1. Newsletter: How Small Can A Host City Be?

With five cities in the race to host Eurovision 2016 from the bright lights of Stockholm to the slumber of Örnsköldsvik we ask in this week’s Newsletter how small can a Eurovision host city be?

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.

‘Every Eurovision Song’ Continues…

‘Every Eurovision Song’ Continues…

An Irish boxer’s dad, Swedish innuendo, eighties fashion from Finland, a typically Italian ballad, smoky Hungarian jazz, and a song that is definitely not ‘I Am Cow’. Just a few highlights from ‘Every Eurovision Song’ as the project continues this summer.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: 346 Days To Go

Eurovision Insight Podcast: 346 Days To Go

Ewan rounds up the big news after the Eurovision 2015, looking forward to Sweden 2016, and National Final results for Junior Eurovision 2015. All that and some Crazy Lixx in this week’s Insight podcast

Ten More Songs To Save Eurovision For The United Kingdom

Ten More Songs To Save Eurovision For The United Kingdom

If the BBC turn once more to the great unknowns of the UK music industry for Eurovision 2016, friend of the parish Roy Delaney has a few ideas on the performers who can save the United Kingdom’s Eurovision credentials. Okay, nine and the Manic Street Preachers….

The National Finals That Got It Wrong For Vienna

The National Finals That Got It Wrong For Vienna

Time for the other side of the argument – which National Finals got it wrong? Which of the selection shows left the gem back in the studio and sent something that was never (with hindsight) going to get the job done? Ewan Spence has a few suggestions…

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The Film School For Eurovision Staging

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