1. Newsletter: Switzerland’s Stagnant Selection

This week’s newsletter has all the news about the upcoming selection deadlines across Europe, the best parties to relive the Contest and some Junior Eurovision National Finals. We also have Editor Ben Robertson critique the Swiss selection process in Robertson’s Reflection.

ESC Insight Asks ‘What Happens Next?’

ESC Insight Asks ‘What Happens Next?’

While the Press Center in Stockholm won’t open for another nine months, Eurovision ‘on-season’ technically starts on September 1… today! As we wait for more news on participating nations and their flagbearers for 2016, we wanted to ask a simple question. What are you most looking forward to for this upcoming year?

Looking Backwards to Move Forwards: Drawing Inspiration from Past Success

Looking Backwards to Move Forwards: Drawing Inspiration from Past Success

Eurovision “off-season” seems to become shorter and shorter each year. Before we know it, the traditional September 1st cutoff date for next year’s entries will be upon us, and we’ll catch our first glimpses of 2016’s songs. But can we look into the past to predict our musical futures? Samantha Ross takes a look at a few of the patterns that have been seen in recent years.

Newsletter: Ukrainian Love Story

Newsletter: Ukrainian Love Story

The latest ESC Insight newsletter brings all the latest news from the Eurovision world, even in July. This week’s column, Robertson’s Reflection, looks at Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest. A country which seems ready to return to Stockholm next year.

Three Little Gems From The Globen Arena Announcement

Three Little Gems From The Globen Arena Announcement

Two years to the day after Eurovision was awarded to Malmö, the news came through that 2016 would head to Stockholm’s Globen Arena. And hidden in the announcement of the venue were a few clues to SVT’s approach.

A Lesson For Eurovision From Jedward And Their Jepic Fans

A Lesson For Eurovision From Jedward And Their Jepic Fans

ESC Insight’s Ben Robertson met up with Jedward at Stockholm’s Arlanda Aiport and was catapulted into the crazy world of Jedheads. Here Ben argues about how Jedward have been fantastic role models not just for their fans, but also for the Eurovision Song Contest in general.

The Eurovision Performer You Never Saw: The Song Contest Stand-Ins

The Eurovision Performer You Never Saw: The Song Contest Stand-Ins

Whilst in Vienna Ben Robertson met with David Rodriguez-Yanez, who was one of the Stand-In performers at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Here David tells us his story from behind-the-scenes at the Wiener Stadthalle.

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The Eurovision Performer You Never Saw: The Song Contest Stand-Ins