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Cyprus: Eleni Foureira will be flying to Lisbon with the song “Fuego”

This morning, eurovision.tv confirmed the participation of Eleni Foureira and her song “Fuego” as Cyprus’ entry for Eurovision 2018. Foureira’s participation had previously been rumored but was confirmed today. Who is  Eleni Foureira? Eleni was born in 1987 in Albania and been interested in music for a long time. She grew up in Athens, Greece and used to be a …

Melodifestivalen Voting Changes: Too Much Power to the People?

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. Today the official Melodifestivalen Twitter account announced that the decision had been made to change the jury voting system used since 1999 from a 12-10-8-6-4-2-1 system to a Eurovision-style 12-10-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. This means that …

TONIGHT: Three shows across Europe!

Tonight truly kicks off the busy period in any Eurovision fans’ life, as we begin to dust off our second monitors or our phones and prepare to multitask – that’s right, national final season 2018 is in full swing! Tonight, three shows will take place in three separate areas of Europe. Want to know what’s going on on Saturday? Then …

National Finals: The Route To Success?

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 year, I wrote an article which showed that, for the last ten years, it seems to make little difference whether an entry was selected via a national final or through internal selection. …

France: Spot On The 18 Competitors

Mesdames et Messieurs, France has just recently published all the names that will take part in the French national final, which goes under the name “Destination Eurovision”, and one of these 18 acts will represent France in the grand final in Lisbon. The question as it stands is, who will it be, and can he, she or they deliver? Let’s …

Let The Public Decide… Or Not?

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 trees are up, you’ve heard the same old songs one hundred times already and you’ve not even got to open THIS year’s pair of socks from some almost-forgotten aunt, yet the 2018 …

Romania: 72 Entries Submitted to TVR

The Eurovision 2018 season is about to start, when Albania will as the first country, select their entry for the upcoming contest in Lisbon. In the meantime, we’re still getting all sorts of information lately from all the countries that are planning to take part in the contest, and today Romania revealed some more details for us. Why so many …

Melodifestivalen 2018: These are the participants

SVT is gearing up for the upcoming Melodifestivalen season, which the first Semi-Final will start on the 3rd February 2018. This morning SVT held a press conference to present us the The participants are as follows: 03/02/2018: Semi-final 1 – Karlstad, Löfbergs Arena Renaida – All the feels  (Laurell Barker, Jon Hällgren, Peter Barringer, Lukas Hällgren) Benjamin Ingrosso – Dance you off …

TONIGHT: Eurovision 2017 Semi-Final 2

It’s only been two days since the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 kicked off in dramatic style (I know, some of us are still reeling over Finland!) but we have to dust ourselves down and get going, because 18 more countries are set to take to the Eurovision stage! Tonight’s 18 acts can be found below; ?? SERBIA – Tijana Bogićević …

Osram plans to light up Kyiv during the live shows!

Osram, the lighting company who have partnered with the EBU and Eurovision for the third year running, are all set to light up the sights of Kyiv during the live shows as people register their votes. The official Eurovision app will have a voting feature which, much like in Stockholm last year, will light up landmarks around the Ukrainian capital depending …

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