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Israel: Four artists advance to the next round

Israel’s casting selection HaKokhav HaBa already has an impressive record in selecting Eurovision artists, with Israel making the final on the three instances that the competition was used. After tonight’s showing of the singing competition, four acts have advanced to the next round with some promising performances! The first heat of the competition saw pairs of the selected artists compete …

Israel: HaKokhav HaBa decides hopefuls for next round

Over the past few months, Israel’s HaKokhav HaBa format has been rumbling on with 90 televised auditions broadcast over 11 different shows. Now though, things have gotten serious in the Israeli Eurovision selection, as last night, Israel rounded off 2017 with the twenty contestants chosen for the next round! The following artists were selected to proceed to the live shows …

Israel kick off HaKokhav HaBa 2018

Rather dramatically, Israel’s long-term Eurovision spokesperson Ofer Nachshon told Europe that Israel’s broadcaster would be entering for the very last time and wished the contest well for the future. While this came as quite a surprise to the Eurovision community many saw it as an empty threat at the time, or perhaps a misinterpretation of his words. Thankfully, we now …

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 …

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