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“This has nothing to do with the Logo deal”: The EBU responds to geoblocked YouTube content in the United States

In a communication with the EBU, ESC United has learned that issues of geoblocking Eurovision YouTube content in certain countries are not associated with the host broadcaster of each country, but rather regulations pertinent to viewing rights. In an email exchange, the EBU let us know that “there are still some countries, including USA, Brazil and Canada to which we …

EDITORIAL: Moving in the right direction for Spain and RTVE begins with not criticizing your own artist

Cover photo: Andres Putting (EBU) 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. After fantastic Top 10 results in 2012 and 2014 for Spain and its national broadcaster, RTVE, recent results in Eurovision has fallen short of expectations.  Such results culminated …

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 …

Portugal wins the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest: Will present its 50th entry on home soil

Cover photo: Andres Putting (EBU) We have a winner! After months of fan speculation and a close hype race leading up to tonight’s contest, the votes are in and Portugal has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest! Portugal’s Salvador Sobral stunned the audience and viewing public with his touching rendition of “Amar pelos dois” to become Portugal’s first ever Eurovision champion …

Our Annual big competition is here – Win a goody bag with various Promotional CD’s and Eurovision Material

Portugal won this year’s competition. To continue with this celebration, we have 2 goodie bags full of promotional material. The picture in this article reflects a sample of such goody bags. You can win various promotional CD’s from various countries which include Austria, Switzerland, San Marino, Czech Republic, Montenegro & Cyprus. All you have to do is very very simple; Step 1) …

Win the Greek Promo CD

30 minutes before the Grand Final goes on air and we are launching this new competition in courtesy of the Greek Delegation and Demy with “This is love” of course. Step 1) Answer the following questions about Demy What is Demy’s official name? In 2016, Demy released 2 singles. What are the names of these singles? Who wrote This is Love? …

ESC United Team’s Predictions for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Final

2017 has certainly been a year to remember for the Eurovision Song Contest.  But it will soon be over tonight when the winner is finally announced. The ESC United team here in Kyiv has provided their individual predictions ranked from 1 to 26.  We then compiled our predictions to make one team prediction.  DISCLAIMER: These are our predictions!!! This does not reflect …

Win the promo CD from Manuel Navarro ( Spain )

It’s time for another competition here at #escyounited!! The delegation of Spain are offering a promo kit for this year’s entry; Manel Navarro with “Do it like your lover”. All you have to do is very very simple; Step 1) Answer the following questions about Manel: What is the name of the single that Manel released in 2014? In 2014, which TV competition …

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