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Russia: Do we have the first 2022 representative?

It is no secret that Philip Kirkorov stated that “the dream team” will be in charge of Russia’s representative for Eurovision 2022, but no one expected to have the news so soon as this year’s contest just wrapped less than three weeks ago. Kirkorov was pictured with composer Dimitris Kontopoulos and stage director Fokas Evangelis along side Russian/Azeri singer JONY, who was also rumored to be Azerbaijani …

Here is the running order for the Eurovision 2021 final!

With the semi-finals now complete, and the confirmation of which entry will perform in which half, the producer-selected running order for the grand final has just been revealed by the EBU! Here is where each country will be performing in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on Saturday! 🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇦🇱 Albania 🇮🇱 Israel 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇷🇺 …

Eurovision 2021 Semi-Final 1 is here – join our pre and post-semi shows!

It’s been exactly two years today since the credits rolled on the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, with Netta handing the trophy excitedly to new champion Duncan Laurence and exclaiming “next year in Amsterdam!” At the time, it seemed a very reasonable prediction, and the press and fans in Israel went on their way back across the world to …

Which is YOUR favourite rehearsal in each semi-final? Vote in our polls!

All photo credits: EBU/AVROTROS With the first four days of rehearsals now behind us, and each semi-final participant having had their first run through, the picture of Eurovision 2021 now looks at least a little clearer. So, we wanted to know how #YOU are feeling about the songs in this year’s semi-finals! Which act in each semi do #YOU feel …

Azerbaijan: Efendi uncovered in first rehearsal!

Rotterdam, 9 May 2021 Wha-wha-wha-wha What’s up fools? Azerbaijan’s espionage expert, Samira Efendieva, or Efendi if you will, has just finished her first rehearsal. More details below. Country: Azerbaijan (#AZE) Act: Efendi Song: “Mata Hari” Semifinal: First (18/05/2021) Position in Running Order: 14/16 The video clip of “Mata Hari” posed the question whether Efendi could handle herself in an uptempo …

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 …

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