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My Lovely Horse: Eurovision 1988 director moves on to the contest’s most famous parody

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. Right! It’s St. Patrick’s Day! Everybody’s Irish! Kiss the Blarney Stone (whatever and wherever that is)! Grab your pints of Guinness, let’s go out and party and dye the Chicago River green… oh. …

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.” …

Albania: Arilena Ara’s Eurovision 2020 entry to be called “Fall from the Sky”

Albania’s representative for Eurovision 2020, Arilena Ara, announced on her social media that her entry will not be called “Shaj,” but will be called “Fall from the Sky” instead. After winning Festivali i Këngës 58 with “Shaj” on December 22, 2019, Ara had mentioned that the lyrics were originally in English, but were translated into Albanian for the national selection. …

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 …

North Macedonia: Vasil is ready with “You”!

Sometimes, when a broadcaster has a glimpse of victory, then it might just be worth trying something similar again, and that’s exactly what North’s Macedonia national broadcaster (MRT) will go for once again. The broadcaster were one of the first to announce their artist, but now becomes one of the last ones to announce their song. “You”! Around somewhere in …

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 …

Switzerland: We’ll see Gjon’s Tears in Rotterdam!

Last year, Switzerland decided to go a completely different direction and this turned out to be the right decision, the country achieved their best ever placing since 1993, but will it work again? About Gjon’s Tears Born as Gjon Muharremaj in Broc, Switzerland to parents with Albanian ethnicity, he was internally selected to represent Switzerland by the national broadcaster SRG …

Georgia: Tornike Kipiani debuts “Take Me As I Am” on 1TV’s New Day

After a slow drip of hints and song snippets via social media, Tornike Kipiani debuted his Eurovision 2020 entry for Georgia, “Take Me As I Am,” on 1TV’s “New Day” breakfast show. 32-year-old Kipiani, who won Georgian Idol to earn the right to represent Georgia, co-wrote the song with famed Georgian producer and bassist Aleko Berdzenishvili. “Take Me As I …

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