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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 …

Montenegro celebrate the Balkans with star-studded party

One of the joys of Eurovision and being at the contest is the sheer number of celebrations that take place across the host city during the contest’s two weeks. On Thursday night, one of the most glamorous parties took place as Montenegro’s delegation and tourist board held a celebration for Slavko Kalezić and invited the other Balkan countries’ artists along …

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 …

Montenegro: Slavko Kalezić “Connecting with people inspires me.”

Montenegro was the sixth country to rehearse in Kyiv and #escYOUnited was there to speak with Slavko Kalezić. He made really mesmerizing statements about his song “Space” and talked about his mother’s dream to see him on the Eurovision stage! #YOU can check out the interview below! Who do #YOU want to see an interview with next? Send us your …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 1

So the first day of rehearsals from Kyiv have concluded and this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has already surprised, excited and shocked us in equal measure. With only nine songs performed today, we’ve already had horse men on ladders, wild hair twirling, spinning platforms and some long, long, long notes and big vocals. Of course, for those of you not …

Live Stream & Blog of Semi-Final 1 Rehearsals (Day 1)

Goooood morning Europe! We are live in Kiev, Ukraine for the first day of rehearsals for Eurovision 2017!  Today, countries in the first half of Semi-Final 1 will rehearse (Sweden, Georgia, Australia, Albania, Belgium, Montenegro, Finland, Azerbaijan, Portugal). Be sure to follow our LiveStream and LiveBlog where we will be keeping you posted with all of the events happening today! …

Belgium is who #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017

Last month, once all of the songs for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest had been chosen, we put one very simple question to #YOU: Who did you want to win Eurovision 2017? While it may be a question some have taken in different directions, we feel that it is an accurate barometer of how people are feeling about the songs, …

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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