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Israel Calling: Three more acts added to bill

Yesterday we brought #YOU an update on Israel Calling, the Middle Eastern country’s very own Eurovision promotional event which looks set to welcome over half of this year’s acts to the country. Today has seen three more acts added to the billing of the event, which now looks set to host at least 28 artists. Anja Nissen from Denmark and Ireland’s …

Ukraine: Work begins on 2017 staging!

Today is the day many Eurovision fans count down to for the entire year, as the first steps of putting together the contest finally fall into place in the arena. That’s right – the staging for this year’s contest has begun to appear! Today the EBU’s Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, and key members of …

Could Ukraine face Eurovision ban after hosting?

While everyone is all too aware of the issues that have arisen in the past week regarding Russia’s artist Yulia Samoylova and the Ukrainian authorities banning her from entering the country, it seems that today has thrown up a major development in the story, with the potential of sanctions or a ban from the contest arising for any countries deemed …

Israel gets set for second Eurovision promo event

Israel Calling 2017 is fast approaching. For the second year in a row, Israel will take its turn to host a pre-Eurovision promotional event and already it has grown into one of the largest. The festivities, taking place between Monday 3rd April and Thursday 6th April, will see a huge array of this year’s stars tour across Israel in the …

Podcast: The NeverEnding Story of Russia and Ukraine

In today’s ESC United Know-it-Alls podcast, the ESC United team is sharin their thoughts on Yulia Samoylova’s ban from entering Ukraine.  The situation is quite sticky and emotions run high on all sides. Matt and Zack are reviewing the facts that are known to us and share their thoughts on what’s happening between Russia and Ukraine at the 2017 Eurovision Cong …

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