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United Kingdom: BBC reveal plans for a “Replacement” Eurovision!

Ever since the news came out that Eurovision would be cancelled this year, people have been looking at the EBU and other broadcasters to see if there would be anything to replace the void. The EBU stated that they were “Working on it”, but today the BBC have revealed a few plans to entertain the British people in self-quarantine.  They …

London Eurovision Party postponed

The London Eurovision Party, one of the biggest traditional pre-parties for Eurovision each year, has been postponed as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic and following an update on the current situation from the British government. The event was due to be held on Sunday 29th March at the Café de Paris in London. The pre-party joins Pre-Party ES …

United Kingdom: James Newman is off to Rotterdam!

It has been announced today that James Newman will be representing the United Kingdom in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest! James Newman is most well known as a songwriter until now, having worked on hits for Rudimental and Ella Eyre, Kesha, Toni Braxton, Calvin Harris, and his own brother, John Newman. In the last few years, he has also featured …

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 …

Riverdance marks 25th anniversary of Eurovision performance with global tour

In April 1994, Michael Flatley, Jean Butler and their talented group of dancers took to the Eurovision stage in Dublin as that year’s interval act. What would follow would become another iconic moment in the contest’s history, and the competition birthed another international sensation in unlikely circumstances. Now, 25 years on from that performance, the Irish dance phenomenon is marking …

From Eurovision to Musical Theater: Lyn Paul returns for the 2019-2020 Blood Brothers National Tour

Fans of the New Seekers rejoiced this summer when legendary performer and actress Lyn Paul was announced for the farewell tour of Bill Kenwright’s hit musical Blood Brothers. For those who haven’t followed Paul’s astonishing career following Eurovision, here’s a crash course. After Eurovision 1972, The New Seekers released many singles which charted on the UK Singles Chart and the …

United Kingdom: BMG collaboration is a step in the right direction, but now is the time to be daring

[AdSense-B] The below editorial features the personal opinion of the author, and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its editors. Earlier this week, the BBC surprised British Eurovision fans by announcing that they had actually made a wise decision when it comes to selecting the hopeful for the contest, as a deal between …

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