majored in Broadcast Journalism in college and have been in digital communications professionally since 2011. I’m currently working at DC’s 107.3  as an on-air host in Washington, DC. I love to vlog, blog, and tweet.

When I’m not behind my computer I’m at happy hour with my friends or figuring out what color to dye my hair.


Ani Shahoyan, Armenia (Editor) 

anni_teamHello, I am Ani !

I have lots of hobbies and interests and one of those is Eurovision. It’s been a long time ago I started watching this show. 🙂




Derrick Schiff , USA (Editor) 

DerrickOne of those rare creatures, the American Eurovision fans, I found the Eurovision pool and dived in head first. More knowledgeable about the current years, I’m excited to watch as Eurovision evolves into the credible launching platform for the finest pop acts in Europe and the World.




Steph Parker, Australia (Web Developer and ESC+Plus You Co-Author)


I first became aware of Eurovision when Abba won and I would occasionally watch it, and always enjoyed it. Then, in 2004, I first saw Junior Eurovision and really enjoyed it and became fanatical after watching the 2009 Junior Eurovision, the first one I saw without commentary. I started my own JESC website and Facebook page and have done some coding for ESC-Plus.



Nicklas Nørgaard “Milo”, Denmark (TV-Host – Video Producer)


Hi i’m Nicklas, but online i go by the name Milo. I’ve loved music for my whole life, and i was first introduced to ESC in 2001 by my mom, when it was held in Parken, Copenhagen. My family had actually won tickets to see the show, but sadly i was too young to go see it :c Ever since then i’ve been a huge fan of the show, and i’ve seen every show on tv since! While i’m a huge fan of the adult Eurovision, my real passion is the Junior Eurovision, as working with kids is my dream job and kid singers impress me more and more every year.

I’ve been making videos for as long as i can remember, and the older i’ve gotten, the more professional i’ve tried to make my things. Last year i launched my show “#Pigtails” on my YouTube channel, which is a show all about music and cultures and of course the Eurovision.



Ken Beimer, The Netherlands (Contributor)

team-kenI’m Ken and I’m born in may 1988. Since 2007 I started volunteerswork a lot in my town, which kept me busy and creative. In the winter of 2009/2010 I met the Youtube video from Ksenia Sitnik (JESC 2005) and the next JESC was the first one I followed. JESC 2010 was the beginning from my Eurovision virus. 🙂
In 2011 I started my own foundation OKids, which takes more time from me, but made me even more creative. This foundation grows every year. In 2011 I also visited my first JESC show. (Dutch national final)
In 2012 I got more active and visited the dutch semi final and the Dutch national final. Also wend to Amsterdam, for JESC 2012. I love ESC too, but Im more concentrated on JESC.

The reason I love JESC, is that its less commercial, everyone sings in their native language and the voice of children is unique and sounds different from all those every day voices that are heard in esc.

Maxim Sahapoval, Russia (Contributor) 

We also want to thank all contributors, broadcasters, heads of delegations, press contacts, managers, artists, all supporters and visitors for appreciating our work and dedication. Special thanks to Katherine Lockett.

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