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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. 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 because …

I wish it could be Eurovision every day – Wizzard’s Roy Wood enters A Song for Europe 1972

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. As the national finals begin rolling out for Eurovision 2019, we take a look at some highlights from national contests past and artists who went on to achieve success after their participation. Today, …

Junior Eurovision: What happened to 2003 winner Dino Jelusić?

With the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 taking place this weekend, our editorialist James Maude takes an in-depth look at the impact winning the contest can have on a young performer’s career. What ever happened to Croatia’s inaugural winner Dino Jelusić? The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of escYOUnited, its …

To LED or Not LED, That is the Question

When diagrams of a Eurovision stage are released, there is usually a grand response, in both a positive and negative way. But when the Eurovision stage for Lisbon was announced, it seemed that the negatives outweighed the positives tenfold. Had Weider lost his design skill? Would this design ruin the entire Eurovision experience? Was the stage even that bad? The …

The ESC United “Expert Panel” 2018 – Spain

It’s back! The (in)famous ESC United “Expert” Panel is back! While we don’t claim to be professionally qualified, we certainly have strong opinions on the contest, so our staff and editors got together to review all 43 of the songs taking part in Lisbon later this spring! Which song will we pick as our overall favourite, and will #YOU agree …

EDITORIAL: (Sarcastically) Predicting the upcoming Eurovision season

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.   Seven years ago, an issue of Science Magazine published an article regarding research conducted by faculty at the Physics Department at Northeastern University in the United States.  The study found that although …

EDITORIAL: Why Jacques Houdek had the last laugh at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Cover photo: Andres Putting (EBU) 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. I would not be surprised to see Croatia’s entry from Jacques Houdek (“My Friend”) make the list of polarizing entries at Eurovision 2017.  Jacques chose a daring approach: …

Germany: The rise and fall of a promising rebirth

In a new series of articles, we begin to discuss the results of Eurovision 2017 and analyse where it went wrong for some countries, where it went right and ultimately what lessons we can take from another surprising year in the contest’s lifespan. Any opinions expressed in this, or any other upcoming articles with this disclaimer, represent only those of …

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