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In Memoriam: The Netherlands’ Sandra Reemer has passed away

Sandra Reemer, the Dutch singer and TV personality who represented her country three times at the Eurovision Song Contest, has passed away today after battling breast cancer. She lived to see the age of 66.   Reemer represented the Netherlands at the Eurovision Song Contest three times in the seventies. On her first attempt, in 1972, she was part of …

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 …

Poll: Who will qualify from Semi-Final 2?

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

Netherlands was your favourite from day three!

Once again we can reveal the results of our daily rehearsal poll, and yesterday saw one clear winner; the harmonies of O’G3NE won the poll for the Netherlands! Netherlands recieved 30% of the votes, with Denmark‘s Anja in second with 20%. Third place was shared equally between Austria, Macedonia and Romania with 9% of the vote each. Netherlands joins Greece …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 3

So what did we see on day three? Hot air balloons, big voices, glitter ball cannons and moons and walking on air. Just another day in the life at Eurovision! Of course, for those of you not in the press centre, we can only convey so much of the madness to you, alongside the other press, eurovision.tv and the YouTube …

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: escYOUnited live from Eurovision in Concert

For fans eagerly anticipating the approaching contest, tonight marks another big milestone in the pre-ESC calendar. A record 35 of the 43 participating countries in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest are in Amsterdam, Netherlands for the 10th annual Eurovision in Concert – and we will be live from Amsterdam to bring you all the latest coverage! In what has rapidly …

Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert in one week! Final list presented

A week today, the biggest Eurovision Song Contest pre-party will kick off! 33 participants will be travelling to Amsterdam to meet us journalists and entertain the fans during the concert! The concert, which was completely sold out in less than 30 minutes, will be hosted by Dutch Eurovision commentator Cornald Maas and Icelandic singer Selma, who represented her home country twice at …

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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