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COVID-19: Eurovision build-up continues to be affected

It is hard to ignore the difficult moment that the world finds itself in at this moment, with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continuing to affect daily life in Europe and beyond. Of course, Eurovision is no different or separate from this, and the effects of the outbreak on the contest are already starting to show. Pre-parties in Madrid and Tel …

Report: Decision on Coronavirus impact on Eurovision 2020 not expected until mid-April

According to local press in the Netherlands, a decision on any potential impacts on Eurovision 2020 of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting many territories and regions of the globe is not expected until closer to the competition. NLTimes, an English-language news website focusing on Dutch affairs and the Netherlands, reported earlier today that a decision is not expected to …

Youtuber NikkieTutorials joins the presenting team in Rotterdam

Today Eurovision fans and Dutch natives alike were surprised by an unexpected announcement that NikkieTutorials (Nikkie de Jager) would not only be present in Rotterdam, but would also be an online presenter for the contest. According to the official press release, Nikkie will be recording a special YouTube series backstage with the Eurovision artists, will be reporting live from the …

Netherlands: Semi-Final allocation draw results

Earlier this afternoon in Rotterdam, the Semi-Final Allocation draw occurred, and this when your favourite country will perform:- 1st Semi-Final – 1st Half North Macedonia Belarus Lithuania Sweden Slovenia Australia Ireland Russia 1st Semi-Final – 2nd Half Norway Cyprus Croatia Azerbaijan Malta Israel Ukraine Romania Belgium 2nd Semi-Final – 1st Half Austria Moldova Poland San Marino Serbia Iceland Czech Republic …

Jeangu Macrooy will represent the Netherlands in Rotterdam

The 26 year old Surinamese singer-songwriter Jeangu Macrooy will represent the Netherlands in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam. Jeangu was born in Paramaribo, Suriname in 1993, but has been living in the Netherlands since 2014. Jeangu is famous for his modern soul music style, and has a large audience in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, and his …

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, …

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 …

Rotterdam: Open up to our new stage

Moments ago the official Eurovision website presented the new stage design, and it is no surprise that the stage was designed by Eurovision familiar Florian Wieder. When talking about the design, he stated that the stage presents a connection between the sky, the sea, and the land. Wieder also mentioned that the stage design was inspired by the canals and …

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