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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 …

The push to a culture of safety at the Eurovision Song Contest

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.   Injury prevention. When I am not captivated by all things Eurovision, this is my day job. As a researcher, epidemiologist, and professor at a university located in the Southern United States, this …

Junior Eurovision: What happened to 2003 winner Dino Jelusić?

With the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 taking place this weekend, our editorialist James Maude takes an in-depth look at the impact winning the contest can have on a young performer’s career. What ever happened to Croatia’s inaugural winner Dino Jelusić? The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of escYOUnited, its …

To LED or Not LED, That is the Question

When diagrams of a Eurovision stage are released, there is usually a grand response, in both a positive and negative way. But when the Eurovision stage for Lisbon was announced, it seemed that the negatives outweighed the positives tenfold. Had Weider lost his design skill? Would this design ruin the entire Eurovision experience? Was the stage even that bad? The …

Reviewing the Reviews: The “Expert” Panel Uncovered!

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. Well the epic marathon of “Expert” Panel reviews has finally come to a close… OR SO YOU THOUGHT!! Never one to let an opportunity to play with numbers pass by, I thought it …

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