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Success Comes From Within? The EU Effect in Eurovision

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. Tomorrow, barring any major surprises, the UK will select their entry for 2018 which will be the last time that the UK participates in Eurovision as a member of the European Union (EU). …

National Finals: The Route To Success?

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. Last year, I wrote an article which showed that, for the last ten years, it seems to make little difference whether an entry was selected via a national final or through internal selection. …

Why Do We Care About Running Orders?

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. Eurovision has its “facts” when it comes to running order; there are death spots and there are places which make people go “ooo, they’ve got the perfect spot”. Surely success doesn’t depend that …

A History of Eurovision: 1066 to 1217

Whilst it is believed by many to have begun in 1956 in Switzerland, the Eurovision Song Contest has, in fact, existed in one form or another for a number of years. Recent research by Prof. A. Prillis from Valetta University has uncovered a surprising sequence of events throughout the ages. It seems that the contest can be traced as far …

Dana International Performs on Big Brother UK

Tonight in the United Kingdom one of the most loved TV shows will begin its new series! Big Brother 2016 will begin and in the spin off show Big Brother’s Bit on the Side will feather the one and only Dana International. This year’s Big Brother will have twists and turns like never before and Dana International (The winner of …

Daniel Kajmakoski wins YFSF performing ‘Heroes’

YFSF or Your Face Sounds Familiar is a very known Balkan TV, entertaining show. The show challenges celebrities to perform as different iconic music artists every week and the best performer takes 1000 euros which gives to a chosen charity. Live show has been broadcasted into 4 countries: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, F.Y.R Macedonia and Montenegro where viewers with televote has decieded Daniel Kajmakoski …

BBC Legend Terry Wogan dies, aged 77

The BBC just shared some incredibly sad news: Sir Terry Wogan has died after a short illness at age 77. This has been confirmed by his family. The following statement was released: “Sir Terry Wogan died today after a short but brave battle with cancer. e passed away surrounded by his family. While we understand he will be missed by …

Aleksa releases new single

Eurofans first met Aleksa Jelić in 2007 when he participated at Serbian national selection Beovizija. He also participated in national finals in 2008 and 2015 endind as runner up. Aleksa also participated in Dancing with the stars and Your face sounds familiar and as he says he would like to take part in another show, but music and dance must …

Denmark’s first winner dies

Jørgen Ingmann, one half of the duo who achieved Denmark’s first Eurovision victory, has died aged 89. The singer represented his country alongside wife Grethe with the song “Dansevise” in 1963 and achieved victory over Switzerland with 42 points. Following the contest he enjoyed a music career until retiring from the scene in the 1980s and living a quiet life …

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