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Team Reviews: Israel’s HaShir HaBa L’Eurovizion

The below editorial features the opinions of the quoted editor, and do not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole. We are also aware that the opinions are based on demo versions of the potential entries and opinions may change following further releases. With the final decision looming for Eden Alene’s three hopefuls for Eurovision 2021, it …

Ireland 1990’s Liam Reilly has died aged 65

Ireland’s representative at Eurovision 1990 in Zagreb (then Yugoslavia), Liam Reilly, has sadly passed away at the age of just 65. The singer-songwriter from Dundalk represented his country at the 1990 contest with “Somewhere in Europe”, finishing joint second alongside France’s Joëlle Ursull and behind eventual winner Toto Cutugno of Italy. He also wrote and composed the following Irish entry …

Fado legend Carlos do Carmo passes away at age 81

2021 is barely out of the gates and Eurovision fans have already lost one of the icons of the competition and Portugal one of its finest ever performers in Carlos do Carmo. A titan of Portugal’s unique and melancholic fado folk tradition, do Carmo represented Portugal at Eurovision 1976 with “Uma flor de verde pinho,” (“A green-pine flower”) coming in …

Remembering the Eurovision Stars we lost in 2020 – Part Two

As 2020 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars, writers, and producers who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. Due to the large amount of Eurovision notables who passed away this year, we had to split this article into two parts. Part …

Forum: Turkey wins FSC 142 with “Listen to Your Heart”!

With special thanks to FSC moderator aardvark for contributions to this article. Forum Song Contest 142 – December 2020 The 142nd edition of the Forum Song Contest took place during the month of December and was hosted in the Bulgarian city of Etropole. This was the second time that FSC came to Bulgaria following their victory in the previous edition, …

Eurovision 2021: Nikkie de Jager to join as fourth main host

Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials) has confirmed she has been upgraded to a main presenter of Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam in her latest YouTube video. The video, in which the beauty vlogger discusses her year and her predictions for 2021, she discusses the contest and her feelings on her involvement as the online host of Eurovision 2020. “I’ve always dreamt about …

Italy: Guests include Achille Lauro, Elodie and… Zlatan

Italy’s Sanremo has long been the height of Italian musical culture and it’s not surprising to see that next spring’s festival will once again attract some of Italy’s biggest stars! Among the guests will be rapper and two-time participant Achille Lauro (2019 with “Rolls Royce” and 2020 with “Ne me frego”) and singer Elodie (well-known for her entry “Andromeda” from …

Spain: Televoters to decide Blas Cantó’s 2021 entry

Spain is set to hold a national selection to decide Blas Cantó’s Eurovision 2021 entry, according to eurovision-spain. The Spanish site reports that Cantó’s team, Warner Music and TVE have come to the decision and that a selection show will be held at some point before the end of February to select Spain’s entry for Rotterdam. Thus, the Spanish public …

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