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Success Comes From Within? The EU Effect in Eurovision

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. Tomorrow, barring any major surprises, the UK will select their entry for 2018 which will be the last time that the UK participates in Eurovision as a member of the European Union (EU). …

National Finals: The Route To Success?

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. Last year, I wrote an article which showed that, for the last ten years, it seems to make little difference whether an entry was selected via a national final or through internal selection. …

Let The Public Decide… Or Not?

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. The trees are up, you’ve heard the same old songs one hundred times already and you’ve not even got to open THIS year’s pair of socks from some almost-forgotten aunt, yet the 2018 …

Alexander Rybak Covers Amar Pelos Dois

The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner has provided us with a surprise today. He has covered the 2017 Eurovision winner “Amar Pelos Dois”, and rewritten the lyrics in English. Rybak pays tribute to the first ever Portuguese winner, Salvador Sobral and his sister Louisa who wrote the song. Alexander Rybak won the Eurovision song contest for Norway in 2009 with …

Alexander Rybak releases his new single FEVER

Alexander Rybak is back with a new single. The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 has had quite a career since his smashing victory in Moscow eight years ago, when he won the contest with the highest score in the contest’s history until the voting changed last year. His extraordinary career began in 2007 when he participated in the …

Russia: Alexandrov Ensemble involved in plane crash

Some sad news emerging from Russia this morning, as it has been confirmed that 64 members of the Alexandrov Ensemble, well known in many countries as part of the Red Army Choir, have died in a military plane crash in the Black Sea. The ensemble formed part of the memorable interval act of Eurovision 2009, which was hosted in Moscow, …

Jade Ewen files for bankruptcy

Jade Ewen, who represented the United Kingdom at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow, had to declare bankruptcy. The talented singer joined the popular band Sugababes shortly after her Eurovision participation. When the band went on an indefinite hiatus in 2012, Ewen allegedly was already running into Financial difficulties then. According to the Daily Mail“, she owes thousands of …

Jade Ewen and Andy Abraham on Tour in Godspell

The representatives of the United Kingdom in the 2008 (Andy Abraham) and 2009 (Jade Ewen) Eurovision Song Contests are taking to the stage together in a Rock Musical entitled ‘Godspell’. The show will run from April and till conclude in May. The show which gained five star reviews, and achieved success in London’s West End, is now embarking on a …

Malena Ernman (Sweden 2009) releases “You’ll never walk alone”

Malena Ernman who represented Sweden at the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest has released a new single after taking a short break. “You’ll never walk alone” is a rather quiet ballad and rather different from her Eurovision effort “La Voix”. Listen to the song below:   [vsw id=”bcT2pPqcmcE” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]   The 42 year old singer will release her …

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