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Eurovision Class of 2011: Where are they now? Semi-Final 1 Eliminated Contestants

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. We are rapidly coming up on Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and with 2020’s cancellation and the modifications for 2021, we feel as if we’re entering a new era. So what better …

Legendary British songwriter Barry Mason passes away at age 85

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. Legendary British songwriter Barry Mason, who co-wrote some of the biggest pop hits of the 1960s and 1970s in the United Kingdom and United States with Les Reed, passed away at the age …

Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” joins the Eurovision Billboard Hot 100 Club!

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. Take your minds back to 1997. Okay, for a large percentage of ESC United readers, you’d have to picture what nothingness looks like, but bear with us. Bill Clinton is President, Tony Blair …

Marconi Plays the What?! Starship Build Their City on Eurovision Failure

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. There are divisive songs, and then there’s Starship’s 1985 smash hit “We Built This City.” With its cheesy synths to its loud guitars to the radio DJ clip to the confusing lyrics and …

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 …

Opinion: Why NRK’s KEiiNO gambit failed.

This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity, as well as strong opinions and speculation. Anything stated beyond this point is the author’s personal opinion and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its other editors.   I hear the critics question the point behind holding National Finals this year – …

Come Clarity Turns 15: Swedish band In Flames’s Gamble with Melodifestivalen Contestant Pays Off

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision, Melodifestivalen or the EBU. An artist’s change in sound is one of the riskiest moves they can make. It’s the ultimate proposition of “damned if you do, damned if you don’t,” with some fickle fans getting bored …

UMK 2021 Artists React to each others entries

Last week we received the final 5 songs for the UMK 2021 final, and the organizers delivered on their promise for a strong set of potential Eurovision entries. Each entry features a unique genre from sentimental ballads, electropop, violent pop, and more – there’s something for everyone in the selection! The artists for UMK and their songs are as follows: …

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 …

Dispatch From The 215 – A Philadelphia Native Reviews Junior Songfestival 2020

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. And though announcing it as such would take the sting out of the joke, this article is meant to be a light-hearted outsider’s view on the Contest. Americans have been warned. They’re getting …

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