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Yodel-Lay-Hee-Hoo! Analyzing the art of Yodeling

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. Romania is back at Eurovision!  After last year’s debacle, they are jumping right into the mix as a fan favorite with “Yodel It!” by Ilinca & Alex Florea.  It’s still early in the …

Why the Super-Fans matter for 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. For many hardcore fans of the Eurovision Song Contest, attending the live shows is an annual pilgrimage that begins with buying OGAE fan packages. These fan packages can be pricey, but help assure …

The biggest shock of Melfest 2017? It’s not quite what you think…

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. As the semi finals of Melodifestivalen close for another year, most Eurovision fans’ thoughts turn to the “Andra Chansen” (AC) round where, surprisingly, Loreen, the Eurovision winner from 2012, will be battling to …

A Little Bit of English In My Song

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 reaching their best result since 2002 with Amir and “J’ai cherché” in Stockholm, France have certainly found an entry which looks likely to challenge for another top 10 placing in May with …

Have Italy already won?

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. As Eurovision fans it can be said that we are often victims of our own hype. On many occasions in recent years, the songs that fanboys across the continent have been hyping as winners …

Quality over quantity in the case of Moldova?

The views expressed in the article are those of the author and are not necessarily representative of other editors, escYOUnited or the EBU. Moldova will compete in the Second half of First Semi-Final at Eurovision 2017, with a song chosen through the national final O melodie pentru Europa 2017, organised by Moldovan national broadcaster TRM on February 25th. By the date 18th of January, TRM …

Will the United Kingdom flop at Eurovision due to Brexit?

It has begun: The conspiracies and predictions about the United Kingdom and the Eurovision Song Contest are all over the media and it appears that one thing can be expected: Bitter EU countries will punish the United Kingdom at Eurovision due to Brexit. At least that is according to some tabloids, including the Daily Express. They recently published an article discussing …

“Why Didn’t They Deliver Live?! They Did in the National Final!”

Leading up to the Greek national selection in 2015, I was drawn to Thomai Apergi’s “Jazz & Sirtaki,” a lively play on Greek folk music, predicting that she could walk the national final if her vocal on the night was even competent. It was not. Greece chose Maria-Elena Kyriakou’s “One Last Breath,” perhaps a less exciting song but better presented for an …

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