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Eurovision’s history of permitting cultural appropriation

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the escYOUnited  team as a whole or the EBU. Earlier in March, we saw the release of the Belarussian entry, and the controversy it created as a pro-Lukashenko song. Instantly, the Eurovision community took to Twitter, Facebook, and email to contact …

Azerbaijan: From “Cleopatra” to “Mata Hari” – Here’s Efendi’s 2021 Eurovision entry!

Everyone stop making your breakfast or making your homework! The official Eurovision Song Contest Channel just dropped the Azerbaijani entry for this year. Efendi is going to represent Azerbaijan this year with her song “Mata Hari.” You can watch the video below! The lyrics tell the tale of Mata Hari, a Dutch exotic dancer who was convicted of being a …

Eurovision 250 2020 List

A Statistical Breakdown of the 2020 ESC250

As is tradition for New Years Eve, fans counted down to the new year with the top 250 Eurovision songs of all time. Voting opened earlier this winter, where fans could submit their top 10 songs and award them 1-8, 10, and 12 points Eurovision style. ESCRadio and Songfestival.be then worked together to tally the point totals and played each …

Azerbaijan: “Cleopatra” is out now!

The second last song reveal of the Eurovision 2020 season has arrived, and it is Azerbaijan’s Efendi and her straddling of modern sensibilities with traditional instrumentation on “Cleopatra.” Samira Efendi (now performing formally as Efendi) was revealed as the entrant a couple weeks ago, and the rumor mill had been swirling lately that her song was to be called “Cleopatra.” …