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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 …

Iceland: Svala makes Eurovision history

The Icelandic artist, Svala, will make history in the Eurovision Song Contest when she performs “Paper” in the first semi final on the 9th of May. Svala and her father will be the first father and daughter to have represented the same nation in the Eurovision Song Contest. Her father Björgvin Halldórsson competed on behalf of Iceland in Dublin 1995. …

Poll: Who will qualify from Semi-Final 1?

We’ve seen and heard the rehearsals for all countries in the first semi-final, teaser clips have been released and full videos of the performances are now available. So it’s the perfect time to ask the all-important question – which songs will qualify from the first semi-final? We’ve created a poll with all 18 participants in the semi-final and you can …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 2

Day two has arrived, and it’s brought us everything! Naked topless dancers splashing in water, glow in the dark raving, falling through space and much more. Semi-Final 1 has certainly got a lot of interesting performances! Of course, for those of you not in the press centre, we can only convey so much of the madness to you, alongside the …

Why Do We Care About Running Orders?

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. Eurovision has its “facts” when it comes to running order; there are death spots and there are places which make people go “ooo, they’ve got the perfect spot”. Surely success doesn’t depend that …

Which national selection was the best in 2017?

Ahh, national selections. The lifeblood of the Eurovision enthusiast, the catalyst for countless debates, the endless source of all of the drama we have come to crave over the years in our beloved contest. Internal selections can, and often do, throw up some true gems with a guaranteed path to Eurovision stardom, but it’s the multi-song showcases that really grab …

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 …

Iceland is bringing Papers to Kyiv

Songvakeppnin’s final was held tonight. Seven acts were in the runing, but there can be only one winner. Also, Mans Zelmerlow, Alexander Rybak and Greta Salome performed as interval acts. In the first round, two superfinalists were chosen by a mixture of televoting and local and international jurors. Svala & Dađi Freyr Petursson had the most points after the jurors and televoters …

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