Following on from yesterday’s introduction to the Secret Society of the Eurovision Prediction Email, their leader, the Mysterious Stranger, has passed us his thoughts on the first semi-final.
Ewan, Sharleen and the rest of the team are on the ground at the Dusseldorf Arena, bringing you behind the scenes news, videos and a daily chat show with the Juke Box Jury team and specially invited guests!
There is a secret society that reads Eurovision Predictions… every year their leader emails round his Song Contest predictions, based on countless listens, experience and personal ability to spot a winner. And every year the mysterious stranger gets it hopelessly, horribly, wrong.
Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Sweden and Cyprus face experienced judge Donald McNaughton and wet behind the ears (but loving his debut anyway) Dean Asker in this week’s Juke Box Jury.
As the Eurovision events in Dusseldorf kick off this weekend, many of those there for the whole two “Euroweeks” will be tied up writing and provide coverage of the rehearsals, press conferences and parties. However just as many people do not get such a privilege. So what is there to actually do in Dusseldorf? ESC Insight lets you in on where the fun is to be had…
It’s the last weekly news round-up before ESC Insight set up the studio in Dusseldorf next week, with news of live shows, documentaries, commentators and music from Kati Wolf.
With 25 countires set to sing in the Saturday night final this year, that means they all have the best chance of winning? As keen Song Contest watchers know, not every place in the running order is equal. Eurovision historian John Kennedy O’Connor investigates.
For many, this will be the first and possibly once in a lifetime trip to see the German city, so why not try a little local culture beyond Eurovision? ESC Insight points out just a few of the things you can do in the host city next month…
Why do the Eurovision performers put themselves through the preview shows, just to sing to a handful of fans? Paul Jordan, in between cheering them all on at the UK Eurovision Preview Party, thinks he might know.
Last night’s documentary, “Your Country Needs Blue” from the BBC might have been flawed, but by using the Hero’s Journey monomyth, it illustrated the challenge that faces Blue to the casual viewer. It’s just a shame that the larger challenge the BBC faces in the Song Contest for the future wasn’t addressed.
The ever increasing popularity of Eurovision in Australia has led its official broadcaster to boost its coverage and create more localised content for its fans. ESC Insight brings you the definitive guide to following the song contest in the land down under…
Looking to find out as much as can about the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest? Then maybe we can help, as we announce our 2011 Guide Book. It’s a free download, packed with information, facts and opinions on all the songs in this year’s contest.
Paul Jordan stirred up a lot of comments on his thoughts on “Fan Favourites” and songs were thrown around the Insight Office with abandon. So what have we decided is our Top Ten Fan Wank? Let’s find out.
Why is it that every year there’s one song the hardcore Eurovision supporters absolutely love, but seems to die without a trace at the Song Contest once the rest of Europe hears it? Paul Jordan investigates (and desperately tries not to use the term fan-wank).
Keith Mills and Dermot Manning sit down to listen to Serbia, Armenia, Croatia, Norway, Lithuania and Portugal and give them an Irish Judging on the Juke Box Jury.
The latest news from the world of Eurovision, including the London and Amsterdam parties, new versions of the songs, and music from Vlatko Ilievski.