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Linear or Exponential: Why #YOU should care about the jury changes!

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. Just as we thought we were all set up for this year’s contest (only 15 days until the final guys!!), we find that the EBU has announced another change to the voting procedure. …

ESC 2018: EuroCafé 2018 At MoMe Lisboa

There’s only a few days left before we kick off with 2 weeks of pure Eurovision, and in case you’re in Lisbon when it all starts, you’ll wanna know where to go. All the small remaining details are slowly being settled, and not long ago it was announced that the new night club in the heart of Portugal will be …

Lisbon 2018: Updates as the stage nears completion

It’s a very exciting moment in the Eurovision sphere of influence, as the dust settles on the pre-parties of Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Moscow and Riga and the calm fortnight before the storm stretches out in front of us. How could we possible keep ourselves entertained in this time? Well, we can start to imagine what the contest will …

Eurovision 2018: The stage begins to take shape!

While the starts of this year’s contest have been making themselves known across the continent, and with the majority assembling in Amsterdam, the production crew of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been hard at work in the Altice Arena in Lisbon! Ola Melzig, a familiar name to many as the lead co-ordinator of the annual efforts to put together …

Netherlands: Eurovision in Concert next weekend! Final list presented

This Saturday, the biggest Eurovision Song Contest pre-party will kick off! It has now been confirmed that 32 participants will be travelling to Amsterdam to meet journalists and press and entertain the fans during the concert! The concert, which this year will be celebrating its tenth year anniversary, will be held for the first time at the larger AFAS Arena …

Estonia: Elina Nechayeva reveals #LaForzaChallenge

Estonia’s operatic starlet for Lisbon, Elina Nechayeva, has ramped up her promotion ahead of the contest by issuing a musical challenge to Europe and beyond; who can make the best cover version of her entry “La Forza”? According to Nechayeva and the Estonian delegation, the best personalised versions of “La Forza” will be in with a chance of earning the …

Albania: Eugent Bushpepa releases “Mall” video

Albania’s Eugent Bushpepa has continued his promotional push towards Lisbon by releasing the long-awaited official video for his entry, “Mall”. The artsy black and white video was uploaded to the official Eurovision channel this afternoon and follows the story of the song’s meaning, with a man and woman escaping from a crowd to be with each other. The video also …

Lys Assia, Eurovision’s first winner, dies aged 94

It’s the news that many Eurofans had expected in recent years, but it certainly doesn’t make it any easier to process; Lys Assia, the first ever winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, has sadly passed away at the age of 94. A history maker from the beginning, the Swiss performer carried home the first trophy of the contest’s history back …

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