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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 …

Junior Eurovision 2018: ESCUnited Reviews Part 1

Some parts of this article contain opinions that do not represent the other ESCUnited team members or the website as a whole. It’s November, often quite a quiet month in terms of adult Eurovision, but tomorrow, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place. Twenty countries have gathered in Minsk, Belarus to showcase their talent and eventually one will head home …

The push to a culture of safety at the Eurovision Song Contest

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.   Injury prevention. When I am not captivated by all things Eurovision, this is my day job. As a researcher, epidemiologist, and professor at a university located in the Southern United States, this …

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 …

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