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An ESC 250 list from an American: #236-250

Before the article, a disclaimer – the below editorial is tongue-in-cheek and written from the personal opinion of the author, and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as an outlet, its contributors or anyone associated with Eurovision. As we wind down the calendar year and prepare for the release of ESC Radio’s ESC 250 list, I’ve been …

Anyone You Want To Be – Country Spotlight: POLAND

I promised myself that I would report on the JESC winner next – fully expecting it to be Spain – but Poland pulled off back-to-back wins, so here we are.  Could this sudden surge translate itself in success in adult Eurovision?  But first, the usual disclaimer: NOTE – This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity, as …

A few words: Ranking the Eurovision winner speeches in the 2010s

Before the article, a disclaimer – the below editorial is tongue-in-cheek and written from the personal opinion of the author, and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as an outlet, its contributors or anyone associated with Eurovision. So, you’ve just won the Eurovision Song Contest. Congratulations! Obviously, the above can only come true for one act in …

All I want for Christmas is you: Mariah Carey’s seasonal smash hit turns 25!

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. You know the Christmas season has kicked into gear when Starbucks releases its seasonal coffee cups and both atheists and Christians whine about them, pet owners are trying to put fake antlers on …

State of the Junior Eurovision 2019 race: Who’s winning online?

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. There is a major televote difference between Eurovision and its Junior Eurovision counterpart, and it is a difference that makes predicting the televote winner a little more intriguing and more open to speculation. …

Star of Georgia Season Preview: Will the Idol franchise deliver a successful Eurovision entry at the 2nd attempt?

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. If you are going to try impress the judges at the Georgian version of the Idol franchise, there’s no better place to start than Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally.” ერეკლე თურქაძე ოქროს ვარსკვლავის …

A modest proposal for the BBC and BMG: Send Boy George to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. A month ago, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Bertlesmann Music Group (BMG) announced that the BBC will outsource the selection of artist and song for the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020 to …

Eurovision Class of 2009: Where are they now? Part One: Georgia and Semi-Final 1 eliminated contestants

As far as Eurovision is concerned, the 2010s are done and dusted. ESC United is currently running a series ranking the entrants that each country sent during the 2010s, and as we recap what each contributing nation had to offer this decade, what about the artists who performed at the very last Eurovision of the 2000s? Did the entrants of …

Survival of the Hippest – Country Spotlight: CZECH REPUBLIC

Located in the centre of Europe is a dapper, but critically overlooked country that has made a lot of progress over the years since their return. After back-to-back successes it is time to assess the chances of the Czech Republic. Before we start,  a disclaimer: This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity. Also, swearing, strong opinions …

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