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11th time lucky? A look at Diane Warren’s Academy Award nominations

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. American songwriter Diane Warren is nothing short of a deity in the pantheon of pop music. She has written numerous classics you can name off-hand, won almost every award in the industry, and …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on 70º Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo 2020 (Part Three)

Alrighty then, it is the day of Sanremo, and plenty of national selections are a-stirring. However, which one of those is as iconic as the Sanremo Music Festival, the very contest that Eurovision was modeled after? All 24 Big Acts were released on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 and Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and Daniel, James, and Roy have reviewed them. In …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on 70º Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo 2020 (Part Two)

Alrighty then, ’twas the night before Sanremo, and plenty of national selections are a-stirring. However, which one of those is as iconic as the Sanremo Music Festival, the very contest that Eurovision was modeled after? All 24 Big Acts were released on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 and Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and Daniel, James, and Roy have reviewed them. By this …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on 70º Festival della Canzone Italiana di Sanremo 2020 (Part One)

Alrighty then, ’twas the night before Sanremo, and plenty of national selections are a-stirring. However, which one of those is as iconic as the Sanremo Music Festival, the very contest that Eurovision was modeled after? All 24 Big Acts were released on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 and Wednesday, February 5, 2020, and Daniel, James, and Roy have reviewed them. By this …

Yugoslavia’s first Eurovision representative, Ljiljana Petrović, passes away at age 81

It was announced earlier today that Ljiljana Petrović, Yugoslavia’s debut entrant at Eurovision in 1961 with “Neke davne zvezde” (“Some ancient stars”), has passed away at the age of 81 at her home in Novi Sad, Serbia. Born in 1939, in Bosanski Brod (then part of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, now Bosnia-Herzegovina), and raised in Novi Sad, Petrović started her …

United Kingdom: Fleur East rules out Eurovision 2020 participation

As long as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) keeps its artist announcement from the public, the rumor mill will keep on spinning. And one of the biggest names on the British public’s wishlist for Eurovision, 32-year-old X Factor 2014 runner-up Fleur East, told BBC’s The One Show today that she is not the entry for the United Kingdom at Eurovision …

Take Tornike as he is: new details emerge about Georgia’s Eurovision 2020 entry

In an interview on Georgia’s TV-1 today, Georgia’s representative at Eurovision 2020 revealed several details about his entry. 32-year-old Tornike Kipiani, who won the right to represent the Caucasus nation at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands by winning Georgian Idol on New Year’s Eve, told TV-1 that the name of his entry is “Take Me As I Am.” Tornike …

Armenia: 12 acts named for Depi Evratesil 2020!

Public Television of Armenia (ARMTV) announced today the 12 acts selected to perform at Depi Evratesil 2020, Armenia’s national selection for Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. Armenia returned to its national final after one year off after internal selection Srbuk finished 16th in Semi-Final 2 at Eurovision 2019, failing to qualify for the Grand Final. The Depi Evratesil 2020 final will …

Sweden: Melodifestivalen Semi-Final 1 lyrics, song details released

The first semi-final from the popular Swedish national selection Melodifestivalen will be back on our TV screens this Saturday. Next Saturday the show will be broadcasted from the SAAB arena in Linkoping. Ahead of the competition, SVT has released some details about the entries which will participate next Saturday, which #YOU can find below! 1)The Mamas – Move This is not …

Kenny Duerlund, Ben & Tan, Sander Sanchez progress to Dansk Melodi Grand Prix Final

Polls closed at noon CET today on the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2020 website, and the three group winners have been announced: Kenny Duerlund, Ben & Tan, and Sander Sanchez will all progress to the Final, to be held at the Royal Arena in Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 7, 2020. The two wildcard entries, or two picked by the jury, …

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