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Bigger Than Last: Bottom Placed Eurovision Contestants Who Achieved Greatness

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 outrage: …

United Kingdom: Accusation of plagiarism aimed at “Bigger Than Us”

The United Kingdom’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has had an accusation of plagiarism leveled against it, ESC United has learned. The British submission for this year’s contest, written by Laurell Barker, Anna-Klara Folin, John Lundvik and Jonas Thander and performed by Michael Rice, bears similarities to a 2017 track by the British band 10 Reasons entitled “Giving …

TONIGHT: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

From the end of the contest in Lisbon last year and the build up to Tel Aviv’s selection as a host city, from the first submissions back in September, the first selection in December, all the way through the cold winter months with hundreds of potential entries and on through the preview parties and endless media events, the time has …

Tel Aviv Today (Day 14)

It seems like we just started with the first rehearsals yesterday, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Today is already the 14th day of Eurovision in Tel Aviv. The Grand Final is tomorrow and on Sunday we will all have to look for something to fill that big void. But what happened today actually? Firstly, after midnight we …

Who do #YOU think will win the Eurovision Song Contest 2019? (Poll)

Following two nail-biting semi-finals and, according to Jon Ola Sand, some incredibly close results, we finally have our 26 runners and riders in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest final. The twenty deserving qualifiers from the semi-finals join Israel and the Big 5 in tomorrow’s big show, but of course only one can win. And that’s where #YOU come in! We …

Tel Aviv today day 12!

One day after the first semi-final, people were of course still talking about it a lot. Where did it go wrong for some and how did other countries make it over others? Today was also the day of the jury-show for the second semi-final. The day started with a tweet from Jon Ola Sand that got us all talking. Apparently …

Tel Aviv Today: Sunday May 12 (Day Nine Roundup)

Day Nine saw the final round of second rehearsals of 2019 with the six prequalified countries having a further chance to perform and perfect their acts. We also had the orange (yellowy-red?) carpet event in the evening to mark the beginning of the contest itself! From now on, the performances count – Monday, Wednesday and Friday are the performances for …

Which Big 5 & host rehearsal impressed #YOU the most?

Yesterday afternoon, we saw the Big 5 (France, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom and Germany) and our host nation Israel rehearse on the Tel Aviv stage for the first time, marking the occasion of seeing all 41 countries perform on the Eurovision stage! Since this is all new and exciting, we wanted to know which performances #YOU were impressed by the …

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