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Tornike train keeps on rolling to Rotterdam, Shengelia departs fifth elimination episode of Georgian Idol

It is officially his crown to lose as Tornike Kipiani earned his fourth leader title in a row. In a Giya Kancheli themed episode, Kipiani experimented with a classical Georgian favorite and it paid off handsomely, as Kipiani ran away with the win with 29.09% of the vote. Barbara Samkharadze came in second for the third week in a row …

More information to Czech out: Updates to the Czech Republic’s National Final

The official broadcaster of the Czech Republic, Česka Televize, has announced that there will be seven acts competing to represent the central European nation in Rotterdam, 2020. The Czech Republic’s unique online national final will count with seven competing, curiously one less than last year’s selection. Source: Česka Televize The broadcaster has yet to comment on the reduction from eight …

It’s all good! Vincent Bueno to represent Austria with “Alive” at Eurovision 2020!

Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) revealed earlier this morning that singer – songwriter Vincent Bueno will represent Austria at Eurovision 2020 with an up-tempo song called “Alive.” “Alive,” which will be released shortly before the song submission deadline in early March 2020, will have “personal hashtags” as a theme, with drawing positivity from within tying these hashtags together. Say hey …

An Uneducated Guide to the Eurovision 2020 Postcard Concept

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. Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS revealed today the concept behind the postcards for Eurovision 2020 to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The brief postcard, the video introduction to each competing artist at the contest, …

Albania: Songs have been released for Festivali i Këngës 58

They are the early birds every season, and once again, the country of the two-headed black eagle is once again about to start up the season. Despite a disastrous earthquake that’s heavily damaged the country and even been named the deadliest earthquake of 2019, the show and spirit must go on! Festivali i Këngës 58 Rumors started to surround, that …

Tornike makes it three in a row and Guchmanidze out after intense Georgian Idol elimination round

It was an intense live show of Georgian Idol, as Tornike Kipiani kept his cool during a stage invasion while performing a very eccentric take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane (I only want to say)”. No matter, though, as Tornike received the most votes for the third week in the row and did not let the bearded stage invader who …

Albania: Festivali i Këngës moved to January?

In a break from tradition, albeit in extraordinary circumstances, it seems that Albania’s national selection for Eurovision and one of the nation’s traditional festivals will move from its usual December timeslot, according to the news site Lajmi.net. Following the devastating earthquakes that hit the Balkan nation in November, the national broadcaster RTSH looks set to announce the move of Festivali …

Celine Dion’s “Courage” album sales break unwanted Billboard record

It was great news last week for Celine Dion’s latest album “Courage” as it topped the Billboard 200 with 113,000 equivalent sales units. It was not great news this week for Celine Dion’s latest album “Courage” as sales plummeted in its second week, becoming the first ever record in American history to debut at Number 1 and fall out of …

Rotterdam: Open up to our new stage

Moments ago the official Eurovision website presented the new stage design, and it is no surprise that the stage was designed by Eurovision familiar Florian Wieder. When talking about the design, he stated that the stage presents a connection between the sky, the sea, and the land. Wieder also mentioned that the stage design was inspired by the canals and …

Anyone You Want To Be – Country Spotlight: POLAND

I promised myself that I would report on the JESC winner next – fully expecting it to be Spain – but Poland pulled off back-to-back wins, so here we are.  Could this sudden surge translate itself in success in adult Eurovision?  But first, the usual disclaimer: NOTE – This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity, as …

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