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Burning cities and napalm skies, both Georgian Idol and a Kalandadze Return

The new series of Georgia’s franchise of Idol kicked off this evening, with the first of three audition rounds shown on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s (GPB) TV-1. Hosted by Ruska Makashvili, Star of Georgia or Georgian Idol, is the Caucasus nation’s version of the Idol franchise. It is the second straight year the show will serve as the selection method for …

Star of Georgia Season Preview: Will the Idol franchise deliver a successful Eurovision entry at the 2nd attempt?

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. If you are going to try impress the judges at the Georgian version of the Idol franchise, there’s no better place to start than Little Richard’s “Long Tall Sally.” ერეკლე თურქაძე ოქროს ვარსკვლავის …

“Open Up” – Eurovision 2020 theme and slogan revealed!

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced today that “Open Up” will be the official theme and slogan of Eurovision 2020, to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in May 2020. “The slogan ‘Open Up’ is intentionally incomplete,” said Sietse Bakker, the executive producer of Eurovision 2020. “Open up to each other. Open up to music. Open up to Rotterdam. Open …

Spain: Dates revealed for Spain’s Eurovision 2020 Pre-Party

Blas Canto is not the only news coming from Spain these days. As part of the yearly round-up of Eurovision pre-parties, Spain’s ES 2020 Party have announced their dates and the location for their event. This is the event’s fourth iteration and will be taking place in the same venue. The Spanish Pre-Party has become a recent staple of the …

Slovenia announces the 18 artists for the new EMA FREŠ pre-selection

Following their success at the 2018 and 2019 contest with “Hvala, ne” and “Sebi”, the Slovenia broadcaster RTVSLO has announced the 18 candidates for EMA FREŠ: the new pre-selection competition for EMA. After Zala and Gasper qualified in Tel Aviv, the broadcaster has realized that the audience of Eurovision is becoming progressively younger and that they have garnered success from …

A modest proposal for the BBC and BMG: Send Boy George to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020

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. A month ago, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Bertlesmann Music Group (BMG) announced that the BBC will outsource the selection of artist and song for the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020 to …

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