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Scandalous Selections Part 2: How DO You Do A National Final?

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. In my previous article, I discussed how Sweden, Slovenia and Spain managed to select songs which were far from being the televoters’ favourites despite there being nominal 50% jury/50% televote voting systems. What …

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 …

San Marino to reveal song at 6pm (CET)

And we have some movement in the Sammarinese camp. SMTV have announced that they will reveal their artist and song today at 6pm (CET). There has been no official confirmation regarding who might be flying the flag in May, but we have just a few hours left until we know. Many Eurovision fans will be praying that they will see …

JOWST “Grab The Moment” for Norway

It was the night of Nordic National Finals, with Iceland, Sweden and Norway selecting their entries for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Sweden selected Robin, Iceland selected Slava and Norway decided it was JOWST who had the best chance of bringing the contest back to Oslo. Ten songs took to the stage tonight in hope of winning that ticket to …

Fusedmarc “Rain of Revolution” for Lithuania

So the marathon has came to an end! The Lithuanians finally have their song for Kiev! After ten weeks of shows, the song for Lithuania has been selected. Fusedmarc will take to the stage in Kiev with the song “Rain of Revolution”. The song didn’t become popular until late into the competition, in week 3 when the song was first …

Listen to Ireland’s Entry “Dying to Try”

The Irish broadcaster previously announced they had internally selected Brendan Murray to represent the Emerald Isle in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Kiev in May. Today the broadcaster released their entry which Brendan will perform, “Dying to Try”. The song was written by Swede, Jörgen Elofsson, and Brit, James Newman.  It was selected out of 320 songs …

Christer Björkman Joins the Team for Kiev

As many of you will know, Christer Björkman is fast becoming ‘Mr Eurovision’. He has taken part in the contest (in 1992), he has produced Melodifestivalen and he has produced the Eurovision Song Contest. With staffing changes over the last few weeks in Ukraine, and many people worrying if the contest will actually go ahead in Kiev, something needed to be …

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