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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 …

Eurovision This Decade: Czech Republic

[AdSense-B] All opinions expressed in this article are those of the editor quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. Hello and welcome back to Eurovision This Decade! We as a team have looked back at the decade that was the 2010’s and looked at every country’s journey. Today …

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 …

Tel Aviv Today (Day 14)

[AdSense-B] It seems like we just started with the first rehearsals yesterday, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Today is already the 14th day of Eurovision in Tel Aviv. The Grand Final is tomorrow and on Sunday we will all have to look for something to fill that big void. But what happened today actually? Firstly, after midnight …

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! …

These are the qualifiers! (and what else happened yesterday?)

[AdSense-B] We witnessed the first semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest yesterday. We saw 10 countries qualify after a very good and smooth running show. So who are these qualifiers? I think our team’s reaction video is best to watch for that. You can really get a good taste of how tense this reveal was and which were the …

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 …

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