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Little Known Eurovision Facts

We all know and love the Eurovision Song Contest but there are some hidden facts that not everybody will know. So here at escYOUnited we are going to blow your mind with some facts about Eurovision that you probably didn’t know. First Time Lucky? Only two countries have won the contest on their debut. Obviously the first ever winner was …

EDITORIAL: Why Jacques Houdek had the last laugh at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Cover photo: Andres Putting (EBU) 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. I would not be surprised to see Croatia’s entry from Jacques Houdek (“My Friend”) make the list of polarizing entries at Eurovision 2017.  Jacques chose a daring approach: …

Montenegro: Slavko Kalezić wins Barbara Dex award

Every year the Eurovision Song Contest throws up some interesting combinations of costumes, designs and clothing that leave some of us wondering what went through the designer’s minds. For this, the Barbara Dex award was born, named after the Belgian singer of the same name who infamously designed her own costume for Eurovision 1993. Each year the award is voted …

Valentina Monetta to sing for another nation in 2018?

She is, without a doubt, one of the undisputed icons of modern Eurovision. Valentina Monetta, San Marino’s very own four-time entrant, came back in 2017 to an unfortunate result, but looks ready for more. However, it seems that her time performing for San Marino may potentially be over, as she revealed to Sanmarinese news portal Libertas that she has recieved …

Germany: The rise and fall of a promising rebirth

In a new series of articles, we begin to discuss the results of Eurovision 2017 and analyse where it went wrong for some countries, where it went right and ultimately what lessons we can take from another surprising year in the contest’s lifespan. Any opinions expressed in this, or any other upcoming articles with this disclaimer, represent only those of …

Portugal: Salvador continues Excuse Me tour tonight!

It’s been a whirlwind week for Salvador Sobral, the modest performer who stormed last weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest. Since his triumph many have compared him to being a national hero and he was heralded back to Lisbon by thousands of thankful Portuguese fans at the airport. Now that the dust has settled on the contest and we continue to pick …

Americans reacting to Eurovision 2017 songs

The Eurovision Song Contest is celebrated all across the European continent (plus Australia) and brings joy to a lot of people. But not that many Americans know about this fantastic spectacle. The popular YouTube channel FBE (Fine Brothers Entertainment) did another video with Adult Americans watching the contest sharing their thoughts. They previously released a similar video last year when several younger …

“This has nothing to do with the Logo deal”: The EBU responds to geoblocked YouTube content in the United States

In a communication with the EBU, ESC United has learned that issues of geoblocking Eurovision YouTube content in certain countries are not associated with the host broadcaster of each country, but rather regulations pertinent to viewing rights. In an email exchange, the EBU let us know that “there are still some countries, including USA, Brazil and Canada to which we …

EDITORIAL: Moving in the right direction for Spain and RTVE begins with not criticizing your own artist

Cover photo: Andres Putting (EBU) 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 fantastic Top 10 results in 2012 and 2014 for Spain and its national broadcaster, RTVE, recent results in Eurovision has fallen short of expectations.  Such results culminated …

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