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🇮🇹 Italy: Carlo Conti announced as Artistic Director and Sanremo host

It is the most prestige show when it comes to Italian entertainment, of course we’re talking about the yearly Sanremo Festival. Last week, it was announced that a change has taken place, and that change being that Carlo Conti will once again host the song festival. Sanremo 2025 & 2026 The announcement was made during the news broadcast on Tg1, …

JESC 2024: Several Broadcasters Opt Out of Participation!

A few days ago, it was announced that the 2024 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Madrid, Spain. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and Spain’s national public broadcaster, Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE), are thrilled to reveal that the 22nd edition of the contest will take place in Spain later this year. This marks a historic moment, as RTVE will …

ESC 2024: A complete list of this year’s jury

For the second year in a row, the semi-finals were purely decided by the televote – well, with the exception of San Marino – however, the final is still decided by both the jurors and the televote, which has been the case, since 2009 now. Once again this year, the EBU revealed the full list of all the jurors from …

Eurovision 2024 Rehearsals Roundup – Day Seven: Second Rehearsals of the Direct Finalists

Disclaimer: All image credits belong to the EBU and their house photographers, Sarah Louise Bennett and Alma Bengtsson.  Welcome back to the final day of the individual rehearsals here at the Malmö Arena! Today, the direct finalists: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the host country, Sweden, took the stage to rehearse for the second time, thus completing …

Eurovision 2024: France, Spain, and Italy complete their first rehearsals in Malmo

And now it’s time for our final three rehearsals of the day from France, Spain, and Italy – who are all rehearsing for the very first time on stage. Earlier this afternoon we was the other Big 5 and host countries United Kingdom, Germany, and Sweden run their performances so check our recap article to see what they have planned …

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 …

ESC 2024: Running order for the semi-finals are out!

There’s only a few weeks until it all takes place in Malmö, Sweden. As we wait for the time to approach, all the remaining small pieces are being put into place. The list of all the participants has long ago by now been revealed, the allocation draw has taken place and all songs are well released by now, so of …

Angelina Mango wins Sanremo 2024 with “La noia”!

After a marathon week of live music, fashion, and competition, the Festival di Sanremo has concluded and Angelina Mango was crowned the winner with the song “La noia” (Boredom)! At the beginning of the night, Amadeus finally revealed the full ranking of the 30 acts up till now. On previous nights, only the Top 5 were revealed and only for …

ESC United Reviews: Italy’s Sanremo Music Festival 2024 (Part Three)

The below review features the opinions and views of the individual author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision, Sanremo Music Festival, or the EBU. The 74th Annual Sanremo Music Festival kicked off on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, and Europe’s most prestigious contest will conclude in a marathon extravaganza this evening. We’ve already reviewed …

ESCUnited’s complete guide to this weekends national finals – February 10th

It’s another glorious day of Eurovision shows across Europe, and we’re back to give you the information you need to know so you can follow along and watch. There are a total of five shows slated for today, two are elimination shows in both Sweden and Lithuania, while three countries will determine their Eurovision entries tonight – Finland, Latvia, and …

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