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Estonia: Who should win Eesti Laul 2019?

This Saturday, the culmination of the annual Eesti Laul competition will occur in the Saku Suurhall just outside of Tallinn, Estonia. With it, the crowning of a new Estonian champion and the Baltic nation’s next representative for the Eurovision Song Contest will be known! But which of the twelve remaining acts should be on the plane to Tel Aviv? Have …

Romania: Who should win Selecția Națională 2019?

This Sunday sees the Romanian national final, Selecția Națională, take place in Bucharest, with twelve acts battling it out for the Romanian ticket to Tel Aviv. With Sunday’s show acting as the culmination of a strong field of 24 acts, it’s certainly going to be an interesting show. We wanted to know who #YOU would like to represent Romania in Tel …

Australia: Eurovision participation secured until 2023

Australia’s national broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has confirmed that the country will take part in Eurovision 2020… and 2021… and 2022… and 2023! The deal comes off the back of a successful national selection held this weekend in the Gold Coast, where Kate Miller-Heidke was chosen to represent the Oceanic nation in the song contest. SBS’ head of commissioning …

Israel: Kobi Marimi wins HaKokhav HaBa 2019!

After a marathon run in the competition’s fifth year, Israel’s artist on home soil has been decided – it’s Kobi Marimi to Tel Aviv! The 27-year-old singer from Ramat Gan, a city close to this year’s host city, won the Israeli selection process HaKokhav HaBa this evening and will therefore represent Israel in 2019. נראה שקובי מרימי רק מתחיל לפתוח …

Americans in Eurovision 2019 national selections: Matthew Dane Livingston

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. The audience silence said it all that night on January 23, 2019, when the fourth heat of Lithuania’s Nacionaline Eurovizijos Atranka took place. It was their fortune to be saved by Alen Chicco …

Nessuna sorpresa! Italian politicians howl in outrage over Mahmood’s Sanremo victory

Controversial Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini have been on the defensive today after a series of tweets passive-aggressively attacking the choice of Mahmood as winner of the 69th annual Sanremo Music Festival this weekend. Italian politicians griping about the annual Sanremo Music Festival, which is Italy’s unique national selection process and was the inspiration for the …

Serbia: Listen to the Beovizija 2019 entries

Serbia’s national final Beovizija returns for a second consecutive year, and this time it’s bigger and better! A massive 24 acts and songs will compete in this year’s three-night competition, with the winner crowned as the latest Beovizija champion and Serbia’s act for Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv. The twenty four songs competing are below, and #YOU can hear them …

Romania: Second semi-final has concluded!

Bună seara from Arad! –  It’s been 2 long weeks since the first semi-final, but tonight we had the second semi-final taking place. With that, we now know the 12 finalists for the national final next week. Live from the Banat region in western Romania, 12 acts competed in the second semi-final in order to progress to the final and still …

Romania: James reviews the Selecția Națională entries – Semi-Final 2

With tonight’s second semi-final of Selecția Națională deciding this year’s Romanian finalists, our editor James took a look at the candidates. Which acts does he feel are best? 2 Gents – Ielele James – 6 – “Despite the bass drops and the “we’re singing behind the bins” echo effects borrowed from modern pop, this song is not that interesting. With a …

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