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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Life, The Universe, and 42 Songs Written by on March 21, 2012

I don’t know, I go away for a week to Austin for South by Southwest ( and when I come back songs have been thrown out the Contest, Ireland and Spain get the wild cards again, the last tickets go on sale, and everyone’s odds start to come in apart from the United Kingdom.

Did I miss anything? Apart from some of my favourite songs deciding to switch to English?

Thought so, okay let’s try and get all the news in!

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Life, The Universe, and 42 Songs

And for a moment, I thought we had all the songs for this year’s Eurovision. Ah well, we got nearly all of them, a running order, and lots to look forward to in April and May. With Music from Sarah Dawn Finer.

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About The Author: Ewan Spence

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 (

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