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The Life and Times of Nicole

As the votes rolled in on the night of April 24, 1982, it quickly became clear that Germany was about to win Eurovision for the very first time. The song, “Ein bißchen Frieden‎” or “A Little Peace”, received the maximum 12 points from more than half of the 17 other countries competing that year and received support from all but …

Eurovision 1982: The National Selection Entry That Ended Up 10,000 Miles Above Los Angeles

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. I’d argue the greatest joy of the National Selection season for Eurovision is discovering a promising entry that, though they did not make it to Eurovision itself, you follow on their way to …

Team ESC United Weighs In: Our Top 10 of Eurovision 1982

On the night of April 24, 1982, delegations from 18 countries descended on the Harrogate International Centre for the 27th Eurovision Song Contest. Which of that year’s entries would Team ESCUnited crown? To decide, we have gathered five of our best (?) and brightest (??) from around the globe to weigh in with their 1982 Top 10s. They are: From …

Welcome to Holmfirth: Eurovision 1982 Musical Director Ronnie Hazlehurst Helps Resurrect the Fortunes of Another Yorkshire Town

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. Over the past two years, as the world descended into chaos, millions of people sought refuge in “cozy games,” video games that were gentle, focused more on slower character and environment interaction over …

Welcome to Harrogate: ESC United Relives Eurovision 1982!

Oh fellow feathers on the breeze, sing with us a song of peace as ESC United, in a series of articles, looks back at Eurovision 1982. Held on April 24, 1982, in a surprising venue in a rural part of Northern England, Eurovision 1982 is a contest with interesting parallels to today, and many stories that fans should find compelling. …