The UK’s Eurovision strategy needs to change. Not when the BBC sit down in January 2013 to plan for Sweden, but right now. ESC Insight has come to a simple conclusion. There is one man who can save Eurovision, who can bring the UK respectability, and maybe even a victory. Who is that man?
Let’s set a few myths straight before we go any further, because it’s important to understand why your country failed at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. It wasn’t every other country ganging up on you, it wasn’t political voting, it wasn’t all the voting blocks making it predictable… there’s nowhere to hide.
We’re all home, and Post Eurovision Depression is kicking in for some. But if you’re not quite ready to let go yet, or want to check that you haven’t missed anything, we’ve collected links to all the 2012 Coverage from ESC Insight on a single page.
The “off-season” is here, but the minds of many Eurovision fans are already looking towards 2013. The ESC Insight team are wondering what will make the Swedish contest stand out. What changes can we expect to see, what will fans attending the Contest experience, and how will the media in Sweden and beyond react to the Contest? Let’s look into our crystal ball and make some predictions…
In all the rush of Eurovision 2012 we have one final video interview from the ESC Insight Senior Interviewer Terry Vision. It’s with Eurovision Event Supervisor Sietse Bakker.
It all ends with this. Three hours, live around the world. To choose one song. Finish the journey with Ewan Spence (and guest commentator Luke Fisher from EscXtra). We’ll take you through the Grand Final’s 26 songs with everything you need to know. Press play before the show starts, and don’t forget to pause for the music when you hear the beep!
So we’re finally here. We’ve sat through the two semis, and we personally haven’t a clue who could be our 2012 winner, and thus our 2013 holiday destination. What we do know however is that between the opening act, the interval, the voting, and the hotly-anticipated performances from the Big Six, there’s something new for everyone this evening!
The Grand Final of Eurovision 2012 is only a few hours away, so it’s time to quickly preview the running order of the final and see what gems are on offer. It’s the last daily podcast before tonight’s Contest!
The Spanish singer has caught the hearts and minds of Eurovision fans from all over Europe. The public chose this song for Spain, and Pastora is happy with their choice. And with Terry’s company.
ESC Insight’s Ewan Spence is sitting nicely behind “Queen: The Illustrated Lyrics” in the Amazon Kindle charts with his book “Eurovision: Beyond the Sequins”. Pick up your copy before the show starts at Saturday 9pm CET!
Spanish singer Pastora Soler is lighting up the Crystal Hall with a powerful voice and a dramatically simple presentation. Sam catches up with Pastora and switches to Spanish (we’ve added subtitles!)
The old sparring partners, reunited once more thanks to the Eurovision Song Contest. Radio 2′s Ken Bruce and ESC Insight’s Terry Vision talk commentary, breadcrumbs, baileys, and where The Hump will finish in the Grand Final.
Covering the semi finals was something Terry Vision left to his good friend Paddy O’Connell… but how are the young upstarts of Scott Mills and Sara Cox coping with the pressure of the Eurobooth, and did Coxy really push Norton down the stairs at the BAFTA’s? Terry finds out.
The Second Semifinal of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is finally here. But before you tune in to tonight’s programming, we here at ESC Insight wanted to give you a brief heads-up on some of the crazy aspects, and some of the real highlights as well. It could be a bloodbath tonight. Let’s take a peek, shall we?
It’s the second semi final, and Ewan Spence is joined once more by Luke Fisher for the traditional ESC Insight Alternative Commentary. Play the MP3 before the show starts, and listen for the beeps. Pause the track then, listen to the music, and play when the three minutes are over!
We’re previewing the second semi-final on the daily podcast today, which ten of the eighteen songs do we think have a good chance to go through? Ewan is on hosting duties once more, joined by Samantha Ross and Sharleen Wright (ESC Insight), and Luke Fisher (EscXtra).