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How professional are these professional juries?

This editorial is based on the opinion of its author and the views expressed do not necessarily represent those of ESC United as a whole, our other editors or the EBU itself. Like many of you, I was surprised and delighted in equal measure with the results of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday – in fact, you can …

Junior Eurovision: Three Advance to Ranina Final!

Ana Berishvili, Anastasia Garsevanishvili, and Giorgi Rotiashvili are the three young hopefuls going forward to next Sunday’s Final of Ranina, the TV talent show being used to select Georgia’s representative for Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland. There will no doubt be some controversy on social media tonight and throughout the week regarding the elimination of Nika Petriashvili, who had …

Loving You is a Winning Game – The Netherlands Win Eurovision 2019!

#YOU called it, the bookies called it, Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” won Eurovision 2019 for The Netherlands! Though he won neither the jury’s top spot nor the televoters’ top spot, “Arcade” garnered enough points from both to ensure The Netherlands’s first Eurovision win since Teach-In’s win 44 years ago with “Ding A Dong.” This is the official Eurovision Song Contest scorecard …

United Kingdom: Accusation of plagiarism aimed at “Bigger Than Us”

The United Kingdom’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has had an accusation of plagiarism leveled against it, ESC United has learned. The British submission for this year’s contest, written by Laurell Barker, Anna-Klara Folin, John Lundvik and Jonas Thander and performed by Michael Rice, bears similarities to a 2017 track by the British band 10 Reasons entitled “Giving …

EBU on lack of US broadcast of Eurovision: “This is beyond the control of the EBU.”

The EBU has provided a statement to ESC United regarding the lack of a broadcast for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in the United States (US). “The EBU can confirm that Logo TV will not be broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest this year. We are currently exploring other options so that US audiences can continue to enjoy watching the Eurovision …

Here’s who #YOU have predicted to win Eurovision 2019!

Yesterday, we asked #YOU to vote on which song you think will win tonight’s grand final, and with nearly 1,000 votes submitted we now have a result! And the result was pretty conclusive, with 42% of all of the voters predicting that the Netherlands and Duncan Laurence would be the champions of this year’s contest, matching our team’s prediction as …

ESC United team unanimously predict The Netherlands as the winner of Eurovision 2019

Photo: Andres Putting (EBU) Yesterday, the ESC United team each predicted the final rankings of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest.  We have to note that this was a very difficult decision.  However, in the end we were unanimous. The Betting Odds favorite is also our predicted winner: Duncan Laurence from The Netherlands. The Dutch were followed by Switzerland and Australia …

TONIGHT: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

From the end of the contest in Lisbon last year and the build up to Tel Aviv’s selection as a host city, from the first submissions back in September, the first selection in December, all the way through the cold winter months with hundreds of potential entries and on through the preview parties and endless media events, the time has …

Tel Aviv Today (Day 14)

It seems like we just started with the first rehearsals yesterday, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Today is already the 14th day of Eurovision in Tel Aviv. The Grand Final is tomorrow and on Sunday we will all have to look for something to fill that big void. But what happened today actually? Firstly, after midnight we …

Who do #YOU think will win the Eurovision Song Contest 2019? (Poll)

Following two nail-biting semi-finals and, according to Jon Ola Sand, some incredibly close results, we finally have our 26 runners and riders in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest final. The twenty deserving qualifiers from the semi-finals join Israel and the Big 5 in tomorrow’s big show, but of course only one can win. And that’s where #YOU come in! We …

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