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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 …

Why Do We Care About Running Orders?

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. Eurovision has its “facts” when it comes to running order; there are death spots and there are places which make people go “ooo, they’ve got the perfect spot”. Surely success doesn’t depend that …

Jedward Return to the Big Brother House

Jedward who represented Ireland in Eurovision 2011 and 2012 originally entered the Celebrity Big Brother house in 2011 and just as they returned to Eurovision, they have returned to Big Brother! The twins entered the house last night as latecomers days after the shows launch, which saw 14 housemates (15 is we class Speidi as two housemates). Entering the house …

Farewell and Goodbye to Stefan Raab

It’s so hard to say Goodbye. Eurovision legend Stefan Raab has retired from Show Business. The 49-year-old German superstar announced a few months ago that he would retire by the end of the calendar year. His long running show TV Total came to an end on December 16th and last night was his final appearance on his other show Schlag …

Blue dropped by label after poor album sales

Blue, the United Kingdom’s representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, have been dropped by Sony after poor sales for their latest album Colours. The band confirmed they will carry on despite being dropped stating “we still love doing what we do” and confirming plans to tour Asia and Europe. It’s hard to believe but after fourteen years, five studio …

Blue to return with a new album

He may be busy with his dancing schedule for BBC’s strictly come dancing, but Simon Webbe, member of Blue, has announced that they have finished recording a new album. Stay tuned for more details on this release coming soon. The follow up to Roulette, which had great songs such as “Hurt Lovers” and Eurovisin 2011 entry “I Can” on, will …

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