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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 …

Survival of the Hippest – Country Spotlight: CZECH REPUBLIC

Located in the centre of Europe is a dapper, but critically overlooked country that has made a lot of progress over the years since their return. After back-to-back successes it is time to assess the chances of the Czech Republic. Before we start,  a disclaimer: This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity. Also, swearing, strong opinions …

Sometimes It Feels Like It’s Meant To Be Broken – Country Spotlight: BELGIUM

This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity. Also, swearing. Anything stated beyond this point is a personal opinion belonging to the author and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or other editors. In this series, Belgian ESC United correspondent Boris Meersman takes a closer look at upcoming contest, and muses …

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 …

Not All Who Wander Are Lost – A Kazakh icon tries out for Eurovision 2005

[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. With talk of Kazakhstan potentially competing at Eurovision in the not-too-distant future after a debut appearance at the Junior version and awaiting word on a second attempt there, we go back to …

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. [AdSense-B] 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 …

Eurovision Buzzkill Alert: The Great British Whinge-A-Rama Begins!

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. [AdSense-B] It didn’t take long. Almost as soon as the six artists and three songs were announced by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for “Eurovision: You Decide”, the moaning began on Twitter. “They …

Eurovision Dodged a Bullet, Part One: San Marino picks Serhat!

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. [AdSense-B] San Marino breathed a sigh of relief on Monday when it was announced that it was Serhat, and not the celebrity gossip magazine reality TV “star” Rodrigo Alves, who would represent the …

Another Eurovision season, another debate on the return of the orchestra

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. [AdSense-B] The first national final of the Eurovision 2019 season began on December 20 with Festivali i Këngës 57. For many long-time fans, the Albania national final recalls the days of the past …

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