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Latvia - Rahu the Fool "That place has done lots of good things. Lots of good parties, to be exact"

Latvia kick off their annual national selection Supernova this weekend, and it promises to be another strong season of alternative and unique musicians. One act that would certainly be unique to the Eurovision bubble is Rahu the Fool, a specially authentic folk band from the capital, and we got the chance to speak to them! Hello Rahu the Fool! First …

Latvia: Ed Rallidae "Aminata wrote this song with my voice in mind almost a year ago"

As we approach the busy times of the Eurovision national final season, our attention turns towards Latvia and their Supernova selection. One of the most anticipated performances in the selection will come from Ed Rallidae, despite being a relatively unknown artist outside of the country. However, he certainly has a star name behind his song, with recent fan favourite and …

Latvia: 21 acts in Supernova 2018

For the fourth year in a row LTV, the Latvian broadcaster, is organizing Supernova as a national selection for Eurovision. The 2018 edition got slightly revamped as there will be three semifinals with seven contestants. Two songs from each semi will go forward to the Final that is scheduled for February. After receiving 93 songs, publishing 63 of them for …

Latvia: Songs released for Supernova 2018

As one of the fastest rising selection shows in the national final hierarchy, Supernova has transformed the fortunes of constant strugglers Latvia since its inception in 2015. Aminata and Justs both brought Latvia back to the Eurovision final with the former finishing 6th, although last year’s winner Triana Park could not manage the same feat, coming last in the semi-final. …

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 …

TONIGHT: Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final 1

Panic stations everyone – it’s finally that time of the year! Tonight is officially the first live show of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 live from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine! 18 countries will perform live on television across Europe and worldwide in the hopes to secure one of ten golden tickets for Saturday’s grand final, and we …

Poll: Who will qualify from Semi-Final 1?

We’ve seen and heard the rehearsals for all countries in the first 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 first semi-final? We’ve created a poll with all 18 participants in the semi-final and you can …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 2

Day two has arrived, and it’s brought us everything! Naked topless dancers splashing in water, glow in the dark raving, falling through space and much more. Semi-Final 1 has certainly got a lot of interesting performances! Of course, for those of you not in the press centre, we can only convey so much of the madness to you, alongside the …

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 …

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