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White Stripes’ Jack White Receiving Royalties from ESC 2018 winner “Toy”

The lead singer of the White Stripes is now receiving royalties aka money from “Toy”, the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.  Nov Reuveny, the Cultural and Entertainment Correspondent of KAN, confirmed that Jack White is going to receive royalties for the song “Toy” which was written for Netta, who ultimately won the competition this past May in …

Netta: Eurovision 2018 winner releases new song “Bassa Sababa”

“Bummer, that’s cool!” Eurovision 2018 winner Netta just released a new single and video called “Bassa Sababa,” her eagerly awaited follow up to her winning smash hit “Toy.” As she told the Associated Press today, she admitted that she was intimidated by the prospect of her first single after her Eurovision 2018 winning smash hit “Toy,” but in the past …

Malta: Four finalists left in The X Factor

It’s really hotting up now in The X Factor in Malta! This evening’s semi-final saw all eight acts perform – but half of the acts would be heading home at the end of the show! The eight remaining semi-finalists all performed once under the theme of “Movie Spectacular”. The first performances were as follows (original artist in brackets); Owen Leuellen …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. Lys Assia In 2018, we lost the First Lady of Eurovision herself, Lys Assia. Born Rosa Mina Scharer in 1924, Assia started off as a dancer …

Greece: 1977 singer Marianna Toli has passed away

Not everything can be joy and happiness, and unfortunately we’re sorry to say, that the singer Marianna Toli has passed away, after years of struggle with cancer. Greece made their Eurovision debut back in 1974, and just a mere few years later, Marianna took part in the contest. In the year 1977, she took part in the contest back when …

Has Junior Eurovision lost its identity?

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 late November, Poland emerged victorious at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC), and this week it was confirmed they will host in 2019. Many congrats are due for Poland. However, two …

YouTube Experiment: Top 10 most liked entries of 2018

This editorial is written from the opinions of the author, and does not necessarily reflect the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. So, the other day Netta’s “Toy” broke the 100 million view barrier on YouTube and became the first song from the Lisbon contest to do such a thing, and the second ever after the …

Poland wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

This afternoon, the highly anticipated Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was held live from the Minsk Arena in the capital of Belarus, the second time the venue had hosted the competition after 2010. 20 acts took to the stage ranging from the ages of 9 and 14, with Kazakhstan and Wales making their debuts in a Eurovision event. The acts …

Junior Eurovision 2018: ESCUnited Reviews Part 3

So here we are, on the final stretch. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place today and now we will reveal who the ESCUnited team favourite is. We have been through fourteen songs already. Ths is what the current table is looking like: 03 Kazakhstan – Danileya Tuleshova – Ozine Sen – 9/10 12 Australia – Jael – Champion – …

Junior Eurovision 2018: ESCUnited Reviews Part 2

Kicking on from where we left off last time, we will now look at the next seven entries in the 2018 Junior Eurovision song contest. Last time we looked at the first seven entries here is what our current standings are looking like: 03 Kazakhstan – Danileya Tuleshova – Ozine Sen – 9/10 01 Ukraine – Darina Krasnovetska – Say …

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