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Junior Eurovision Roundup: Ranina’s Final Tour Begins; Restless Spirit Jelusić; Nevena and ZENA Impress!

It has come down to this round. After three tough rounds where a lot was asked of ten young aspiring Georgian performers, we head into the fourth and final “tour” where five of the ten Junior Eurovision 2019 potential contestants will face elimination from Ranina, the reality television contest used to select their representative in Gliwice, Poland. After a musical …

Who are the juries for Eurovision 2019?

The EBU have revealed the list of juries that each country have put forward to give their points in Tel Aviv. This is of course a big deal, since 50% of the score is given by these exact same jury members. Time to do some digging and give you the facts about this year’s judges! There are a lot of …

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 …

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