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Nightwish and Johanna Kurkela side project Auri drops new single “Pearl Diving”

Tuomas Holopainen and Johanna Kurkela, the royal couple of the Finnish rock and metal scenes, have dropped the first single from their joint progressive folk band Auri’s second album. Auri, which features Nightwish’s main composer and keyboardist Holopainen and multi-instrumentalist Troy Donockley, as well as folk singer and Holopainen’s wife Kurkela, has been a successful progressive folk group since their …

ESCUnited New Music Round-Up: May Edition

Are you feeling the post-Eurovision depression? Well we have a little something to solve that for you – our monthly music round up from Eurovision alumni! We’ve got a total of 46 songs that have been released since rehearsals began in Rotterdam, and I have a feeling some of these might make your summer jam playlist. Let’s dive in! PAENDA …

Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Dies! Did Eurovision 2021 Resuscitate a Flagging Genre?

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. Additionally, the below editorial does not endorse the use of illegal drugs, and the below editorial stands by the EBU and Måneskin’s assertion that no illegal drugs were consumed on the evening of …

Team Reviews: Sanremo Music Festival 2021 (Part Three)

The below review features the opinions and views of the individual author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision, Sanremo Music Festival, or the EBU. Italy began its hallowed Sanremo Music Festival on Tuesday evening, with 26 acts competing to take home the Sanremo crown and hold the first option on appearing on Italy’s …

Team Reviews: Sanremo Music Festival 2021 (Part Two)

The below review features the opinions and views of the individual author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision, Sanremo Music Festival, or the EBU. Italy began its hallowed Sanremo Music Festival on Tuesday evening, with 26 acts competing to take home the Sanremo crown and hold the first option on appearing on Italy’s …

Team Reviews: Sanremo Music Festival 2021 (Part One)

The below review features the opinions and views of the individual author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision, San Remo Music Festival, or the EBU. Italy began its hallowed Sanremo Music Festival on Tuesday evening, with 26 acts competing to take home the Sanremo crown and hold the first option on appearing on …

Blåsemafian through to Melodi Grand Prix Final, KEiiNO & TIX showcase their pre-qualified entries

Brass trio Blåsemafian and Hazel won Melodi Grand Prix 2021 Semi-Final 1 and will progress to the Grand Final on February 20, 2021 with their entry “Let Loose.” They prevailed in tonight’s final duel over Stina Talling, who along with the first duel eliminated Jorn and Beady Belle will have a chance to be saved by Norwegian fans to return …

Albania: Mirud released new version of “Nëse Vdes” with Xhesika Polo

Fellow Festivali i Këngës 59 participants Mirud and Xhesika Polo have collaborated on the former’s entry “Nëse Vdes”, with Mirud releasing this duet today. The Albanian singers took part separately in Albania’s selection for Eurovision 2021, with Xhesika performing “Më mbron”, and while neither of the performers finished in the top three on the final night, they certainly captured hearts …

Eurovision 2020 Holiday Round Up

The ESCUnited Holiday Music Roundup 2020

It’s been a while since we’ve done a music roundup, and the holiday season seems like a perfect time to get one more in before the new year hits. This year the Eurovision channel uploaded a montage of holiday wishes from past Eurovision artists all across Europe. Many of these artists you will recognize, as 5 2021 artists appear in …

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