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The Yoik Heard All Around Europe: Mattis Hætta Passes Away at Age 63

What started as a national final entry about Sami protests against a dam project turned into the yoik that was heard all around Europe. And the man who brought that unexpected international attention to his people’s cause, and to the Sami people of Northern Europe in general, Mattis Hætta, passed away this past weekend at the age of 63 due …

Mariam Bigvava’s “I Believe” to Debut on Georgia’s TV-1 tonight!

More details were revealed by Georgian Public Broadcasting (GPB) this morning about the country’s Junior Eurovision 2022 entry. At 21:00 Georgia Standard Time (18:00 Central European Time), TV-1 will debut “I Believe,” Mariam Bigvava’s entry for Junior Eurovision 2022, during the news program Moambe. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mariam Bigvava (@mariambigvava_official) Written by Giga Kukhianidze and …

Beloved Belgian Singer Nicole Josy Passes Away Aged 76

As the lyrics of the Eurovision 1973 entry “Baby Baby” expressed, love is fragile like porcelain. But Nicole and Hugo’s love started on national broadcaster VRT’s stage, blossomed through good luck and bad luck, and lasted more than 50 years until Nicole Josy’s passing last night at the age of 76. After having successfully battled cancer twice and suffering from …

Serbia’s Katarina Savić Dreams of a “World Without Borders” at Junior Eurovision 2022

Serbian broadcaster Radio Television of Serbia (RTS) announced earlier today that the Balkan nation will be represented at Junior Eurovision 2022 by 13-year-old Katarina Savić. Savić will perform a song called “World Without Borders,” with music and lyrics written by Serb musician Ivana Dragićević. The song will be released shortly. Savić is a singer and avid trombonist who also attends …

Ed Sheeran Adds Rosa Linn to 2023 Mathematics Tour as Billboard Hot 100 Ascent Continues

Iceland’s brand of Eurovision Mathematics may be trigonometry, but for Armenia it’s addition, as Rosa Linn has been included on part of British pop star Ed Sheeran’s 2023 Mathematics Tour and her Eurovision 2022 entry “Snap” continues its climb up the Billboard Hot 100 charts. For a fifth week, Armenia’s entry for Eurovision 2022, Rosa Linn’s “Snap,” is still hanging …

Folk Metal Band Cruachan Announce Bid to Represent Ireland at Eurovision 2023

Music fans of all stripes have lamented Ireland’s performance at Eurovision these past two decades, but Irish folk metal band Cruachan have decided to do something about it. In posts on the band’s social media accounts this past weekend, Cruachan announced that they “have submitted specially recorded song  for consideration to represent Ireland in next year’s Eurovision song contest.” We …

Snapping One, Two, where’s Rosa Linn? Still on the Billboard Hot 100!

For a fourth week, Armenia’s entry for Eurovision 2022, Rosa Linn’s “Snap,” is still hanging on inside the Billboard Hot 100. Coming into the United States’ main singles chart at Number 97 and peaking three weeks later at Number 93, “Snap” has settled this week at Number 99. “Snap” is the first Eurovision single to hit the Billboard Hot 100 …

Glasgow or Liverpool Will Host Eurovision 2023

Then, there were two. The BBC has announced that the shortlist of potential Eurovision host cities has been narrowed down to two candidates: Glasgow and Liverpool. These cities have satisfied the BBC and EBU’s criteria for a host city, including: Possession of a roofed venue with a capacity of over 10,000. Strong hotel availability. Suitable locations for a press centre …

Junior Eurovision Team Reviews: Our Thoughts on The Netherlands’ Junior Songfestival 2022

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 24, 2022, The Netherlands will decide who will represent them at Junior Eurovision 2022. The contest’s only ever-presents gave a great account of themselves in 2019 and 2020, when …

Rosa Linn Still on the Billboard Hot 100; Melodifestivalen Artist has a Surprise Entry!

For a third week, Rosa Linn’s “Snap,” which came in 20th for Armenia at Eurovision 2022, has managed to hang on at Number 97 on the United States’s Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. And as an indirect beneficiary of Netflix’s Stranger Things show, Rosa Linn is joined on the chart by a Hot 100 debutante in Swedish cult band Ghost, whose …

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