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EDITORIAL: And the song that best describes my Tel Aviv Eurovision experience is…

…Germany’s “Sister” No wait! Seriously! Come back! Despite all my issues with the staging and presentation of the Germany entry this year, like all Eurovision songs to me, there is value in them, including this song. (And kudos to the two ladies from S!sters constantly making the most of their time in the Eurovision spotlight!)  But let me explain… “I’m …

Could LRT consider alterations to Lithuanian national final?

It would appear that Jurij Veklenko’s 11th place finish in Semi-Final 2 has caused LRT and the Lithuanian delegation to consider introducing changes to the Lithuanian national final “Eurovizijos dainų konkurso nacionalinė atranka”. In an interview with 15min.lt, show producer Gediminas Jaunius admitted that “Now we are focused on a good show. We are happy arguing, sending something to “Eurovision” …

Iceland: Hatari’s use of Palestine flags pre-agreed by all group members

Controversy erupted within the Expo Tel Aviv and social media this week after the Icelandic band Hatari displayed Palestinian flags during the televoting sequence, and we want to give you the full story. This article takes no political stances nor intends to legitimize the acts of Hatari members, but report the experiences of the group during their time in Tel …

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 …

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 …

Eurovision 2019: Who do #YOU think will qualify from Semi-Final 2? (Poll)

The first full dress rehearsal of the second semi-final has now taken place in Expo Tel Aviv, Israel. With eighteen countries taking part, but only ten spots in the final up for grabs, we now have to start asking the difficult questions. Which ten countries are going to make it to Saturday’s show? Vote in our poll below for who #YOU think will …

The American Song Contest: What do we know so far?

Earlier today, Sean attended the press conference for The American Song Contest, a new EBU venture launched by Christer Björkman across the pond. Here’s everything that we know about the new Stateside contest from this conference! 🇺🇸 The background Discussions regarding bringing the Eurovision format to the United States  began during the production of Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv, with constructive …

ESC United Eurovision 2019 Rehearsals Live Stream – Semi-Final 2 1st Dress Rehearsal

Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)   Good afternoon, Tel Aviv. What an exciting night Semi-Final 1 was!  But no rest for us in the press center, on stage, or behind the cameras as we prepare for the first full-length Dress Rehearsal of Semi-Final 2. Today, we will see the first run-through of the show, including the postcards and the interval acts. …

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