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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. …

Czech Republic: Doctor Victor “Eurovision motivated us”

Second in our list of Czech interviews is a band that hark back to the days of nostalgic classic rock. The group certainly “StandUP” in such a selection, and we were lucky enough to get to chat to DOCTOR VICTOR about their upcoming participation! Hello Victor! First of all, thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? …

Armenia’s Depi Evratesil completes its line-up

Armenia have quickly made Depi Evratesil their most anticipated selection ever, following a drip-feed of entries. The Armenian national broadcaster ARMTV have certainly ramped up the pressure, and now the last five entries have been released to the Eurovision public. This completes the eclectic line-up of 20 songs, with some popular fan favourites already appearing on our forum and on …

Portugal: Who will succeed Salvador Sobral?

The pressure is on, since RTP, host broadcaster of this years Eurovision Song Contest, has just recently revealed who will take part in the Portuguese national final, Festival da Canção! Festival da Canção 2018 will consist of 2 semi-finals and 1 grand final, with the winner getting the honor of representing Portugal on home soil. After months of waiting, the …

Cyprus: Tamta turns down offer for Eurovision

INFE Greece have confirmed that, following yesterday’s news that Helena Paparizou would not represent Cyprus, popular Georgian-Greek performer Tamta had also met with executives before declining the offer to go to Lisbon! The popular artist was in discussion with Cypriot broadcaster RIK to perform for Cyprus at Eurovision 2018, however the “Unloved” singer cited a busy touring schedule which overlapped …

Malta: Matthew Anthony “The song is something that MESC has never had in its finals”

Malta’s selection for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner, so it’s high time we got to meet some of the hopefuls fighting to represent the islands in Lisbon. First up is Matthew Anthony, a young performer with a lot to prove to the Maltese public when the country selects on 3rd February! Hello Matthew! First of …

Bulgaria: Kristian Kostov wins EBBA Public Choice Award

Topping off a fantastic 2017 for the young Bulgarian star, Eurovision 2017’s runner-up Kristian Kostov has taken the prestigious Public Choice Award at this year’s European Border Breakers Awards. The accolade, which is chosen by the public to honour the next rising star in Europe, has previously been won by stars such as Dua Lipa, The Baseballs, Eurovision’s own The …

Armenia: Five more songs enter the fray

Each day this week, Armenia’s broadcaster is revealing the songs taking part in this year’s selection for Lisbon, Depi Evratesil. Another day, another reveal, as five more songs have been unleashed onto the hyped Eurovision fanbase once again. Will any of today’s five songs prove to be the vital hit for Armenia? The five acts and their entries that were …

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