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Junior Eurovision: 13-Year-Old Belter Maiú Levi Lawlor Will Represent Ireland in Paris

One more lucky kid is spending Christmas in Paris this year! Thirteen-year-old vocal powerhouse Maiú Levi Lawlor has won Junior Eurovision Éire and will represent Ireland at Junior Eurovision 2021 in Paris, beating out finalists Lilyella Buckley and Sophie Lennon for the honor. He was selected by a 2-to-1 vote from a panel of professional jurors that included Eurovision 1992 …

Fixer Upper: How WE Would Overhaul Four Struggling Eurovision Nations

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. As Eurovision season ramps up again, it’s time for delegations to take stock of their results at the 2021 contest and consider how to perform better at the 2022 edition in Italy. A …

Ireland return to The Late Late Show for Eurovision 2022

RTÉ have begun their process for Eurovision 2022 earlier than usual, and have this Friday evening confirmed that they would return to “musical democracy in action” – that’s right, The Late Late Show returns as the Irish selection process for 2022! Ireland's 2022 entry will be selected on a Eurovision #LateLate Show Special 💚⭐️🇮🇪✨🎤 Got what it takes? Go to …

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 …

Junior Eurovision: EBU Announces the Nineteen Countries Competing at 2021 Edition

Today, the EBU have announced the nineteen countries competing in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. They are: Albania Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria France Germany Georgia Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Malta Netherlands North Macedonia Poland Portugal Russia Serbia Spain Ukraine Among these nineteen are a number of countries returning after missing the 2020 contest. Albania, Portugal, North Macedonia, Italy, and Ireland all …

Eurovision 2021 Semi-Final 1 is here – join our pre and post-semi shows!

It’s been exactly two years today since the credits rolled on the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, with Netta handing the trophy excitedly to new champion Duncan Laurence and exclaiming “next year in Amsterdam!” At the time, it seemed a very reasonable prediction, and the press and fans in Israel went on their way back across the world to …

Ireland emerges as winner of Free European Song Contest 2021

Ireland has emerged as the winner of last night’s Free European Song Contest, an alternative Eurovision held by the German channel ProSieben and the brainchild of German Eurovision veteran Stefan Raab. Represented by Rea Garvey with “The One”, Ireland’s upbeat folk-inspired dance pop track collected 116 points from the other participating countries, ahead of the Netherlands in second place with …

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 …

Road to Rotterdam: Lesley Roy (Ireland)

As rehearsals get underway in Rotterdam, we continue to profile all 39 participants in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Splitting her time between her native Ireland and the United States, Lesley Roy has spent her career perfecting a pop rock sound and writing for some of the world’s most talented singers. But when Eurovision came calling, the “Maps” guided her …

“What’s Another Year” songwriter Shay Healy dies aged 78

Shay Healy, an accomplished broadcaster and songwriter who composed Ireland’s winning Eurovision Song Contest 1980 entry “What’s Another Year”, has sadly died at the age of 78. As well as composing Johnny Logan’s iconic Eurovision winner, he was also famed in Ireland for hosting the chat show “Nighthawks” on RTÉ Two in the late 80s and early 90s. Later in …

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