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TONIGHT: Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final 2

It’s only been two days since the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 kicked off in dramatic style (I know, some of us are still reeling over Finland!) but we have to dust ourselves down and get going, because 18 more countries are set to take to the Eurovision stage! Tonight’s 18 acts can be found below; 🇷🇸 SERBIA – Tijana Bogićević …

Osram plans to light up Kyiv during the live shows!

Osram, the lighting company who have partnered with the EBU and Eurovision for the third year running, are all set to light up the sights of Kyiv during the live shows as people register their votes. The official Eurovision app will have a voting feature which, much like in Stockholm last year, will light up landmarks around the Ukrainian capital depending …

TONIGHT: Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final 1

Panic stations everyone – it’s finally that time of the year! Tonight is officially the first live show of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 live from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine! 18 countries will perform live on television across Europe and worldwide in the hopes to secure one of ten golden tickets for Saturday’s grand final, and we …

Eurovision 2017: Is Kiev safe for LGBT+ People?

As things are gearing up for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, many LGBT+ people are asking “Are Ukraine & Kyiv safe for me?” IGLA-Europe has ranked Ukraine as one of the worst places in Europe for LGBT+ people to live in. escunited.com has teamed up with Gay Alliance Ukraine to bring up an awareness about the current situation with regards to …

Scandalous Selections Part 2: How DO You Do A National Final?

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. In my previous article, I discussed how Sweden, Slovenia and Spain managed to select songs which were far from being the televoters’ favourites despite there being nominal 50% jury/50% televote voting systems. What …

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 …

What’s on this week? 6-12 February

Eurovision season is warming-up. This week has just begun and it is filled with plenty of shows! Thursday 9th February – Germany – Unser Song 2017 Unser Song 2017 will be held this week on 9th of February! The list of five contestants  was revealed by NDR, but it is not Germany without a drama as one of the artists was replaced. Even Nathan Trent …

Eurovision 17: News Round-up

The Eurovision Season is gearing up!  This was an eventful week with full of exciting news from the Eurovision World. In this article I will be doing some rounding-up of the main news we had this week and also with some other news from various countries around Europe. Ukraine Last Monday the Ukrainian Broadcaster UAPBC has released the new theme and …

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 …

Slavko Kalezic: ”Europe, prepare to be shocked!”

Slavko Kalezic is already a very well-known contestant of Eurovision 2017 as his announcement of representing Montenegro was followed up with attention, great interest and responsibility. Now, he is working hard on a song, titled ‘Space’ and promises a good show in Kiev this year! We had the chance to talk to him, where he presented to us a vision, his wishes, …

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