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Junior Eurovision Team Reviews: Our Thoughts on The Netherlands’ Junior Songfestival 2021

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the quoted reviewer and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. This Saturday, September 25, 2021, The Netherlands will decide who will represent them at Junior Eurovision 2021. The contest ever-presents (now the only country to have been present at every contest since …

ESCUnited’s Top Ten Favorite ABBA Tracks of All Time!

ABBA is one the biggest pop groups of all time, and one of Eurovision’s most successful graduates. After their sweeping victory at Eurovision 1974 with “Waterloo”, ABBA set the world on fire, racking up Number 1’s not just across Europe but across the globe. Even after they effectively retired as an act in 1982, they never really left the limelight. …

Georgia: Ranina Season 4 Begins on September 11

Shortly after the Eurovision Broadcasting Union listed the 19 countries that will be participating at Junior Eurovision 2021, Georgia’s 1TV announced that Ranina, Georgia’s method of selection for its Junior Eurovision representative, will begin on Saturday, September 11, at 10 p.m. Ranina has been Georgia’s method of selection since 2018, sending winners Tamar Edilashvili (8th, Junior Eurovision 2018), Giorgi Rostiashvili …

Billboard Hot 100 Watch: Måneskin and Duncan Laurence Reach New Heights

Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin and Eurovision 2019 winner Duncan Laurence can forget about being called Top 40 charting artists on the United States’ Billboard Hot 100. They can both start calling themselves Top 30 charting artists, as this week Måneskin and Laurence landed at Numbers 29 and 30, respectively. Måneskin’s “Beggin'” previously had a high of Number 35, which then …

Eurovision – Australia Decides to Return for 2022 Contest

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) announced today that Eurovision – Australia Decides, the popular national selection that Australia has used to select its representative at Eurovision, will return for a third time for the Eurovision 2022 season. First used in 2019, it has selected Kate Miller-Heike’s “Zero Gravity” and Montaigne’s “Don’t Break Me” as Australia’s representatives, and the selection has received …

Billboard Hot 100 Watch: Duncan Laurence Breaches the Top 40!

The moment that Eurovision fan chart watchers in the United States have been waiting for has arrived – Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade,” which won Eurovision 2019 for the Netherlands, has finally broken into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. In the song’s 19th week on the main American pop singles chart, “Arcade” hit Number 38 (up from last week’s …

We Don’t Feel Hate: Unpopular Eurovision Entries That ESC United Writers Love!

We at ESC United try to find the positives, even when we’re being critical. We got slammed for a panel video where ESC United Editor-in-Chief and Founder Matt Friedrichs and three other random goons gave their personal Top 10s for Eurovision 2021. How dare we leave out Italy! How dare we include Germany! Georgia! North Macedonia! Denmark! I actually suspect …

Billboard Hot 100 Watch: Duncan Laurence Knocking on the Door of the Top 40

Since we started doing a weekly update on Duncan Laurence’s progress up the Billboard Hot 100, the United States’ main music singles chart, we’ve been hearing a lot of anecdotes from Eurovision fans about where they’ve heard the Eurovision 2019 winning track “Arcade.” ESC United’s social media guru Connor Terry heard “Arcade” on the radio returning home from bars in …

Actress and Cliff Richard Muse Una Stubbs Passes Away at Age 84

Una Stubbs, an iconic actress who starred in some of the United Kingdom’s biggest television shows, passed away today at age 84 in her home in Edinburgh after a long battle with an undisclosed illness. Closely associated with Sir Cliff Richard during her early years, particular Summer Holiday (1963) and Wonderful Life (1964) and his TV show It’s Cliff Richard! (1970 – 1972), …

Today in Eurovision History: David Hasselhoff Rumored to Enter Dutch National Final

He solved crimes out of a self-driving Pontiac Firebird, patrolled the beaches of Malibu, and helped break down the Berlin Wall. But ten years ago today, Eurovision fans were excited by rumors that none other than American icon David Hasselhoff would enter the Dutch national selection for Eurovision 2012. So much so that the official Eurovision website ran a story …

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