It seems to be a Eurovision tradition that the Ukranian final is nowhere near being the final word on the matter. This year is no different, as Sharleen takes a look at the issue of multiple voting in the recent National Final, and how it has had a direct impact on who sings for Ukraine.
The big one is upon us – Super Saturday 2011 #2, when Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia, Serbia and Denmark all decide who should shine on stage for their country at Eurovision 2011. ESC Insight co-editor Sharleen Wright takes a stab at predicting once again, and she’s certain we are onto a bunch of winners for this Super Saturday! Do we have a potential Eurovision 2011 winner in our midst or have we got it all wrong?
Juke Box Jury Judge Danny Lynch is racking up the air miles as he bounces around Europe’s National Finals, with just a keyboard to keep him company… and a note from the ESC Insight team asking if he wouldn’t mind writing about his experiences.
Nobody can predict the future, but we can all have a strong opinion! Sharleen takes a look at the national finals of Bulgaria, Lithuania and Austria, the starter finals before Super Saturday Two this weekend! Have we tipped your favourite artist, or are you ready to argue in the comments?
Looking back at this week’s Eurovision news, with Spain, Italy and Germany in the Big 5 declaring their songs, Slovakia out-twinning Ireland, and a cheeky duet from Donny and Sasha.
The Netherlands 1975, Norway 1995, France 1962 and the United Kingdom 1976 enter the courtroom. Danny Lynch and Steven Newby pass judgement, with Ewan Spence hosting.
Have you noticed that in the National Finals this year, there are rather a lot of “returning heroes” looking to get back to the Eurovision stage? Jasmine Bear wonders why the Comback Queens and Kings do it, and if they have any more chance than those new to the Song Contest’s stage?
Taking a look back at the results of the first “super” Saturday of National Finals, the latest news from around Europe as the remaining 23 songs are chosen and confirmed, and music from Estonia’s Getter Jaani.
One thing that could always be said about Eric Saade is that he blew most viewers away at the 2010 Melodifestivalen as he grabbed 3rd place with Manboy. He followed up this new-found recognition with his debut solo album Masquerade, an album that one could describe as a pure pop delight.
With his weekly radio show, Juergen Boernig is a familiar voice to many Eurovision fans. But we wanted to know more about the man behind the microphone, so ESC Insight asked him to feature in this week’s “Meet the Fans” interview.
As Super Saturday comes to a close, Juke Box Jury judge David Elder managed to catch up with one of the singers, Stella Mwangi (“Haba Haba”, Norway MGP 2011) to find out a bit more about Norway’s Kenyan singer.
Take a deep breath and brace yourself because the first Super Saturday is upon us! Last night saw the selection of Jedward for Ireland (which we correctly predicted), and now we hope to follow that with some more predictions for the selection season, including the finals for Malta, Belgium and Poland. Read on, learn where you can follow the contests online and place your bets!
Germany 2010, France 1958, Ireland 1987 and the United Kingdom 1981. Four winning Eurovision songs, but which will our judges (David Elder and Elaine Dove) send through to the next round of Ultimate Juke Box Jury?
Starting this week and coinciding with the first ‘Super Saturday’, ESC Insight brings you our form guide for the national selection process. We will tell you when and where to follow the competitions live and online, who will be competing for each country, and most importantly, who we think best stands to win the coveted prize to represent their nation in Dusseldorf and why!
France decides their singer and song, Melodifestivalen is under way, Jedward cause problems for RTE in Ireland and Italy look to San Remo for their first Eurovision entry of the 21st century. All that and more in the weekly news podcast.
Unashamedly a work of love by Eurovision fans for Eurovision fans, Euroband’s 2008 album “This is My Life” isn’t going to win any Grammy awards, but it’s full of energy an enthusiasm for the Song Contest. And the maddest cover of Bucks Fizz so far.
This weekend over one hundred million fans will sit down in front of their TV’s, food at the ready, a party atmosphere in the air, and all to watch a stadium based show, from a single city, that gets beamed around the world. It could be the Superbowl (106 million viewers) or Eurovision (125 million viewers), but for those competing, they both are the pinnacle of their careers.
The choice facing the judges today are Germany 1982, The Netherlands 1957, Finland 2006 or Ireland 1994. Who will Paul Jordan and Steven Newby send through?
The Swedish national finals for Eurovision, Melodifestivalen, demands almost as much attention as the Song Contest itself. With this year’s contest starting on Saturday, ESC Insight gets the party started with a selection of some classics from the past three years!