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Kazakhstan: Will the EBU open discussion on Eurovision participation?

Kazakhstan’s hopes of joining the adult Eurovision Song Contest may have been thrown a lifeline today as the executive supervisor of the contest Jon Ola Sand suggested discussion would begin, at a Junior Eurovision press conference earlier today. The online Q&A session held by Belarusian national broadcaster BTRC posed the question asked by a Kazakh fan of the contest, with …

Junior Eurovision: What happened to 2003 winner Dino Jelusić?

With the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 taking place this weekend, our editorialist James Maude takes an in-depth look at the impact winning the contest can have on a young performer’s career. What ever happened to Croatia’s inaugural winner Dino Jelusić? The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of escYOUnited, its …

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 …

Italy wins OGAE Second Chance Contest!

The results of the 2018 OGAE Second Chance Contest is in, following the weekend’s contest in Stockholm, Sweden, and Italy’s Annalisa and her song “Il Mondo Prima Di Te” won with 350 points which is a new record in the contest. France’s Emmy Liyanna with “OK ou KO” finished 2nd, also breaking the 300 point barrier, and Finland’s Saara Aalto …

Bulgaria to withdraw from Eurovision?

Bulgaria have done extremely well in Eurovision recently. After their two year break in 2014 and 2015 they came back with style in 2016 placing fourth with Poli Genova and If Love Was A Crime, then went even better in 2017 when Kristian Kostov placed second with Beautiful Mess. Equinox placed fourteenth with their song Bones, in Lisbon with another …

Does Israel’s 2018 Junior Eurovision entry violate EBU rules?

This week has been busy for Junior Eurovision fans as Georgia, Italy, Australia, Serbia, and Israel have all announced their entries for the contest taking place next month. Wales also selected their entry for Minsk on Tuesday, which means that we currently have 15 of the 20 entries for Junior Eurovision 2018. The remaining countries of Azerbaijan, France, Ireland, Poland, …

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 …

RTP loses 4 Million Euros From Hosting Eurovision

As reported by ESC Portugal, the Portuguese broadcaster RTP spent 20 million Euros on the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Unfortunately that is more than they received back in revenue, which runs at 16 million Euros, therefore ending up with a loss of four million euros. Unrelated to Eurovision, the broadcaster also reportedly lost a significant amount of money during the World …

Ukraine in Eurovision: All songs from 2003 -2018 – Reaction Video

Ukraine in Eurovision – the country’s history in the Eurovision Song Contest may be short, yet it’s quite impressive. Matt is reacting to all entries. Ukraine has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 15 times since its debut in 2003, winning twice. Ukraine’s first victory came in 2004 with “Wild Dances” by Ruslana. The 2005 contest was then held in the country’s capital, Kyiv. Its second victory at the 2016 contest with …

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