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Norway: All songs to be released at the same time

Since 2020, Norway has been into a Eurovision extravaganza, giving viewers multiple shows to watch over the long and cold winter weeks. This trend will once again continue into 2022, but with a few minor, yet interesting changes. Melodi Grand Prix 2022 Norwegian head of delegation and in-command maestro for MGP, Stig Karlsen, has revealed that there will be changes …

Hans Erik Dyvik Husby – aka Hank von Hell – has died aged 49

Hans Erik Dyvik Husby, one of Norway’s most celebrated  punk rock musicians, has sadly passed away at the age of just 49. Also known as Hank von Helvete and Hank von Hell, he found fame as the longest-serving lead vocalist of Turbonegro, a self-described “deathpunk” band who found major success in their home country with multiple hit albums. The band …

Many broadcasters announce changes to their 2022 National final format

Follownig the year of internal selections, it looks like numerous broadcasters are ready to host another year of fun and entertaining national finals for Eurovision fans. However, some national finals have decided to rehaul their selection process to introduce some new elements – or in the case of Malta, bring back an old fan favorite of MESC. Let’s dive into …

Norway opens submissions for Melodi Grand Prix 2022

Norwegian broadcaster NRK has officially started the search for their 2022 representative at the Eurovision Song Contest. From today (May 28 2021) till 15th August, artists who wants to compete in Melodi Grand Prix can submit their song to NRK. The winner of Melodi Grand Prix will represent Norway in the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest. The broadcaster is looking for …

Out of the Embers, a Last Place Eurovision Finish Can Still Lead to Career Success!

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. Here we go again. The United Kingdom comes in dead last at Eurovision 2021, though the novelty this time is that James Newman’s “Embers” is the first “null points” since the new Jury …

Here is the running order for the Eurovision 2021 final!

With the semi-finals now complete, and the confirmation of which entry will perform in which half, the producer-selected running order for the grand final has just been revealed by the EBU! Here is where each country will be performing in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on Saturday! 🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇦🇱 Albania 🇮🇱 Israel 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇷🇺 …

Eurovision 2021 Semi-Final 1 is here – join our pre and post-semi shows!

It’s been exactly two years today since the credits rolled on the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, with Netta handing the trophy excitedly to new champion Duncan Laurence and exclaiming “next year in Amsterdam!” At the time, it seemed a very reasonable prediction, and the press and fans in Israel went on their way back across the world to …

Which is YOUR favourite rehearsal in each semi-final? Vote in our polls!

All photo credits: EBU/AVROTROS With the first four days of rehearsals now behind us, and each semi-final participant having had their first run through, the picture of Eurovision 2021 now looks at least a little clearer. So, we wanted to know how #YOU are feeling about the songs in this year’s semi-finals! Which act in each semi do #YOU feel …

Road to Rotterdam: TIX (Norway)

As rehearsals get underway in Rotterdam, we continue to profile all 39 participants in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. With a CV that already has a multi-million selling international hit, three number one singles in his native Norway and a career trajectory on the right path, TIX is a star on the rise – can Eurovision propel him even further? …

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