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My Lovely Horse: Eurovision 1988 director moves on to the contest’s most famous parody

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. Right! It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Everybody’s Irish! Kiss the Blarney Stone (whatever and wherever that is)! Grab your pints of Guinness, let’s go out and party and dye the Chicago River green… oh. …

Azerbaijan: “Cleopatra” is out now!

The second last song reveal of the Eurovision 2020 season has arrived, and it is Azerbaijan’s Efendi and her straddling of modern sensibilities with traditional instrumentation on “Cleopatra.” Samira Efendi (now performing formally as Efendi) was revealed as the entrant a couple weeks ago, and the rumor mill had been swirling lately that her song was to be called “Cleopatra.” …

Albania: Arilena Ara’s Eurovision 2020 entry to be called “Fall from the Sky”

Albania’s representative for Eurovision 2020, Arilena Ara, announced on her social media that her entry will not be called “Shaj,” but will be called “Fall from the Sky” instead. After winning Festivali i Këngës 58 with “Shaj” on December 22, 2019, Ara had mentioned that the lyrics were originally in English, but were translated into Albanian for the national selection. …

Team Reviews: Our Thoughts on San Marino

It was one of the more unusual artist reveals of the Eurovision 2020 season, where the time of the reveal was constantly moved about (19:30, then noon being referred to as 12:00 a.m., which is midnight). But Senhit was, on Friday, March 6, 2020, named as San Marino’s representative for Eurovision 2020, returning to the contest after representing the microstate …

Bulgaria: Victoria’s “Tears Getting Sober” Out Now!

Bulgarian National Television (BNT) just dropped one of the more intriguing and anticipated entries of the Eurovision 2020 season in VICTORIA’s “Tears Getting Sober.” A conspicuous absentee from the 2019 contest, Bulgaria returned in 2020 with much fanfare with the early reveal of 22-year-old Victoria Georgieva as their internally selected artist in November 2019. As a predominantly privately funded entry, …

Austria: Vincent Bueno’s “Alive” out now!

Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) earlier debuted Vincent Bueno’s entry “Alive” during the Ö3-Wecker radio show and debuted the music video on Eurovision’s YouTube Channel. Written by Bueno himself, “Alive” is a funky, fresh, up-tempo song that many YouTube users have already likened to a combination of Bruno Mars, Usher, and Michael Jackson. The video also features some slick choreography …

Georgia: Tornike Kipiani debuts “Take Me As I Am” on 1TV’s New Day

After a slow drip of hints and song snippets via social media, Tornike Kipiani debuted his Eurovision 2020 entry for Georgia, “Take Me As I Am,” on 1TV’s “New Day” breakfast show. 32-year-old Kipiani, who won Georgian Idol to earn the right to represent Georgia, co-wrote the song with famed Georgian producer and bassist Aleko Berdzenishvili. “Take Me As I …

Iceland: Daði & Gagnamagnið win Söngvakeppnin 2020

Daði & Gagnamagnið won Söngvakeppnin 2020 and will send “Think About Things” to Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. They beat surprise Super-finalists and metal band DIMMA and will represent Iceland. This is Berlin, Germany based Daði’s second attempt at Eurovision after entering Söngvakeppnin 2017. Daði & Gagnamagnið went into this evening’s final on the back of a lot of …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on O melodie pentru Europa 2020 (Part Two)

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the quoted reviewer and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. We at ESC United are not afraid to proclaim our love for Moldova at Eurovision. Not to be patronizing, but they are the little country that could, the meme-worthy lords of the stage, the …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on O melodie pentru Europa 2020 (Part One)

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the quoted reviewer and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. We at ESC United are not afraid to proclaim our love for Moldova at Eurovision. Not to be patronizing, but they are the little country that could, the meme-worthy lords of the …

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