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Junior Eurovision RoundUp: Georgian folk tour on Ranina, Animal Drive EP released, ZENA in Amsterdam

A recent argument among fans of Eurovision is the use of The Idol, X Factor, The Voice or similar singing contest to select an entrant for Eurovision. Many fans view it as a negative influence on the contest, arguing that these contests devalue Eurovision by countries losing their identity by sending generic entrants who favor generic songs. A counterpoint is …

The “Expert” Panel reviews Croatia: Roko – The Dream | (Eurovision 2019)

It’s back! The (in)famous ESC United “Expert” Panel is returning once again! While we don’t claim to be professionally qualified to judge anything, we certainly have strong opinions, so our staff and editors got together to review all 41 of the songs taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 which will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel this May.  …

Junior Eurovision Round-Up: Tuleshova conquers USA, new Animal Drive EP

While the adults are battling it out to see who gets to represent their countries at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, two alumni from Junior Eurovision are busy conquering the United States. Daneliya Tuleshova, who represented Kazakhstan and placed 6th in their debut appearance at Junior Eurovision 2018, has been dazzling American audiences in the CBS show The World’s …

Croatia: Roko wins Dora with “The Dream!”

Croatia have made their choice for Eurovision 2019! After eight years off, HRT, the Croatian broadcaster, organized their traditional national final, Dora, this time held in Opatija Sports Hall. 16 acts took the stage, and local Eurovision stars Vanna and Dino Jelušić performed as interval act, along with Mia Negovetić, who won a local children’s talent show and was featured on …

TONIGHT: Super Saturday 2019

There’s always one weekend in the Eurovision calendar that promises to deliver, and that special weekend is upon us – it’s Super Saturday 2019! And this year, it’s a whopper. No less than eleven selection shows are taking place across Europe to make it the busiest night by far of this year’s selection calendar. Tonight sees the return of a …

Croatia: 16 Participants to take part in Dora 2019

Last time this national final was held is now 8 years ago and for 2019, the Croatian national final will finally be making a return to both Croatian and international viewers. The Croatian national final known as “Dora”, is finally back on our screens. In the past few years, the Croatian broadcaster has promised us that in the near future …

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 …

Croatia: Sixteen acts over three nights for Dora 2019?

The Croatian broadcaster HRT is expected to select sixteen acts for Dora 2019, the selection process that will choose the Croatian entry for Tel Aviv. The news, which has been reported in the Croatian media outlet Slobodna Dalmacija, also seems to confirm that the show will take place with a music festival feel over three nights in the coastal town …

Croatia: National selection Dora to return in 2019

Croatia’s broadcaster HRT confirmed some time ago that Croatia would be competing in Tel Aviv next year, but today some more news has come from the small Balkan country. Its renowned national selection Dora is returning after a seven-year break, with the last show taking place in 2011 with Daria Kinzer winning and representing Croatia at that years Eurovision in …

Croatia: Franka “Istria is the Croatian Tuscany, you have to go!”

Earlier today, we got to speak to the enthusiastic and adorable Franka from Croatia, and we spoke about her favourite locations in Croatia, her thoughts about how her rehearsals have gone in Lisbon and what she would do on stage if she won a Grammy award! #YOU can see our interview with Croatia’s artist Frank below, and if #YOU like …

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