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Lisbon: This is the allocation draw

One of the most important events for each Eurovision season is the allocation draw, in which the participating countries find out which semi-final they will take part in in Lisbon! It was held earlier today and it brought some interesting results! The event started with the traditional symbolic exchange of the host city key (known as the insignia). Started way …

Portugal: Who will succeed Salvador Sobral?

The pressure is on, since RTP, host broadcaster of this years Eurovision Song Contest, has just recently revealed who will take part in the Portuguese national final, Festival da Canção! Festival da Canção 2018 will consist of 2 semi-finals and 1 grand final, with the winner getting the honor of representing Portugal on home soil. After months of waiting, the …

Eurovision 2018: Start planning – venues and info revealed!

Heading over to Lisbon in May but not sure what RTP has in store for #YOU? Want to work out where to party the night away or where the special blue carpet ceremony will be taking place? Fear not – all has now been revealed by the Portuguese national broadcaster! The channel has confirmed that this year’s Euroclub will be …

Podcast: The hosts, Czech Republic and France’s Destination Eurovision

In today’s ESC United Know-it-Alls podcast, Matt, Zach and Efe discuss several topics including the hosts, the six songs in the Czech’s National Final as well as Frances Destination Eurovision. Also, the Czech Republic finally has another National Final where six songs are fighting for the privilege to represent their country in Lisbon. The panel goes through each song and …

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 …

Video: Salvador Sobral’s successful heart transplant

Fans of Salvador Sobral can rejoice: The talented singer who won the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine just underwent a successful heart transplantation surgery. Watch the video below for more information:   The singer announced in September that he had to take a hiatus from his professional life to take care of his health. You can watch our …

RTP reveal stage design for Eurovision 2018

Over the past few months the Portuguese national broadcaster RTP has been building up the branding and profile of its first ever Eurovision hosting to expert precision, and today the latest in a line of exciting announcements was dropped, as the Portuguese channel revealed the ideas behind the stage design for Eurovision 2018! The backdrop design carries through the nautical …

Lisbon 2018: All Aboard!

Portuguese national broadcaster, RTP, and the EBU have revealed the logo and the slogan for the next years contest! ALL ABOARD! Next stop: Lisbon! #Eurovision 2018 pic.twitter.com/YrgUPSd5Uk — Eurovision (@Eurovision) November 7, 2017 As you can see the slogan is All Aboard. There is no secret the it represents the sea, the ships and all those species living underwater. Various …

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