July 21, 2018
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  • Eurovision Village: All you need to know

    While a lot of the action from the Eurovision Song Contest will be centred around the International Exhibition Centre, the press centre and everything the contestants can throw at us in the arena, there’s no doubting that for the average superfan of the contest, the transformation of the host city…

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  • Stage technical rehearsals begin, Ukraine reveal more!

    The construction of the stage in Kiev’s International Exhibition Centre in recent weeks has been the dominant source of excitement for us for a while now, and this week the stage was completed! Technical rehearsals have now began on the stage and it’s all starting to come together very nicely……

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  • The “Expert” Panel 2017 – Reviewing Ukraine

      The ESC United “Expert” Panel is back. The Editorial team got to enjoy all 43 entries of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, review and rank them accordingly. Needless to say, this is all subjective and you may totally disagree with us. There is a reason we put quotation marks…

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  • Opinion: Russia played a risky game and lost – so why the outcry?

    The below editorial is based solely on the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of escYOUnited as a whole, its editors or the EBU. For the past month it can be said that it has been uneasy viewing being a fan of the contest, with the…

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  • Eurovision 2017: Is Kiev safe for LGBT+ People?

    As things are gearing up for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, many LGBT+ people are asking “Are Ukraine & Kyiv safe for me?” IGLA-Europe has ranked Ukraine as one of the worst places in Europe for LGBT+ people to live in. escunited.com has teamed up with Gay Alliance Ukraine to bring…

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  • Ukraine: Stage bursts into life in Kyiv

    The latest updates from the International Exhibition Centre in eastern Kiev, Ukraine, have finally given us the glory shot that fans have been craving since construction began; today the first full shot of the stage was released, alongside further pictures from yesterday’s visit of Viacheslav Kyrylenko, the vice president of…

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  • Update: Kiev stage begins to take shape

    As the clock ticks down to another long awaited Eurovision, the excitement in the International Exhibition Centre in eastern Kiev is building, as the stage and it’s rigging continues to be built. Construction on the backdrop for this year’s show began last Thursday and in that short space of time…

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  • Ukraine: Running Order Presented

    Today, EBU has represented the running for the upcoming semi-finals. Semi final 1 – Scheduled for 9th May  Sweden – Robin Bengtsson – I Can’t Go On Georgia – Tamara Gachechiladze – Keep The Faith Australia – Isaiah – Don’t Come Easy Albania – Lindita – World Belgium – Blanche…

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  • Ukraine: Work begins on 2017 staging!

    Today is the day many Eurovision fans count down to for the entire year, as the first steps of putting together the contest finally fall into place in the arena. That’s right – the staging for this year’s contest has begun to appear! Today the EBU’s Executive Supervisor for the…

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  • Could Ukraine face Eurovision ban after hosting?

    While everyone is all too aware of the issues that have arisen in the past week regarding Russia’s artist Yulia Samoylova and the Ukrainian authorities banning her from entering the country, it seems that today has thrown up a major development in the story, with the potential of sanctions or…

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