This week’s news on the ESC Insight podcast, with two more confirmed countries coming to Germay. Albania selects their representative, Aurela Gace, while Yohanna returns for the Icelandic National Final. With music from the Ukraine’s Jamala singing “Smile”
Three minutes might not have been enough for Europe to love Terasbetoni, but give their fourth studio album enough time and you’re sure to fall in love with the power-metal band from Finland.
Much as we love your company here at ESC Insight, the internet is full of Eurovision fans and friends. We all love the Song Contest, so where else can you get your fix of douze points online?
Points for punditry? Tell us something quite interesting? Join host Ewan Spence for a Christmas Special on the podcast as our pundits David Elder, Elaine Dove, Ross Tillbrook and Danny Lynch play “Nul Point!” – the Eurovision Song Contest panel show.
It’s already a turning point in Eurovision history, so join us as we recall Moscow’s staging of the 2009 Song Contest, dubbed by Graham Norton as “the Beijing Olympics of Eurovision”. What a contest it was, with politics, intrigue, protests, a river of cash, Vladimir Putin… And Paul Jordan.
This week’s news, including news on our hosts for Düsseldorf, national final plans from around Europe, a call for songs for Armenia, and all those not quite disqualifications from Estonia’s National Final. With music from Latvia’s Lauris Reiniks.
Lena Meyer-Landrut’s Satellite not only gave Germany and the West a Eurovision victory, but an upbeat and modern pop song that gave the Contest a commerciality it has craved for long. But does her album live up to the same high expectations?
Stuck for a gift to give the Eurovision fan in your family, or need some inspiration when writing your own list to Santa? Then check out our Eurovision-inspired list, for that last-minute Christmas gift.
Sweden 1984, France 1977, Ireland 1993 and Greece 2005 take part in the third heat of Ultimate Juke Box Jury. With judges David Elder and Andrew Main, hosted by Ewan Spence.
Switzerland chooses their song, why no ticketing system could have coped on Sunday, National submission deadlines, the potential return of Malcolm Lincoln and the horror of Jedward. It’s the weekly ESC Insight news podcast!
With final tickets to Eurovision having sold out last weekend, yet another issue has been raised by fans as a major concern – that of available accommodation in Dusseldorf. ESCInsight explores the options available to those travelling to Eurovision in May 2011.
Alongside Lena Mayer-Landrut, Malcolm Lincoln dragged Eurovision kicking and screaming into 2010 with the modern-retro sound that is currently filling our charts across the world. The debut album ‘Loaded With Zoul’ by Malcolm Lincoln provides us yet more catchy pieces of modern pop that are not ashamed to wear the 1980′s influence on their sleeves.
Join Ewan Spence and guest judges Ben Morris and Ross Tillbrook as ESC Insight continues to ask the question “which is the greatest winning Eurovision song of all time?” It’s heat two of Ultimate Juke Box Jury.
It’s been a rocky few years for Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest. Whereas the 1990’s were dominated by the Celtic Tiger, like its economy, Ireland’s Eurovision success seems to have gone bust. with changes to their national final, can they return to past glories? And is there such a thing as the ‘perfect’ national final method to choosing a Eurovision Winner? John Kennedy O’Connor finds out…
With the return of Italy to the Eurovision Song Contest, Paul Jordan takes a look back at the achievements of the country, what brought them back to Düsseldorf, and wonders just how long they’ll stay this time.
In this week’s podcast news: Nicola Barclay gets a surprise wild card in Azerbaijan, I think Belladonna should sing for Italy, Ukraine tweaks their National Final, and why Jedward really would be a bad idea for Ireland. With music from Nathalie Giannitrapani.
Italy might be back, but will the put enough money in the pot to be accorded “Big” status and go directly to the Final without having to navigate the semi final system? Or should they get through the Semi-Final experience like (almost) everybody else? Tell us what you think in the weekly Insight poll.
Join Ewan Spence and guest judges Paul Jordan and Colin McKnight as ESC Insight attempts to answer the question “which is the greatest Eurovision song of all time?” It’s the first of many heats in Ultimate Juke Box Jury!
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