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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 …

Four more jury member changes for Eurovision 2017

We reported yesterday evening that Per Sundnes had been replaced on the Norwegian jury after he had slammed the Irish entry in a Norwegian programme, with both countries set to compete and vote in the second semi-final. Now, the EBU has confirmed that four more juries have had a change in membership, although for what reasons remains unclear. The four …

Poll: Who will qualify from Semi-Final 2?

We’ve seen and heard the rehearsals for all countries in the second 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 second semi-final? We’ve created a poll with all 18 participants in the semi-final and you can pick ten …

Croatia was your favourite rehearsal of day four!

We ran a poll the other day for the last round of first rehearsals in Semi-Final 2, and we have a winner – Croatia was the most impressive rehearsal for our readers! With 31%, the busy performance topped the poll. Second place was shared equally between three rehearsals; Bulgaria‘s Kristian Kostov, Estonia‘s Koit Toome and Laura and Israel‘s Imri – …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 3

So what did we see on day three? Hot air balloons, big voices, glitter ball cannons and moons and walking on air. Just another day in the life at Eurovision! Of course, for those of you not in the press centre, we can only convey so much of the madness to you, alongside the other press, eurovision.tv and the YouTube …

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 …

Israel Calling: Three more acts added to bill

Yesterday we brought #YOU an update on Israel Calling, the Middle Eastern country’s very own Eurovision promotional event which looks set to welcome over half of this year’s acts to the country. Today has seen three more acts added to the billing of the event, which now looks set to host at least 28 artists. Anja Nissen from Denmark and Ireland’s …

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 …

Listen to Ireland’s Entry “Dying to Try”

The Irish broadcaster previously announced they had internally selected Brendan Murray to represent the Emerald Isle in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Kiev in May. Today the broadcaster released their entry which Brendan will perform, “Dying to Try”. The song was written by Swede, Jörgen Elofsson, and Brit, James Newman.  It was selected out of 320 songs …

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