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Flashback to… The Time t.A.T.u. Trolled Two American TV Networks in Two Days

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the authors and does not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision, or the EBU. On the night of February 25, 2003, Russian teenagers Julia Volkova and Lena Katina of t.A.T.u. made their United States-television debut on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The pair, sporting white t-shirts with …

Roy revisits 1956, 1957 & 1958

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision, or the EBU. What bothered me the most about being a youngster within the ESCUnited team is that my historical knowledge was very below par. Therefore, my goal for 2021 has been to watch every Eurovision …

1956: Photos and 3 Minutes of New Footage Unearthed from Lost Eurovision Broadcast

Thanks to some savvy detective work done by Good Evening Europe Blog, we have more evidence of what the very first Eurovision Song Contest actually looked like! In a post today on his blog, author Kalvin Lindfors noted that, five months ago, YouTube user wieke qwieke upload a nearly six minute long recording of Lys Assia’s reprise of ‘Refrain’ at …

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. …

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 …

Welcome to the Dark Side: 15 Essential Nu Metal Classics for the New Psychos in the Scene

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. To the great shock of millions, Nu Metal is back in 2021. Surprisingly, the most derided music sub-genre in rock history, whose performers and fans were constantly ridiculed as angry white trash scum …

Eurovision Class of 2011: Where are they now? Semi-Final 2 Eliminated Contestants

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. Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, is in the history books, with Italy’s rock quartet Måneskin proving to be worthy victors, of the sort that may be the beginning of a new era …

Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Dies! Did Eurovision 2021 Resuscitate a Flagging Genre?

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. Additionally, the below editorial does not endorse the use of illegal drugs, and the below editorial stands by the EBU and Måneskin’s assertion that no illegal drugs were consumed on the evening of …

Eurovision’s first ever contestant born 100 years ago today

Since its beginning in 1956, Eurovision has had 1,603 acts enter the contest. The last on the list of Contestants in order of song performance, Number 1,603 – Italy’s Måneskin and their rock song “Zitti e buoni” – took home the Eurovision 2021 title on Saturday night. As the last of the Big Five and the hosts to unveil their …

Out of the Embers, a Last Place Eurovision Finish Can Still Lead to Career Success!

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. Here we go again. The United Kingdom comes in dead last at Eurovision 2021, though the novelty this time is that James Newman’s “Embers” is the first “null points” since the new Jury …

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