360 days to go, but before then, the weekly news from around the Eurovision world, including Russia’s announcement of their JESC 2011 entry, the viewing figures for the 2011 Contest and music from Anke Engelke, the “real” winner of Eurovision.
Second place at Eurovision is nothing to be sneezed at, and if it brings more people to the Reality and Fantasy world of Raphael Gualazzi, then the Jazz performer is going to consider it a succss. There’s a huge amount of promise and excitement to listen to in his latest album.
The Barabara Dex and Marcel Bezencon awards for 2011, eleven countries for 2012, the Azerbaijani choice of stadium and goodbye to Stefan Raab. With the postcard music from Gary Go, hosted by Ewan Spence.
Eric Saade’s box, Alex Sparrow’s chest, Eldrine’s lyrics, Sara Cox’s happy place and the one moment when “C’est ma Vie” sounded wonderful. All that and more in a personal Top Ten moments from the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.
Just like that, we close the book on Dusseldorf and grab a fresh new Moleskine for Azerbaijan 2012. Like any good story, it starts with a prologue. Two singers, taking to the stage in Germany (with some help from Shirley’s Angels in the background) and go on to win Eurovision 2011. But how did Ell and Nikki get to that stage in the first place?
Ewan Spence and Sharleen Wright look back at Eurovision 2011 with the Juke Box Jury team (or at least those if them who are still awake in the departures lounge of Dusseldorf Airport).
Who won the semi-finals; how did Azerbaijan win; a bundle of Dusseldorf trivia; the start of the 2012 entry list; and Paddy O’Connell reveals a little bit more of the role of the Commentator… it’s your final Eurovision List of the 2011 Contest.
While the internet does not have its own vote on Eurovision (they all vote in their own country) the opinions and flow of chatter on the social networks could have an impact on the voting tonight. Where will the “Social” douze points go?
It’s all down to the live show tonight, as 43 countries sing for victory. Ewan Spence commentates on the Grand Final of Eurovision 2011 in the ESC Insight traditional alternative commentary. start to play the before the show starts, and when the countries sing, the podcast beeps, so pause until the end of the song.
Ewan Spence previews the 2011 Eurovision Grand Final with Keith Mills (All Kinds of Everything), John Kennedy O’Connor (ESC Insight) and Chris Higgins (World of Chig)
Austrian viewing figures, Ameerican Cliches, British Myths and a look round the press room in a quick round up of web news in the world of the Eurovision Song Contest tonight.
We’re getting close to the finale of the 2011 Song Contest, and we’ve got another great panel for the daily chat show, including last year’s BBC3 Commentator Paddy O’Connell and the always controversial Jon Jacob from Thoroughly Good Me.
So, what do we make of the Thursday show? To be honest it was a bit bland. The songs that we expected to go through did go through and the failures decided it would be a good night to fail. The main “shock” or at least the headlines will be the loss of Dana International, [...]
Forget your ISDN lines, forget commentators using their mobiles to call back to studios to tell them what is happening, you need the alternative commentary track from Ewan Spence and the team at ESC Insight to get you through tonight’s semi-final. Download the track, and feel your heart beat!
Ewan Spence previews the second semi-final with the latest Eurovision News from Dusseldorf with Emma Backfish (ESC Daily), Roy Delaney (Heat), Samantha Ross (ESC Insider) and Jon Stanton (Eurovisionary).
ISDN lines, fan meets, surprise Blue appearances, how gay is Eurovision, and the Swiss selection process for 2012 in tonight’s link-up of the Song Contest web sites.
Ewan Spence discusses the latest Eurovision News from Dusseldorf with Karen Fricker (Eurovision Research Network), Paul Jordan (ESC Insight) Andrew Main (All Kinds of Everything) and Toni Sant (Eurovision Malta).
ESC Insight photographer Steven Newby headed out to meet Blue yesterday for a short interview – which then proceeded to become a lunch that’s going to be a treasured memory for Steven for a long time. Here’s why, in his own words…