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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 …

The Golden Voice of Prague, Karel Gott, passes away at age 80

Karel Gott, a much beloved singer and Austria’s entrant at Eurovision 1968, passed away on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at age 80. Gott had only announced last month that he was battling acute myeloid leukemia, but his wife Ivana announced Tuesday that Gott had passed away in his sleep, surrounded by his family. Shortly before Soviet tanks rolled in to …

How professional are these professional juries?

[AdSense-B] 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 …

TONIGHT: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

[AdSense-B] From the end of the contest in Lisbon last year and the build up to Tel Aviv’s selection as a host city, from the first submissions back in September, the first selection in December, all the way through the cold winter months with hundreds of potential entries and on through the preview parties and endless media events, the time …

Who do #YOU think will win the Eurovision Song Contest 2019? (Poll)

[AdSense-B] Following two nail-biting semi-finals and, according to Jon Ola Sand, some incredibly close results, we finally have our 26 runners and riders in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest final. The twenty deserving qualifiers from the semi-finals join Israel and the Big 5 in tomorrow’s big show, but of course only one can win. And that’s where #YOU come in! …

Eurovision 2019: Here are YOUR qualifiers for Semi-Final 1!

[AdSense-B] Yesterday, we asked #YOU to vote for which ten songs you’d predict to qualify for Saturday’s Eurovision final, and #YOU certainly didn’t dissapoint! We had a massive response to the poll and we are now finally ready to reveal your results! First in the readers’ poll went to Greece’s Katerine Duska, who was predicted as the team’s runner-up in …

ESC United Semi Final 1 predictions: Australia & Greece to battle for first place

[AdSense-B] The ESC United team in Tel Aviv have watched the rehearsals many, many times and we are finally ready to reveal our predictions on who is going to qualify tonight. This was not an easy task, but Matt, Sean, Zack, David, and Fernando ranked all songs from first to last place and we then combined the results for an …

Tel Aviv Today: Monday, May 13 (Day Ten)

The rubber hit the road today as we embarked on the very first set of jury rehearsals for Semi-Final 1. 50% of the act’s score was determined by the performances in the Jury Rehearsal tonight, and the acts went up in the exact order they will at tomorrow night’s Semi-Final 1: 🇨🇾 Cyprus: Tamta – “Replay” 🇲🇦 Montenegro: D mol …

Eurovision 2019: Who do #YOU think will qualify from Semi-Final 1? (Poll)

[AdSense-B] The first full dress rehearsal of the first semi-final has now taken place in Expo Tel Aviv, Israel. With seventeen countries taking part, but only ten spots in the final up for grabs, we now have to start asking the difficult questions. Which ten countries are going to make it to Saturday’s show? Vote in our poll below for …

Tel Aviv Today: Thursday May 9 (Day Six Roundup)

[AdSense-B] Firstly an apology for the somewhat delayed posting of the Day Six roundup! I’d love to claim that it was a bank holiday to blame, but in all honesty it was mere forgetfulness! Anyway, here is your roundup from yesterday so you can relive the excitement already! Day Six’s rehearsals that went underway today were for all of the …

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