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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 …

Meet the last Songvakeppnin finalists

The second semifinal of the Icelandic preselection Songvakeppnin was just concluded and we got the last three finalists who will perform in the Grand Final next week. Aron Brink Daði Freyr Pétursson & Svala will join Arnar & Rakel, Aron Hannes and Runnar Eff in the final run for the Golden ticket to Kyiv. There was also one big surpirse during …

Iceland: Svala - Paper wasn't meant for Songvakeppni

The second semifinal of the Icelandic national final is on tonight! One of the fan favorites, Svala, will also perform. Svala, what or who did motivate you to apply for Songvakeppnin 2017? The song “Paper” was not originally written for Söngvakeppnin. I wrote it with my husband Einar and our friends Lester Mendez and Lily Elise in Los Angeles where me …

Iceland: Aron Brink - I wanted to be an actor

The second semifinal of the Icelandic preselection is on tomorrow! One of the six acts is charming Aron Brink who will open the show with “Þú hefur dáleitt mig”. Aron, how would you describe yourself in just two short sentences? A red headed boy from Iceland. I love to sing, act and do sports and of course Eurovision! 🙂 Since you’ve been on The Voice, …

Iceland: Linda Hartmanns - Inspiration came when I was in South Africa

Iceland will continue the search for their next representative this Saturday, when six more acts will take the stage. One of them is Linda Hartmanns, who will sing Ástfangin. Linda, how would you describe yourself in just two short sentences? I’m loving and caring, kind, honest and ambitious. I love my kids, husband, family and friends and have so much more love to …

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