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Tornike makes it three in a row and Guchmanidze out after intense Georgian Idol elimination round

It was an intense live show of Georgian Idol, as Tornike Kipiani kept his cool during a stage invasion while performing a very eccentric take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane (I only want to say)”. No matter, though, as Tornike received the most votes for the third week in the row and did not let the bearded stage invader who …

Cultural critic Clive James passes away at age 80

Famed Australian-born cultural critic, author, television host, and writer Clive James passed away on November 24, 2019 at age 80 at his home in Cambridge, England. Eurovision did not escape his famous scathing wit, with some of the most memorable and infamous comments about the contest having come from his pen. According to a statement today by James’s representatives United …

All I want for Christmas is you: Mariah Carey’s seasonal smash hit turns 25!

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. You know the Christmas season has kicked into gear when Starbucks releases its seasonal coffee cups and both atheists and Christians whine about them, pet owners are trying to put fake antlers on …

A modest proposal for the BBC and BMG: Send Boy George to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. A month ago, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Bertlesmann Music Group (BMG) announced that the BBC will outsource the selection of artist and song for the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020 to …

Monty Python’s Flying Circus Turns 50: Relive their Eurovision 1969 Parody [Updated]

On October 5, 1969, the world of comedy changed forever as the British Broadcasting Corporation aired the very first episode of the absurdist and avant garde comedy sketch series Monty Python’s Flying Circus. From Saturday Night Live to The Young Ones to anything on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, there is a large swarthe of anarchic and irreverent and anti-establishment comedy …

#YOUrovision 2019 – The results (45-41)

It’s time to continue our countdown of the top 50 national final entries from 2019, as voted for by #YOU, our faithful viewers and readers! Time to see who finished between 45th and 41st place… 45 🇫🇷 Chimène Badi – Là-haut The first of a number of entries from France’s Destination Eurovision, La-haut impressed with its stomping powerful pop sound, …

From Eurovision to Musical Theater: Lyn Paul returns for the 2019-2020 Blood Brothers National Tour

Fans of the New Seekers rejoiced this summer when legendary performer and actress Lyn Paul was announced for the farewell tour of Bill Kenwright’s hit musical Blood Brothers. For those who haven’t followed Paul’s astonishing career following Eurovision, here’s a crash course. After Eurovision 1972, The New Seekers released many singles which charted on the UK Singles Chart and the …

United Kingdom: BMG collaboration is a step in the right direction, but now is the time to be daring

[AdSense-B] The below editorial features the personal opinion of the author, and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its editors. Earlier this week, the BBC surprised British Eurovision fans by announcing that they had actually made a wise decision when it comes to selecting the hopeful for the contest, as a deal between …

You Know the Name, You Know the Number: James Bond 007 at Eurovision (Part Two)

[AdSense-B] The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. Every couple of years, a song pops along at Eurovision that has the fanbase cooing over it being “Bond-esque.” Two recent examples are Austrian Conchita Wurst’s magnificent power ballad “Rise Like a Phoenix” (2014) …

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