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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Semi Final 1 Commentary 2018 Written by and on May 8, 2018

The final steps of this year’s journey finally arrive. It’s time to get #AllAboard with Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis in ESC Insight’s Alternative Commentary track for the first semi-final from Lisbon’s Altice Arena.

The first big live show of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is almost here, which means its time for the ESC Insight Alternative Commentary ‘Riff’ Track for the show. Having spent the 2018 Season with ESC Insight, why not join us for the final step as nineteen countries sing for the opportunity to appear in Saturday night’s Grand Final.

You’ll be able to watch the show on your national broadcaster (or head over to www.eurovision.tv for the free live stream without a commentator).

For a million reasons, legal, 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 just before  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 our hosts say “International Space Station

Enjoy! And you can still follow me real time on Twitter for updates direct from Lisbon and the Contest.

Eurovision 2018 Podcast: Semi Final 1 Commentary

Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis take you though the first semi final of Eurovision 2018. Press play before the show starts, and don’t forget to pause for the music when you hear the beep!

You can stay up to date with The ESC Insight Podcast by subscribing to the RSS feed for all the shows, or use iTunes to get the show automatically downloaded to your computer if that’s your thing.

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 (facebook.com/ewanspence).

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