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Oleksandr Kharebin criticizes the EBU

A former Executive Producer of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has stepped forward to criticize the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). His concerns include the handling of the travel ban of Yulia Samoylova, the Russian representative. Oleksandr Kharebin resigned in February, along with almost two dozen other individuals, has spoken to DW, providing some details and insight from his perspective. As per Eurovoix …

San Marino: Valentina & Jimmie has spoken to us ahead of Kyiv

In less then a month our Eurovision Fever will be high. The 43 countries are expected to start the rehearsals in Kyiv where eventually one of them will win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. San Marino, is the small nation in this competition, with a population of  30,000 people, whom managed to pass to final for the first time in …

Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert in one week! Final list presented

A week today, the biggest Eurovision Song Contest pre-party will kick off! 33 participants will be travelling to Amsterdam to meet us journalists and entertain the fans during the concert! The concert, which was completely sold out in less than 30 minutes, will be hosted by Dutch Eurovision commentator Cornald Maas and Icelandic singer Selma, who represented her home country twice at …

(Over-)Analyzing the Semifinal Draw

The opinions expressed here are solely the views of the author; it speaks for neither escYOUnited as a site, the EBU, nor any delegation nor writers therein.   Now that the semifinal draw has been released, the Eurovision world is abuzz asking who’s gotten a boost and who’s gotten the short end of things. Let’s take a look at each semi …

Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov releases official video of “Beautiful Mess”

As we previously reported, Kristian Kostov was internally chosen to represent Bulgaria with the song “Beautiful Mess”. The official video has now been released by Virginia Records. A total of 35 actors took part in the shooting process that lasted more then 20 hours. The video is a co-production between Virginia Records and Symphonics, who are two of the three …

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