Eurovision’s Dark Arts: How To Influence The Public Vote

A common theme in competitive TV shows is the use of ‘The Dark Arts’ – the techniques producers use to manage the public vote. Entertainment Odds’ Rob Furber reveals the forces at work in some of the UK’s most popular reality tv shows, and how they extend to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Newsletter: The Jury Will Help You Decide In The UK
Mel Giedroyc (image: BBC Eurovision)

In the latest edition of the ESC Insight newsletter, the UK add a jury vote to their national selection, Spain unveil their hopefuls and Greece assemble a Eurovision dream team for Kyiv…

Is A Super Final The Answer For Your Eurovision National Final?

Super Finals creating an exciting end to many National Finals, as we all vote for a winner between the top entries. But does this extra round of voting help pick the best song? Ben Robertson investigates.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Turbo-Ceilidh Ahoy!
ESC Insight 2012 Album Cover

Have the Greeks finally made their minds up, will Sanremo keep everything a secret, and are we getting enough Beaver action in Latvia? Ewan Spence brings you more Insights from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Newsletter: Baltic Finals, Balkan Rivals & The Return of Loreen…
John P Lucas

Lithuania kick off their marathon national selection, Greece prepare for a national final face-off and Loreen’s Melodifestivalen comeback kicks off in pole position.

All this and more in the latest edition of the ESC Insight newsletter.

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