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Turin 2022: The semi-final allocation draw is finally complete!

A landmark moment in the yearly Eurovision Song Contest calendar, as this marks the official transition from last year’s host city (Rotterdam) to this year’s host city (Turin/Torino). The allocation draw was hosted by Carolina di Domenico and Mario Acampa. The Allocation Draw As usual, the draw took place in the upcoming host city of Turin, in the Palazzo Madama. …

Israel: Who Has the ‘X Factor’? Two Finalists Advance to Grand Final, Remaining Acts to Compete Again on Thursday

Which Eurovision hopeful has the ‘X Factor‘ to make it all the way to Turin? Israel is one step closer to finding out. On tonight’s semi-final of X Factor Israel, the show being used to select the country’s Eurovision act this year, the six remaining contestants competed in knock-out duels, with the victors moving on to the second round. The …

Checking in on X Factor Israel: Ten Acts Remain After Eurovision-Themed Round

After nearly two months of auditions and preliminary elimination rounds, X Factor Israel‘s mainstage shows began on Sunday, December 26. This season of X Factor Israel has featured a Covid scare, a partner split, and even a newborn baby, but the most important question still remains: Who will win the right to represent the country at Eurovision in May? Beginning …

Many broadcasters announce changes to their 2022 National final format

Follownig the year of internal selections, it looks like numerous broadcasters are ready to host another year of fun and entertaining national finals for Eurovision fans. However, some national finals have decided to rehaul their selection process to introduce some new elements – or in the case of Malta, bring back an old fan favorite of MESC. Let’s dive into …

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 …

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 …

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 🇷🇺 …

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 …

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: Eden Alene (Israel)

Each day leading up to the rehearsals in Rotterdam, we will be showcasing each of the 39 acts taking part in this year’s contest and profiling their journey to this point! The first of two profiles today is for Eden Alene, the rising talent in Israel proudly representing her heritage and wowing us all with her talents in the lead …

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