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The ESC United “Expert Panel” 2018 – Spain

It’s back! The (in)famous ESC United “Expert” Panel is back! While we don’t claim to be professionally qualified, we certainly have strong opinions on the contest, so our staff and editors got together to review all 43 of the songs taking part in Lisbon later this spring! Which song will we pick as our overall favourite, and will #YOU agree …

EDITORIAL: (Sarcastically) Predicting the upcoming Eurovision season

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.   Seven years ago, an issue of Science Magazine published an article regarding research conducted by faculty at the Physics Department at Northeastern University in the United States.  The study found that although …

EDITORIAL: Why Jacques Houdek had the last laugh at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Cover photo: Andres Putting (EBU) 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. I would not be surprised to see Croatia’s entry from Jacques Houdek (“My Friend”) make the list of polarizing entries at Eurovision 2017.  Jacques chose a daring approach: …

Germany: The rise and fall of a promising rebirth

In a new series of articles, we begin to discuss the results of Eurovision 2017 and analyse where it went wrong for some countries, where it went right and ultimately what lessons we can take from another surprising year in the contest’s lifespan. Any opinions expressed in this, or any other upcoming articles with this disclaimer, represent only those of …

EDITORIAL: Moving in the right direction for Spain and RTVE begins with not criticizing your own artist

Cover photo: Andres Putting (EBU) 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. After fantastic Top 10 results in 2012 and 2014 for Spain and its national broadcaster, RTVE, recent results in Eurovision has fallen short of expectations.  Such results culminated …

Yodel-Lay-Hee-Hoo! Analyzing the art of Yodeling

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. Romania is back at Eurovision!  After last year’s debacle, they are jumping right into the mix as a fan favorite with “Yodel It!” by Ilinca & Alex Florea.  It’s still early in the …

Have Italy already won?

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. As Eurovision fans it can be said that we are often victims of our own hype. On many occasions in recent years, the songs that fanboys across the continent have been hyping as winners …

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