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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Sanremo, Monday 6th February Written by on February 6, 2017 | 2 Comments

All this week, Ewan Spence will be backstage at the 67th Sanremo Music Festival. The winner will have first refusal to sing at Eurovision 2017 for Italy, but there’s much more to the show than being just another National Selection. Listen to the ESC Insight podcast online, add the RSS Feed to your favourite podcast application, or click here to follow us in iTunes and never miss an episode.

Starting our week of coverage from backstage at the 67th Sanremo Music Festival, Ewan Spence sits down with Eddy Anselmi to talk about the history of the Festival, the biggest stars to come out of the show, the schedule of live TV shows this week, and who gets to vote on the winners.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Sanremo, Monday 6th February

A brief history of the first years of the Sanremo Music Festival, the Italian Elvis,  and how an empty casino started it all – plus music from Riccardo Fogli.

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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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2 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Sanremo, Monday 6th February”

  1. Nice intro piece there – you are saving me from having to listen to all of Sanremo…

    Not because it is not class, it is – it’s because there’s no guarantee of who will be the Eurovision act at the end of it! I’ll be watching Germany and Spain in the meantime…

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    And once those shows are over there’ll still be two hours of Sanremo left, at the very least you can catch the Superfinal!

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