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Junior Eurovision: EBU Announces the Nineteen Countries Competing at 2021 Edition

Today, the EBU have announced the nineteen countries competing in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. They are: Albania Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria France Germany Georgia Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Malta Netherlands North Macedonia Poland Portugal Russia Serbia Spain Ukraine Among these nineteen are a number of countries returning after missing the 2020 contest. Albania, Portugal, North Macedonia, Italy, and Ireland all …

Belarus: VAL and Naviband make list of “enemies of the state”

With tensions continuing in the Eastern European nation of Belarus and conditions in the nation once again making international headlines, it seems to transpire that some notable Eurovision alumni have made an “enemy of the state” list in Belarus. VAL, the married duo who were initially selected to represent the nation in 2020 before being given the cold shoulder by …

Belarus: “Happily” expelled from the EBU

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 had just concluded a few days before, but even then, trouble was just around the corner. Back in the final days of May 2021, it was announced that the EBU would suspend the Belarusian national channel BTRC within 2 weeks, should they not reply and comment on the ongoing situation. Instead, the threat of suspension, …

BREAKING: Belarus’s Broadcaster has been suspended from the EBU

Geneva, 28 May 2021 The news has just reached us: the EBU have decided in a meeting earlier today, to suspend Belarus’s broadcaster, BTRC, from the EBU. This comes on the heels of Belarus being forced to withdraw from Eurovision 2021 after its representative, Galasy ZMesta, had both of its songs disqualified by the EBU for containing politically motivated lyrics. …

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 …

Belarus will not take part in Eurovision 2021

Belarus will no longer take part in Eurovision 2021. The EBU have this evening released a statement reporting their decision regarding the Eastern European nation’s participation in this year’s contest, following the removal of the previously selected entry, Galasy ZMesta’s “Ya nauchu tebya”. The full statement can be read below; “On Wednesday 10 March we wrote to the broadcaster BTRC, …

Our reviews and your thoughts on Bulgaria’s choice for Eurovision 2021!

With the announcement of the hotly-anticipated Bulgarian entry imminent, our team have taken a look at all six candidate songs. Which song did Daniel, Melanie and Sean like the most? We will also reveal YOUR favourite after our reviews, so stick around! Dive into Unknown Daniel – 8 – What a mesmerizing song. It really has some memorable lyrics and …

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 …

Eurovision 2021 News roundup: Spain, Cyprus, Australia, Iceland, Belarus, and Austria!

In the last two days we’ve been hit with a lot of updates for the 2021 Eurovision song contest, and we’re here to break them all down for you! This time we have news from across Europe, so let’s dive on in shall we? RTVE Announces National Final for Blas Cantó‘s song This year the Spanish broadcaster is allowing you …

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