It seems a large question mark still hangs over many of the arrangements for Eurovision in Ukraine. Sharleen Wright caught up with Ukraines’ national tourism minister Anton Tarenenko in Berlins’ ITB – the worlds largest travel conference - seeking answers to some of the most important and eagerly awaited news about Kyiv 2017.
It may seem that every Saturday since the start of eternity that Lithuania’s been having their ultra-marathon National Final format. However if you turn up on Saturday for the final, you’ll miss all the drama. To understand how Lithuania’s process does work. Ben Robertson met up with Lithuanian Head of Delegation Andrius Giržadas.
If you want to dream, Eurovision 2017 would be in Poland and Margaret's 'Cool Me Down' would have been the big summer anthem instead of Justin Timberlake. But her impact on the Eurovision Song Contest is real, tangible, and long lasting. Ellie Chalkley argues that Poland's loss is the path forward for the Song Contest.
Mass resignations, arena capacity reductions and the ever-growing collection of foreigners drafted in to save the day make it look like Ukraine is crisis central. In the midst of this storm there was a National Final and ESC Insight's Ben Robertson was in Kyiv to watch the show unfold.
As Francesco Gabbani walks towards Kyiv after a shock win at the 67th Sanremo Music Festival, Ewan Spence takes a moment to look over organisation of the festival to see what else the Song Contest can appropriate from the Italian Riviera.