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Cultural critic Clive James passes away at age 80

Famed Australian-born cultural critic, author, television host, and writer Clive James passed away on November 24, 2019 at age 80 at his home in Cambridge, England. Eurovision did not escape his famous scathing wit, with some of the most memorable and infamous comments about the contest having come from his pen. According to a statement today by James’s representatives United …

Sweden: Meet the 2020 Melodifestivalen Participants

SVT is gearing up for the upcoming Melodifestivalen season, with the first Semi-Final starting on the 1st of February 2019. This morning SVT held a press conference to present us with the participants as follows : Semi Final 1 – Linkoping – 1st February Malou Pritz – Ballerina Felix Sandman – Boys with Emotions OVO – Inga problem The Mamas …

Sweden: High expectations for Melodifestivalen 2020

It’s all gearing up in Sweden for the next edition of Melodifestivalen. Tomorrow the official artists and song titles announcement is expected, and the Eurovision community can’t wait! What do we know so far?  The 60th edition of the competition will be held between 1st February and 7th March 2019. Linkoping, Gothenburg, Lulea & Malmö will host the semi-finals while …

A few words: Ranking the Eurovision winner speeches in the 2010s

Before the article, a disclaimer – the below editorial is tongue-in-cheek and written from the personal opinion of the author, and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as an outlet, its contributors or anyone associated with Eurovision. So, you’ve just won the Eurovision Song Contest. Congratulations! Obviously, the above can only come true for one act in …

Sweden: Carola to return to Melodifestivalen

Carola, three-time participant for Sweden and one of the most iconic Melodifestivalen and Eurovision performers, will return to the competition in 2020, according to Aftonbladet’s Tobbe Ek. The five-time participant and Eurovision 1991 champion will return with a self-penned track about her Christian faith, This marks the first time she appears with a song she wrote and will be making …

New details emerge regarding ABBA’s new music

After winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, the group ABBA quickly rose to international fame, becoming one of the most commercially successful acts in popular music. Arguably they are one of the most successful winners of the Eurovision Song Contest to date next to Céline Dion. However, following the group’s official break-up in 1982, the world had to face the …

Denmark Find True North and Win Eurovision Choir 2019!

[AdSense-B] As Jury Chairman John Rutter told the assembled choirs, every choir was a winner by virtue of being able to sing among the best choirs in Europe onstage at the Partille Arena, but it was Denmark’s experienced Vocal Line and their contemporary sound that won the title of Eurovision Choir 2019. Jury member Deke Sharon told Vocal Line after …

The Cheez-It and Boxed Wine Lovers’ Guide to Eurovision Choir 2019

[AdSense-B] 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. There are two great pieces of news to come out this week to take your minds off terrible news like Trump’s racist “Go Back Home” tweets, the United Kingdom now being led …

Oh, Say Can You See the Americans who Participated in Eurovision 2019 and its National Selections?

[AdSense-B] Happy Independence Day to our American readers, or Happy Traitors’ Day if you are of an English persuasion! Despite the day being a celebration of telling Old Europe where to stick their old order, why not use this day to highlight Americans who participated at Eurovision 2019 in Tel Aviv or in the national selection process? Americans have had …

Bigger Than Last: Bottom Placed Eurovision Contestants Who Achieved Greatness

[AdSense-B] 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. Pity poor Michael Rice. The knives were out before he even took the stage at the Grand Final in Tel Aviv and came in last place. The British press burped in full …

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