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Spain: Sweeping changes affecting Eurovision participation continue!

Last week, Spanish broadcaster Radiotelevisión Española’s (RTVE) new Executive President José Manuel Pérez Tornero promised a continued shake-up at the broadcaster and laid down a marker that thrilled many Eurovision fans: “We are going to take Eurovision very seriously,” he announced in a press conference. “We are the only Spanish public television that belongs to the EBU, we are interested …

Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Dies! Did Eurovision 2021 Resuscitate a Flagging Genre?

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. Additionally, the below editorial does not endorse the use of illegal drugs, and the below editorial stands by the EBU and Måneskin’s assertion that no illegal drugs were consumed on the evening of …

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. …

Australian broadcaster SBS drops Eurovision Asia plans

In an interview with Australian outlet TV Tonight, SBS have announced they are abandoning plans for the Eurovision Asia Song Contest, after 5 years of development. The spin-off contest was first announced in 2016, to be held in Australia in 2017 with 20 countries competing. However, all social media updates for the event were indefinitely paused in 2017, and never …

Four cities confirm their early interest in hosting Eurovision 2022

Four Italian cities have already shown early interest in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, following Italy’s third win in the contest last night. The competition will be heading to Italian soil for the first time since 1991 after the triumph of Roman rock band Måneskin in the 2021 contest, and the head of delegation Simona Martorelli has already confirmed …

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 …

All roads lead to Rotterdam: EBU tweaks branding of Eurovision 2021 with new logo

The EBU has today announced that the logo for Eurovision 2021 will be slightly different to what we were expecting, with the colourful circular design from the cancelled 2020 contest breaking out for Rotterdam 2021! In a video explaining the amendment to the contest’s branding, the EBU identified that “last year’s artwork was about our [Eurovision’s] legacy, telling the story …

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 …

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