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The push to a culture of safety at the Eurovision Song Contest

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.   Injury prevention. When I am not captivated by all things Eurovision, this is my day job. As a researcher, epidemiologist, and professor at a university located in the Southern United States, this …

Latvia: Auditions begin for Supernova 2019

The Latvian national final Supernova is becoming one of the most anticipated events of the Eurovision calendar with its smart mix of sleek, modern production values, its sense of humour and its diverse, eclectic mix of songs fighting for the Latvian ticket. It seems that the competition is getting ready for another big year in 2019, with the official Instagram …

Kazakhstan: Will the EBU open discussion on Eurovision participation?

Kazakhstan’s hopes of joining the adult Eurovision Song Contest may have been thrown a lifeline today as the executive supervisor of the contest Jon Ola Sand suggested discussion would begin, at a Junior Eurovision press conference earlier today. The online Q&A session held by Belarusian national broadcaster BTRC posed the question asked by a Kazakh fan of the contest, with …

Greece: What exactly is going on?

Over the past few weeks as the Eurovision season starts to dawn upon us, a lot of rumours have started to fly around; but it is Greece who seems to be getting the most attention as there are some big names rumoured to be flying the flag for the country in next year’s contest in Tel Aviv. Greece has had …

Austria: Internal selection in December

It seems that Austria will once again be one of the trendsetters for Eurovision, with the Austrian news agency Klein’s Zeitung reporting today that an internal selection will be held next month to choose the artist and song for Tel Aviv. In an article detailing the retirement of ORF’s head of entertainment Edgar Böhm, one of his last acts in …

Junior Eurovision: What happened to 2003 winner Dino Jelusić?

With the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 taking place this weekend, our editorialist James Maude takes an in-depth look at the impact winning the contest can have on a young performer’s career. What ever happened to Croatia’s inaugural winner Dino Jelusić? The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of escYOUnited, its …

Azerbaijan begin their 2019 search!

Perennial Eurovision favorites Azerbaijan are getting started on their entry for 2019! A report from INFE Azerbaijan has confirmed that they are beginning their search for their next artist and song on November 20th. The process appears to be based on a series of casting calls, but full details of their method this year remain unclear. We also do not …

Switzerland: 5 song shortlist decided for Eurovision 2019 entry

After a relatively quiet week on the Eurovision news front today we have had an update from Switzerland. Today their German-Swiss broadcaster SRF announced that they had narrowed down all of the 420 songs received to a shortlist of just five. This was done by a set of juries made up of a 100 person audience panel and a 20 …

Estonia: These are the participants for Eesti Laul 2019

The Estonian broadcaster ERR has released the 24 names in its talk show Ringvaade which will take part in the semifinals of Eesti Laul 2019 in January and February. A total of 216 entries were sent online to the broadcaster.  The Semi-finalists are:- Kerli Kivilaan – Cold Love, written by Kerli Kilivlaan, Egert Milder, Andres Köpper Kadiah – Believe, written …

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