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Bonnie Tyler awarded MBE in Queen’s Jubilee Honours list

It’s not just the UK’s most recent Eurovision star seeing royal approval this week, as it’s been revealed that 2013 representative Bonnie Tyler has been awarded an MBE honour (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Jubilee Honours list for her long-time services to music! The “Believe In Me” and “Total Eclipse of the …

Emil Ramsauer has died, aged 103

Some sad news emerged earlier today, as Eurovision icon and long-time celebrated servant of the Salvation Army, Emil Ramsauer, has died at the age of 103. Emil became familiar to an international audience as the double bass player for Takasa, the band that represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö. The band was made up of six …

Serbia: Marina Tucaković dies at the age of 68

Sad news are coming from Belgrade, Serbia. Probably the best songwriter in the region, Marina Tucaković, has died after being ill for quite some time. She has collaborated with numerous singers in the Balkan region, many of those include Eurovision stars – Zdravko Čolić, Magazin, Severina, Toše Proeski, Željko Joksimović, Jelena Tomašević. Marina also wrote four Eurovision entries – three …

The Real Housewives of New York City Season 12 Finale Review: Viva La Diva!

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. At the beginning of The Real Housewives of New York City’s 12th season, the posh socialites found themselves at something of a crossroads. With the departure of Bethenny Frankel, does the show focus less …

Greece: Eurovision 2013 singer and musician Agathonas Iakovidis passes away at age 65

Greek singer and musician Agathonas Iakovidis, who sang and performed the baglama on Greece’s fan favorite Eurovision 2013 entry “Alcohol is Free” alongside Greek rock band Koza Mostra, passed away this morning of a heart attack at the age of 65. Though not known to have had any health conditions – indeed, his Facebook profile showed that he has been …

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 …

QUIZ: Can you name every top five entry of the 2010s?

As this decade draws to a close in the coming days, we wanted to test your knowledge of the 2010s in the Eurovision world. First up, we wanted to see if #YOU could remember the top five entries from the last ten contests. Sounds easy? Wait until the timer is ticking down on your answers. We’ve been generous and given …

A few words: Ranking the Eurovision winner speeches in the 2010s

Before the article, a disclaimer – the below editorial is tongue-in-cheek and written from the personal opinion of the author, and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as an outlet, its contributors or anyone associated with Eurovision. So, you’ve just won the Eurovision Song Contest. Congratulations! Obviously, the above can only come true for one act in …

Eurovision This Decade: Georgia

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the editor quoted and do not necessarily represent those of ESC United as a whole. Hello and welcome back to Eurovision This Decade! The series where we as a team here at ESC United look back at the decade just gone and review each country’s Eurovision journey and the great entries …

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