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Which Eurovision songs are trending on Spotify?

Spotify has become an increasingly accurate parameter for success in the music world, with most charts these days incorporating streaming and Spotify plays into their counts in order to truly determine the most successful songs of the time. This has become increasingly true of Eurovision songs, and while not every participating nation has regular access to Spotify, or not enough …

Germany’s Head of Entertainment critical of the Russian singer’s ban

Another broadcaster has spoken up about Yulia Samoilova’s ban from Ukraine. Yesterday, we reported on Denmark and San Marino making statements regarding the situation. The Head of Entertainment for the German broadcaster ARD Thomas Schreiber said the following: “The Russian Broadcaster knew too well who they had chosen, and the Ukrainian authorities knew just as well what they were doing. This is a …

Scandalous Selections Part 2: How DO You Do A National Final?

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. In my previous article, I discussed how Sweden, Slovenia and Spain managed to select songs which were far from being the televoters’ favourites despite there being nominal 50% jury/50% televote voting systems. What …

Denmark and San Marino condemn Russia-Ukraine scandal

Two of the participating broadcasters in this year’s contest have spoken out to condemn the approaches of both Russia and Ukraine regarding the Yulia Samoylova banning situation. Denmark’s DR has spoken out against the “political battleground” developing in the east, with Jan Lagermand Lundme, the head of entertainment, stating “It is practically unbearable. I know that the EBU takes it …

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