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Live Stream & Blog of Semi-Final 1 Rehearsals (Day 1)

Goooood morning Europe! We are live in Kiev, Ukraine for the first day of rehearsals for Eurovision 2017!  Today, countries in the first half of Semi-Final 1 will rehearse (Sweden, Georgia, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Montenegro, Finland, Azerbaijan, Portugal). Be sure to follow our LiveStream and LiveBlog where we will be keeping you posted with all of the events happening today! …

Belgium is who #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017

Last month, once all of the songs for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest had been chosen, we put one very simple question to #YOU: Who did you want to win Eurovision 2017? While it may be a question some have taken in different directions, we feel that it is an accurate barometer of how people are feeling about the songs, …

Belgium prepares Eurovision celebration

The Walloonian broadcaster in Belgium, RTBF, is preparing a special celebration show of the Eurovision Song Contest in the lead up to the contest in a few weeks in Kiev. The show will feature past Eurovision winners and participants as well as showcasing the upcoming talent from The Voice Belgique, which has provided the three most recent Belgian participants in …

Why Do We Care About Running Orders?

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. Eurovision has its “facts” when it comes to running order; there are death spots and there are places which make people go “ooo, they’ve got the perfect spot”. Surely success doesn’t depend that …

Who do #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017?

We have finally made it to this point of the year, an exciting time for all – all 43 entries fighting to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been released! Because of this, there’s only one question on everyone’s lips… Who is likely to see the end credits rolling over their entry late on May 13th? There are of …

Belgium, Bulgaria and Portugal among betting favourites

In a stark contrast to recent years, and certainly a far cry from the early days of two semi-finals and the ongoing debate over the myth of political voting, some surprising countries have put themselves in and amongst the favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Italy still remain the clear favourites with Francesco Gabbani’s “Occidentali’s Karma”, which …

Belgium: Listen to “City Lights”

We told you that the snippet was out and now many people in Europe are waking up to the news that the Belgian entry has been released! Blanche is one of the youngest artists in this year’s contest but you wouldn’t know that from hearing the entry which belies her years. The darker synthpop song twinned with Blanche’s deeper voice …

Belgium: Snippet of entry revealed

It might be the bright City Lights guiding Belgium to their next success at Eurovision – or so we suspect? It seems that ahead of tomorrow morning’s reveal of the Belgian entry, a snippet of the song has already been released onto YouTube, with the song being called “City Lights”. The song seems to be an upbeat pop entry with late-night …

Belgium: Loïc Nottet to release debut album this month

Following a breaking surprise announcement this evening, Loïc Bitter has confirmed that he will finally release his debut album, entitled “Selfocracy”, at he end of this month; Friday 31st March! Loïc also revealed the artwork for the album which sees him shrouded in darkness with just his reflection in a mirror illuminated behind him. Alongside the artwork, Bitter posted the …

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