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Scandalous Selections Part 2: How DO You Do A National Final?

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. In my previous article, I discussed how Sweden, Slovenia and Spain managed to select songs which were far from being the televoters’ favourites despite there being nominal 50% jury/50% televote voting systems. What …

Scandalous Selections Part 1: What Happened This Year?

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. 2017 seems to have certainly had its fair share of controversial National Final decisions. The first to really hit the headlines was the Spanish selection “Objetivo Eurovisión 2017” where the jury votes and …

What’s on this week? 6-12 February

Eurovision season is warming-up. This week has just begun and it is filled with plenty of shows! Thursday 9th February – Germany – Unser Song 2017 Unser Song 2017 will be held this week on 9th of February! The list of five contestants  was revealed by NDR, but it is not Germany without a drama as one of the artists was replaced. Even Nathan Trent …

Walk on Water: Interview with Ira Losco

From Chameleon to Walk on Water, Ira took the time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions about her new song. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to chat with us. Why did you make the decision to change your song from ‘Chameleon’ to ‘Walk on Water’? For the last two years the …

SVT reveals details of opening ceremony

A two-part ceremony will officially welcome the artists and delegations of 2016 to Stockholm on Sunday 8th May, according to SVT. The glittering, glamorous occasion is one of the highlights of the Eurovision fortnight and will see two parts implemented for this year; the Red Carpet ceremony we are all familiar with and the Opening Reception for artists, with an …

Semi-final running order on April 5th

The EBU has confirmed that the running order for this year’s semi-finals will be revealed on April 5th. The corporation alongside the Swedish national broadcaster SVT will decide on a running order based on what they feel will offer the best variety for TV viewers. The current split for the semi-finals is as follows, with EBU and SVT using this …

Come Together: Country Flags available for download

The Swedish broadcaster SVT recently presented the theme art for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest yesterday. We at ESC United  understand how exciting it is to support your country (or your favorite song) so just as we did last year, we created Logo Flags for most European countries including all possible participants. And if you’re like me and live outside …

Eurovision 2016: Who’s in and who’s left?

With the coming days seemingly wrapping up the participation rumour mill than engulfs every summer for the average Eurovision fan, we though it was high time we did a round-up of who will be travelling to Stockholm, who will stay on the sidelines and who is leaving everything to the last minute to decide… So, who’s in? Breathe a sigh …

First contestants revealed for MelFest 2015

SVT have just announced the first 14 artists that will be competing in Melodifestivalen 2015.  At the same time they also announced which semi final they will all be taking part in. Today they revealed the lineups for the first two semi finals to take place in  Göteborg and Malmö on the 7th and 14th of February respectively. Full line …

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