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Estonia: The results of the second semi-final of Eesti Laul 2018!

Tonight, we saw the second semi of the Estonian national final; Eesti Laul 2018. The 10 acts that competed tonight were, in the following order: Marju Länik – Täna otsuseid ei tee Rolf Roosalu – Show a Little Love Frankie Animal – (Can’t Keep Calling) Misty Eliis Pärna & Gerli Padar – Sky Indrek Ventmann – Tempel Evestus – Welcome to My World Karl Kristjan & …

Lithuania: The results of Eurovizijos Atranka Heat 6

Tonight we had the 6th and final heat of Lithuania’s Eurovizijos Atranka. The 12 acts that competed tonight were, in the following order: Živilė Gedvilaitė – Melody Audrius Petrauskas – In My Bones Agnė Michalenkovaitė – Going On Saulės kliošas – Įkvėpk ir nepaleisk (Man gaila) Greta Zazza – Broken Shadows Ruta Loop – Positive Thoughts Marija – This Love The Roop – Yes, I Do Elizabeth Olshey …

TONIGHT: It’s another Super Saturday!

We hope that #YOU haven’t had your fill of Eurovision shows yet, because there’s a hell of a lot more to come this weekend! Tonight could be considered the ‘Super Saturday’ of this year’s season as NINE shows take place across Europe including one final selection. Not sure how you’re going to keep up with all of this? Fear not, …

TONIGHT: Two more artists and a busy night in Europe!

Have you cleared your schedule for tonight? We hope so, because the Eurovision world turns it up to many shows tonight! This include’s Denmark & Italy’s decision for 2018 and and Semi Finals in several countries, including, Sweden, Iceland, Latvia, Ukraine and Hungary. Here’s a quick guide to how #YOU will be spending your Saturday evening!   DENMARK – Dansk …

Success Comes From Within? The EU Effect in Eurovision

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. Tomorrow, barring any major surprises, the UK will select their entry for 2018 which will be the last time that the UK participates in Eurovision as a member of the European Union (EU). …

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. …

Let The Public Decide… Or Not?

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. The trees are up, you’ve heard the same old songs one hundred times already and you’ve not even got to open THIS year’s pair of socks from some almost-forgotten aunt, yet the 2018 …

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 …

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 …

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