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TONIGHT: Eurovision PreParty Riga 2017

The national finals may have stopped and some of the news may have dried up (apart from the Russia-Ukraine situation!) but that doesn’t mean that Eurovision is on hold for the next few months! Tonight, the first preview party of this year’s contest will take place in Riga, Latvia, with performances from a number of Eurovision 2017 artists as well …

Which national selection was the best in 2017?

Ahh, national selections. The lifeblood of the Eurovision enthusiast, the catalyst for countless debates, the endless source of all of the drama we have come to crave over the years in our beloved contest. Internal selections can, and often do, throw up some true gems with a guaranteed path to Eurovision stardom, but it’s the multi-song showcases that really grab …

Ukraine bans Yulia: International reaction

Today has seen the Eurovision Song Contest thrust into the limelight once more, although this time it has been for unsavoury reasons. Ukraine’s national security ministry, the SBU, this afternoon confirmed that Yulia Samoilova would not be permitted into Ukrainian territory to represent her native Russia in Eurovision in May. Since the confirmation, the news has spread far and wide …

Who do #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017?

We have finally made it to this point of the year, an exciting time for all – all 43 entries fighting to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been released! Because of this, there’s only one question on everyone’s lips… Who is likely to see the end credits rolling over their entry late on May 13th? There are of …

Armenia release “Fly With Me”

This afternoon the Armenian broadcaster ARMTV in conjunction with the EBU have released their entry for Eurovision 2017; “Fly With Me” by Artsvik. The entry uses a similar tactic to previous Armenian entries in which the song builds into a big ending as opposed to the traditional song structure. Ethnic instrumentation blends well with pop sounds and Artsvik’s commanding vocal …

Scandalous Selections Part 1: What Happened This Year?

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. 2017 seems to have certainly had its fair share of controversial National Final decisions. The first to really hit the headlines was the Spanish selection “Objetivo Eurovisión 2017” where the jury votes and …

Armenia: Listen to the teaser

While we all patiently wait for the Armenian Eurovision entry to finally be revealed on Saturday, the national broadcaster ARMTV has released a 26-second teaser clip for “Fly With Me”. Although the clip does not give much away there are some unusual and interesting visuals in play, with the broadcaster teasing a slow build up to the song. Artsvik herself …

Belgium, Bulgaria and Portugal among betting favourites

In a stark contrast to recent years, and certainly a far cry from the early days of two semi-finals and the ongoing debate over the myth of political voting, some surprising countries have put themselves in and amongst the favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. Italy still remain the clear favourites with Francesco Gabbani’s “Occidentali’s Karma”, which …

Armenia: Why are we waiting?

Fans of Eurovision love this time of year in particular; all of the newly released Eurovision entries are on repeat, ringing solidly in the ears of thousands of people across the continent and avid fans have continued to fine tune their rankings for the 43 songs of the year. But there’s a problem! Despite the official deadline for entry submissions …

Ukraine: Euroclub venue announced

Ukraine’s national broadcaster UA:PBC has confirmed that the CEK Parkovy (КВЦ Парковый) building in the west side of Kiev will play host to 2017’s Euroclub, the annual venue for events and parties surrounding Eurovision! The exhibition centre will house two floors of Eurovision fans, press, accredited media and artists and their delegations, with lots of performances and events set to …

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