Meet The Eurovoxx Team

We wouldn’t be able to bring you this website or our YouTube channel if it wasn’t for the dedication of our fantastic #TeamEurovoxx members!!

Editor-in-Chief & Senior Editors

Andy Carlisle

Editor-in-Chief

United Kingdom

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Andy is the creator of Eurovoxx, and has been a huge fan of the contest since 1993, when he watched for the first time as a young child, and has never missed a contest since.

He went to all shows in Stockholm 2016, and that is where he got the idea to start a Eurovision YouTube channel, which has since evolved into Eurovoxx!

Andy loves to travel, most recently travelling to Romania, Moldova and Poland (where he appeared on stage as part of the Polish Eurovision selection show).

Favourite Eurovision entry: ''Mall'' by Eugent Bushpepa (Albania 2018)

Clara Cabrera

Senior Editor - Social Media & Video Content

Spain

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Clara Cabrera, Spain | Deputy Editor - Video Content

Clara Cabrera is a Spanish artist and writer who is really happy to be a part of the team. Her passion for Eurovision comes from many years ago, where the show was the only window she had to see what was outside of her country and spend one evening absorbing the music, the light and cultures of the whole continent (and Australia, Israel, Armenia and Azerbaijan)

With her other passion being art, Clara works from her studio in Aachen, Germany, where she delivers numerous portrait commissions that she receives from around the world.

You can learn more about her works on her site www.claracabrera.com

Favourite Eurovision entry: Wild Dances by Ruslana (Ukraine 2004)

Jessica Cole

Senior Editor - News

United Kingdom

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Jessica Cole, UK | Deputy Editor

Jessica is from London, and has been a huge fan of Eurovision since 2005.

She has been to the see the contest live in 2010, and 2011, and soon to be heading to Kyiv for the 2017 edition!!

Favourite Eurovision entries: ''Always'' by Aysel & Arash (Azerbaijan 2009) and 'Oro' by Jelena Tomasevic (Serbia 2008)

 

Stuart MacLean

Senior Editor - Video Content

Canada

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After years of hearing odd references to Eurovision, Stuart finally saw the excitement around the contest firsthand while living in Spain in 2018. After watching the Lisbon show that year, it didn't take long for him to start diving deep into the history of the contest.

Coming from a TV production background and being an avid fan of music, he sees Eurovision as a unique phenomenon that brings his career and his passion together. He is also fascinated by the contest's historical significance, and how it showcases multiple cultures at once.

Favourite Eurovision entry: "Soldi" by Mahmood (Italy 2019)

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Alexandre Pinto

News Editor

Portugal

Coming soon...

Beth Blazevic

News Editor

Australia

Coming soon...

Bob Tovmassian

Contributor

Armenia

Bob is a Journalist and Sales Specialist from Armenia.

Being a huge fan of music, geography, and folklore, he believes that Eurovision is a place where all his interests meet, and where everything is more enjoyable, open and diverse. 

Bob’s first Eurovision memory was Helena Paparizou’s victory in 2005 for Greece. He has been a huge fan of the contest since that day.

Bob loves to “create magic” in the kitchen, watch soccer games and travel wherever the road takes.

Bobby Mc Gee Lee

Contributor

Philippines

To be updated.

Burak Koytas

Contributor

Turkey

Coming soon...

Crystal Derma

Contributor

USA

Coming soon...

Dany Márquez

News Editor

Spain

¡Hola! This boy is Dany, from Seville (Andalusia, Spain). He is a graduate in journalism and a big Eurovision fan. So Eurovoxx is the best place to put both things together.

His passion for Eurovision began since he was a child. Fondly remember his family dinners in front of the TV on Eurovision night to watch and comment on the show together. Over the years, his passion was growing and, finally, he lived his first live show in Vienna 2015. He met the Eurovoxx team at the Eurovision Pre-Party in Madrid in 2019 and, after that, we had a great time in Tel Aviv together.

Dany loves music, videogames, movies, sports, animals and nature. He’s a curious person who always wants to learn. For example, he’s currently studying English and Italian.

Dominik Reichelt

News Editor

Germany

Dominik was born 1995 and been a Eurovision fan since 2009 and his dedication to the contest is getting bigger and bigger.

 

He usually organises a private Eurovision party with his friends including an internal voting. He lived in Australia for 8 months and watched the ESC 2018 at 5am like a real fan.

 

Besides Eurovision, he's studying to become a primary school teacher. His hobbies are playing games, watching series, meeting friends and doing sport.

 

Favourite Eurovision Entries: "Rhythm Inside" by Loic Nottet (Belgium 2015), "Goodbye To Yesterday" by Elina & Stig (Estonia 2015), "Beautiful Mess" by Kristian Kostov (Bulgaria 2017) and "Arcade" by Duncan Lawrence (The Netherlands 2019)

Dorota Popiołek

Contributor

Poland

Coming soon...

Dylan Bonfils

News Editor

France

Dylan is a French fan of the Eurovision since the mid 00’s. He has never missed a show since and travelled to Lisbon 2018 to attend the show and meet with some of Eurovoxx team members.

Feeling lonely in a country that loves to mock the Eurovision, Dylan is now part of a bigger family and studies the links between this amazing contest and European politics.

He loves to travel, especially in Central and Eastern European countries where he lived a couple of years. Probably the best way to enjoy properly the Eurovision hype!

Harrison Knights

Contributor

United Kingdom

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I'm Harrison from the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England. I'm currently studying French, Politics and Maths at college.

I've been watching Eurovision since I was around six years old, but started properly following all the national finals after the 2017 contest.

I love Eurovision for many reasons; mainly due to the diversity and quality of music on offer each year, the excitement of each national final and the contest itself, and of course analysing the voting statistics after the show!

Favourite Eurovision entry: Fai Rumore - Diodato (Italy 2020)

Jana Bebek

News Editor

Germany

I'm Jana from Germany. My earliest Eurovision memory was the show of 2009, where I was amazed by all those different flags from countries all over Europe and further. And that's what I love about Eurovision: to celebrate together as a big family, no matter where you're from.

 

Last year was my first time live at the ESC and that was truly one of my best moments so far. Besides Eurovision, I'm studying Tourism Management and in my spare time I improve my language skills and travel as much as I can.

My favourite Eurovision entries: Bistra Voda - Regina ( Bosnia&Herzegovina 2009) and Moja Štikla - Severina (Croatia 2006)

Joséphine Terra

Video Editor

France

Coming soon...

Justin Hall

News Editor

Australia

Hi. I'm Justin from Newcastle, Australia.

 
My first encounter with Eurovision came in 2006, waking up in the early hours of the morning to discover I had left the TV on, and being greeted by a sweet little song called Hard Rock Hallelujah!! What a heart starter!!!
I rediscovered the contest in 2011 and have been hooked ever since. I had dreamed that one day, maybe Australia would be able to compete, and in 2015, that dream came true, and I couldn't be prouder of what my country has offered.
 
My top 5 favourite songs are:
 
2012 Estonia - Kuula
2013 France - L'enfer et moi
2015 Norway - A Monster Like Me
2016 Australia - Sound Of Silence
2020 Switzerland - Répondez-moi

Liam Badcoe

Contributor

United Kingdom

Lydia Balandina

Editor /Social Media Manager

Russia

Hi! I’m Lydia from Russia, currently living and studying marketing in the U.K. My earliest Eurovision memory is Dima Bilan winning in 2008, however I became absolutely obsessed with it in 2015. Fun fact: my final economics project in 2019 was focused on Eurovision.

Apart from Eurovision, I enjoy geography and studying languages, as well as watching anime and reading manga.

All-time top 4:

  1. Eugent Bushpepa – Mall (Albania, 2018)
  2. maNga – We Could Be the Same (Turkey, 2010)
  3. Il Volo – Grande Amore (Italy, 2015)
  4. Salvador Sobral – Amar Pelos Dois (Portugal, 2017)

Marica Becciu

News Editor

Italy

Coming soon...

Matthew Blackie

News Editor

United Kingdom

Hey I am Matthew and I am from the UK (also the holder of Maltese citizenship). My earliest Eurovision memory was watching a news report on Alexander Rybak winning in 2009 and making it my aim to force my family to watch the contest in 2010. After watching the final in 2010 I have never looked back and been an avid fan of the contest from 2011. Eurovision has allowed myself to meet many amazing people and hopefully will have opportunity to attend future Euro related events soon.

Outside of the contest, my other interests are travelling and following the Olympics, including many sports throughout the Olympiad cycle. I love learning about the world constantly and have the ability to name every country in the world, with the next aim to learn every capital city (150 memorised so far).

Favourite Entry - Heroes (Sweden 2015)

Favourtite Eurovision Country - Italy

Nikola Lazic

News Editor

Serbia

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Paolo Nery

News Editor

United Kingdom

Hey guys! Paolo here from the UK and as nerdy as it is, I’m a Maths graduate. My earliest Eurovision memory was seeing Lithuania in 2006 but first became a Eurovision lover in 2011 when I found out Blue was representing the UK and it’s fair to say I haven’t looked back since. I haven’t been to Eurovision live yet but hopefully, given that the price is right, I’ll make it there eventually.
 
Outside the Eurovision bubble, I love shooting arrows in archery. It’s become one of my most recent passions in the past few years and I actually used to compete for my former university. So I'd like to think that if a zombie apocalypse arises, I’ll be somewhat ready (hopefully)!
 
Favourite Song - “Amar Pelos Dois” by Salvador Sobral 

Favourite Eurovision Entry: ‘La La Love’ by Ivi Adamou (Cyprus 2012)

Paula Vera

News Editor

Spain

 
 

 

Pollyanna Edwards

News Editor

United Kingdom

I’m Pollyanna and I’m from a small town in the East of England. My earliest Eurovision memory is watching Lordi win in 2006 when I was just 6 years old, and being absolutely in awe of the contest ever since. Luckily my parents are also fans so it’s been a family event for us every year!

Since 2014 I’ve been following the contest religiously including national finals (Eesti Laul is my absolute favourite) and hope to one day be at the Grand Final in person. Outside of Eurovision, I work in a DIY shop and in my spare time I play piano and learn various languages.

Favourite Eurovision entry: 'Hunter of Stars' by Sebalter (Switzerland 2014)

 
 
 
 
 

Raffaella Frymark

Contributor

USA

Hi, I’m Raffy! I currently live in Pennsylvania, USA. Growing up in New York, I always had a fascination with international music, primarily Italian because that’s where my family is from. I was first introduced to Eurovision in 2019, when Netflix released both Semi-Finals and Grand Final from that year in Tel Aviv. I immediately fell in love with it and realized right then that I wanted to be a part of ESC anyway I could. Eurovoxx has welcomed me into their family, and it has completely changed my life! From interviews to live videos, I feel right at home. My dream is to move to Europe, and be able to be more involved than I already am.

Outside of Eurovision, I work as a Massage Therapist. My hobbies include art, writing, music, videogames, and doing music promotions on Instagram.

My favorite Eurovision entry is “You are the only one” by Sergey Lazarev, Russia 2016

Rita Fonseca

News Editor

Portugal

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Ruben Loureiro

News Editor

Portugal

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Samuele Fabbri

News Editor

Italy

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Sanja Daić

Contributor

Croatia

I'm Sanja, a psychologist from Croatia with an interest in creative writing. I'm very happy to be a part of this team and share my enthusiasm towards Eurovision with other lovely fans.

My ESC mania began in 1998 when I first watched the contest with my family and rooted for my country's entry Neka mi ne svane. Since then, May is by far my favourite month of the year!

When my friends ask me why do I love Eurovision so much, my answer is – where else can you discover so many different artists and genres and learn about other languages, geography, food, etc.  And where else can you see something as funny as Russian babushkas baking bread while partying on the big stage?!

Besides being a huge Eurovision fan, I'm also a big football fan and a Harry Potter fan.

 

Favourite Eurovision entry:  Wild dances by Ruslana (Ukraine 2004)

Sarah Dols

News Editor

The Netherlands

My name is Twan Wormgoor. and I'm from The Netherlands. I have been watching Eurovision for a long time, however been a fan since 2014. Since 2017 I have been attending Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam every year. 2019 will be my third year.

 

Favourite Eurovision entry: ‘Suus’ by Rona Nishliu (Albania 2012)

Shannessy Danswan

Contributor

Australia

I accidentally discovered Eurovision one day when I was at home "sick” from school. I was flicking through TV stations when I landed on what I thought was definitely the most attractive man I had ever seen. 
 
Yep, you guessed it. Alexander Rybak. 
 
I saw his face, heard his Fairytale, felt his fiddle (what?) and thought yep - I’m sold. 
 
...And the rest is amazing, wonderful, glorious, *insert every other complimentary adjective here*, Eurovision history. 

PS: I refuse to pick just one favourite Eurovision song; it doesn’t exist and to assume as much is blasphemy. 

*Shannessy is a performing artist, writer, and director from Melbourne (Australia), with a not-so-secret dream to one day host Eurovision.*

Thomas Corbett

News Editor

Ireland

Good Evening Europe, I'm Thomas from Port Laoise in Ireland.  I've been a massive fan of Eurovision since the mid 90s and I have lots of amazing childhood memories of the four Irish victories in that decade.

My love for Eurovision grew throughout the naughties as the music became more 'pop' and the stage performances got more elaborate.  A lifelong dream finally came through when I attended the Eurovision in Lisbon 2018 and my passion became an obsession.  I knew I would be attending every year from then on.

I love Eurovision because it's a beacon of unity, friendship, positivity, inclusivity and celebration across Europe (and further afield).
In my spare time, I'm an amateur dancer and often try to perfect some ESC dance routines (Fuego, She Got Me, Abanibi, On Fire) with varying degrees of success.

Patiently waiting for Eurovision to come home to Ireland...one day soon!

Instagram: @thisisthomascorbett

Favourite Eurovision Entry: Ruslana — Wild Dances (Ukraine, 2004)*.

*subject to change on an hourly basis

Twan Wormgoor

News Editor

The Netherlands

My name is Twan Wormgoor. and I'm from The Netherlands. I have been watching Eurovision for a long time, however been a fan since 2014. Since 2017 I have been attending Eurovision In Concert in Amsterdam every year. 2019 will be my third year.

 

Favourite Eurovision entry: ‘Suus’ by Rona Nishliu (Albania 2012)