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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 …

Portugal: RTP confirms Lisbon as 2018 host city

Fans of the contest who were around for the bidding process for the 2017 contest, which eventually went to Kyiv, noted that it was a long, drawn-out process, with the host city itself only confirmed in October 2016. Many fans took to social media to complain about the lengthy process leading up to Ukraine’s Eurovision. This year, things couldn’t be …

Alexander Rybak Covers Amar Pelos Dois

The 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner has provided us with a surprise today. He has covered the 2017 Eurovision winner “Amar Pelos Dois”, and rewritten the lyrics in English. Rybak pays tribute to the first ever Portuguese winner, Salvador Sobral and his sister Louisa who wrote the song. Alexander Rybak won the Eurovision song contest for Norway in 2009 with …

Portugal wins the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest: Will present its 50th entry on home soil

Cover photo: Andres Putting (EBU) We have a winner! After months of fan speculation and a close hype race leading up to tonight’s contest, the votes are in and Portugal has won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest! Portugal’s Salvador Sobral stunned the audience and viewing public with his touching rendition of “Amar pelos dois” to become Portugal’s first ever Eurovision champion …

ESC United Team’s Predictions for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Final

2017 has certainly been a year to remember for the Eurovision Song Contest.  But it will soon be over tonight when the winner is finally announced. The ESC United team here in Kyiv has provided their individual predictions ranked from 1 to 26.  We then compiled our predictions to make one team prediction.  DISCLAIMER: These are our predictions!!! This does not reflect …

Win the promo CD from Manuel Navarro ( Spain )

It’s time for another competition here at #escyounited!! The delegation of Spain are offering a promo kit for this year’s entry; Manel Navarro with “Do it like your lover”. All you have to do is very very simple; Step 1) Answer the following questions about Manel: What is the name of the single that Manel released in 2014? In 2014, which TV competition …

San Marino to withdraw? ESC United Exclusive Statement from Director General of San Marino RTV

After a third consecutive non-qualification, San Marino may be withdrawing from the Eurovision Song Contest.  Immediately after Semi-Final 2 at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, the Director General of San Marino RTV gave ESC United editor Zack Kerr an exclusive statement. “We are very happy for and proud of Valentina and Jimmie, but I think we are too small for …

Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final 2 Results

Semi-Final 2 of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest has just finished and  once again we’ve had 10 acts advance to Saturday’s final! These 10 acts, revealed in the following order, were: 1. Bulgaria 2. Belarus 3. Croatia 4. Hungary 5. Denmark 6. Israel 7. Romania 8. Norway 9. Netherlands 10. Austria Some key facts and figures about the results; Bulgaria …

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 …

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