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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 …

TONIGHT: Eurovision PreParty Riga 2017

The national finals may have stopped and some of the news may have dried up (apart from the Russia-Ukraine situation!) but that doesn’t mean that Eurovision is on hold for the next few months! Tonight, the first preview party of this year’s contest will take place in Riga, Latvia, with performances from a number of Eurovision 2017 artists as well …

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 …

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