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Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown passes away at age 65

Les McKeown, the former frontman for ’70s Scottish pop sensations The Bay City Rollers, passed away at the age of 65 on Tuesday evening. In a tweet posted by his family, his wife Keiko whom he met in 1978 and their son Jubei, McKeown passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home. No cause of death was cited. pic.twitter.com/YgZLzuGbM1 — Les …

Road to Rotterdam: Tusse (Sweden)

Each day leading up to the rehearsals in Rotterdam, we will be showcasing each of the 39 acts taking part in this year’s contest and profiling their journey to this point! Today, it’s the turn of Melfest victor Tusse, who has been through a lot to get to this point… Who is Tusse? Tusse has certainly had to work hard …

Competing Half a World Away: Montaigne Won’t Be Performing Live in Rotterdam

The Australian broadcaster SBS announced today in a press release that Montaigne and the Australian delegation will not be competing in Rotterdam this year. Rather, Australia will be competing from home using their “live-on-tape” performance of Montaigne’s song, “Technicolour”.   Josh Martin, the Australian Head of Delegation and SBS Commissioning Editor, explained: “After a comprehensive assessment, SBS has decided not …

Legendary British songwriter Barry Mason passes away at age 85

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. Legendary British songwriter Barry Mason, who co-wrote some of the biggest pop hits of the 1960s and 1970s in the United Kingdom and United States with Les Reed, passed away at the age …

ESC 2021: Interval act for the first semi-final “The Power of Water”

It’s almost time everyone, two years have soon passed since the last competition took place, and now we’re only about a month away from the next competition to take place. Never has the wait for the contest ever been that long, and the Dutch broadcasters are making sure, that it will be an unforgettable show! Today’s story is about the …

The ESC United Jury is back for 2021 – and this time it’s LIVE!

That’s right, it’s time for the ESC United team to officially pass judgement on the 39 participating songs of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest – and for the first time this year, it’s LIVE! Join Matt and the ESC United team for four special live streams, where they will cover each song in detail and discuss the positives and negatives …

Meet the press conference & online hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

The line-up for this year’s backstage host team is finally known! Koos van Plateringen, Hila Noorzai, Samya Hafsaoui en Rutger Vink will be working hard backstage to keep everyone updated with the latest news about the Eurovision Song Contest. Koos, Hila  & Samya will be in charge of the 83 press conferences, while Samya & Hila will team-up with Rutger …

Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” joins the Eurovision Billboard Hot 100 Club!

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. Take your minds back to 1997. Okay, for a large percentage of ESC United readers, you’d have to picture what nothingness looks like, but bear with us. Bill Clinton is President, Tony Blair …

Construction of the Eurovision 2021 stage has begun!

Today marks the first day of stage construction for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest! The stage is being built inside the Rotterdam Ahoy, the venue for this year’s contest in the Netherlands, which will take place on the 18th, 20th and 22nd May. Construction of the #ESC2021 stage in Rotterdam Ahoy has begun! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/FNq3e8g6Ik — Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) …

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