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ESC 2021: Ana Soklič set to return next year!

Tonight was the night, but alas, due to these uncertain times, we won’t know who will succeed Duncan Laurence as the next Eurovision champion until next year. However, we do know one of the potential names that could be crowned the next winner. RTV SLO (The Slovenian national broadcaster) has tonight confirmed, that Ana Soklič will be given another shot …

Czech Republic: Benny Cristo set to return in 2021!

It has been announced today that Benny Cristo, the artist who was due to represent the Czech Republic in Rotterdam this week, will be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021! In a post on Facebook, Eurovision Song Contest Czech Republic revealed that Benny will be returning with a new song for next year’s contest, scheduled to be held …

France confirms participation at Junior Eurovision 2020

While discussing the future of France in general at Eurovision during the week when Eurovision 2020 would have aired, France’s Eurovision Head of Delegation Alexandra Redde-Amiel confirmed that France fully intends to participate in November’s Junior Eurovision 2020 in Krakow, Poland. Though Junior Eurovision 2020 and work on this year’s concert are currently on hiatus, Redde-Amiel told France’s Programme TV …

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 …

Junior Eurovision 2020: Current State of the Contest

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. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020 and the postponement of Eurovision Young Musicians 2020 due to COVID-19, quite a few eyes turned to the Junior Eurovision contest and its preparations in the ESC …

Denmark: National final to select entry in 2021

In the recent days, we could announce that Roxen was confirmed by TVR to represent Romania & Montaigne was confirmed by SBS to represent Australia in 2021. However, not all countries have gone this path with their 2020 participants, and among them we now find Denmark. Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021 Yesterday, DR (National broadcaster of Denmark) could reveal that …

Australia: Montaigne set for 2021!

G’day mates from down under, we can now confirm that SBS (Australian National Broadcaster) has just recently revealed that Montaigne will be given another shot for Eurovision glory in 2021. In case you do wonder, if t his is a low effort April’s Fool joke, then don’t you worry, since the Aussies have passed the date, so you better believe …

Bill Martin, co-writer of “Puppet on a String” and “Congratulations,” passes away at age 81

Bill Martin, one of the United Kingdom’s most famous songwriters and music publishers, passed away at age 81 this past weekend. The co-writer of the Eurovision 1967 winning “Puppet on a String” (performed by Sandie Shaw) and Eurovision 1968 runner-up “Congratulations” (performed by Cliff Richard) was also behind some of the most memorable pop singles of the 1960s and 1970s. …

Alan Merrill passes away at age 69 due to coronavirus complications

American singer, guitarist and songwriter Alan Merrill, who co-wrote Co-Co’s entry “Wake Up” for the United Kingdom’s A Song for Europe 1976, has passed away yesterday at age 69 due to complications from the coronavirus. Merrill’s daughter Laura Merrill announced his passing in a heartbreaking post on Facebook yesterday afternoon, stressing that a pandemic and the lockdowns that she and …

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