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Spain: Dates revealed for Spain’s Eurovision 2020 Pre-Party

Blas Canto is not the only news coming from Spain these days. As part of the yearly round-up of Eurovision pre-parties, Spain’s ES 2020 Party have announced their dates and the location for their event. This is the event’s fourth iteration and will be taking place in the same venue. The Spanish Pre-Party has become a recent staple of the …

Slovenia announces the 18 artists for the new EMA FREŠ pre-selection

Following their success at the 2018 and 2019 contest with “Hvala, ne” and “Sebi”, the Slovenia broadcaster RTVSLO has announced the 18 candidates for EMA FREŠ: the new pre-selection competition for EMA. After Zala and Gasper qualified in Tel Aviv, the broadcaster has realized that the audience of Eurovision is becoming progressively younger and that they have garnered success from …

A modest proposal for the BBC and BMG: Send Boy George to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020

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. A month ago, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Bertlesmann Music Group (BMG) announced that the BBC will outsource the selection of artist and song for the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020 to …

Sweden: Carola to return to Melodifestivalen

Carola, three-time participant for Sweden and one of the most iconic Melodifestivalen and Eurovision performers, will return to the competition in 2020, according to Aftonbladet’s Tobbe Ek. The five-time participant and Eurovision 1991 champion will return with a self-penned track about her Christian faith, This marks the first time she appears with a song she wrote and will be making …

Russia: Dima Bilan hints at wanting a third try at Eurovision

Russia’s sole victor in the Eurovision Song Contest, Dima Bilan, has hinted that he would be interested in returning for a third time to the contest if the selection of the Russian candidate was opened back up to the public. The Russian representative for Eurovision has been selected internally each year since 2013, with Channel One and VGTRK rotating the …

Survival of the Hippest – Country Spotlight: CZECH REPUBLIC

Located in the centre of Europe is a dapper, but critically overlooked country that has made a lot of progress over the years since their return. After back-to-back successes it is time to assess the chances of the Czech Republic. Before we start,  a disclaimer: This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity. Also, swearing, strong opinions …

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