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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 …

No host city yet… but should we be worried?

Over the last few weeks the number of fans seem to have turned into critics as the looming decision of the host city for 2017 plods on, day after day and week leading into week. Some have taken this as a signal that perhaps the organisational power of NTU and the Ukrainian government to host such a demanding event should …

The Guardian interviews ESC United

Matt Friedrichs is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of ESC United. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.     As you might be aware, ESC United is a community for the fans of the Eurovision Song Contest. We have readers from all over the world and we appreciate every single visitor coming to our side. …

All For One Caribbean: The contest you may have missed

Not to make an unfair assumption, but it’s safe to say that Eurovision is the major interest of most readers of this website. But of course, you also know about the ABU Song Festival, or as some would call it, “Asiavision”. Perhaps you’re also aware of the recently created Türkvizyon Song Contest for the Turkic regions of Eastern Europe and …

The Ballads of Eurovision

What is a ballad?  That’s the question I remember asking my dad as a kid while I took my first listen to Madonna’s “Something to Remember” album back in the 1990s.  His reply was that a ballad is a song that tells a story.  Although true, many people simply think of a ballad as being a slower song. If you …

The 10 Biggest Eurovision Blunders

Nobody is perfect! And that also goes for the Eurovision Song Contest. There are hundreds of people involved in putting together the show and there are multiple rehearsals to minimize the risk of mishaps. Yet, there is always something that goes wrong. Sometimes it’s the artist, the spokesperson, the host or just technical issues. But don’t we all secretly (or openly) …

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