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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 …

Loving You is a Winning Game – The Netherlands Win Eurovision 2019!

#YOU called it, the bookies called it, Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” won Eurovision 2019 for The Netherlands! Though he won neither the jury’s top spot nor the televoters’ top spot, “Arcade” garnered enough points from both to ensure The Netherlands’s first Eurovision win since Teach-In’s win 44 years ago with “Ding A Dong.” This is the official Eurovision Song Contest scorecard …

TONIGHT: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

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 has …

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

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! We …

Running Order of Saturday’s Grand Final Released!

The running order for this Saturday’s Grand Final has been revealed. The 14th spot for Israel’s Kobi Marimi and “Home” was made back in March 2019, and the draws for which half each country would be placed was made after the Semi-Finals on Tuesday and Thursday evening. The final placement was done by Contest Producer Christer Bjorkman and Eurovision Executive …

The American Song Contest: What do we know so far?

Earlier today, Sean attended the press conference for The American Song Contest, a new EBU venture launched by Christer Björkman across the pond. Here’s everything that we know about the new Stateside contest from this conference! 🇺🇸 The background Discussions regarding bringing the Eurovision format to the United States  began during the production of Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv, with constructive …

TONIGHT: Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision Song Contest 2019

After months of preparation, selection shows, dramatic twists and turns, rehearsals and media events, it’s finally crunch time for seventeen of this year’s participants. Tonight, the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 begins with the first semi-final, live from Tel Aviv! We will be live with the final rehearsal at 15:00 CET before tonight’s live Semi-Final, where we will provide a pre-show, …

Jon Ola Sand: “We Do Not Have a Signed Contract with (Madonna)”

Eurovision’s executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand confirmed reports at today’s Eurovision press conference in Tel Aviv, Israel, that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) does not have a signed contract with Madonna. With only five days to go, Sand’s announcement has no doubt caused a stir over whether or not we will see Madonna perform her two planned songs – “Like …

Share the Joy: Junior Eurovision 2019 Slogan and Logo Revealed!

At the Junior Eurovision press conference held today in Tel Aviv, the European Broadcasting Union and Junior Eurovision 2019 host broadcaster Telewizja Polska (TVP) revealed this year’s slogan and logo. The press conference, with Project Manager Gert Kark, TVP Creative Director Konrad Smuga, TVP Project Coordinator Marta Piekarska, and Junior Eurovision 2018 winner Roksana Węgiel, revealed that “Share the Joy” …

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