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Marching on to Eurovision 1965: Legendary songwriter Les Reed passes away at age 83

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. Famous songwriter Les Reed, behind some of the biggest hits in the United Kingdom of the 1960s and 1970s, passed away today at age 83. Les Reed, alongside his writing partner Barry Mason, …

Not All Who Wander Are Lost – A Kazakh icon tries out for Eurovision 2005

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. With talk of Kazakhstan potentially competing at Eurovision in the not-too-distant future after a debut appearance at the Junior version and awaiting word on a second attempt there, we go back to the …

I Live Among the People of the Sea: Italian Pop Pioneers Set Sail for Eurovision 1987

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. “I, I live among the creatures of the night. I haven’t got the will to try and fight. Against a new tomorrow, so I’ll guess I’ll just believe it, that tomorrow never comes.” …

And if this World Runs Out of Lovers, We’ll Still have Eurovision 1977

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. When we speak of curses in Eurovision, we usually mean being doomed to play in the second slot of the evening. And no matter how long a winless drought has gone on in …

To boldly go where Eurovision has not gone before: BBC hires Star Trek composer for Eurovision 2009

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’s been a long road, getting from there to here. It’s been a long time, but my time is finally near. And I will see my dream come alive at last, I will …

Playing with the Boys: Top Gun composers buzz the tower at Eurovision 1979

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 preparations begin for Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel, we take a look at some highlights from Israeli contests past or colorful and endearing Israeli artists. Today, we go back to Eurovision …

Sleepwalking to Eurovision 2000: An iconic metal band tries out for Finland

As the national finals continue 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, after Darude’s “Look Away” was selected for Finland, we go back to Finland’s national selection final in 2000, when Darude’s “Sandstorm” was in the European and North …

Black Lace v. Smokie: A Plagiarism row roils Eurovision 1979 in Israel

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. There’s an old French saying that is applicable to anyone going through another annual cycle of watching Eurovision national selections: “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose,” roughly translated as the more …

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 …

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