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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 …

Do Semis Really Matter? – The Importance of a Good Semi Result

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. It occurred to me last week, during the results live stream after the second semi-final of Destination Eurovision, that the debate had centred on which of the two semi-final winners would be the …

Malta: Ira Losco releases One in a Million

[AdSense-B] Malta’s two-time representative Ira Losco has returned to the music business with her latest music video. The song, “One in a Million”, is the first new release from the Eurovision 2002 runner-up since last summer and is a slow-building danceable pop song. The video features sparse shots of Ira performing the song with a male and female lead portraying …

National Finals: The Route To Success?

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. Last year, I wrote an article which showed that, for the last ten years, it seems to make little difference whether an entry was selected via a national final or through internal selection. …

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 …

Austria: Cesár Sampson to take centre stage in Lisbon!

Stepping out of the shadows and into the limelight is always a great feeling for any artist, and many over the years have done so in Eurovision, including Tijana Bogicevic (Serbia) and Imri (Israel) from the Kyiv contest. Now, Austria have confirmed their artist, and ORF have decided to promote one of Bulgaria’s recent backing singers as their main artist… …

Måns Zelmerlöw to become a father

[AdSense-B] Sweden’s hero in 2015, Mans Zelmerlow, has announced that he is set to have a “small hero” of his own this evening, and has confirmed on Facebook that he is expecting a baby with his fiancée, British actress Ciara Janson. The couple began dating last year and got engaged in June of this year. Zelmerlöw has since relocated to …

Belgium: Loïc Nottet and Laura Tesoro release new singles

One of the most promising talents of recent Eurovision contests is the Belgian starlet Loïc Nottet, who has achieved millions of views on YouTube with his songs “Mud Blood”, “Million Eyes”, his covers of Sia’s “Chandelier” and his 2015 Eurovision entry “Rhythm Inside”. [AdSense-B] Now, the young Walloon has this evening released the RnB inspired, Halloween-themed single “Doctor”, with an accompanying …

The biggest shock of Melfest 2017? It’s not quite what you think…

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. As the semi finals of Melodifestivalen close for another year, most Eurovision fans’ thoughts turn to the “Andra Chansen” (AC) round where, surprisingly, Loreen, the Eurovision winner from 2012, will be battling to …

United Kingdom: Darline reveal new single

Remember Darline, the female country duo who were one of the front-runners in the UK’s selection last year? They’re back almost a year later, and their first professional single has certainly shown their sound has developed since the show in February 2016! Yesterday the duo released “Fall Deep”, their first official single available on streaming and purchasing sites. The guitars …

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