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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 …

Tom Neuwirth wants to kill Conchita Wurst

Is the era of Conchita coming to an end?  According to an interview with media outlet Welt am Sonntag, Tom Neuwirth is considering retirement, at least of the character Conchita Wurst which became known to the public in 2012 when she first appeared in the Austrian National Final. “With the bearded lady, I have accomplished basically everything since my victory …

Pilou Asbæk joins Game of Thrones

If ever there was a more powerful advert for the benefits of involving yourself with Eurovision, let this be it – Pilou Asbæk, one of the Danish hosts of the 2014 contest, is set to join one of the biggest shows on the planet. The Dane has been cast as Euron Greyjoy in the upcoming sixth season of HBO’s Game …

Want to meet Conchita? Now's your chance!

Conchita Wurst, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, has kicked off a competition for 15 lucky fans to meet the star before her performance at Prague Pride, Czech Republic, which is set to take place between August 10th and 16th. If you happen to be around for Prague Pride and would like to meet the Austrian Eurovision …

Finland: Watch Softengine's new music video

Last week, Finland’s 2014 entrants Softengine announced that they would be releasing a new single, entitled “All About You & I”. Today the young band released the song’s music video and also unleashed it onto streaming services. The new single is poppier than previous singles “Something Better” and “Yellow House”. It is currently unknown whether the new single will form …

Finland: Softengine announce new single

Finland’s representatives in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014, Softengine, have announced a new single, which will serve as the first release by the band since their debut album’s arrival in October last year. The band had previously teased a new imminent release with a Facebook post, where they revealed that a new music video was being filmed. We are currently …

Kállay Saunders (Hungary 2014) releases "Victory"

Victory Kállay Saunders is back with a new single. The talented singer, who represented Hungary at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, announced on his Facebook that his project “The Kallay Saunders Band” has released their latest single Victory. The Kallay Saunders band was formed after Eurovision last year and this is their first single release. The singer also wrote the …

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