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Remembering the Eurovision Stars we lost in 2020 – Part Two

As 2020 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars, writers, and producers who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. Due to the large amount of Eurovision notables who passed away this year, we had to split this article into two parts. Part …

“The Magnificent Three” are back: Geike Arnaert returns to Hooverphonic

Brussels, 9 November 2020 A major upset in the Belgian musical landscape: Hooverphonic have announced the return of Geike Arnaert on their instagram account.  Arnaert, who left the band in 2008 to focus on a solo career, provided the voice behind two of Hooverphonic’s biggest international hits, “Sometimes” and “Mad about you“. More recently, Arnaert collaborated with the Dutch rock …

The Queen keeps Qwinning: Sandra Kim wins the Masked Singer Belgium

Brussels, 6 November 2020 You may not have followed it, but tonight the Masked Singer Belgium reached its glorious conclusion. None other than Eurovision’s very own Sandra Kim emerged victorious from a field of ten participants. For the part she, quite aptly perhaps, donned the costume of de Koningin [the Queen]. Kim is Belgium’s only Eurovision winner to date and …

AI Song Contest to take place tomorrow!

Thirteen ambitious teams will take part in the AI Song Contest tomorrow, a competition in which musicians, composers, scientists and programmers have collaborated to generate what they believe is the perfect formula for a Eurovision song. The live final will be streamed tomorrow, May 12th at 20:30 CEST, hosted by Belgian comedian Lieven Scheire and Dutch presenter and the Netherlands’ …

Hooverphonic release their song “Release Me”!!

For the very first time this morning Hooverphonic let us listen to their Eurovision-entry “Release Me”. This was announced in the morning show on the Belgian radio channel MNM. It is a song about a recent loss from one of the bandmembers. The song is a slow-paced ballad that was quick to be compared to a bond-song. And here it …

Belgium: Entry to be released on 17th of February

If you’re marking your calendar a lot lately, then you should do it once again, because after a very long wait, we finally have a date for when the Belgian entry will be released. About Hooverphonic Over the course of their 25-year career, Hooverphonic developed an instantly recognizable sound, somewhere between trip-hop and pop. From day 1, Alex Callier (producer/songwriter) …

All I want for Christmas is you: Mariah Carey’s seasonal smash hit turns 25!

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. You know the Christmas season has kicked into gear when Starbucks releases its seasonal coffee cups and both atheists and Christians whine about them, pet owners are trying to put fake antlers on …

Eurovision Class of 2009: Where are they now? Part One: Georgia and Semi-Final 1 eliminated contestants

As far as Eurovision is concerned, the 2010s are done and dusted. ESC United is currently running a series ranking the entrants that each country sent during the 2010s, and as we recap what each contributing nation had to offer this decade, what about the artists who performed at the very last Eurovision of the 2000s? Did the entrants of …

Sometimes It Feels Like It’s Meant To Be Broken – Country Spotlight: BELGIUM

This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity. Also, swearing. Anything stated beyond this point is a personal opinion belonging to the author and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or other editors. In this series, Belgian ESC United correspondent Boris Meersman takes a closer look at upcoming contest, and muses …

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