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Could LRT consider alterations to Lithuanian national final?

It would appear that Jurij Veklenko’s 11th place finish in Semi-Final 2 has caused LRT and the Lithuanian delegation to consider introducing changes to the Lithuanian national final “Eurovizijos dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka”. In an interview with 15min.lt, show producer Gediminas Jaunius admitted that “Now we are focused on a good show. We are happy arguing, sending something to “Eurovision” …

Iceland: Hatari’s use of Palestine flags pre-agreed by all group members

Controversy erupted within the Expo Tel Aviv and social media this week after the Icelandic band Hatari displayed Palestinian flags during the televoting sequence, and we want to give you the full story. This article takes no political stances nor intends to legitimize the acts of Hatari members, but report the experiences of the group during their time in Tel …

Bulgaria: Decision on 2020 participation after BNT elections in July

The Bulgarian Eurovision delegation has confirmed that they will know more about the situation for 2020 and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 after elections for a new director general of BNT take place in July. The public broadcaster responsible for sending a Bulgarian artist to the contest pulled out from 2019 due to financial concerns and the fact that …

Junior Eurovision: Albania Announces Participation!

Albania’s Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH) announced that they will be sending an entry to Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland. In an announcement on Eurovision Albania’s Facebook page, RTSH said that they will again be using the Junior Fest national selection format to select their entrant. RTSH organizon përzgjedhjen e këngës përfaqsuese në Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019 i cili …

2019 Results: EBU officially changes final results thanks to Belarus’s jury mix up!

The European Broadcasting Union issued a statement today stating that the official results of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 have been changed due to a mix up with Belarus’s aggregated jury points. Belarus’s real jury had been dismissed after revealing who they voted for after the first semi final, so the EBU attempted to use an aggregated jury to make …

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 …

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 …

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