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Reviewing the Reviews: The “Expert” Panel Uncovered!

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. Well the epic marathon of “Expert” Panel reviews has finally come to a close… OR SO YOU THOUGHT!! Never one to let an opportunity to play with numbers pass by, I thought it …

Linear or Exponential: Why #YOU should care about the jury changes!

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. Just as we thought we were all set up for this year’s contest (only 15 days until the final guys!!), we find that the EBU has announced another change to the voting procedure. …

Eurovision In Concert – View From The Audience

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 weekend, over three quarters of this year’s Eurovision acts headed to Amsterdam and the AFAS Live arena for the tenth Eurovision in Concert. I’m sure many of you will have seen their …

Has Eurovision become too political?

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.    From my perspective, something interesting seems to have happened this year at Eurovision.  There seems to be a larger contingent of fans concerned about the number of entries that they believe are …

Finland: Saara Aalto’s Eurovision journey continues…

Saara Aalto, who was chosen to represent Finland through an internal selection, prepared three songs for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2018. The first song, Monsters, was revealed on February 9. The second candidate song, Domino, was revealed on February 15. After her first candidate song was revealed, she received huge amounts of recognition on social media and Eurovision news …

Iceland: The results of Söngvakeppnin 2018!

Tonight, we had the second semi-final of the Icelandic preselection, Söngvakeppnin 2018. It was the last semi-final, and the final will be taking place on next Saturday! Stay tuned for the results from the final next week with esc#YOUnited.com!  The 6 acts that competed tonight were, in the following order: Aron Hannes – Golddigger Áttan – Hér með þér Dagur Sigurðsson – Í …

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). …

Melodifestivalen Voting Changes: Too Much Power to the People?

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. Today the official Melodifestivalen Twitter account announced that the decision had been made to change the jury voting system used since 1999 from a 12-10-8-6-4-2-1 system to a Eurovision-style 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. This means that …

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