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Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars, writers, and producers who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. In no particular order, here are the notable Eurovision stars we lost in 2019. Kenny Lynch – United Kingdom – A Song for …

NOTHING HOLDING THEM DOWN – Country Spotlight: Australia

SURPRISE! You’d think you wouldn’t hear from me this soon, but ho-ho-ho have I got a treat for you. It’s the country with the best track record in the past decade. It’s the country that took Eurovision by storm in the first five years. It’s one of merely two countries to have a flawless qualification record. It’s the country furthest …

Australia completes its line-up for ‘Australia Decides’ 2020!

Australia’s Eurovision broadcaster SBS has finally completed the line-up for next year’s national selection, announcing the final four acts earlier today. The four acts announced today are Diana Rouvas, Jack Vidgen, Jordan Ravi and Jaguar Jonze. Jack Vidgen found fame as the fifth winner of Australia’s Got Talent in 2011, at the age of just 14. Since then he has …

Cultural critic Clive James passes away at age 80

Famed Australian-born cultural critic, author, television host, and writer Clive James passed away on November 24, 2019 at age 80 at his home in Cambridge, England. Eurovision did not escape his famous scathing wit, with some of the most memorable and infamous comments about the contest having come from his pen. According to a statement today by James’s representatives United …

Australia: Mitch Tambo & iOTA joins the national final line-up

They might have taken part every year since 2015, but in 2019, they gave the public what they wanted, and they are ready to do that again in 2020. Australian broadcaster SBS is slowly releasing the names of the participants, for the upcoming Australian national final. Eurovision – Australia Decides 2020 Just like last year, SBS is taking the same …

POLL: Who do #YOU want to win Junior Eurovision 2019?

With just over a week to go, the excitement for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest is hotting up! Nineteen countries will take to the stage in Gliwice, Poland, with one act set to follow in Roksana Wegiel’s footsteps and be crowned as the Junior Eurovision champion! But which country do #YOU think should win the contest? Vote in our …

Junior Eurovision 2019 Reviews: Australia

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the person quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. It’s 17 days to go until Junior Eurovision 2019, and we are counting down the 19 nations who are participating in Gliwice-Silesia on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Every day we …

State of the Junior Eurovision 2019 race: Who’s winning online?

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. There is a major televote difference between Eurovision and its Junior Eurovision counterpart, and it is a difference that makes predicting the televote winner a little more intriguing and more open to speculation. …

Australia: Jordan Anthony’s Junior Eurovision 2019 entry “We Will Rise” released

Jordan Anthony Rabbone, who performs as Jordan Anthony, Australia’s internally selected entrant for Junior Eurovision 2019, has released the video for his entry “We Will Rise.” The 14-year-old from Perth, Western Australia, who came in 4th in this year’s edition of The Voice Australia, despite being that contest’s youngest ever entrant. He was mentored by Australian singer Delta Goodrem, and …

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