It’s the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is almost here, so grab the ESC Insight Alternative Commentary ‘Riff’ Track and enjoy the company of Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis during the show. Twenty-six songs will take to the stage, but only one will lift the trophy at the end of Saturday’s show.
You’ll be able to watch the show on your national broadcaster (or head over to www.eurovision.tv/esctv for the free live stream without a commentator).
For a million reasons both technical or otherwise, we can’t automatically sync up with the live broadcast, so you need to do a little bit of work. Grab the MP3, cue it up in your audio player of choice, be it portable on headphones, or on your computer or tablet. Feel free to start listening whenever you want, but starting as the show starts is fine.
I’ll remind you in the show, but when you hear a beep, you pause the track, watch the song performance, then start up the track again. Don’t stop for adverts or cutaways, just for the music.
The only potential gotcha is when to start listening to the main portion of the track. The first part can be listened to in advance, and pause it on the first beep. Pause when the track tells you, and start up again when Petra and Mans say “Let the Competition begin!“
Enjoy! And you can still follow me real time on Twitter for updates direct from Stockholm and the Contest.
Eurovision 2016 Podcast: Grand Final Commentary
For the final time this Eurovision season, Ewan Spence is joined at microphone by Eurovision Ireland’s Lisa-Jayne Lewis for this year’s ESC Insight Alternative Commentary of the Grand Final.
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