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Newsletter: No Melodifestivalen Victory For Perrelli Written by on February 7, 2017

Welcome to the latest edition of the ESC Insight newsletter, your weekly roundup of all the latest Eurovision news, punditry and analysis. This week, a Eurovision legend suffers humiliation on home turf, Switzerland choose the best of the blandest and the Lolita Zero movement continues to build momentum.

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One More Night, by Dinah Nah

Poor Dinah delivered a quintessential fifth-place performance at Melodifestivalen last Saturday. One More Night doesn’t quite reach the manic heights of her 2015 finalist Make Me (La La La) but it still delivers plenty of energy and a catchy, dancefloor-ready refrain that would make it a clear standout in virtually any other national selection. – John Lucas

Mama Pika, by MamaRika

I wish MamaRika’s song for the Ukrainian selection was more like this eponymous rump-shaker. – Ellie Chalkley

Твои Глаза, by Svetlana Loboda

This latest Svetlana Loboda song is currently all over the Russian airwaves, topping their charts. I am really, really hoping that she performs for us in Kyiv. – Sharleen Wright

Tochno Taka, by LaTiDa

LaTida sang backing vocals for Poli Genova in Stockholm last year. I’m loving their new single. – Samantha Ross

Ti Porto A Cena Con Me, by Giusy Ferreri

I’ve got Sanremo on my mind a lot just now, so let’s go for Ti Porto A Cena Con Me from Giusy Ferreri, and a hope that she finally wins Sanremo with ‘Il Paradiso’ (which is still under wraps, they’re tighter than MF for songs) and comes to ESC. – Ewan Spence

All this, plus your weekly national selection roundup – complete with broadcast times and streaming links for the rest of the week. Enjoy the latest newsletter!

About The Author: John Lucas

A writer and content marketing professional with a passion for getting lost in strange cities and a strange fascination with micro states, John has been with ESC Insight since 2015 and has also had his writing featured in publications including The Guardian, Popjustice and So So Gay. Tweetable @JLucas86.

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