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Portugal: Elisa will go to Rotterdam!

Tonight, Portugal concluded it’s search for a star for Rotterdam as the final of Festival da Canção 2020 took place in Elvas in eastern Portugal. The competition’s final was hosted by Eurovision 2018 host Filomena Cautela and Vasco Palmeirim at the Coliseu Comendador Rondão Almeida. After two weeks of qualification rounds, eight acts were selected to battle it out for …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on Festival da Canção Semi-Final 2

Portugal’s search for their Eurovision star of 2020 continues tonight, with Festival da Canção’s second semi-final taking place. Will our team find a winner amongst these eight entries? It’s time once again to review the songs, with Daniel, James, Roy and Sean! Dubio ft. +351 – Cegueira Daniel – 4 – “This is like the Adam’s Family take a vacation …

Portugal: Four acts qualify for Festival Da Canção final

Tonight, the annual Festival Da Canção took place in Portugal, as eight acts took part in a diverse first semi-final of the competition, hosted this week by Jorge Gabriel and Tânia Ribas de Oliveira. The eight acts performing in tonight’s semi-final were as follows; MEERA – Copo de Gin Filipe Sambado – Gerbera amarela do Sul Ian Mucznik – O …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on Festival da Canção Semi-Final 1

Portugal’s Festival da Canção returns tonight, with the Iberian nation hoping to put a few unfortunate results since their record victory behind them and continue to look forward in their Eurovision journey. Can any of these songs take Portugal back to the Eurovision final and move up the scoreboard once more? Our team will certainly have some opinions on that! …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2019

As 2019 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. In no particular order, here are the notable Eurovision stars we lost in 2019. Kenny Lynch – United Kingdom – A Song for …

Portugal’s Eurovision 1967 representative Eduardo Nascimento passes away at age 76

Eduardo Nascimento, Portugal’s representative at Eurovision 1967 with “O Vento Mudou” (“The Wind has Changed”), passed away last week in Lisbon at the age of 76. The Angolan born singer was the first black male artist to perform at Eurovision, one year after Surinamese singer Milly Scott became the first black female artist to perform at Eurovision 1966 for The …

Junior Eurovision 2019 Reviews: Portugal

All opinions expressed in this article are those of the person quoted and do not necessarily represent the opinions of the other team members or ESC United as a whole. It’s 7 days to go until Junior Eurovision 2019, and we are counting down the 19 nations who are participating in Gliwice-Silesia on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Every day we …

A few words: Ranking the Eurovision winner speeches in the 2010s

Before the article, a disclaimer – the below editorial is tongue-in-cheek and written from the personal opinion of the author, and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as an outlet, its contributors or anyone associated with Eurovision. So, you’ve just won the Eurovision Song Contest. Congratulations! Obviously, the above can only come true for one act in …

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