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Americans in Eurovision 2019 national selections: Matthew Dane Livingston

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. The audience silence said it all that night on January 23, 2019, when the fourth heat of Lithuania’s Nacionaline Eurovizijos Atranka took place. It was their fortune to be saved by Alen Chicco …

The ESCUnited Team celebrates #100DaysToEurovision

As of today, we are officially 100 days away from the Grand Final for the 64th edition of the contest, and in order to celebrate, the official Eurovision channel has issued a call to celebrate the occasion. The contest has been hosted by 26 different countries in it’s long history, and will be returning to Israel for the 3rd time …

Eurovision Buzzkill Alert: The Great British Whinge-A-Rama Begins!

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. It didn’t take long. Almost as soon as the six artists and three songs were announced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for “Eurovision: You Decide”, the moaning began on Twitter. “They are …

Do Semis Really Matter? – The Importance of a Good Semi Result

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. It occurred to me last week, during the results live stream after the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision, that the debate had centred on which of the two semi-final winners would be the …

Eurovision Dodged a Bullet, Part One: San Marino picks Serhat!

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. San Marino breathed a sigh of relief on Monday when it was announced that it was Serhat, and not the celebrity gossip magazine reality TV “star” Rodrigo Alves, who would represent the microstate …

Eurovision Buzzkill Alert: Beware the Bretanocalypse!

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. Hello Eurovision, Chicago calling. You may have heard we are sending one of our finest over to Romania to try out for your shindig. Now, as good as you think 16-year-old Romanian-American singer …

Another Eurovision season, another debate on the return of the orchestra

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole. The first national final of the Eurovision 2019 season began on December 20 with Festivali i Këngës 57. For many long-time fans, the Albania national final recalls the days of the past because …

I wish it could be Eurovision every day – Wizzard’s Roy Wood enters A Song for Europe 1972

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. As the national finals begin rolling out for Eurovision 2019, we take a look at some highlights from national contests past and artists who went on to achieve success after their participation. Today, …

Marching on to Eurovision 1965

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. As the national finals begin rolling out for Eurovision 2019, we take a look at some highlights from national contests past and artists who went on to achieve success after their participation. Today, …

YouTube Experiment: Top 10 most liked entries of 2018

This editorial is written from the opinions of the author, and does not necessarily reflect the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. So, the other day Netta’s “Toy” broke the 100 million view barrier on YouTube and became the first song from the Lisbon contest to do such a thing, and the second ever after the …

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