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United Kingdom: Pearl Carr passes away at age 98

Pearl Carr, one half of one of the most revered husband and wife singing acts in the United Kingdom, passed away at age 98 at her home at Brinsworth House, London, yesterday on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Carr, who came in 2nd for the United Kingdom with her husband Teddy Johnson at Eurovision 1959 with “Sing, Little Birdie.” That song …

Shot through the heart and you’re to blame, darlin’ you give Eurovision a bad name!

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. It’s Valentine’s Day weekend! And whether you painted the town red with your significant other, or lied down on your couch, brushed off the Doritos crumbs on your chest to make room for …

11th time lucky? A look at Diane Warren’s Academy Award nominations

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. American songwriter Diane Warren is nothing short of a deity in the pantheon of pop music. She has written numerous classics you can name off-hand, won almost every award in the industry, and …

United Kingdom: Fleur East rules out Eurovision 2020 participation

As long as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) keeps its artist announcement from the public, the rumor mill will keep on spinning. And one of the biggest names on the British public’s wishlist for Eurovision, 32-year-old X Factor 2014 runner-up Fleur East, told BBC’s The One Show today that she is not the entry for the United Kingdom at Eurovision …

United Kingdom: Former X Factor winner Sam Bailey denies rumours

Former X Factor winner Sam Bailey has denied rumours on social media that she may be the United Kingdom’s representative in Rotterdam, despite recently following a number of Eurovision related accounts on her Twitter profile. The Leicester-based singer, who won the tenth series of The X Factor in 2013 and subsequently had a number one hit with a cover of …

Something inside so strong: An Anti-Apartheid legend tries out for Eurovision 1978 (Twice)

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 the Eurovision 2020 national selections begin to ramp up, we are going to look at some iconic pop culture figures who tried out for Eurovision but did not make it, but who …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars, writers, and producers who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. In no particular order, here are the notable Eurovision stars we lost in 2019. Kenny Lynch – United Kingdom – A Song for …

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 …

Tornike makes it three in a row and Guchmanidze out after intense Georgian Idol elimination round

It was an intense live show of Georgian Idol, as Tornike Kipiani kept his cool during a stage invasion while performing a very eccentric take on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Gethsemane (I only want to say)”. No matter, though, as Tornike received the most votes for the third week in the row and did not let the bearded stage invader who …

Cultural critic Clive James passes away at age 80

Famed Australian-born cultural critic, author, television host, and writer Clive James passed away on November 24, 2019 at age 80 at his home in Cambridge, England. Eurovision did not escape his famous scathing wit, with some of the most memorable and infamous comments about the contest having come from his pen. According to a statement today by James’s representatives United …

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