100 Million Kronor: Stockholm’s Ever-Expanding Budget And The Lessons To Be Learnt

Stockholm’s budget spiralled as it hosted the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Did the host city make the right decisions throughout their planning, and what lessons should the EBU learn and take to Ukraine? Ben Robertson reports.

How To Fix The Melodifestivalen Jury

For the final part of Ben Robertson’s three-part series reviewing his time on the Melodifestivalen selection jury, he looks at the improvements that could be made to the process, and has some suggestions for SVT to listen to.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Pack Your Bags For Kyiv
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We have a host city, a venue, and enough countries to run a Song Contest. What else has happened in the last two weeks? Ewan Spence brings you the latest news from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest in the latest ESC Insight Podcast.

A Thousand Songs Become Fourteen, Inside The Ruthless Melodifestivalen Jury Room

With thousands of songs submitted, how does the Melodifestivalen jury cut them down to just fourteen? Ben Robertson explains how, in his Melfest memoir.

Newsletter: What Stockholm Now Needs To Teach Kyiv
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With a host city being chosen it is time to check up on all the happenings in the Eurovision Song Contest world with another ESC Insight Newsletter. In this edition Robertson’s Reflection looks to Kyiv and tries to work out what the new host city might want to learn from the old one.

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