Song number two for the 2012 Song Contest is here, thanks to last night’s Festival i Kenges in Albania. Spain have announced their singer, more National Final news, organsiastional details from Baku, and some festive music from Ovi, Paula Seling, Chiara and Niamh Kavanagh.
The ESC Insight team look back over the last twelve months to select their memorable songs, and what an eclectic selection we have for you. From Eurovision entrants and National Final songs, to album tracks and new releases… this was 2011.
While everyone stops for the festive holidays, don’t forget that Eurovision never stops. ESC Insight will be here with the news from Albania’s ‘Festivali i Kenges,’ looking back at 2011, and gearing up for a momentous 2012 seasons. All with electric guitars.
A festive treat for you, as we invite four more Eurovision pundits – JP Boernig, Liam Clark, Luke Fisher, and Ervin Juhasz – to compete for glory in our Eurovision Comedy Panel Quiz Show, Nul Points!
You know the best time to be a Eurovision fan? Slap bang in the middle of the National Finals. It feels like a new Eurovision Song Contest every weekend, an overload of classics, all soon to be forgotten. Until Roy Delaney picks out his favourite songs that never made it to the Finals…
Continuing our series of asking the lead writers at ESC Insight “Why Eurovision?” the Spanish Inquisition turns to Samantha Ross. Still busy on ESC Insider with her personal thoughts as well as the more feature based content on this site, the answer from the American is as unique and familiar as all of our stories.
Dear grown-ups, were you watching Junior Eurovision at the start of the month? Did you see anything that you’d like to borrow for May? Because we did. If you want to make the Adult Song Contest even better, why not learn from the younger generation?
We have our first song for Europe (via Switzerland), more names for National Finals, more teasing from Maja Keuc, and music from Sinplus in this week’s Insight podcast.
Want to know what really happened in Yerevan? Read the first chapter of Ewan Spence’s book about this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, “It’s Cold and there are Children Singing” before heading over to Amazon for the full eBook.
Who won Junior Eurovision? Who will win the Swiss National Final? Who can stop Charlotte Perelli? Can anyone read the Ukranian Rulebook? All that and more with Ewan Spence and this week’s Eurovision news.
Who would have thought that? Georgia bounces away from Yerevan as the winner of this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In a field where, honestly, not one of the singers put in a poor performance, Candy took a five point lead into this final round, and that was enough to hold off The Netherlands for the win.
Join Ewan on the final chat show at Junior Eurovision as we share memories and predictions with Liam Clark, Ervin Juhasz and Luke Fisher (ESCxtra), Sharleen Wright (ESC Insight), and JP (Radio International).
Want to get the flavour and excitement of Junior Eurovision 2011 in preparation to watching it on the screens for yourselves on Saturday night? We have it here! ESC Insight have come straight from the dress rehearsals to bring you the latest images from on the ground in Yerevan.
Melissa and Joanne from Duncan Place are the judges in the last Junior Juke Box Jury, listening to The Netherlands, Macedonia, Latvia and Russia.
With just a couple of days to go until the big event, anticipation is running high, both on ground amongst the locals and fans, but also in the ESC Insight team. Sharleen brings you the rundown of what happened on the final day of technical rehearsals and who and what you can expect to see on Saturday.
Joining Ewan on the daily chat show to talk about the last technical rehearsals and the importance of tonight’s Dress Rehearsal at Junior Eurovision are Liam Clark, Luke Fisher (ESCxtra) and Sharleen Wright (ESC Insight).
Joining Ewan on the daily ESC Insight chat show to talk about the second day of technical rehearsals at Junior Eurovision are Liam Clark and Luke Fisher (ESCxtra), Sharleen Wright (ESC Insight), Anton Kulakov (ESC Rus) and JP (Radio International).
As the second run-through of the rehearsals in Yerevan kick in, we take a step back from the songs and have a more in-depth look behind the scenes of the show itself. Sharleen examines the expectations, operations and staging that makes Junior Eurovision 2011 tick.