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ESC 2021: Interval act for the first semi-final “The Power of Water”

It’s almost time everyone, two years have soon passed since the last competition took place, and now we’re only about a month away from the next competition to take place. Never has the wait for the contest ever been that long, and the Dutch broadcasters are making sure, that it will be an unforgettable show! Today’s story is about the …

Meet the press conference & online hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

The line-up for this year’s backstage host team is finally known! Koos van Plateringen, Hila Noorzai, Samya Hafsaoui en Rutger Vink will be working hard backstage to keep everyone updated with the latest news about the Eurovision Song Contest. Koos, Hila  & Samya will be in charge of the 83 press conferences, while Samya & Hila will team-up with Rutger …

Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” joins the Eurovision Billboard Hot 100 Club!

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. Take your minds back to 1997. Okay, for a large percentage of ESC United readers, you’d have to picture what nothingness looks like, but bear with us. Bill Clinton is President, Tony Blair …

Save the date! Eurovision in Concert pledges return on 9th April 2022

On what is a bittersweet day for the organisers of Eurovision in Concert, given the 2021 edition of the pre-party should have been taking place today, there is hopefully light at the end of the tunnel; Eurovision in Concert 2022 has been reaffirmed for Saturday 9th April 2022! In what is one of the highlights of the Eurovision calender, as …

Dutch government to possibly allow 3,500 fans watch Eurovision Song Contest

Minister of Media Arie Slob has announced on De Telegraaf, said that the Dutch government would allow up to 3,500 viewers per show in Rotterdam, as long as case numbers are low enough. This is part of a trial run by the government and the details are still being further discussed between the government and the organizers of the Eurovision …

Eurovision’s history of permitting cultural appropriation

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the escYOUnited  team as a whole or the EBU. Earlier in March, we saw the release of the Belarussian entry, and the controversy it created as a pro-Lukashenko song. Instantly, the Eurovision community took to Twitter, Facebook, and email to contact …

Eurovision 2021: Who do #YOU WANT to win?

We’re now finally at the stage where we have our completed line-up for the Eurovision Song Contest 2021! After a prolonged selection season, 39 countries remain in the running for the title in Rotterdam. With this now being the case, we want to launch one of our big polls of the year for YOUR personal preference. Which country do #YOU …

Duncan Laurence to appear on the USA’s “Today Show”

The resurgence of Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” shows no sign of slowing down, and the song’s increased popularity has landed the Dutch Eurovision winner a slot on one of America’s most coveted shows! Capitol Records, the American record label Duncan signed for in late 2019, has revealed that the performer will make his US television debut by appearing on NBC’s Today …

Netherlands 2021: Jeangu Macrooy to sing “Birth of a New Age”

As part of the five-song rush Thursday, the host nation has released their song the Eurovision Song Contest 2021! The Dutch representative Jeangu Macrooy just released the music video for his 2021 Eurovision Song “Birth of a New Age.” He has to chance to represent the host nation for a second year in a row after having been chosen internally …

BREAKING: EBU rules out scenario A, focus on scenario B with possible downscaling

Rotterdam, 3 Feb 2021 With the pandemic still raging across all Europe, the EBU needed to make a decision concerning the organization of the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. The 65th contest, set to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will be aired on the week of the 17th of May. Earlier, the EBU had issued four possible scenario’s underwhich the …

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