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Intelligent Music Project Singer Ronnie Romero Engages in Dumb Argument About Classic Rock Band

A constant argument in the Classic Rock fan community is, “what constitutes a classic rock band reunion?” When getting together for a series of summer concerts, how many members of the classic rock band line-up joining together makes it a compelling show worthy of purchasing tickets? Does it have to be the whole band, like Blink-182 is rumored to be …

Long Live Love: A Tribute to the Films of Olivia Newton-John

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. Three weeks ago, the world lost one of its biggest stars when Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away due to cancer at the age of 73. Newton-John, who came in fourth …

Olivia Newton-John, Pop legend and Eurovision 1974 entrant, passes away at age 73

Dame Olivia Newton-John, the British-born Australian pop singer and actress, and arguably one of Eurovision’s all-time most popular entrants, whose songs and films have brought joy to hundreds of millions of fans over the span of five decades, has passed away at the age of 73. In a post on Newton-John’s Instagram account, her husband John Easterling wrote, “Dame Olivia …

The Life and Times of Nicole

As the votes rolled in on the night of April 24, 1982, it quickly became clear that Germany was about to win Eurovision for the very first time. The song, “Ein bißchen Frieden‎” or “A Little Peace”, received the maximum 12 points from more than half of the 17 other countries competing that year and received support from all but …

Eurovision 1982: The National Selection Entry That Ended Up 10,000 Miles Above Los Angeles

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. I’d argue the greatest joy of the National Selection season for Eurovision is discovering a promising entry that, though they did not make it to Eurovision itself, you follow on their way to …

Team ESC United Weighs In: Our Top 10 of Eurovision 1982

On the night of April 24, 1982, delegations from 18 countries descended on the Harrogate International Centre for the 27th Eurovision Song Contest. Which of that year’s entries would Team ESCUnited crown? To decide, we have gathered five of our best (?) and brightest (??) from around the globe to weigh in with their 1982 Top 10s. They are: From …

The Could Have Beens: ‘Ein Lied für Harrogate’, 1982

‘The Could Have Beens’ is a new retrospective series that looks back at the national finals that produced eventual Eurovision winners. On the night of March 20, 1982, television viewers across West Germany tuned into Ein Lied für Harrogate, the country’s Eurovision national final. 12 acts squared off, hoping to represent the nation at that year’s contest in Harrogate. Germany …

The Eurovision 1982 Fashion Report

With 1982 Week rolling around the corner, I’m going to BUST in with my Fashion Report! Do I have any credentials? No, but armed with great eyesight and a sense of humour, I think I’m qualified enough to rain judgment down on some bad eighties coutoure. Strangely enough, the fashion of 1982 itself isn’t quite as bad as one may …

Bonus Video: Reacting to the 18 entries of Eurovision 1982!

On Friday, Team ESC United will be compiling our collective top 10 of Eurovision 1982! But before that, we wanted to give you a little something different. Earlier this week, our very own Dutch correspondent Roy recorded himself reacting to all 18 of the competing entries. Which songs make the biggest impression? Which entries leave him ‘whelmed’? There’s only one …

Welcome to Holmfirth: Eurovision 1982 Musical Director Ronnie Hazlehurst Helps Resurrect the Fortunes of Another Yorkshire Town

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. Over the past two years, as the world descended into chaos, millions of people sought refuge in “cozy games,” video games that were gentle, focused more on slower character and environment interaction over …

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