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Kenny Duerlund, Ben & Tan, Sander Sanchez progress to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix Final

Polls closed at noon CET today on the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 website, and the three group winners have been announced: Kenny Duerlund, Ben & Tan, and Sander Sanchez will all progress to the Final, to be held at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 7, 2020. The two wildcard entries, or two picked by the jury, …

The Blue Skies of 1958: A Eurovision entry dominates America and the 1st Grammy Awards

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. If there is one thing that unites everyone on social media, it’s complaining about who is nominated for and will likely win at the Grammy Awards, the 62nd installment of which will air …

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, …

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