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Marching on in the Sunlight: the brief Leeds United career of an Irish pop star and Eurovision entrant

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. This past weekend, one of English soccer’s sleeping giants awoke from their slumber after 16 years and returned to the Premier League as winners of the English Championship, the second-tier league. For the …

Junior Eurovision 2020: Current State of the Contest

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. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020 and the postponement of Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 due to COVID-19, quite a few eyes turned to the Junior Eurovision contest and its preparations in the ESC …

A List to Think About – Eurovision entries with “Thing” in the title

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. Song. That’s what Academy Award winning actor / Australian Rugby League team owner / Leeds United fan / telephone thrower Russell Crowe said when sharing Daði & Gagnamagnið’s “Think About Things,” winner of …

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. …

Ireland: It’s Lesley Roy for Emerald Isle [UPD]

Just moments ago it was confirmed by the official Eurovision website that Lesley Roy will be representing Ireland this May in Rotterdam with Story of my life. Her song will premiere at 10am today at Eurovision’s official YouTube channel. Once again RTE opted for an internal selection, but they did call established songwriters to submit their work. In collaboration with 2FM, …

Ireland confirm participation at Junior Eurovision 2020

Irish broadcaster TG4 announced earlier today that Ireland would participate at Junior Eurovision 2020 to be held in the autumn of 2020. In the same announcement, TG4 also issued a call for entries, linking to an application page on Adare Production’s website. 🎤 Junior Eurovision 2020 🎤🎉 Seo do sheans 🎉➡️ Déan iarratas inniu ⬅️@ADAREtelly @ZENAdonnelly @aimeebanksmusic @MuireannMusic @realAnnaKearney @HateChrisGreene …

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 …

Eurovision Class of 2009: Where are they now? Semi-Final 2 eliminated contestants

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. As far as Eurovision is concerned, the 2010s are done and dusted. ESC United is currently running a series ranking the entrants that each country sent during the 2010s, and as we recap …

POLL: Who do #YOU want to win Junior Eurovision 2019?

With just over a week to go, the excitement for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest is hotting up! Nineteen countries will take to the stage in Gliwice, Poland, with one act set to follow in Roksana Wegiel’s footsteps and be crowned as the Junior Eurovision champion! But which country do #YOU think should win the contest? Vote in our …

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