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Remembering the Eurovision Stars we lost in 2020 – Part Two

As 2020 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. Due to the large amount of Eurovision notables who passed away this year, we had to split this article into two parts. Part …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2020 – Part One

As 2020 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. Due to the large amount of Eurovision notables who passed away this year, we had to split this article into two parts. Part …

London Eurovision Party venue set to close down

Café de Paris, the London venue that hosted the annual London Eurovision Party in the build up to each year’s contest, is set to close its doors after 96 years of operation, according to NME. As with many entertainment and nightlife venues in the United Kingdom and across the wider world, the nightclub in the West End of the British …

The Real Housewives of New York City Season 12 Finale Review: Viva La Diva!

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. At the beginning of The Real Housewives of New York City’s 12th season, the posh socialites found themselves at something of a crossroads. With the departure of Bethenny Frankel, does the show focus less …

God Gave Eurovision to You: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey Ends on a Most Triumphant Note

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. There exists a world where the song that unifies all races, ethnicities, genders and cultures at exactly the right moment was written by a musician who wrote a Eurovision entry. Sadly, it is …

At Eurovision Baht ‘at: A List of Yorkshire Performers at the Contest

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. Now then, look ‘ere see thee! Saturday, August 1, 2020 is Yorkshire Day. A day to celebrate God’s Own County, eat Yorkshire Puddings, drink Theakston Old Peculier, put ferrets down your trousers, and …

United Kingdom: BBC release James Newman’s Eurovision 2020 documentary

The BBC’s Newsbeat news production company have released the documentary that was in the works for Eurovision 2020, documenting James Newman’s selection as the British entrant and the following cancellation of the contest due to COVID-19. The half-hour production is a fly-on-the-wall documentary that follows the build-up to James being announced as the United Kingdom’s entrant for Rotterdam, before turning …

AI Song Contest to take place tomorrow!

Thirteen ambitious teams will take part in the AI Song Contest tomorrow, a competition in which musicians, composers, scientists and programmers have collaborated to generate what they believe is the perfect formula for a Eurovision song. The live final will be streamed tomorrow, May 12th at 20:30 CEST, hosted by Belgian comedian Lieven Scheire and Dutch presenter and the Netherlands’ …

BBC face backlash from Eurovision fans over May 16th broadcast

The external social media posts shown in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of the author, our other editors or ESC United as a whole. The BBC have faced opposition and a backlash from various British Eurovision fans across their BBC Eurovision social media platforms today, after the British broadcaster took the decision to host their own show, …

Bill Martin, co-writer of “Puppet on a String” and “Congratulations,” passes away at age 81

Bill Martin, one of the United Kingdom’s most famous songwriters and music publishers, passed away at age 81 this past weekend. The co-writer of the Eurovision 1967 winning “Puppet on a String” (performed by Sandie Shaw) and Eurovision 1968 runner-up “Congratulations” (performed by Cliff Richard) was also behind some of the most memorable pop singles of the 1960s and 1970s. …

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