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Turin 2022: The semi-final allocation draw is finally complete!

A landmark moment in the yearly Eurovision Song Contest calendar, as this marks the official transition from last year’s host city (Rotterdam) to this year’s host city (Turin/Torino). The allocation draw was hosted by Carolina di Domenico and Mario Acampa. The Allocation Draw As usual, the draw took place in the upcoming host city of Turin, in the Palazzo Madama. …

Emil Ramsauer has died, aged 103

Some sad news emerged earlier today, as Eurovision icon and long-time celebrated servant of the Salvation Army, Emil Ramsauer, has died at the age of 103. Emil became familiar to an international audience as the double bass player for Takasa, the band that represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö. The band was made up of six …

Big Night for Eurovision Acts at MTV EMA: Måneskin, Gjon’s Tears Take Home Trophies

The MTV European Music Awards were held in Budapest, Hungary, earlier this evening, and two Eurovision 2021 artists took home top honors! Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin were nominated for three categories at this year’s ceremony: Best Group, Best Rock Group, and Best Italian Act. The latter is a regional award voted on by the Italian public. Though the quartet did …

Switzerland: The Hunt for Gjon’s Tears’ Successor Begins

Since switching to an internal selection in 2019, Switzerland has had a very successful Eurovision run, placing 4th and 3rd in the past two contests. Starting today, the broadcaster is looking for the artist or artists who can follow in Luca Hänni and Gjon’s Tears’ stylish footsteps. SRF, the German-language Swiss broadcaster that organizes the country’s Eurovision efforts, has begun …

Out of the Embers, a Last Place Eurovision Finish Can Still Lead to Career Success!

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. Here we go again. The United Kingdom comes in dead last at Eurovision 2021, though the novelty this time is that James Newman’s “Embers” is the first “null points” since the new Jury …

Here is the running order for the Eurovision 2021 final!

With the semi-finals now complete, and the confirmation of which entry will perform in which half, the producer-selected running order for the grand final has just been revealed by the EBU! Here is where each country will be performing in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on Saturday! 🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇦🇱 Albania 🇮🇱 Israel 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇷🇺 …

Who will qualify from Semi-Final 2? It’s time to predict the qualifiers!

All photos used in this article credited to the EBU/AVROTROS – Nathan Reinds, Andres Putting, Thomas Hanses. Yes, we know you are probably still reeling from the aftermath of Tuesday night, but Eurovision week moves quickly and today our attention turns to the second semi-final of this year’s contest! On Thursday evening, the second semi-final of the 2021 contest will …

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 …

Switzerland: Gjon tears through a universe of melancholy

Rotterdam, 11 May 2021 He was a hot favourite going into rehearsals today, but did Gjon Muharremaj live up to expectations? Country: Switzerland (#CHE) Act: Gjon’s Tears Song: “Tout l’Univers” Semifinal: Second (20/05/2021) Position in Running Order: 15/17 Gjon’s rehearsal was a surprise to many in the press centre. Many of us were expecting a composed performance behind a piano, but …

Road to Rotterdam: Gjon’s Tears (Switzerland)

Each day leading up to the rehearsals in Rotterdam, we will be showcasing each of the 39 acts taking part in this year’s contest and profiling their journey to this point! Today, we profile the journey of Gjon’s Tears, from childhood performer in Albanian and Swiss talent shows to one of the most hotly-tipped contestants in this year’s contest… Who …

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