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UK: Song For Europe 1968 & 1973 Host, Cilla Black, Dies

Yesterday, in her Spanish home, one of the most loved and appreciated people in show business, Cilla Black, passed away. The well-known singer and presenter show to fame 50 years ago and has had a successful career throughout that time. One of the many jobs Cilla had over the five decades was the host of the UK’s national selections in …

Graham Norton defends BBC from budget cuts

The following article contains sensitive language which may not be suitable for younger readers. As I’m sure many Brits reading this will agree, the BBC is a major part of the British cultural landscape, and has been an integral part of the British broadcasting complexion. Now though, the UK government is looking into mechanisms to save money at the broadcaster, …

Dream Team 2016 – United Kingdom

We continue on our quest to find a dream singer for all 48 potential countries in Eurovision 2016 with another Big 5 member. They have one of the largest international music scenes and no less than 33 artists were suggested by you, so who was your favourite for the United Kingdom? It was a varied and competitive polling process for …

United Kingdom: Confirmed! Plans announced In Summer

The BBC have, today, confirmed participation for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest to us here at escunited.com! BBC will once again organise the United Kingdom’s selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, although, no decisions have been announced as to whether they will once again opt for an internal selection or they will revert back to the national final process. In correspondence …

The 2015 “Expert” Panel – UNITED KINGDOM

Still In Love With You (Eurovision 2015 – United Kingdom) The ESC United “Expert” Panel is back once again reviewing all Eurovision songs and rank them accordingly. You are probably asking yourself on how we pick our panel and the criteria. We looked at people from all walks of life to bring together a unique group of panelists with a …

United Kingdom: Former commentator criticizes BBC

Sarah Cawood, a former semi-final commentator for the BBC in 2007, 2009 and 2010 alongside Paddy O’Connell, has expressed her dismay at the BBC’s attitude towards the contest. Speaking to Attitude magazine, the British presenter thinks the contest will be “monumentally anticlimactic” for the broadcaster, saying that the UK is “being represented by a band they don’t know singing a …

United Kingdom: BBC confirms semi-final commentators

The BBC has confirmed on its social media platforms today that Scott Mills will once again commentate on the semi-final for the fifth year in a row. The UK spokesperson will be joined this year by Great British Bake-Off host Mel Giedroyc who will be performing commentary duties for the first time. Previous co-hosts with Scott have included Laura Whitmore, …

TONIGHT: London Preview Party

Tonight will see the final of the Eurovision 2015 preview concerts. Tonight’s preview party will be held in London, where sixteen of the 2015 Eurovision acts will take to the stage and perform their entries. The show will be hosted by the 2000 UK representative, Nikki French and former UK commentator, Paddy O’Connell The countries performing tonight are: Albania – …

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