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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 …

EBU Announces plans for Eurovision 2021 to take place

After Eurovision 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EBU promised that Eurovision fans would not have to go without the contest next year. In order to maintain that promise, the EBU and dutch host broadcaster AVROTROS created a 4 part plan to host the contest. Each plan takes into consideration 4 different realities that could happen in …

North Macedonia 2005 composer Dragan Vučić dies from COVID-19

The composer of North Macedonia’s Eurovision 2005 entry (then as FYR Macedonia) “Make My Day”, Dragan Vučić, has sadly passed away as a result of COVID-19. The television presenter and musician made a name for himself in his native North Macedonia as the lead singer of the pop-folk group Koda, before going on to present various TV shows on Kanal …

London Eurovision Party postponed

The London Eurovision Party, one of the biggest traditional pre-parties for Eurovision each year, has been postponed as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic and following an update on the current situation from the British government. The event was due to be held on Sunday 29th March at the Café de Paris in London. The pre-party joins Pre-Party ES …

COVID-19: Eurovision build-up continues to be affected

It is hard to ignore the difficult moment that the world finds itself in at this moment, with the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic continuing to affect daily life in Europe and beyond. Of course, Eurovision is no different or separate from this, and the effects of the outbreak on the contest are already starting to show. Pre-parties in Madrid and Tel …

Report: Decision on Coronavirus impact on Eurovision 2020 not expected until mid-April

According to local press in the Netherlands, a decision on any potential impacts on Eurovision 2020 of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting many territories and regions of the globe is not expected until closer to the competition. NLTimes, an English-language news website focusing on Dutch affairs and the Netherlands, reported earlier today that a decision is not expected to …