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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 …

Belgium, Bulgaria and Portugal among betting favourites

In a stark contrast to recent years, and certainly a far cry from the early days of two semi-finals and the ongoing debate over the myth of political voting, some surprising countries have put themselves in and amongst the favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Italy still remain the clear favourites with Francesco Gabbani’s “Occidentali’s Karma”, which …

A Little Bit of English In My Song

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. After reaching their best result since 2002 with Amir and “J’ai cherché” in Stockholm, France have certainly found an entry which looks likely to challenge for another top 10 placing in May with …

Have Italy already won?

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. As Eurovision fans it can be said that we are often victims of our own hype. On many occasions in recent years, the songs that fanboys across the continent have been hyping as winners …

Poll: Who is the best of the Big 5?

Over the weekend something remarkable happened, perhaps unprecedented in recent years of the contest. By February 12th, all five members of the special Big 5 group decided on their entries for Eurovision 2017, far earlier than in recent years! The good thing about this year’s crop is that the Big 5 have once again put forward a strong showing for …

San Remo 2017: Is a gorilla coming to Kyiv?

After five long, but exciting nights of the world-famous festival San Remo, tonight it was time to conclude the 67th edition. Sixteen performers took to the stage and only three proceeded to the second round of voting and they were: Fiorella Mannoia with “Che sia benedetta” Ermal Meta with “Vietato morire” and Francesco Gabbani with “Occidentali’s Karma” In the end Francesco won and thus he …

TONIGHT: A busy Saturday for Eurovision!

Are you sitting comfortably? Then tonight we will begin… no less than SEVEN Eurovision selection shows are taking place tonight, and we will be here to cover every inch! Here’s a quick guide to plan your evening; 🇺🇦 Ukraine – Vidbir 2017 Show 2 – 17:00 CET 🇭🇺 Hungary – A Dal Semi-Final 2 – 19:30 CET 🇮🇹 Italy – …

What’s on this week? 6-12 February

Eurovision season is warming-up. This week has just begun and it is filled with plenty of shows! Thursday 9th February – Germany – Unser Song 2017 Unser Song 2017 will be held this week on 9th of February! The list of five contestants  was revealed by NDR, but it is not Germany without a drama as one of the artists was replaced. Even Nathan Trent …

Italy: Sanremo 2017 acts announced

Italy’s Festival di Sanremo was the inspiration for the Eurovision Song Contest and is perhaps one of the best known national selection shows for Eurovision. And tonight, the 22 acts that will be competing in the big artists section were announced. The list includes Francesco Gabbani, who won the newcomers section of last year’s festival, and Sanremo veteran Chiara who previously competed in 2013 and 2015 – …

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