The latest news from Eurovision, including the official preview player, who’s singing in English, the internet polls, signed Minipop T-shirts and music from Lauris Reiniks.
On a deadline? Need to write an article about the Song Contest in two hours or the Editor will have your head on a platter? Never fear, ESC Insight is here to help with our handy guide to writing about Eurovision, tabloid style.
Andrew Main and David Elder pick up the gavel and call six more countries into the Juke Box Jury dock. Bosnia & Herzegovina, Greece, Belgium, Slovenia, Hungary and Finland are all looking to be hits, but what will the judges think?
This week’s news, including changes to the Reference Group, lots of “what language will this song be sung in”, remix stems from Croatia and music from Nina.
Time to start the Juke Box Jury shows for the 2011 songs. Joining stalwart Paul Jordan is our first special judge in the form of UK Eurovision singer Nicki French This week the judges listen to Albania, Romania, the Netherlands, Ireland and Switzerland.
The Eurovision Song Contest is an event which has a plethora of meanings for various people across the world. For some, its an entertaining event filled with music that they love. For others, Eurovision also represents serious work in terms of covering the event for the masses. However there is growing number that are looking at Eurovision and issues surrounding this event through an academic lens. Paul Jordan introduces us to the world of the Eurovision Research Network…
We have our 43 countries, we have the Semi Final running orders, and we have music from Belarus. So let’s find out what’s been going on this week in the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
ESC Insight editor and Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest podcaster Ewan Spence jumps on his soapbox for the week to discuss the Eurovision topic trend that is sweeping the social networks. The 2011 contestant field. Are you ‘that old man’ in the corner ruining it for everyone?
Now that the National Finals season has come to a close for another year (although not every song has been heard), its time to reflect on what has come to pass. There’s been laughter, there have been tears, and there have been some great tunes… ESC Insight pays tribute to those who just missed the cut but will remain as winners in our hearts for a long time to come.
United Kingdom 1967, Italy 1958, Luxemburg 1972 and Austria 1968 come under the gaze of Paul Jordan and Danny Lynch in our last Ultimate Juke Jury before we start to judge the 2011 songs.
Not long till we know all the songs for Eurovision 2011, let’s catch up on what’s been showcased this week, the fun in Ukraine, a surprise from France… and why Eric Saade wants to be Popular.
Denmark 1963, Ukraine 2004, Spain and Monaco 1971. Who will go forward to the semi finals? It’s time for another round of Ultimate Juke Box Jury.
Paul Jordan takes a look at the two types of Eurovision national Final. Which is better, the ones that look inward for good music or ones that look to send a “Eurovision” song. There’s only one way to find out…
Looking back at this week’s news, with the results of Super Saturday, more internal selections made public, and who knows what’s going on with Ukraine. With music from Niki Ponte.