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Little Known Eurovision Facts

We all know and love the Eurovision Song Contest but there are some hidden facts that not everybody will know. So here at escYOUnited we are going to blow your mind with some facts about Eurovision that you probably didn’t know. First Time Lucky? Only two countries have won the contest on their debut. Obviously the first ever winner was …

Germany: The rise and fall of a promising rebirth

In a new series of articles, we begin to discuss the results of Eurovision 2017 and analyse where it went wrong for some countries, where it went right and ultimately what lessons we can take from another surprising year in the contest’s lifespan. Any opinions expressed in this, or any other upcoming articles with this disclaimer, represent only those of …

EDITORIAL: Moving in the right direction for Spain and RTVE begins with not criticizing your own artist

Cover photo: Andres Putting (EBU) 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. After fantastic Top 10 results in 2012 and 2014 for Spain and its national broadcaster, RTVE, recent results in Eurovision has fallen short of expectations.  Such results culminated …

Eurovision 2017: Is Kiev safe for LGBT+ People?

As things are gearing up for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, many LGBT+ people are asking “Are Ukraine & Kyiv safe for me?” IGLA-Europe has ranked Ukraine as one of the worst places in Europe for LGBT+ people to live in. escunited.com has teamed up with Gay Alliance Ukraine to bring up an awareness about the current situation with regards to …

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 …

A History of Eurovision: 1066 to 1217

Whilst it is believed by many to have begun in 1956 in Switzerland, the Eurovision Song Contest has, in fact, existed in one form or another for a number of years. Recent research by Prof. A. Prillis from Valetta University has uncovered a surprising sequence of events throughout the ages. It seems that the contest can be traced as far …

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