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Germany: Meet the candidates

Earlier today we found out who will participated in German national final. Now we will tell you something about every competing act. Xavier Darcy – He is a 22 years old singer/songwriter from Munich, but he has some British and French roots. This year, he released his debut album “Darcy”, which was in the Top 50 of the iTunes charts. Before this, he …

Germany: Six names for “Unser Lied für Lissabon”

After few disappointing results German broadcaster has decided to revamp their national selection. The process started with over 4000 possible participants and there were only six slots. 100 members of the Eurovision Panel and the 20-member international jury of experts were responsible to select the best ones and they are: Xavier Darcy Ivy Quainoo Ryk Michael Schulte Natia Todua The …

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 …

Germany: NDR is getting ready for Lisbon

The German national broadcaster, NDR, has decided to hold a national final to select their representative for Lisbon. Everybody interested can apply on bewerberESC2018@digame.de until noon of November 6th. Twenty of them will be called back and their singing and stage talent will be estimated.  The biggest change in the next years national final is inclusion of the international audience …

Germany: The rise and fall of a promising rebirth

In a new series of articles, we begin to discuss the results of Eurovision 2017 and analyse where it went wrong for some countries, where it went right and ultimately what lessons we can take from another surprising year in the contest’s lifespan. Any opinions expressed in this, or any other upcoming articles with this disclaimer, represent only those of …

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 …

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