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Junior Eurovision: Portugal releases Simão Oliveira’s song “O Rapaz”

They were the first country to announce their artist back in April, but today the Portuguese broadcaster RTP finally released the song that Simão Oliveira will perform at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Paris on Sunday 19 December. Let’s listen to Simão Oliveira’s song “O Rapaz” O Rapaz (‘The Boy’) has been composed by Fernando Daniel and Diogo Clemente. …

Portugal: Festival da Canção 2022 announce the 20 competing composers

The search for the successor of The Black Mamba has started in Portugal! The Portuguese broadcaster RTP has revealed the composers and songwriters that are responsible for the 20 songs competing in Festival da Canção 2022. One of their songs will be representing Portugal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. The following 16 composers were invited by RTP to …

Portugal: Festival da Canção to Return with One Significant Change

After The Black Mamba’s ‘Love is On My Side’ surprised many by finishing in 12th place at Eurovision 2021, Portugal’s second best result since 1998, the country’s broadcaster is gearing up for what it hopes is another successful Eurovision season. RTP, the Portuguese broadcaster in charge of the country’s Eurovision plans every year, announced today that Festival da Canção will …

Junior Eurovision: EBU Announces the Nineteen Countries Competing at 2021 Edition

Today, the EBU have announced the nineteen countries competing in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. They are: Albania Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria France Germany Georgia Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Malta Netherlands North Macedonia Poland Portugal Russia Serbia Spain Ukraine Among these nineteen are a number of countries returning after missing the 2020 contest. Albania, Portugal, North Macedonia, Italy, and Ireland all …

The Black Mamba tease collaboration with Flo Rida

The Black Mamba’s lead singer and principal songwriter Pedro Tatanka has teased that a collaboration with Flo Rida may be on the cards, following the American hit-maker’s appearance at this year’s contest for San Marino. According to escportugal, Tatanka told TV7Dias magazine that the rapper was enamoured with the band’s performance of “Love is on My Side” at Eurovision 2021 …

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 🇷🇺 …

Who will qualify from Semi-Final 2? It’s time to predict the qualifiers!

All photos used in this article credited to the EBU/AVROTROS – Nathan Reinds, Andres Putting, Thomas Hanses. Yes, we know you are probably still reeling from the aftermath of Tuesday night, but Eurovision week moves quickly and today our attention turns to the second semi-final of this year’s contest! On Thursday evening, the second semi-final of the 2021 contest will …

Road to Rotterdam: The Black Mamba (Portugal)

As rehearsals get underway in Rotterdam, we continue to profile all 39 participants in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Next up, we take a look at the band that broke Portugal’s streak of native language tracks to bring Europe some laid-back vibes in Rotterdam. Effortlessly blending blues, soul and funk, it’s The Black Mamba’s time to shine! Who are The …

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 …

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