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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 …

United Kingdom: Engelbert Humperdinck is back

For many, he was the shock of Azerbaijan’s Eurovision – the veteran crooner Engelbert Humperdinck was chosen as the British representative for the contest back in 2012 at the tender age of 76 to follow in the footsteps of boyband Blue. The decision shocked and confused thousands of Eurofans back in the day, but many conceded that the performer was …

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 …

Escunited interviews Mey Green

Escunited had the chance to interview one of the backing singers that represented Spain in Baku, Malmo and Copenhagen. She told us about her experiences, her first steps in music’s business and much more. Beforehand, we would like to let you know how to be the first one to know her news: @meygreenglobal (twitter) @meygreenmusic (twitter) meygreen.net (Facebook’s page) MeyGreen.MG …

Tooji (Norway 2012) releases “Cocktail”

  Tooji is back with a new song. The 27 year old singer is known for his 2012 participation of the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku, Azerbaijan.   Today he announced the release of his latest single “Cocktail” which you can listen to below. His style has changed significantly and can be best described as more mature and a bit …

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