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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 …

No host city yet… but should we be worried?

Over the last few weeks the number of fans seem to have turned into critics as the looming decision of the host city for 2017 plods on, day after day and week leading into week. Some have taken this as a signal that perhaps the organisational power of NTU and the Ukrainian government to host such a demanding event should …

The Guardian interviews ESC United

Matt Friedrichs is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of ESC United. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.     As you might be aware, ESC United is a community for the fans of the Eurovision Song Contest. We have readers from all over the world and we appreciate every single visitor coming to our side. …

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