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In Battle “Psycho” vs. “Hero,” Raylee through to Melodi Grand Prix Final!

Raylee is through to the Melodi Grand Prix Final after prevailing over Daniel Owen in the Golden Duel. Raylee’s synth-driven ’80s throwback – complete with a famous Flashdance tribute – in “Hero” beat out Owen’s slick, contemporary pop song “Psycho.” Owen had been drawn against Ketil Stokkan’s “My Life is OK” in the first duel, while Raylee overcame folk artist …

Blåsemafian through to Melodi Grand Prix Final, KEiiNO & TIX showcase their pre-qualified entries

Brass trio Blåsemafian and Hazel won Melodi Grand Prix 2021 Semi-Final 1 and will progress to the Grand Final on February 20, 2021 with their entry “Let Loose.” They prevailed in tonight’s final duel over Stina Talling, who along with the first duel eliminated Jorn and Beady Belle will have a chance to be saved by Norwegian fans to return …

Fado legend Carlos do Carmo passes away at age 81

2021 is barely out of the gates and Eurovision fans have already lost one of the icons of the competition and Portugal one of its finest ever performers in Carlos do Carmo. A titan of Portugal’s unique and melancholic fado folk tradition, do Carmo represented Portugal at Eurovision 1976 with “Uma flor de verde pinho,” (“A green-pine flower”) coming in …

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 …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2020 – Part One

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 …

Eurovision round-up: Cruise ships, cancelled songs and Gagauz rumours

Been busy over the festive period? We hear #YOU. It’s tough to keep up on all of the little news bits, rumours and updates in the Eurovision world, so we’ve been across the Eurovision community to put all of the recent smaller updates together for #YOU! Finland’s YLE has confirmed that the participants of this year’s Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu will …

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 Reviews: Ukraine

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the person quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. It’s 2 days to go until Junior Eurovision 2020, and we are counting down the 12 nations participating in this year’s remotely held and Warsaw, Poland hosted contest on Sunday, …

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