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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Sanremo, Thursday 9th February Written by on February 9, 2017

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.

On today’s show from Sanremo we look back at the results of the last Quarter Final and discuss the three songs sent to the Italian’s Andra Chansen round, before previewing the Covers Contest tonight with a dash of musical history for each song.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Sanremo, Thursday 9th February

ESC Insight reports from backstage at the 67th Sanremo Music Festival. Ewan Spence is joined by OGAE Italy’ President Cristina Giuntini to preview Thursday night’s Covers Contest and the Campioni’s Second Chance round at Sanremo. Plus music from Don Backy.

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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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