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Eurovision Class of 2009: Where are they now? Semi-Final 2 eliminated contestants

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. As far as Eurovision is concerned, the 2010s are done and dusted. ESC United is currently running a series ranking the entrants that each country sent during the 2010s, and as we recap …

POLL: Who do #YOU want to win Junior Eurovision 2019?

With just over a week to go, the excitement for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest is hotting up! Nineteen countries will take to the stage in Gliwice, Poland, with one act set to follow in Roksana Wegiel’s footsteps and be crowned as the Junior Eurovision champion! But which country do #YOU think should win the contest? Vote in our …

Junior Eurovision 2019 Reviews: Ireland

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the person quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. It’s 13 days to go until Junior Eurovision 2019, and we are counting down the 19 nations who are participating in Gliwice-Silesia on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Every day we …

State of the Junior Eurovision 2019 race: Who’s winning online?

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. There is a major televote difference between Eurovision and its Junior Eurovision counterpart, and it is a difference that makes predicting the televote winner a little more intriguing and more open to speculation. …

Rumors circulate that The Rua could represent Ireland at Eurovision 2020

Today a post surfaced on The Irish Sun website that declared that The Rua are being considered for Eurovision 2020, quoting an anonymous source and using personal deduction. While we don’t know if this claim is factual or not, the site itself made a strong claim for why the band should be in Rotterdam. For readers who are unfamiliar with …

Riverdance marks 25th anniversary of Eurovision performance with global tour

In April 1994, Michael Flatley, Jean Butler and their talented group of dancers took to the Eurovision stage in Dublin as that year’s interval act. What would follow would become another iconic moment in the contest’s history, and the competition birthed another international sensation in unlikely circumstances. Now, 25 years on from that performance, the Irish dance phenomenon is marking …

Ireland: Anna Kearney wins the Irish preselection!

Irish child singer Anna Kearney has won the right to represent Ireland at the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Gliwice-Silesia, Poland. The young singer beat Orla McDermott and Savannah Phoenix-Monroe in the national final. Check out this live performance during the semifinal: Anna will be representing the Irish shamrock with the song “Banshee”, a mystical-sounding power ballad. Anna is …

Ireland: RTE open for song submissions

2019 was not exactly the best year for Ireland and RTE, but the Irish national broadcaster is already looking forward and in hopes of turning their bad luck for 2020. [AdSense-B] RTE has announced that they will once again select the country’s representative through an internal selection, which has been done since 2016. However, that has resulted in only 1 …

Ireland: Sandie Jones passes away at age 68

[AdSense-B] Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTE) announced earlier today that Sandie Jones, Ireland’s representative at Eurovision 1972, passed away at the age of 68. Jones, who came in 15th at Eurovision 1972 in Edinburgh, Scotland, with “Ceol an Ghrá,” made history as the first and only singer to perform a song in Irish at Eurovision. Aimee Banks picked up the tradition …

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