Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2011 #5 Written by on April 15, 2011 | 6 Comments

Just past the half way point in the 2011 song listings, as the Juke Box Jury continues to listen, discuss and rate each of the songs taking to the stage in Düsseldorf this year in our cunning audio preview of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

As always, it’s a hit, miss or maybe from our judges, and you have the comments here (or on Facebook) to tell us if you agree or disagree with our opinions.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2011 #5
with David Elder and Andrew Main.

Azerbaijan: Running Scared, by Eldar and Nigar.
Austria: The Secret Is Love, by Nadine Beiler.
Latvia: Angel i Disguise, by Musiqq.
Poland: Jestem, by Magdalene Tul.
Denmark: New Tomorrow, by A Friend in London

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British Academy (BAFTA) nominated broadcaster and writer Ewan Spence is the voice behind The Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast and one of the driving forces behind ESC Insight. Having had an online presence since 1994, he is a noted commentator around the intersection of the media, internet, technology, mobility and how it affects us all. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, his work has appeared on the BBC, The Stage, STV, and The Times. You can follow Ewan on Twitter (@ewan) and Facebook (facebook.com/ewanspence).

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6 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2011 #5”

  1. Chris K says:

    Azerbaijan: Running Scared, by Eldar and Nigar. – Normally dont like Azerbaijan – this is good. Hopefully it wont be spoiled.

    Austria: The Secret Is Love, by Nadine Beiler. – Very nice, the woman can sing. Well done – hopefully it’ll qualify and get a late draw.

    Latvia: Angel i Disguise, by Musiqq. – surprisingly good. Should make the final.

    Poland: Jestem, by Magdalene Tul. – Its good too – ive listened to it alot. English is very good also.

    Denmark: New Tomorrow, by A Friend in London – I dont like it, I need to say it reminds me of ‘fly on the wings of love’ and then we may have couplets again and that could be scary.

  2. Hans Wollstein says:

    To Chris re Denmark: Wha??

  3. PJ says:

    I never drink!

  4. Ohi says:

    Azerbaijan… Hit because its Azerbaijan. Song is not bad to be fair. I kind of resent them because they are guaranteed to do well.

    Latvia I think people like it more than me. But I don’t like it. Miss

    Austria… I think this will do well – best non-operatic love ballad

    Poland – hit. Plus I liked it when you tried to work out what Jestem meant

    Denmark. – Hit. I think the verses are better than the chorus…which is derivative but memorable. Plus people like Denmark in Europe but I agree about that punch moment

  5. matthias says:

    Azerbaijan – this song is boring, it goes nowhere, but top10 for sure since it Azerbaijan.

    Latvia – i love this song, it´s relaxed and gives me a good mood

    Austria – this song needs way to long to become a song, it´s also a bit to much wannabee-sophisticated, very exhausting to listen to the song, just the last minute is really good

    Poland – don´t like it, but don´t know why

    Denmark – Anthem? no way, this is childish cheesy poprock at it´s best and what we have heared 1000 times before. miss for me

  6. Chris K says:

    Hans – What I meant was that it may seem unfavorable now, but come the final, it may win. Everything changes when they fit the stage.

    If you remember 2000, Denmark was not a favorite to win the show in the betting or with the fans, but in the final, it worked and it won. If we go further back again, 1994 – who would have guessed?

    I suppose it’s a quiet song that is a bit of an anthem and even though it’s a little dull and colourless, it is the standard of song that has succeeded in the past. Good luck to, i still don’t think it’ll win.

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