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TONIGHT: Three shows across Europe!

Tonight truly kicks off the busy period in any Eurovision fans’ life, as we begin to dust off our second monitors or our phones and prepare to multitask – that’s right, national final season 2018 is in full swing! Tonight, three shows will take place in three separate areas of Europe. Want to know what’s going on on Saturday? Then …

National Finals: The Route To Success?

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. Last year, I wrote an article which showed that, for the last ten years, it seems to make little difference whether an entry was selected via a national final or through internal selection. …

France: Spot On The 18 Competitors

Mesdames et Messieurs, France has just recently published all the names that will take part in the French national final, which goes under the name “Destination Eurovision”, and one of these 18 acts will represent France in the grand final in Lisbon. The question as it stands is, who will it be, and can he, she or they deliver? Let’s …

Let The Public Decide… Or Not?

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. The trees are up, you’ve heard the same old songs one hundred times already and you’ve not even got to open THIS year’s pair of socks from some almost-forgotten aunt, yet the 2018 …

Romania: 72 Entries Submitted to TVR

The Eurovision 2018 season is about to start, when Albania will as the first country, select their entry for the upcoming contest in Lisbon. In the meantime, we’re still getting all sorts of information lately from all the countries that are planning to take part in the contest, and today Romania revealed some more details for us. Why so many …

Melodifestivalen 2018: These are the participants

SVT is gearing up for the upcoming Melodifestivalen season, which the first Semi-Final will start on the 3rd February 2018. This morning SVT held a press conference to present us the The participants are as follows: 03/02/2018: Semi-final 1 – Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena Renaida – All the feels  (Laurell Barker, Jon Hällgren, Peter Barringer, Lukas Hällgren) Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance you off …

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 …

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