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The Big 5 Pick Their Halves

Today it has been announced which halves each of the Big 5 will perform in. This was done in the press conference after their rehearsals today. As previously announced, Ukraine will perform in the second half in position 22. The remaining pre-qualified countries have selected which half they will perform in and their running order position will be determined by …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 6

And today we’ve completed the set! All 42 countries have now performed on the Kyiv stage so we have a clearer picture of who will do well and who won’t! France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ukraine and United Kingdom have brought us giant heads, mirrored shells, spinning cities, surfing and – of course – a dancing monkey. Of course, for those …

A History of Eurovision: 1066 to 1217

Whilst it is believed by many to have begun in 1956 in Switzerland, the Eurovision Song Contest has, in fact, existed in one form or another for a number of years. Recent research by Prof. A. Prillis from Valetta University has uncovered a surprising sequence of events throughout the ages. It seems that the contest can be traced as far …

Who do #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017?

We have finally made it to this point of the year, an exciting time for all – all 43 entries fighting to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been released! Because of this, there’s only one question on everyone’s lips… Who is likely to see the end credits rolling over their entry late on May 13th? There are of …

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 …

Poll: Who is the best of the Big 5?

Over the weekend something remarkable happened, perhaps unprecedented in recent years of the contest. By February 12th, all five members of the special Big 5 group decided on their entries for Eurovision 2017, far earlier than in recent years! The good thing about this year’s crop is that the Big 5 have once again put forward a strong showing for …

France: Alma to sing “Requiem” in Kiev

Just like last year, the French national broadcaster has surprised us all with an announcement out of le bleu – young singer Alma will represent the country in the final of Eurovision 2017 with “Requiem”! The classy pop song certainly incorporates many facets of French musical culture, with an orchestral backing and chanson-like build married to a modern pop beat. …

MRT opens submissions, ČT and France 2 closes

Macedonian national broadcaster has decided to make an open call for songs for their 2017 representative, Jana Burčeska, who was internally selected in late November. All interested authors can send their songs to Meri Popova, who serves as Macedonian HoD, on her mail meripopova@gmail.com. There are no restrictions regarding nationality. It is important that the song is no longer than 3 …

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