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Editorial: The many flaws of Roxen’s “Amnesia”

Disclaimer: This post is an editorial and therefore heavily prone towards subjectivity. Also, swearing, strong opinions and speculation. Anything stated beyond this point is the author’s personal opinion and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or other editors. It’s done. Eurovision is over. After two aaaagonizing years, we finally have a new incumbent winner, …

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: Roxen (Romania)

As rehearsals get underway in Rotterdam, we continue to profile all 39 participants in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Next up, we take a look at the mysterious but talented singer Roxen, whose strong aesthetic, alternative style and deep house roots make her one of the rising stars of her home country… Who is Roxen? One of the youngest stars …

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 …

ROMANIA: Roxen’s ‘Amnesia’ is here!

Bucharest, 4 March 2021 It has happened! After a few days of teasing, Roxen (stage name: Larisa Roxana Giurgiu) has finally released her song, ‘Amnesia‘. The song is a mid-tempo, heavily autotuned dark pop song, with a mental health theme. Like her previous entry, the song draws inspiration from the work of juvenile pop revelations Billie Eilish and Halsey. [embedyt] …

Romania: Roxen joins the line-up of 4 March releases!

Bucharest, 2 March 2021 After members of the Romanian delegation have playfully teased us with snippets of Roxen’s song on instagram, they have now officially given us a release date! Roxen, stage name of Larisa Roxana Giurgiu, will present her entry next Thursday, 4 March 2021. Last year Roxen’s entry was chosen via a National Final, where she performed her …

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 …

Romania: TVR officially starts the search for Roxen’s 2021 song

The Romanian broadcaster TVR announced that the start of their selection stage – called #ealtceva- for Roxen’s song begins today on the 1st of February. She will record several demos in the following days. The demos will be sent over to a jury, who’ll be deciding which song Roxen is going to sing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in …

Eurovision 2021 News Roundup: North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Israel, and Italy

Good evening and welcome back to our news round-up where we recap everything you might have missed for Eurovision 2021! We have an interesting slate of news from artist confirmations, song announcements, music videos, and a national final on the rocks – let’s get started! North Macedonia confirms Vasil for Rotterdam This morning it was confirmed that MKRTV has selected …

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