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Brendan Murray survives double elimination on first X Factor live show

He may not have made it through to the next round in Kyiv but Ireland 2017’s Brendan Murray has survived the first live show of this year’s X Factor UK, with a double elimination instead sending Armstrong Martins and Olatunji Yearwood home. Murray, who is being mentored on the show by former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, opted to perform …

To LED or Not LED, That is the Question

When diagrams of a Eurovision stage are released, there is usually a grand response, in both a positive and negative way. But when the Eurovision stage for Lisbon was announced, it seemed that the negatives outweighed the positives tenfold. Had Weider lost his design skill? Would this design ruin the entire Eurovision experience? Was the stage even that bad? The …

Melodifestivalen Voting Changes: Too Much Power to the People?

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. Today the official Melodifestivalen Twitter account announced that the decision had been made to change the jury voting system used since 1999 from a 12-10-8-6-4-2-1 system to a Eurovision-style 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. This means that …

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. …

Let The Public Decide… Or Not?

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. The trees are up, you’ve heard the same old songs one hundred times already and you’ve not even got to open THIS year’s pair of socks from some almost-forgotten aunt, yet the 2018 …

Austria: Cesár Sampson to take centre stage in Lisbon!

Stepping out of the shadows and into the limelight is always a great feeling for any artist, and many over the years have done so in Eurovision, including Tijana Bogicevic (Serbia) and Imri (Israel) from the Kyiv contest. Now, Austria have confirmed their artist, and ORF have decided to promote one of Bulgaria’s recent backing singers as their main artist… …

Belgium: Loïc Nottet and Laura Tesoro release new singles

One of the most promising talents of recent Eurovision contests is the Belgian starlet Loïc Nottet, who has achieved millions of views on YouTube with his songs “Mud Blood”, “Million Eyes”, his covers of Sia’s “Chandelier” and his 2015 Eurovision entry “Rhythm Inside”. Now, the young Walloon has this evening released the RnB inspired, Halloween-themed single “Doctor”, with an accompanying spooky …

X Factor: British viewers in shock as Slavko Kalezic makes next round

As one of the biggest talent shows in the United Kingdom, if not beyond, The X Factor has always delighted, enthralled and enraged British viewers in equal measure since its first edition back in 2004. Over the years, the Simon Cowell-devised singing competition has had an influence on Eurovision in the UK with many former contestants turning to the contest …

Montenegro: Slavko Kalezić wins Barbara Dex award

Every year the Eurovision Song Contest throws up some interesting combinations of costumes, designs and clothing that leave some of us wondering what went through the designer’s minds. For this, the Barbara Dex award was born, named after the Belgian singer of the same name who infamously designed her own costume for Eurovision 1993. Each year the award is voted …

Valentina Monetta to sing for another nation in 2018?

She is, without a doubt, one of the undisputed icons of modern Eurovision. Valentina Monetta, San Marino’s very own four-time entrant, came back in 2017 to an unfortunate result, but looks ready for more. However, it seems that her time performing for San Marino may potentially be over, as she revealed to Sanmarinese news portal Libertas that she has recieved …

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