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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 …

Junior Eurovision 2020 – A rousing success in troubled times?

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its other contributors. Let’s face it, this year has been bleak, and long, and I’m sure like many others out there it is slowly wearing me down. So imagine my relief to know that the month …

Junior Eurovision 2020: Belarus is your favourite!

Earlier this week, we asked #YOU to vote for your favourite entry of this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest to gauge which songs may be going into this afternoon’s show as favourites, and we can now reveal your results! In our poll, it was Belarus’ Arina Pehtereva who came out on top with “Aliens”, securing 26% of the votes! Second …

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