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Monty Python’s Flying Circus Turns 50: Relive their Eurovision 1969 Parody [Updated]

On October 5, 1969, the world of comedy changed forever as the British Broadcasting Corporation aired the very first episode of the absurdist and avant garde comedy sketch series Monty Python’s Flying Circus. From Saturday Night Live to The Young Ones to anything on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, there is a large swarthe of anarchic and irreverent and anti-establishment comedy …

#YOUrovision 2019 – The results (45-41)

It’s time to continue our countdown of the top 50 national final entries from 2019, as voted for by #YOU, our faithful viewers and readers! Time to see who finished between 45th and 41st place… 45 🇫🇷 Chimène Badi – Là-haut The first of a number of entries from France’s Destination Eurovision, La-haut impressed with its stomping powerful pop sound, …

From Eurovision to Musical Theater: Lyn Paul returns for the 2019-2020 Blood Brothers National Tour

Fans of the New Seekers rejoiced this summer when legendary performer and actress Lyn Paul was announced for the farewell tour of Bill Kenwright’s hit musical Blood Brothers. For those who haven’t followed Paul’s astonishing career following Eurovision, here’s a crash course. After Eurovision 1972, The New Seekers released many singles which charted on the UK Singles Chart and the …

United Kingdom: BMG collaboration is a step in the right direction, but now is the time to be daring

[AdSense-B] The below editorial features the personal opinion of the author, and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its editors. Earlier this week, the BBC surprised British Eurovision fans by announcing that they had actually made a wise decision when it comes to selecting the hopeful for the contest, as a deal between …

You Know the Name, You Know the Number: James Bond 007 at Eurovision (Part Two)

[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. Every couple of years, a song pops along at Eurovision that has the fanbase cooing over it being “Bond-esque.” Two recent examples are Austrian Conchita Wurst’s magnificent power ballad “Rise Like a Phoenix” (2014) …

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 …

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

[AdSense-B] 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 …

TONIGHT: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

[AdSense-B] 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 …

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