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TONIGHT: Super Saturday 2019

There’s always one weekend in the Eurovision calendar that promises to deliver, and that special weekend is upon us – it’s Super Saturday 2019! And this year, it’s a whopper. No less than eleven selection shows are taking place across Europe to make it the busiest night by far of this year’s selection calendar. Tonight sees the return of a …

Australia Decides Kate Miller-Heidke Is Off To Tel Aviv!

In an unusual turn of events, Europe woke up this morning to the first EVER Australia Decides – Australia’s debut national selection for Eurovision! The time zones meant that we Europeans got to enjoy the show just after breakfast and boy did we love it! The show launched with a spectacular rendition of “Tonight Again” by Casey Donovan before our hosts, …

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 …

Forum Ranking Game: Albania wins round one!

Over on our forum, the members of our online community have been posting their rankings of the 2019 entries so far, with a new winner decided each week. The first round of Eurovision 2019 has just concluded, and it is Albania that has come out on top in the three-nation face-off. Round One results In a poll where 68 members …

British artists call on BBC to boycott Eurovision 2019 in Israel

With the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Eurovision: You Decide coming on February 8, 2019, over 50 prominent British performers, composers and writers wrote an open letter in The Guardian to call on the BBC to press the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to relocate Eurovision 2019 from Israel. These artists, including former Genesis frontman and solo artist Peter Gabriel, film directors …

Want to join the escYOUnited team? Here’s how!

With 2018 now behind us and the excitement of a new year looming in 2019, the Tel Aviv contest comes into focus sharper than ever. With it comes endless scope for drama, excitement and entertainment as the numerous national selections unfold across Europe, leading into the promotional trail to Israel and right through to rehearsals and the main event itself. …

Want to join the escYOUnited team? Here’s how!

As another summer disappears behind us in the blink of an eye, we’re getting back to business and it’s the most exciting time of all, as another Eurovision season gets underway! That’s right, the calendar has ticked over into September and we are very close to a host city announcement, and with that comes the beginning of the never-ending Eurovision …

Eurovision In Concert – View From The Audience

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. Last weekend, over three quarters of this year’s Eurovision acts headed to Amsterdam and the AFAS Live arena for the tenth Eurovision in Concert. I’m sure many of you will have seen their …

Lisbon 2018: Updates as the stage nears completion

It’s a very exciting moment in the Eurovision sphere of influence, as the dust settles on the pre-parties of Amsterdam, London, Madrid, Tel Aviv, Moscow and Riga and the calm fortnight before the storm stretches out in front of us. How could we possible keep ourselves entertained in this time? Well, we can start to imagine what the contest will …

Eurovision 2018: The stage begins to take shape!

While the starts of this year’s contest have been making themselves known across the continent, and with the majority assembling in Amsterdam, the production crew of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest have been hard at work in the Altice Arena in Lisbon! Ola Melzig, a familiar name to many as the lead co-ordinator of the annual efforts to put together …

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