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Happy Birthday, Carrie: Stephen King’s Debut Masterpiece Turns Fifty!

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 is not hyperbole to say that on the weekend of April 5, 1974, popular culture was upended. On the Friday, the debut novel of horror’s greatest ever writer was …

Memo to Europe: Top 5 Reasons Why Switzerland SHOULD Win Eurovision This Year 🇨🇭 (Editorial)

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. As of today’s date, the 22nd of March, the Top 5 of the odds for the upcoming Eurovision in Malmö are: A look back at recent history tells us that …

Guy Bonnet, Three Time Eurovision Competitor, Has Died at Age 78

The Eurovision community is in mourning today. Guy Bonnet, the singer and composer who represented France as a performer at the contest twice and as a composer once, has died. He passed away Monday at the age of 78 in the French city of Montpellier. Bonnet first dipped his toes into the Eurovision universe in 1968 as a co-lyricist of …

The Rise and Fall of Romania at Eurovision: How Did it Come to This?

The below editorial is the opinion of the author, and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole and its staff members, and does not represent the views of anyone associated with the EBU and Eurovision. It’s almost 2024, the new season for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest is slowly picking up, the holidays spirit is …

Austria Before ‘Edgar’: A Brief History of Austria’s Eurovision Troll Tracks

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. In late January, when snippets of the demo for Teya & Salena‘s ‘Who the Hell is Edgar?’ hit the Internet, the question on everyone’s mind was simple: “Huh?” A dance …

Who the Hell is ‘Socrates?’: 10 More Eurovision Tributes to Historical Figures

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. Earlier this week, Austrian pop duo Teya & Salena asked the world a very important question: “Who the Hell is Edgar?” The ‘Edgar’ in question? Edgar Allan Poe, the 19th …

The Yoik Heard All Around Europe: Mattis Hætta Passes Away at Age 63

What started as a national final entry about Sami protests against a dam project turned into the yoik that was heard all around Europe. And the man who brought that unexpected international attention to his people’s cause, and to the Sami people of Northern Europe in general, Mattis Hætta, passed away this past weekend at the age of 63 due …

Intelligent Music Project Singer Ronnie Romero Engages in Dumb Argument About Classic Rock Band

A constant argument in the Classic Rock fan community is, “what constitutes a classic rock band reunion?” When getting together for a series of summer concerts, how many members of the classic rock band line-up joining together makes it a compelling show worthy of purchasing tickets? Does it have to be the whole band, like Blink-182 is rumored to be …

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 …

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