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QUIZ: Can you name every top five entry of the 2010s?

As this decade draws to a close in the coming days, we wanted to test your knowledge of the 2010s in the Eurovision world. First up, we wanted to see if #YOU could remember the top five entries from the last ten contests. Sounds easy? Wait until the timer is ticking down on your answers. We’ve been generous and given …

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 …

Rumour: RTVE asked Eleni Foureira to represent Spain in Eurovision 2020

[AdSense-B] Greek media are reporting that RTVE of Spain had sensationally asked Eleni Foureira to represent them in the contest in Rotterdam next year, giving credence to the reports of a “known name” being chosen for the Big 5 nation for 2020. The rumour is being reported by Star Channel in Greece, a broadcaster which focuses on showbiz and gossip …

YouTube Experiment: Top 10 most liked entries of 2018

This editorial is written from the opinions of the author, and does not necessarily reflect the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. [AdSense-B] So, the other day Netta’s “Toy” broke the 100 million view barrier on YouTube and became the first song from the Lisbon contest to do such a thing, and the second ever after …

Poland wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

[AdSense-B] This afternoon, the highly anticipated Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was held live from the Minsk Arena in the capital of Belarus, the second time the venue had hosted the competition after 2010. 20 acts took to the stage ranging from the ages of 9 and 14, with Kazakhstan and Wales making their debuts in a Eurovision event. The …

The push to a culture of safety at the Eurovision Song Contest

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not represent the views of the other editors, the EBU or escYOUnited as a whole.  [AdSense-B] Injury prevention. When I am not captivated by all things Eurovision, this is my day job. As a researcher, epidemiologist, and professor at a university located in the Southern United States, this …

Junior Eurovision: What happened to 2003 winner Dino Jelusić?

[AdSense-B] With the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 taking place this weekend, our editorialist James Maude takes an in-depth look at the impact winning the contest can have on a young performer’s career. What ever happened to Croatia’s inaugural winner Dino Jelusić? The opinions expressed in the article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of escYOUnited, …

Brendan Murray survives double elimination on first X Factor live show

[AdSense-B] He may not have made it through to the next round in Kyiv but Ireland 2017’s Brendan Murray has survived the first live show of this year’s X Factor UK, with a double elimination instead sending Armstrong Martins and Olatunji Yearwood home. Murray, who is being mentored on the show by former One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, opted to …

To LED or Not LED, That is the Question

When diagrams of a Eurovision stage are released, there is usually a grand response, in both a positive and negative way. But when the Eurovision stage for Lisbon was announced, it seemed that the negatives outweighed the positives tenfold. Had Weider lost his design skill? Would this design ruin the entire Eurovision experience? Was the stage even that bad? The …

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