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Australia: Internal Selection for Eurovision 2023

SBS has announced that they will select the artist and the song internally that will represent Australia’s entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Previously, from 2019 until 2022, Australia has used Eurovision: Australia Decides to select their representatives. It is also notable that Australia has used the internal selection from their debut year, 2015, until 2018. SBS has released …

Liverpool 2023: 37 countries will participate in 2023

The list has finally dropped, and thankfully it did. With recent news about the withdrawal of Bulgaria, Montenegro and North Macedonia, there were fears of possibly more withdrawals to come, but those speculations are now over, as the EBU has finally confirmed that 37 countries will participate in the upcoming contest. 37 countries it is! In the end, it is …

Today marks final day for Broadcasters to apply for Eurovision 2023 participation

Today marks the final day for any broadcaster with an active membership in the European Broadcasting Union to apply for participation in Eurovision 2023. After this, no additional broadcaster will be able to participate in the contest that did not originally apply – but broadcasters who submitted an application can still withdraw prior to October 11th without financial penalty. Any …

Eurovision New Music Round-up: Releases from Monika Liu, MARO, Montaigne, and more!

The month of August has been a busy time in the Eurovision alumni world, with artists across the globe releasing a total of 69 singles, collaborations, and for two Eurovision artists full-length albums. From Ukraine to Malta, Netherlands to Australia, there’s a little bit of everything for you to enjoy in this month’s new music round-up! alyona alyona, Jerry Heil, …

Sheldon Riley Removes a New Kind of Mask, Teases Upcoming Projects

Three months post-Turin, 23-year-old belter Sheldon Riley once again found himself dramatically removing a mask on stage … only this time, the mask was bright pink and three feet wide. Earlier this week, in the season four finale of the Australian edition of The Masked Singer, Sheldon was unmasked as the ‘Snapdragon’ after finishing in 2nd place. Sheldon is the …

Long Live Love: A Tribute to the Films of Olivia Newton-John

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. Three weeks ago, the world lost one of its biggest stars when Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away due to cancer at the age of 73. Newton-John, who came in fourth …

Olivia Newton-John, Pop legend and Eurovision 1974 entrant, passes away at age 73

Dame Olivia Newton-John, the British-born Australian pop singer and actress, and arguably one of Eurovision’s all-time most popular entrants, whose songs and films have brought joy to hundreds of millions of fans over the span of five decades, has passed away at the age of 73. In a post on Newton-John’s Instagram account, her husband John Easterling wrote, “Dame Olivia …

Where is Harrogate? More things you might not know about Eurovision 1982 (Part Two)

We’re back with another edition of Fun Facts about Eurovision – specifically Eurovision 1982! Did you know that in 1982 two eventual Eurovision winners almost competed in the same year and with the same band name? Do you know why Australia didn’t broadcast the contest this year? How many Eurovision entries have Ralf and Bernd written? All these questions and more …

San Marino, Ireland, and North Macedonia are next Eurovision live on tapes to be released!

We’ve passed the halfway point of the tape releases, and are now at the midway point of the second semi-final as well. We’ve learned that Australia and Cyprus have chosen not to release their live on tape performances publicly, so they join Netherlands, Moldova, Ukraine, Norway, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Czech Republic in this regard. Armenia’s tape was released publicly two …

Montaigne and Daði Freyr announce collaboration “Make Me Feel So…”

Eurovision 2020 and 2021 alumni Montaigne and Daði Freyr have announced a collaboration and teased the new song, “Make Me Feel So…” on social media. The Australian art pop star and Icelandic electronic hit maker have teamed up on the song, due for release on May 27th and can now be pre-saved on Spotify and Apple Music. A teaser and …

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