Picture the scene. Kyiv… 2017… one hour before Te Duem starts playing… and the ESC Insight Preview Show starts on your radio. Listen again to Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis and a cavalcade of Eurovision guests including Måns Zelmerlöw, Jon Ola Sand, and Ken Bruce (but there are many more, enjoy the journey).
As the dust settles on the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, it’s time to look ahead to 2018 and what we might expect from Portugal’s long overdue first crack at hosting…
Despite winning Eesti Laul handily, this year’s Estonian entry failed to escape its Semi Final in Kyiv. John Egan takes a look at how ERR updated its national selection for the 21st century and how they might avoid shooting themselves in the foot for 2018.
Continuing our look back at the National Final selections, we discuss which countries made the wrong choice regarding the performers to send to the Kyiv stage for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.
Along with some friends of the parish, Ewan Spence looks over the National Final results to ask which broadcasters made the right choice regarding who to send to Kyiv and the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest.
What happened to ‘Occidentali’s Karma’ at Kyiv 2017? Why did the long-time favourite lose out not just on the top spot but all the podium places? ESC Insight looks back to see what, if anything, went wrong.
Will the success of Portugal’s ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ represent a change in the music at Europe’s favourite TV show? Guest writer Keith Mills looks at the evidence.