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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 …

Georgia: Barbara Samkharadze releases debut single “Ocean Side”

As the world shuts down and we begin to get to grips with and document the social distancing resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, one young artist has released her debut single, an appropriate for our times soulful piano ballad about withdrawing from a watching world and hunkering down to regroup. Titled “Ocean Side,” the self-penned song by 18-year-old Georgian Idol …

A List to Think About – Eurovision entries with “Thing” in the title

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. Song. That’s what Academy Award winning actor / Australian Rugby League team owner / Leeds United fan / telephone thrower Russell Crowe said when sharing Daði & Gagnamagnið’s “Think About Things,” winner of …

2021: A Comprehensive List of returning acts

21 March 2020 It’s been three days since Eurovision 2020’s tragic, but necessary cancellation due to the worldwide COVID-19   pandemic. As countries and delegations are picking up the pieces, the information about the upcoming 2021 contest is slowly trickling in. It brooks no introduction, but everyone was pretty gutted by the cancellation of our beloved Eurovision Song Contest. Many artists …

iCard ends Bulgarian sponsorship deal

This morning brought the inevitable news that Eurovision fans were dreading – Eurovision 2020 has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus and will return in 2021. In the hours since, we have learned from a few broadcasters and artists how they intend to proceed for Eurovision 2021, and today also brought us the news that iCard, the electronic money …

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. …

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 …

Forum Ranking Game: Lithuania hold off Switzerland to top ranking for fourth week

Over on our forum, our readers and fans of the Eurovision Song Contest have continued to vote for their favourite entries week on week, with all but five of the entries eligible to receive points in the previous seven-day cycle. Now, it’s time to find out what the results of the latest ranking are! In first place, we find Lithuania‘s …

COVID-19: Eurovision build-up continues to be affected

It is hard to ignore the difficult moment that the world finds itself in at this moment, with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continuing to affect daily life in Europe and beyond. Of course, Eurovision is no different or separate from this, and the effects of the outbreak on the contest are already starting to show. Pre-parties in Madrid and Tel …

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