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Irish Eurovision commentator and RTÉ DJ Larry Gogan passes away at age 85

Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) announced yesterday that revered RTÉ Radio disc jockey Larry Gogan had passed away at age 85. Dubbed by Louis Walsh as “one of the kings of Irish broadcasting” and by fans as “the Golden Voice of Irish Radio,” Gogan also served as RTÉ’s radio commentator from 1984 to 2001, and again in 2008. He also served …

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 …

Film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” is mauled at the box office

For fans hoping that the film adaptation of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” would capture the spirit of the Broadway phenomenon and be a success, their hopes were crushed as “Cats” opened to only $6.5 million at the U.S. box office. On paper, a film adaptation of the iconic fourth longest running show on Broadway starring top shelf …

Tornike holds the lead heading into Georgian Idol New Year’s Eve Showdown

In tonight’s Georgian Idol semi-final Tornike Kipiani won for the fifth consecutive week, solidifying his position as the artist to beat at the grand final to be held on New Year’s Eve. Tonight’s tour theme was duets featuring Georgian Idol’s finalists from last year and Georgia’s Junior Eurovision 2017 representative Grigol Kipshidze. Tornike deployed his duet partner, last year’s runner-up …

It’s all good! Vincent Bueno to represent Austria with “Alive” at Eurovision 2020!

Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) revealed earlier this morning that singer – songwriter Vincent Bueno will represent Austria at Eurovision 2020 with an up-tempo song called “Alive.” “Alive,” which will be released shortly before the song submission deadline in early March 2020, will have “personal hashtags” as a theme, with drawing positivity from within tying these hashtags together. Say hey …

An Uneducated Guide to the Eurovision 2020 Postcard Concept

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. Dutch broadcaster AVROTROS revealed today the concept behind the postcards for Eurovision 2020 to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The brief postcard, the video introduction to each competing artist at the contest, …

Celine Dion’s “Courage” album sales break unwanted Billboard record

It was great news last week for Celine Dion’s latest album “Courage” as it topped the Billboard 200 with 113,000 equivalent sales units. It was not great news this week for Celine Dion’s latest album “Courage” as sales plummeted in its second week, becoming the first ever record in American history to debut at Number 1 and fall out of …

Sweden: High expectations for Melodifestivalen 2020

It’s all gearing up in Sweden for the next edition of Melodifestivalen. Tomorrow the official artists and song titles announcement is expected, and the Eurovision community can’t wait! What do we know so far?  The 60th edition of the competition will be held between 1st February and 7th March 2019. Linkoping, Gothenburg, Lulea & Malmö will host the semi-finals while …

Junior Eurovision 2019 running order revealed during Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony was held this evening at the Silesian Theater in Katowice, Poland, during which the running order for this Saturday’s Junior Eurovision 2019 contest was determined. Telewizja Polska (TVP) president and the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) Executive Supervisor of Eurovision Jon Ola Sand welcomed all nineteen delegations to Poland, and after a brief performance by Polish boy band …

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