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Germany: Who are the first six hopefuls for Unser Lied für Israel?

Today the EBU and NDR confirmed the first six hopefuls for Unser Lied für Israel, the selection process that Germany will use to select their song for Tel Aviv. While the announcement was at pains to say that this is not the full line-up, the announcement of youthful stars has no doubt caused intrigue and excitement amongst Eurovision fans in …

Eurovision stars and famous musicians sign boycott letter for Israel’s Eurovision

An initiative posted this evening by the British newspaper The Guardian has seen dozens of Eurovision alumni join forces with respected artists and performers from Europe and beyond in supporting a boycott of Israel’s hosting. The letter, published online and gaining traction with websites such as Yahoo, sees over a hundred signatories from various artistic backgrounds calling for broadcasters and …

Israel: Host city to be announced today?

The Jerusalem Post have reported that the host city announcement for Eurovision 2019 may come today, Thursday 6th September, with there supposedly being a two-horse-race between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the contest. While the EBU has not publically confirmed what day they would reveal the destination for the contest, it has been widely reported that an announcement of some …

Israel: Progress made in Budget talks between Broadcaster & Government

We recently addressed the issue of Israeli broadcaster KAN having some budgetary issues when it comes to hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The EBU granted a payment deadline extension pushing the date out to August 14th.   Ynet.com is reporting that ongoing talks between KAN and the Israeli government have been ‘positive’. The overall budget has been discussed with …

China: EBU terminates 2018 partnership with Mango TV

China’s increased interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has in recent years seen further collaborations with the EBU and Chinese broadcasters, having hosted a Chinese delegation at the contest for the first time in 2015 in Vienna, where Hunan TV were granted the rights to broadcast the contest. However, this year, it seems things had gone a little sour between …

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. …

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 …

Belarus: Sofi Lapina withdraws from selection amid controversy

Belarus’ selection has taken a dramatic twist today, after an open letter signed by seven of the participants in the selection has ultimately seen one of the participants withdraw their entry! The controversy surrounds Alekseev, whose entry “Forever” fails the EBU rule regarding the performance or release of songs before 1st September 2017. Regardless of this, the public broadcaster of …

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