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Escunited’s February and March music roundup: Releases from Hurricane, Katerine Duska, Blanche and more!

In a world where fear and isolation has run rampant and Eurovision has been cancelled, music can provide so much more than simple entertainment – now more than ever it can create community, comfort, distaction, and most importantly conversation points. For all of these reasons I have decided to reinstate the music roundup 3 months earlier than usual. Due to …

Lordi to perform online concert on 14th Anniversary of Eurovision Victory

Eurovision 2006 winners Lordi will be performing an online concert livestream on May 20, 2020, the 14th anniversary of their victory. Titled “Scarctic Circle Gathering,” the three hour event will feature fan requested songs and the band’s greatest hits. Please head over to our website https://t.co/EykoptagZM for more information about #ScarcticCircleGatheringLiveStream #ScreamStream pic.twitter.com/lX5wyt59bX — Lordi (@LORDIOFFICIAL) April 9, 2020 Tickets …

Georgia: Barbara Samkharadze releases debut single “Ocean Side”

As the world shuts down and we begin to get to grips with and document the social distancing resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, one young artist has released her debut single, an appropriate for our times soulful piano ballad about withdrawing from a watching world and hunkering down to regroup. Titled “Ocean Side,” the self-penned song by 18-year-old Georgian Idol …

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.” …

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 …

Film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” is mauled at the box office

For fans hoping that the film adaptation of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” would capture the spirit of the Broadway phenomenon and be a success, their hopes were crushed as “Cats” opened to only $6.5 million at the U.S. box office. On paper, a film adaptation of the iconic fourth longest running show on Broadway starring top shelf …

October music round-up: New music from Michael Schulte, Pastora Soler, MELOVIN, and so many others!

As I write this we have officially began the great month of November, which means we have an entire month of musical releases to showcase! This month’s round-up features artists from all across Europe and Australia. In fact this month we have releases from 24 Eurovision countries! Michael Schulte – Let It Go (Germany, 2018) Not to be confused with …

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