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Latvia wins Round 2 of ESC United’s Forum Ranking Game

The second round of our annual Forum Ranking Game has concluded following the deadline for votes on Saturday 15th February, and we have a new leader – it’s Latvia! A new entry straight in at number one this week, Samanta Tīna’s “Still Breathing” earned the most points out of the six entries from the voting members of our forum to …

National finals and the dark side of the Eurofanbase

Disclaimer: This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United, its staff or anyone associated with Eurovision. Last weekend, the national final of Albania, the long-running Festivali i Këngës, took place to decide the Albanian selection for Rotterdam. It was the young, impressive vocalist Arilena Ara who wowed the …

Albania: Arilena Ara wins and will go to Rotterdam!

You can always count on Albania to put you into a Christmas spirit, cause it just ain’t a real Christmas without FiKmas. Once again, Albania delivered and the 2020 season has finally started for real. Festivali i Këngës 58 Tonight, the very first national final took place, with the very first winner of a national selection, and with the very …

Albania: Second FiK semifinal airs, 12 qualifiers are announced.

On Friday evening, the second live show of the Albanian music gala, Festivali i Këngës has been aired. Festivali, or FiK for short is at its 58th edition and has been the medium through which Albanian broadcaster RTSH have been selecting their Eurovision entries. It is a lot more than just a national selection show, it is a end-of-year festival …

Albania: The first Festivali i Këngës show takes place

Tonight was the night, that finally marked that the 2020 season has finally begun, and what other way to celebrate that, than with the first semi-final of Festivali i Këngës? Tonight, the first semi-final of Festivali i Këngës was held, with the first 10 competing acts taking part in the contest. This year marks the 58th edition of the annual …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on Festivali i Këngës 58 (Part 3)

As we continue our reviews for the 2020 season, it’s time for five more acts from Albania’s FiK ahead of tonight’s first show. Will any of these five entries impress our panel of Boris, Daniel, James, Roy and Sean? Robert Berisha – Ajo nuk është unë Boris – 7 – “Robert brings a sound which is a very common Balkanic …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on Festivali i Këngës 58 (Part 1)

This week finally sees the national selection season leading up to Rotterdam 2020 kick into action, with Albania’s Festivali i Këngës once again beginning our road to the Eurovision Song Contest. Now, we at escYOUnited are a passionate, opinionated bunch, so we will take the time to review every single main selection entry of the 2020 edition. Where better to …

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