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Finland: Darude and Sebastian Rejman release “Superman”

Finland’s representatives in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, Darude and Sebastian Rejman, have released their second potential entry “Superman”. The track, released alongside a humorous video involving Darude saving the day on numerous occasions, sees a more traditional dance track structure and a slight sample of the harsh synths prominent in Darude’s mega hit “Sandstorm”. #YOU can listen to “Superman” …

Australia: Eurovision participation secured until 2023

Australia’s national broadcaster Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) has confirmed that the country will take part in Eurovision 2020… and 2021… and 2022… and 2023! The deal comes off the back of a successful national selection held this weekend in the Gold Coast, where Kate Miller-Heidke was chosen to represent the Oceanic nation in the song contest. SBS’ head of commissioning …

Israel: Kobi Marimi wins HaKokhav HaBa 2019!

After a marathon run in the competition’s fifth year, Israel’s artist on home soil has been decided – it’s Kobi Marimi to Tel Aviv! The 27-year-old singer from Ramat Gan, a city close to this year’s host city, won the Israeli selection process HaKokhav HaBa this evening and will therefore represent Israel in 2019. נראה שקובי מרימי רק מתחיל לפתוח …

Americans in Eurovision 2019 national selections: Matthew Dane Livingston

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. The audience silence said it all that night on January 23, 2019, when the fourth heat of Lithuania’s Nacionaline Eurovizijos Atranka took place. It was their fortune to be saved by Alen Chicco …

Romania: Second semi-final has concluded!

Bună seara from Arad! –  It’s been 2 long weeks since the first semi-final, but tonight we had the second semi-final taking place. With that, we now know the 12 finalists for the national final next week. Live from the Banat region in western Romania, 12 acts competed in the second semi-final in order to progress to the final and still …

Romania: James reviews the Selecția Națională entries – Semi-Final 2

With tonight’s second semi-final of Selecția Națională deciding this year’s Romanian finalists, our editor James took a look at the candidates. Which acts does he feel are best? 2 Gents – Ielele James – 6 – “Despite the bass drops and the “we’re singing behind the bins” echo effects borrowed from modern pop, this song is not that interesting. With a …

Italy: Mahmood wins Sanremo 2019 & will go to Tel-Aviv!

The grand Italian festival Sanremo took place this past week, and what a glorious week it has been of new Italian music, but what we care most about is, who is going to Eurovision, so let’s have a look at this past week’s festival! Often seen as the mother of the Eurovision Song Contest, since our beloved contest was created …

Australia Decides Kate Miller-Heidke Is Off To Tel Aviv!

In an unusual turn of events, Europe woke up this morning to the first EVER Australia Decides – Australia’s debut national selection for Eurovision! The time zones meant that we Europeans got to enjoy the show just after breakfast and boy did we love it! The show launched with a spectacular rendition of “Tonight Again” by Casey Donovan before our hosts, …

Australia: Our reviews of the “Australia Decides” entries

On Saturday, Australia take us to the land down under for the first ever national selection to be held outside of the European Broadcasting Area. While this will certainly be a breakfast treat for most of Europe, the Gold Coast prepares for a historic evening in Australian Eurovision history. Who should come out victorious in this landmark selection? Our team …

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