Who We Are

“Our Eurovision family might be rooted in Europe, but there are no borders in our community.”

We are a collective of creators who LOVE the Eurovision Song Contest— but our countries do NOT compete. So if you’re wondering why the content here feels a little different, it’s because it is. Our goal is to provide a fresh, honest and fun take on the Eurovision Song Contest. 

From interviews to polls, think pieces to live streams— this space is for any and all in our Eurovision Family!

Sydni

Sydni is a Eurovision enthusiast from the United States. “Eurovision is all about coming together and enjoying art. Music is a universal language and we can all join together no matter where we are from and for the three minutes we are enjoying a Eurovision Entry together we are united by that entry. It’s a beautiful thing.”

Elda Mengisto (she/her) 

Elda Mengisto (she/her) is a graduate of the University of Washington, and is an aspiring international relations scholar and writer. She got introduced to Eurovision in early 2017, and likes the contest for its intercultural dialogue and variety of music.  Outside of Eurovision, she likes drawing, reading, and fencing.

Matthew G. Gabriel

Matthew G. Gabriel is a Eurovision fan all the way from the Philippines. His love of the competition came from the beautifully staged shows and the diversity in the contest itself from the contestants, genres, languages, and overall culture. He’s currently studying for a degree in Journalism at a university in the Philippines. 

Jorge R.

Jorge R. is from Lima, Peru. He has been a HUGE Eurovision fan since 2015. He loves Eurovision because it allows him not only to immerse his self in different cultures (which are very different to his) and be part of a huge community and fandom, but also learn about new music from a diverse range of genres and countries. He particularly loves when songs are in a country’s native language. “Eurovision is the true meaning of diversity and inclusivity – and I am here for it! I bring to Eurovision Fam a professional background and skills in research, content creation and data analytics, which can be quite handy when trying to predict the next winner of Eurovision and analyze what the hell went right or wrong with the televotes and jury votes!”

Jordan P.

Jordan Pastor is a resident of a town on the outskirts of the San Francisco Bay called Martinez. He loves Eurovision because it’s spontaneous, spectacular, and worlds of fun on top of being inclusive and adaptable to modern times. In his own words, “Every year brings a new plethora of vibrant songs, and a myriad of beautiful stories.” Other than his love for the contest, He is also a server/bartender at a breakfast diner called Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe (founded by Mike Dirnt from Green Day) and a fiction novelist in the psych thriller genre. “I have a bad habit of saturating my books with Eurovision references, but I think it makes things pretty fun in general – Eurovision always does!”

Alesia Michelle

Alesia Michelle (she/her) decided to use her gift of the gab for good. A digital communicator at a labor union by day, Alesia enjoys singing and actually appeared on Showtime at the Apollo (twice)- and did not get booed. When she isn’t working, Alesia loves politics, reality TV and the Eurovision Song Contest.