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R.I.P. Nora Nova: Germany’s 1964 Entrant Dies at Age 93

Eurovision fans worldwide are saying goodbye to a legend, as 1964 German entrant Nora Nova passed away this week. She was 93 years old. She competed with the song “Man gewöhnt sich so schnell an das Schöne”, a song that still holds the record for longest Eurovision song title. She finished in a tie for 13th place. As most footage …

Roy revisits 1956, 1957 & 1958

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision, or the EBU. What bothered me the most about being a youngster within the ESCUnited team is that my historical knowledge was very below par. Therefore, my goal for 2021 has been to watch every Eurovision …

1956: Photos and 3 Minutes of New Footage Unearthed from Lost Eurovision Broadcast

Thanks to some savvy detective work done by Good Evening Europe Blog, we have more evidence of what the very first Eurovision Song Contest actually looked like! In a post today on his blog, author Kalvin Lindfors noted that, five months ago, YouTube user wieke qwieke upload a nearly six minute long recording of Lys Assia’s reprise of ‘Refrain’ at …

The Blue Skies of 1958: A Eurovision entry dominates America and the 1st Grammy Awards

The below editorial features the opinions and views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of #escYOUnited as a whole, Eurovision or the EBU. If there is one thing that unites everyone on social media, it’s complaining about who is nominated for and will likely win at the Grammy Awards, the 62nd installment of which will air …

Remembering the Eurovision stars we lost in 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we remember and honor Eurovision stars who passed away this year. Stars whose participation and performances provided so much joy to Eurovision fans at the contest and beyond. Lys Assia In 2018, we lost the First Lady of Eurovision herself, Lys Assia. Born Rosa Mina Scharer in 1924, Assia started off as a dancer …

Lys Assia, Eurovision’s first winner, dies aged 94

[AdSense-B] It’s the news that many Eurofans had expected in recent years, but it certainly doesn’t make it any easier to process; Lys Assia, the first ever winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, has sadly passed away at the age of 94. A history maker from the beginning, the Swiss performer carried home the first trophy of the contest’s history …