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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 …

Eurovision 2017 press centre unveiled

[AdSense-B​] The press centre, the beating heart of the Eurovision Song Contest year on year, and the room in which over 1500 accredited journalists and fan press will squeeze into for two weeks, has finally been revealed by the EBU and UA:PBC, with more details on the layout also published. The centre, also based in eastern Kiev’s International Exhibition Centre …

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 into a booming Eurovision metropolis is everything. The Eurovision village …

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… The stage is largest since Copenhagen’s in 2014 and is …

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 up an awareness about the current situation with regards to …

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 Ukraine and various members of press. The stage is considerably …

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 the uniquely designed stage is starting to take shape in …

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