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Second rehearsals: For the second time, the auto-qualifiers have rehearsed!

Written by Boris Meersman with additional words by Sean Tarbuck. Rotterdam, 15 May 2021 Sup you fools! ESCUnited here with our honest report on the second runthroughs of the autoqualifiers. Will the big five and the Netherlands improve? We’ll let #YOU know right now! 13-26. Italy (#ITA) Måneskin – “Zitti e buoni” Måneskin were incredible, end write-up? Of course we …

Bay City Rollers frontman Les McKeown passes away at age 65

Les McKeown, the former frontman for ’70s Scottish pop sensations The Bay City Rollers, passed away at the age of 65 on Tuesday evening. In a tweet posted by his family, his wife Keiko whom he met in 1978 and their son Jubei, McKeown passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home. No cause of death was cited. pic.twitter.com/YgZLzuGbM1 — Les …

Legendary British songwriter Barry Mason passes away at age 85

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. Legendary British songwriter Barry Mason, who co-wrote some of the biggest pop hits of the 1960s and 1970s in the United Kingdom and United States with Les Reed, passed away at the age …

Duncan Laurence’s “Arcade” joins the Eurovision Billboard Hot 100 Club!

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. Take your minds back to 1997. Okay, for a large percentage of ESC United readers, you’d have to picture what nothingness looks like, but bear with us. Bill Clinton is President, Tony Blair …

Marconi Plays the What?! Starship Build Their City on Eurovision Failure

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 are divisive songs, and then there’s Starship’s 1985 smash hit “We Built This City.” With its cheesy synths to its loud guitars to the radio DJ clip to the confusing lyrics and …

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 …

United Kingdom: James Newman lights up the room out of “Embers”

London, 11 March 2021 With the Eurovision season wrapping up entries, the United Kingdom has joined the parade by revealing theirs: James Newman will be singing the uptempo electrodance song “Embers” in Rotterdam! The 35 year old singer-songwriter from Yorkshire reprises his representative role from last year. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMDGTsa_Qq0[/embedyt] Earlier this morning, the British song had leaked on Czech music …

Is “Your Love” the United Kingdom’s song for Rotterdam?

Eagle eyed Eurovision fans may have uncovered the song title of this year’s entry for the United Kingdom, after a song was registered on the ACE Repertory for songwriters. The song, called “Your Love”, is listed as written by Adam Argyle, Ed Drewett, Iain Farquharson, Iain James and the UK’s representative James Newman. All of the writers with the exception …

United Kingdom: James Newman to return for Eurovision 2021!

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) confirmed that James Newman will return as the United Kingdom’s representative for Eurovision 2021. Newman, who was to represent the United Kingdom at last year’s cancelled Eurovision, is now the 25th confirmed returning artist from Eurovision 2020. 23 countries had previously guaranteed last year’s representative a berth at Eurovision 2021, and Lithuania’s The Roop won …

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