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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. …

Has Eurovision Changed For The Better?

Is Eurovision now over-produced? or is it a change for the better? In 1956 the Eurovision Song Contest was first broadcast when seven countries took part in Switzerland when Swiss singer Lys Assia won the contest. Since that day in Lugano the Eurovision Song Contest has gone through some major changes over the years, with the new changed being introduced …

Podcast: Dissecting the new Eurovision Voting System

The news about the change in the Eurovison voting system has hit the Eurovision community big time. It’s the biggest change in over forty years and it’ll take us some time to get used to the new scoreboard. We listened to your responses and shared them with the world. There are some really great comments as well as fantastic constructive …

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