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Team Reviews: Our Thoughts on San Marino

It was one of the more unusual artist reveals of the Eurovision 2020 season, where the time of the reveal was constantly moved about (19:30, then noon being referred to as 12:00 a.m., which is midnight). But Senhit was, on Friday, March 6, 2020, named as San Marino’s representative for Eurovision 2020, returning to the contest after representing the microstate …

Bulgaria: Victoria’s “Tears Getting Sober” Out Now!

Bulgarian National Television (BNT) just dropped one of the more intriguing and anticipated entries of the Eurovision 2020 season in VICTORIA’s “Tears Getting Sober.” A conspicuous absentee from the 2019 contest, Bulgaria returned in 2020 with much fanfare with the early reveal of 22-year-old Victoria Georgieva as their internally selected artist in November 2019. As a predominantly privately funded entry, …

Austria: Vincent Bueno’s “Alive” out now!

Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) earlier debuted Vincent Bueno’s entry “Alive” during the Ö3-Wecker radio show and debuted the music video on Eurovision’s YouTube Channel. Written by Bueno himself, “Alive” is a funky, fresh, up-tempo song that many YouTube users have already likened to a combination of Bruno Mars, Usher, and Michael Jackson. The video also features some slick choreography …

Georgia: Tornike Kipiani debuts “Take Me As I Am” on 1TV’s New Day

After a slow drip of hints and song snippets via social media, Tornike Kipiani debuted his Eurovision 2020 entry for Georgia, “Take Me As I Am,” on 1TV’s “New Day” breakfast show. 32-year-old Kipiani, who won Georgian Idol to earn the right to represent Georgia, co-wrote the song with famed Georgian producer and bassist Aleko Berdzenishvili. “Take Me As I …

Iceland: Daði & Gagnamagnið win Söngvakeppnin 2020

Daði & Gagnamagnið won Söngvakeppnin 2020 and will send “Think About Things” to Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. They beat surprise Super-finalists and metal band DIMMA and will represent Iceland. This is Berlin, Germany based Daði’s second attempt at Eurovision after entering Söngvakeppnin 2017. Daði & Gagnamagnið went into this evening’s final on the back of a lot of …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on O melodie pentru Europa 2020 (Part Two)

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. We at ESC United are not afraid to proclaim our love for Moldova at Eurovision. Not to be patronizing, but they are the little country that could, the meme-worthy lords of the stage, the …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on O melodie pentru Europa 2020 (Part One)

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. We at ESC United are not afraid to proclaim our love for Moldova at Eurovision. Not to be patronizing, but they are the little country that could, the meme-worthy lords of the …

Three time Eurovision entrant Jahn Teigen passes away at age 70

One of Norway’s most beloved Eurovision artists and Melodi Grand Prix personalities, Jahn Teigen, passed away at age 70 at Ystad Hospital. In a press release, Teigen’s manager Trond Lie announced that the three time entrant for Norway had passed away in his sleep yesterday evening, on Monday, February 24, 2020. Teigen had for the last 12 years been living …

United Kingdom: Pearl Carr passes away at age 98

Pearl Carr, one half of one of the most revered husband and wife singing acts in the United Kingdom, passed away at age 98 at her home at Brinsworth House, London, yesterday on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Carr, who came in 2nd for the United Kingdom with her husband Teddy Johnson at Eurovision 1959 with “Sing, Little Birdie.” That song …

Iceland: Söngvakeppnin 2020 Semi-Final 2 – Daði & Gagnamagnið, Iva and Nina advance to Grand Final!

After Hatari’s shenanigans last year in Tel Aviv, Israel, it appears that Icelandic broadcaster Ríkisútvarpið (RUV) opted to pick ten of the nicest acts in the country for Söngvakeppnin 2020, making you feel a lot of sympathy for the acts who do not make it to the Grand Final. But choose Iceland must and from Semi-Final 2, returning synth-pop group …

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