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The official #escYOUnited Drinking Game 2017

So we all love Eurovision for its songs, its glamour and the ridiculousness of the performances – and true Eurovision fans don’t need intoxication to enjoy the best show of the year – but for many people it’s just as important to throw a party and ultimately not remember the latter parts of the show. So for those of you …

Jon Ola Sand admits Kyiv is his “most difficult Eurovision”

Jon Ola Sand, the Norwegian TV executive who has been executive producer of Eurovision since the 2011 contest, has admitted that Kyiv’s hosting of the contest has been difficult and the “most challenging Eurovision yet”. Sand has confirmed that EBU officials have had to be a lot more hands on with the competition this year, as Ukrainian TV officials and …

Eurovision Village: All you need to know

While a lot of the action from the Eurovision Song Contest will be centred around the International Exhibition Centre, the press centre and everything the contestants can throw at us in the arena, there’s no doubting that for the average superfan of the contest, the transformation of the host city into a booming Eurovision metropolis is everything. The Eurovision village …

Eurovision 2017: Is Kiev safe for LGBT+ People?

As things are gearing up for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest, many LGBT+ people are asking “Are Ukraine & Kyiv safe for me?” IGLA-Europe has ranked Ukraine as one of the worst places in Europe for LGBT+ people to live in. escunited.com has teamed up with Gay Alliance Ukraine to bring up an awareness about the current situation with regards to …

Ukraine: Stage bursts into life in Kyiv

The latest updates from the International Exhibition Centre in eastern Kiev, Ukraine, have finally given us the glory shot that fans have been craving since construction began; today the first full shot of the stage was released, alongside further pictures from yesterday’s visit of Viacheslav Kyrylenko, the vice president of Ukraine and various members of press. The stage is considerably …

Eurovision rehearsals set to begin on a Sunday?

Some Eurovision fan blogs across the net have been spreading rumours of a different rehearsal schedule to the usual rota journalists and avid fans have become accustomed to over the years. Now it seems that the rumour does indeed have some credence – the Eurovision 2017 rehearsals look set to begin on Sunday 30th April, pending EBU confirmation. A convincing …

Ukraine: Work begins on 2017 staging!

Today is the day many Eurovision fans count down to for the entire year, as the first steps of putting together the contest finally fall into place in the arena. That’s right – the staging for this year’s contest has begun to appear! Today the EBU’s Executive Supervisor for the Eurovision Song Contest, Jon Ola Sand, and key members of …

Who do #YOU want to win Eurovision 2017?

We have finally made it to this point of the year, an exciting time for all – all 43 entries fighting to win this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been released! Because of this, there’s only one question on everyone’s lips… Who is likely to see the end credits rolling over their entry late on May 13th? There are of …

The killing of dogs in Kyiv for Eurovision – What we know

  If you have seen pictures of tortured and killed dogs lately while trying to search for Eurovision information online, then it may have to do with a controversy that has been making the rounds on the world wide web. Animal rights activists and sympathisers of the cause have been critical of the treatment of stray street dogs in Ukraine. …

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