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Cornelia Jakobs and Benjamin Ingrosso win big at Rockbjörnen awards

Swedish Eurovision alumni Cornelia Jakobs and Benjamin Ingrosso were among the artists honoured in tonight’s Rockbjörnen awards, hosted by Swedish news outlet Aftonbladet. Jakobs, who finished fourth in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, earned the Swedish Song of the Year award for her track “Hold Me Closer”, also scooping the Breakthrough Artist award. The awards ceremony, which took place in …

Ukraine: ‘Under the Ladder’ and Under the Mask! MELOVIN Scores ‘Masked Singer’ Victory

Chalk up another victory for Team Eurovision! Yesterday, on the final episode of Маска, Ukraine’s version of The Masked Singer, Giraffe was crowned the winner of the season and revealed to be Eurovision 2018 artist MELOVIN! The reveal shocked the judging panel, most of whom expected the unmasked celebrity to be a woman.  The “Under the Ladder” singer kept …

AWS releases new song “Emlékszem” in remembrance of Örs Siklósi

On February 6th of this year, we learned that AWS member and Eurovision alum Örs Siklósi had sadly passed away from leukemia at age 29. Many fans of the band and the Eurovision community took to social media to remember the impact Örs had. Now it’s the band’s turn to commemorate him. The music video for their new single “Emlékszem/I …

Sanja Ilić, founder of Balkanika, has died aged 70

Sanja Ilić, the founder of the ethno-folk group Balkanika that represented Serbia in Eurovision 2018, has sadly died at the age of 70 from complications relating to COVID-19. The veteran musician formed the group in 1998, with its purpose “to preserve, revitalize and modernize Serbian medieval and byzantine music traditions.” The group alongside Ilić won Beovizija 2018 with “Nova deca” and went on …

AWS lead singer Örs Siklósi dies aged 29

Some shockingly sad news to bring you from Hungary this afternoon, as AWS have confirmed their lead singer Örs Siklósi has passed away at the age of just 29.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by AWS Official (@awsofficial) The band, who represented Hungary in Eurovision 2018 with “Viszlát nyár”, have confirmed that Örs was diagnosed …

Eurovision and the Grammys: Laura Rizzotto’s new accomplishment

Eurovision is commonly not considered to be “mainstream” event – that is to say, Eurovision entries are usually not considered popular outside of the event itself. But one thing the contest is good for is jumpstarting the careers of Eurovision artists. Just look at the success Loreen, ABBA, Eleni Foureira, Dami Im, Celine Dion, Conchita Wurst, and so many other …

Russia: Uno becomes numero uno

Today a record was broken as the official music video for Little Big’s “Uno” has surpassed the view total of 2018’s winning entry “Toy” on the official Eurovision channel. This accomplishment is extremely impressive since “Toy” was uploaded two years ago, while Uno has only been online for barely four months. To be exact it was uploaded on March 12th. At …

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 …

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