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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 …

Should Germany use Bundesvision as their national final?

In 2005, the German entertainer and Eurovision veteran Stefan Raab launched his brainchild – a version of the Eurovision Song Contest held between the 16 states or länder of Germany. And with that, the Bundesvision Song Contest was born. The 10th edition of the contest will be held in a few weeks on September 20th, and every year without fail …

JESC 2014: An early indicator of 2015 entries?

The views expressed in this editorial are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of ESC United, its editorial board, its readers, or any other person, entity, or organisation. Something I’ve noticed in the last few days is the amount of countries returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year, held in …

National selections: Timing is everything?

Earlier this week, the Maltese broadcaster made the surprising announcement that they would be holding the first NF of the 2015 season, and that it would take place on November 22nd, just one week after the same country invites child singers from across the continent for Junior Eurovision. Then, Macedonia decided that they wanted to be first and announced that …

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