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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 …

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 …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 4

Day four has already been and gone, and we’ve had space boats, fireworks, a one-man duet and of course, the long awaited return of Valentina Monetta. This rounds off the semi-finals, and boy, do Ukraine have two amazing shows in store for us! Of course, for those of you not in the press centre, we can only convey so much …

Belgium is who #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017

Last month, once all of the songs for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest had been chosen, we put one very simple question to #YOU: Who did you want to win Eurovision 2017? While it may be a question some have taken in different directions, we feel that it is an accurate barometer of how people are feeling about the songs, …

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 …

Imri (Israel) Interview: “I Feel Alive” is about my journey

Imri, who is going to represent Israel at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, is one of the many acts that took part in Eurovision in Concert, the annual Eurovision concert in Amsterdam, Netherlands. It’s a great opportunity for the acts to introduce themselves to the world and promote their entry. Imri talks about how his Eurovision entry is a …

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 …

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 …

Israel gets set for second Eurovision promo event

Israel Calling 2017 is fast approaching. For the second year in a row, Israel will take its turn to host a pre-Eurovision promotional event and already it has grown into one of the largest. The festivities, taking place between Monday 3rd April and Thursday 6th April, will see a huge array of this year’s stars tour across Israel in the …

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 …

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