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Eurovision 2022 News Round-up: Pre-recorded backing tracks, X Factor Israel participants, Melfest host and dates, & more!

This weekend, we received a fair bit of news related to Eurovision 2022: backing track announcement, participation announcements, and participants for upcoming national selections. Let’s dive into the juicy information, shall we? Pre-Recorded backing tracks allowed for 2022 Due to the on-going pandemic, the EBU amended the official rules to formally allow pre-recorded backing vocals at the contest. This amendment …

We Don’t Feel Hate: Unpopular Eurovision Entries That ESC United Writers Love!

We at ESC United try to find the positives, even when we’re being critical. We got slammed for a panel video where ESC United Editor-in-Chief and Founder Matt Friedrichs and three other random goons gave their personal Top 10s for Eurovision 2021. How dare we leave out Italy! How dare we include Germany! Georgia! North Macedonia! Denmark! I actually suspect …

EBU reports viewing figure of 183 million for Eurovision 2021

The EBU has reported its viewing figure information for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, with a number of remarkable achievements for the grand final of the 2021 contest. The overall figure of 183 million viewers is counted across 36 markets, with online engagement and social media interaction relating to the contest soaring on 2019 levels. On average, the market share …

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 …

Here is the running order for the Eurovision 2021 final!

With the semi-finals now complete, and the confirmation of which entry will perform in which half, the producer-selected running order for the grand final has just been revealed by the EBU! Here is where each country will be performing in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on Saturday! 🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇦🇱 Albania 🇮🇱 Israel 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇷🇺 …

Iceland: Member of Gagnamagnið tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the Jury Show

This morning, Icelandic broadcaster RÚV confirmed that one of the members of Gagnamagnið has been tested positive for Covid-19. This following in the news of this weekend that one of the Icelandic delegation was tested positive on the test. This means that they won’t rehearse today and perform at the live show tomorrow. Instead they are using a recording from …

Who will qualify from Semi-Final 2? It’s time to predict the qualifiers!

All photos used in this article credited to the EBU/AVROTROS – Nathan Reinds, Andres Putting, Thomas Hanses. Yes, we know you are probably still reeling from the aftermath of Tuesday night, but Eurovision week moves quickly and today our attention turns to the second semi-final of this year’s contest! On Thursday evening, the second semi-final of the 2021 contest will …

Iceland: Member of delegation has tested positive for COVID-19

Unfortunate news broke out yesterday, that a member of the Polish delegation had tested positive for COVID-19, and once again today, the EBU has announced that a member from the Icelandic delegation has now also tested positive for COVID-19. Effects? It was announced yesterday, that due to safety protocols, the entire Polish delegation would not be allowed to take part …

Which is YOUR favourite rehearsal in each semi-final? Vote in our polls!

All photo credits: EBU/AVROTROS With the first four days of rehearsals now behind us, and each semi-final participant having had their first run through, the picture of Eurovision 2021 now looks at least a little clearer. So, we wanted to know how #YOU are feeling about the songs in this year’s semi-finals! Which act in each semi do #YOU feel …

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