Home 2020

2020

OH COME ON YOU *CAN’T* BE SERIOUS – Country Spotlight: San Marino

Happy April Fools Day everyone! tonight I will be breaking my analytical silence to dissect the chances of Eurovision’s most hapless country. A country so small they constantly recycle their own refuse… and everyone else’s! A country that nobody expects to own, except they did last year, randomly. A country which leaves few people indifferent. It is of course, STAN …

Bill Martin, co-writer of “Puppet on a String” and “Congratulations,” passes away at age 81

Bill Martin, one of the United Kingdom’s most famous songwriters and music publishers, passed away at age 81 this past weekend. The co-writer of the Eurovision 1967 winning “Puppet on a String” (performed by Sandie Shaw) and Eurovision 1968 runner-up “Congratulations” (performed by Cliff Richard) was also behind some of the most memorable pop singles of the 1960s and 1970s. …

Alan Merrill passes away at age 69 due to coronavirus complications

American singer, guitarist and songwriter Alan Merrill, who co-wrote Co-Co’s entry “Wake Up” for the United Kingdom’s A Song for Europe 1976, has passed away yesterday at age 69 due to complications from the coronavirus. Merrill’s daughter Laura Merrill announced his passing in a heartbreaking post on Facebook yesterday afternoon, stressing that a pandemic and the lockdowns that she and …

Eurovision Online – escYOUnited Vote!

Eurovision cancelled? Very sad news, but we want to keep the Eurovision spirit alive and well, we intend to hold a full vote of our community here on the forum and enjoy what could have happened in May! YOU can be a part of our vote, just join us right now! You can participate as a televoter having 20 SMS …

United Kingdom: BBC reveal plans for a “Replacement” Eurovision!

Ever since the news came out that Eurovision would be cancelled this year, people have been looking at the EBU and other broadcasters to see if there would be anything to replace the void. The EBU stated that they were “Working on it”, but today the BBC have revealed a few plans to entertain the British people in self-quarantine.  They …

Georgia: Barbara Samkharadze releases debut single “Ocean Side”

As the world shuts down and we begin to get to grips with and document the social distancing resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, one young artist has released her debut single, an appropriate for our times soulful piano ballad about withdrawing from a watching world and hunkering down to regroup. Titled “Ocean Side,” the self-penned song by 18-year-old Georgian Idol …

A List to Think About – Eurovision entries with “Thing” in the title

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. Song. That’s what Academy Award winning actor / Australian Rugby League team owner / Leeds United fan / telephone thrower Russell Crowe said when sharing Daði & Gagnamagnið’s “Think About Things,” winner of …

2021: A Comprehensive List of returning acts

21 March 2020 (last updated: 31 March 2020) It’s been three days since Eurovision 2020’s tragic, but necessary cancellation due to the worldwide COVID-19   pandemic. As countries and delegations are picking up the pieces, the information about the upcoming 2021 contest is slowly trickling in. It brooks no introduction, but everyone was pretty gutted by the cancellation of our beloved …

iCard ends Bulgarian sponsorship deal

This morning brought the inevitable news that Eurovision fans were dreading – Eurovision 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus and will return in 2021. In the hours since, we have learned from a few broadcasters and artists how they intend to proceed for Eurovision 2021, and today also brought us the news that iCard, the electronic money …

123...39Page 1 of 39

Latest Video

Research & Opinion