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Three former Eurovision representatives released new songs this weekend!

We always love when previous Eurovision representatives release new song. Although we are in the middle of the national selection season, 3 artists released new material this weekend. Jessika, the 2018 representative for San Marino released No La Conoces ( You don’t know her). The song sang mostly in English & has a very spanish flavour. You can listen to …

Do Semis Really Matter? – The Importance of a Good Semi Result

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. It occurred to me last week, during the results live stream after the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision, that the debate had centred on which of the two semi-final winners would be the …

Brendan Murray eliminated from X Factor UK

After tonight’s show the Irish representative during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 has been eliminated during the semi-finals of X Factor UK. During tonight’s show he sang “Run”, a Snow Patrol song. It has been a very turbulent journey for him. Brandon reached the bottom 2 during the 2nd week of the show and was saved after he won the …

Italy: Luisa Sobral turns down invitation to enter San Remo

Luisa Sobral, the composer of the entry “Amar pelos dois” which brought Portugal their first ever Eurovision victory in 2017 with her brother Salvador, has revealed in a wide-ranging interview with Portuguese online newspaper Observador that she was invited to perform in this year’s edition of the San Remo festival but turned down the chance. The jazz singer-songwriter and composer …

Brendan Murray survives sing off on X Factor UK

Ireland’s Eurovision 2017 contestant’s X Factor journey was on the brink of ending last night as Brendan Murray had to sing for his place on the show against LMA Choir, his rendition of “High and Dry” by Radiohead earned a great reaction from the audience and from his mentor former One Direction star Louis Tomlinson, who later apologised to Brendan …

Brendan Murray survives double elimination on first X Factor live show

He may not have made it through to the next round in Kyiv but Ireland 2017’s Brendan Murray has survived the first live show of this year’s X Factor UK, with a double elimination instead sending Armstrong Martins and Olatunji Yearwood home. Murray, who is being mentored on the show by former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, opted to perform …

Golden Boy: Brendan Murray to Judge’s Houses! The latest X Factor roundup

So, with the 2018 edition of The X Factor UK well underway we have had three Eurovision stars taking part; Brendan Murray (Ireland 2017), Cezar (Romania 2013), and Gaia Cauchi (Malta JESC Winner 2013). How did these artists get on over the weekend? Over recent weeks we have seen these three acts progress from the auditions, however, for one of …

Success Comes From Within? The EU Effect in Eurovision

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. Tomorrow, barring any major surprises, the UK will select their entry for 2018 which will be the last time that the UK participates in Eurovision as a member of the European Union (EU). …

Melodifestivalen Voting Changes: Too Much Power to the People?

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. Today the official Melodifestivalen Twitter account announced that the decision had been made to change the jury voting system used since 1999 from a 12-10-8-6-4-2-1 system to a Eurovision-style 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. This means that …

National Finals: The Route To Success?

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. Last year, I wrote an article which showed that, for the last ten years, it seems to make little difference whether an entry was selected via a national final or through internal selection. …

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