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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, …

Eurovision 2017: Results of the draw

Today, the annual draw that determins which countries will perform in the first or second semifinal of the upcoming Eurovision in Kyiv, has been held. It was also determined if a country will perform in first or second half of the semifinal and in which semi will BIG 5 countries and Ukraine vote. The draw was hosted by Nina Konstantinova and Timur …

Slavko Kalezic represents Montenegro!

Expert committee of RTCG decided that Montenegro at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 will be represented by Slavko Kalezić with a composition titled “Space”, composed by Momčilo Zeković. Who is he? Slavko Kalezić is an actor at Montenegrin National Theatre, graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Cetinje, specializing Voice (solo singing) and dance. At the same faculty he finished graduate …

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This time of year is a truly wonderful and magical one and Christmas is a holiday with a beautiful spirit and traditions. One tradition is greeting each other with Merry Christmas wishes. The spirit of giving, expressing love and gratitude and a celebration of life help to make Christmas a very special time of year. …

Festivali i Këngës: Meet the Candidates (Part 1)

For whatever reason, artists in Albania’s Festivali i Këngës are sometimes given short shrift with regards to speculation and picking pre-show favorites. To help you along in finding artists to get yourself excited for, we’ve compiled a (two-part) “scouting report” if you will to help you research, or in some cases jog your memory about, the candidates. Albulena Jashari: She …

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