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Belarus: VAL and Naviband make list of “enemies of the state”

With tensions continuing in the Eastern European nation of Belarus and conditions in the nation once again making international headlines, it seems to transpire that some notable Eurovision alumni have made an “enemy of the state” list in Belarus. VAL, the married duo who were initially selected to represent the nation in 2020 before being given the cold shoulder by …

Belarus: “Happily” expelled from the EBU

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 had just concluded a few days before, but even then, trouble was just around the corner. Back in the final days of May 2021, it was announced that the EBU would suspend the Belarusian national channel BTRC within 2 weeks, should they not reply and comment on the ongoing situation. Instead, the threat of suspension, …

BREAKING: Belarus’s Broadcaster has been suspended from the EBU

Geneva, 28 May 2021 The news has just reached us: the EBU have decided in a meeting earlier today, to suspend Belarus’s broadcaster, BTRC, from the EBU. This comes on the heels of Belarus being forced to withdraw from Eurovision 2021 after its representative, Galasy ZMesta, had both of its songs disqualified by the EBU for containing politically motivated lyrics. …

Junior Eurovision 2020 – A rousing success in troubled times?

This editorial is written from the opinion of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of ESC United as a whole or its other contributors. Let’s face it, this year has been bleak, and long, and I’m sure like many others out there it is slowly wearing me down. So imagine my relief to know that the month …

TODAY: Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 – Join us for our reactions!

Today sees the only official Eurovision contest of a difficult year take place as the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 gets underway this afternoon, live from Warsaw in Poland. Of course, things will be a bit different this year, with no audience and each country performing live from home, but we’re still hoping for the same Eurovision magic we have …

The Junior Eurovision Contest 2020 has been “reimagined” due to Covid-19 pandemic.

WARSAW, 8 September 2020 After months of silence, the EBU has finally unveiled their plans for the Junior Eurovision 2020, with some good news and bad news. The good news is, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place, unlike its cancelled adult counterpart. The bad news is that it won’t be a Junior Eurovision as we know it. [embedyt] …

Belarus: CHAKRAS and KeySi are YOUR favourites to fly to Rotterdam!

We asked #YOU to let us know who your favourite entry in Belarus’ selection was, and we can now reveal your favourites to represent the Eastern European nation in Rotterdam. Astonishingly, the scores are tied between two of the entries, and they are two entries that could not be separated in our team’s reviews also! CHAKRAS with “La-ley-la” and KeySi …

Team Reviews: Our thoughts on Belarus’ Eurofest 2020

Tonight, Belarus will decide their performer for Rotterdam as Eurofest 2020 takes place in Minsk. But what did our team think of the contestants fighting for the Belarusian ticket to the Netherlands? Our panel for Belarus’ hopefuls consists of Daniel, David, James, Melanie, Roy and Sean. Let’s see what they thought! NAPOLI – Don’t Let Me Down Daniel – 8 …

Poll: Who should represent Belarus in Eurovision 2020?

Tonight, Belarus becomes the 17th country to reveal their entry for Rotterdam, as Eurofest 2020 takes place in Minsk at 20:00 CET. Twelve acts have made it through the auditions stage and now stand just one performance away from potentially making it to Rotterdam to represent their nation. But, which of these acts should it be? Who has impressed #YOU …

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