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Eurovision 2021: Who do #YOU WANT to win?

We’re now finally at the stage where we have our completed line-up for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021! After a prolonged selection season, 39 countries remain in the running for the title in Rotterdam. With this now being the case, we want to launch one of our big polls of the year for YOUR personal preference. Which country do #YOU …

BREAKING: EBU rules out scenario A, focus on scenario B with possible downscaling

Rotterdam, 3 Feb 2021 With the pandemic still raging across all Europe, the EBU needed to make a decision concerning the organization of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The 65th contest, set to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be aired on the week of the 17th of May. Earlier, the EBU had issued four possible scenario’s underwhich the …

#YOUrovision 2020 – The Results (50th to 46th)

We asked #YOU, our lovely readers, viewers and visitors, to vote on your favourite national final entries of the Eurovision 2020 season, and now that the votes have all been counted, we can start to go down memory lane and look back at some of the gems and new classics from last year’s competitions. Thank you to everyone who took …

Albania: Mirud released new version of “Nëse Vdes” with Xhesika Polo

Fellow Festivali i Këngës 59 participants Mirud and Xhesika Polo have collaborated on the former’s entry “Nëse Vdes”, with Mirud releasing this duet today. The Albanian singers took part separately in Albania’s selection for Eurovision 2021, with Xhesika performing “Më mbron”, and while neither of the performers finished in the top three on the final night, they certainly captured hearts …

Albania: Our forum’s reaction to Anxhela Peristeri’s FiK win

The opinions expressed in this article are those of members of our forum, and do not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its staff. On Wednesday, Albania became the first country to show their hand for Eurovision 2021, as Anxhela Peristeri emerged triumphant in Festivali i Këngës 59 to be selected as the Albanian hopeful …

Anxhela Peristeri wins Festivali i Këngës and will represent Albania in 2021

After a 2+ hour extravaganza of music with 18 acts taking part in this year’s Festivali i Këngës, the Albanian representative in Eurovision 2021 has finally become clear; Anxhela Peristeri will fly to Rotterdam! This year’s show took place in the open air Sheshi Italia due to the ongoing pandemic, but that didn’t stop the Albanians putting on a fantastic …

TONIGHT: Festivali i Këngës 59 Final

Albania will become the first country to reveal their song for Eurovision 2021 tonight as the final of the annual Festivali i Këngës selection show takes place from 21:00 CET at the open-air Sheshi Italia, in Tirana, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This change will also see the first year of the competition without the traditional symphony orchestra as a …

“That was such a great show!” – Our forum’s reaction to night one of Festivali i Këngës 59

The opinions expressed in this article are of members of our forum, and do not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its writing staff. Where’s the best place to be on a national final night? Sat cosy in front of your TV with some snacks and possibly drinks? Well, of course, but where else? Social …

Albania: Finalists of Festivali i Këngës 59 confirmed by RTSH

Albania kicked off their search for a Eurovision 2021 star last night as the annual Festivali i Këngës opened its first night in Tirana. While the second show of this year’s festival will take place this evening and see the 25 participating acts perform acoustic versions of their entries, the broadcaster RTSH has already revealed which 18 of these acts …

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