In the not-so-distant future, a single televised event will unite well over one hundred million viewers from around the world. Cheers, jeers, and tears will rise from fans of all stripes as the eyes of the globe focus on a single venue for a night of entertainment. But as Sam finds out, there’s not a lot of difference between the Superbowl and the Eurovision Song Contest.
Lots of results to get through in this week’s Insight podcast, including Denmark’s winning song, more Scandinavian results, SVT Thursday, name changes, hosts, and more. Oh and music from Valentina Monetta, and a song about Twitter from Ben Walker.
John Egan is a New Zealand-based fan of the Contest, and something of a nerd. Oh, and a social scientist. After talking Ewan through some statistics on the running order, he had some unfinished business with the running order and its effect on the result. What insight does Egan have for us, or is he all sixes and sevens?
Denmark will send ‘Only Teardrops’ to Malmo, and Terry Vision caught up with Emmelie de Forest after the win for a quick chat.
Just before we head to Denmark for the MGP final there’s time for another Insight podcast. With the traditional SVT Thursday news, National Final results from last week, some internal selections, and another rather ropey bit of mixing on Pohja Tallinn’s Eesti Laul track.