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Junior Eurovision Roundup: Five Eliminated from Ranina, Destiny Backs Michela, and More!

The first cut is always the cruelest, and five young aspiring singers hoping to represent Georgia at Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland, were eliminated, and five progressed into next week’s Semi-Final Round. This week’s episode of Ranina, the eighth after four two-day tours of musicals, Shavnabada, Quintessence, and a capella, was the first to see contestants eliminated. Ana Berishvili, …

Tel Aviv Today: Thursday May 9 (Day Six Roundup)

Firstly an apology for the somewhat delayed posting of the Day Six roundup! I’d love to claim that it was a bank holiday to blame, but in all honesty it was mere forgetfulness! Anyway, here is your roundup from yesterday so you can relive the excitement already! Day Six’s rehearsals that went underway today were for all of the performers …

Junior Eurovision Roundup: Ranina’s Final Tour Begins; Restless Spirit Jelusić; Nevena and ZENA Impress!

It has come down to this round. After three tough rounds where a lot was asked of ten young aspiring Georgian performers, we head into the fourth and final “tour” where five of the ten Junior Eurovision 2019 potential contestants will face elimination from Ranina, the reality television contest used to select their representative in Gliwice, Poland. After a musical …

Tel Aviv Today: Sunday 5th May (Day 2)

It’s Day Two and the excitement is only growing! Eurovision 2019’s journey continued with the first rehearsal of the second group of eight songs from the first semi final. Every day, escYOUnited, your favourite Eurovision site, will be bringing you a roundup of the day’s events to make sure #YOU don’t miss a thing! The eight countries performing today were …

Tel Aviv: Watch our review of day two’s rehearsals

Day 2 of rehearsals of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is complete.  We sat down to discuss our thoughts on the rehearsals we saw today, including which of the performances we rated highly, and which country needs to improve before the second round. #YOU can catch our review of the first day’s rehearsals below; In case #YOU missed it, we …

Junior Eurovision Roundup: The Quintessence of Georgian Youth Continues, Malta Stuns the UK (again)!

It’s the second week of the Georgian movie tour this week on რანინა (Ranina), as the ten contestants are this time asked to sing songs from famous Georgian movies with the assistance of Georgian jazz sextet The Quintessence. The three female, three male sextet from Tbilisi, each possessing a unique classical singing voice, performed backup for the second batch of …

Quintessentially Georgian: Movie-themed Third Tour of Ranina kicks off

It’s the Georgian movie tour on this week and next week’s რანინა (Ranina), as the ten contestants are this time asked to sing songs from famous Georgian movies with the assistance of Georgian jazz sextet The Quintessence. The three female, three male sextet from Tbilisi, each possessing a unique classical singing voice, led five of the ten contestants this week. …

Junior Eurovision Roundup: Shavnabada Tour Marches On, Portugal Returns

Eurovision fans will have been treated to two separate Shavnabada displays this week, with their appearance as backing singers in Georgia’s Eurovision 2019 entry by Oto Nemsadze, “Keep on Going,” and in the fourth week of რანინა (Ranina), Georgia Public Broadcasting’s method of selection for Junior Eurovision 2019 in Gliwice, Poland, on November 24, 2019. Four “tours” of different themes …

Junior Eurovision RoundUp: Georgian folk tour on Ranina, Animal Drive EP released, ZENA in Amsterdam

A recent argument among fans of Eurovision is the use of The Idol, X Factor, The Voice or similar singing contest to select an entrant for Eurovision. Many fans view it as a negative influence on the contest, arguing that these contests devalue Eurovision by countries losing their identity by sending generic entrants who favor generic songs. A counterpoint is …

Eurovision in Concert: 28 acts prepare for Amsterdam event!

The first major preview event of the Eurovision 2019 calendar gets underway this weekend, as the annual Eurovision in Concert is held in Amsterdam! No less than 28 participants in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 are getting ready to hit the stage of AFAS Live this Saturday for the 11th edition of Eurovision in Concert. They are; 🇦🇱 Jonida Maliqi …

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