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Belarus: Alekseev “I’ve met so many good people in this experience”

After he had his next chance to rehearse on the Altice Arena stage, we had the chance to speak to Ukrainian performer Alekseev about representing Belarus, the idea behind his unique staging and how he would react if he won an Oscar! #YOU can see our interview with Belarus’ Alekseev below, and if you like our content then make sure …

Lisbon LIVE – Lithuania, Israel, Belarus, Estonia & Bulgaria reviews (Day 5)

The second batch of today’s rehearsals have concluded, with Lithuania beginning this pack and finishing on Bulgaria. Did #YOU miss the rehearsals this afternoon? Well fear not, we have all of the information you need below. Make sure #YOU subscribe to our YouTube channel to make sure nothing is missed! LITHUANIA – Ieva Zasimauskaitė – When We’re Old Ieva wears the …

Lisbon LIVE: Day 1 Rehearsals – Live Blog

Bom dia! We are here! After a hectic morning (Eurovision never starts smoothly) we at #escYOUnited are in the press centre and ready to go! Today will be the first day of rehearsals from Azerbaijan, Iceland, Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Israel, Belarus, Estonia and Bulgaria and as I’m sure you agree there are already some big rehearsals so don’t …

The ESC United “Expert” Panel 2018 – Belarus

We need to look back before we can look forward, so let’s take a look at what #YOU thought of yesterday’s entry from Norway… Padraic D. (Facebook) – “Generally speaking I don’t usually have a positive stance to winners returning as by and large I find their returning songs weaker than their winners. I immediately think of Niamh Kavanagh as …

Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert next weekend! Final list presented

This Saturday, the biggest Eurovision Song Contest pre-party will kick off! It has now been confirmed that 32 participants will be travelling to Amsterdam to meet journalists and press and entertain the fans during the concert! The concert, which this year will be celebrating its tenth year anniversary, will be held for the first time at the larger AFAS Arena …

Belarus: Alekseev performs new version of “Forever” on Estonian TV

Alekseev, Belarus’ representative for the upcoming contest in Lisbon, has appeared on Estonian TV to perform the official Eurovision version of his entry “Forever” as part of his promotional push for May. The Ukrainian singer has stepped up his preparations for the contest in Tallinn, where he has also performed for a local crowd on Friday evening. After little official …

Reaction Video: Alekseev wins the “controversial” National Final in Belarus

As previously reported, Alekseev won the National Final in Belarus, therefore wining the right to represent the country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon. Portugal. Plenty of drama unfolded over the last few weeks but in the end it didn’t make a difference, Alekseev won over the hearts of the juries and televoters. #YOU can watch our reaction video …

Belarus: Alekseev to Lisbon!

After tonight’s national final, Belarus decided that they will send Alekseev with his song “Forever” to Lisbon! The full lineup of performances tonight was: Adagio – “Ty i ja” Alekseev – “Forever” Shuma – “Chmarki” NAPOLI – “Chasing Rushes” Anastasiya Malashkevich – “World On Fire” Gunesh – “I Won’t Cry” Radiovolna – “Subway Lines” Alen Hit – “I Don’t Care” …

Live Blog: Belarus Decides Tonight!

20:11 CET: Hello, everyone, and welcome to escYOUnited’s coverage of the Belarusian national final! For those of you who are new to our live blogs, refresh the page periodically to follow along with the coverage. Hope y’all are ready for a fun evening of performances from Belarus! 20:24: And we’re off! As is typical national final fare, last year’s winners, …

Belarus: Sofi Lapina withdraws from selection amid controversy

Belarus’ selection has taken a dramatic twist today, after an open letter signed by seven of the participants in the selection has ultimately seen one of the participants withdraw their entry! The controversy surrounds Alekseev, whose entry “Forever” fails the EBU rule regarding the performance or release of songs before 1st September 2017. Regardless of this, the public broadcaster of …

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