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Eurovision’s history of permitting cultural appropriation

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the escYOUnited  team as a whole or the EBU. Earlier in March, we saw the release of the Belarussian entry, and the controversy it created as a pro-Lukashenko song. Instantly, the Eurovision community took to Twitter, Facebook, and email to contact …

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 …

Azerbaijan: From “Cleopatra” to “Mata Hari” – Here’s Efendi’s 2021 Eurovision entry!

Everyone stop making your breakfast or making your homework! The official Eurovision Song Contest Channel just dropped the Azerbaijani entry for this year. Efendi is going to represent Azerbaijan this year with her song “Mata Hari.” You can watch the video below! The lyrics tell the tale of Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer who was convicted of being a …

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 …

ESC United “Expert” Panel 2020 – Azerbaijan

Our “Expert” Panel continues for another year, with 15 members of the ESC United team having sat down to review the hopefuls that were set to represent their nations at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam! As a quick reminder, the rules of our “Expert” Panel are simple; our team provide a score for each entry between 1 and 10, with .5 …

Azerbaijan: “Cleopatra” is out now!

The second last song reveal of the Eurovision 2020 season has arrived, and it is Azerbaijan’s Efendi and her straddling of modern sensibilities with traditional instrumentation on “Cleopatra.” Samira Efendi (now performing formally as Efendi) was revealed as the entrant a couple weeks ago, and the rumor mill had been swirling lately that her song was to be called “Cleopatra.” …

Azerbaijan: Samira Efendi to sing in Rotterdam!

When Azerbaijan made their debut in 2008, they made sure that people would know them very well, and since then they have conquered the European music industry with multiple top 10 finishers at the contest, can The Land of Fire keep it up in 2020? About Samira Efendi After the shocking non-qualification in 2018, Azerbaijan needed to get back into …

Azerbaijan’s İTV opens submissions for Eurovision 2020

Azerbaijan’s national broadcaster responsible for the nation’s Eurovision entry, İctimai TV, has opened its submission process for Rotterdam 2020, according to the Azerbaijani Eurovision site 12xal. The Caucasian country will be taking part in the contest for the 13th time in Rotterdam, and will once again be using an internal selection to select the artist who will perform in the …

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 …

Eurovision This Decade: Azerbaijan

[AdSense-B] All opinions expressed in this article are those of the person quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. Hello, and welcome back to Eurovision This Decade! We as a team are looking through all the entries of the past decade country by country and showing you our …

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