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Your Spotter’s Guide to Junior Eurovision 2017

It's almost time for the 2017 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, so before you settle in with your party food and fizzy pop (and Lizi Pop) here's a few things that you detail-oriented people might want to be watching out for at home.

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Tried and Tested – Junior Eurovision as a Format Laboratory

The 50/50 Jury/Televote Split Back in the 100% televote era of the main Contest, it was clear that relying entirely on public voting to produce a Eurovision winner had the potential to result in eye-catching but not always high quality winners, and that diasporic and cultural sympathies gave the appearance of neighbourly voting out of […]

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Listen Live To Junior Eurovision On Your Radio!

Once again ESC Insight and Radio Six International will be broadcasting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest live across the UK and around the world. Join Lisa-Jayne Lewis and Ewan Spence this Sunday for all the fun from Tbilisi.

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The Irish Language at Junior Eurovision

Ireland arrived rather late to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2015. For 2017 the Irish entry will again be in Irish (the preferred term for the language is Irish rather than Gaelic). Which might be a decision that seems to be something of a paradox. After all, Ireland’s only Eurovision Song Contest Irish language […]

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A Georgian Wine Adventure…

I’m guessing that when someone asks you where in the world wine come from your immediate thoughts go to France, Spain & Italy or maybe the countries that the wine world labels as ‘new world’, places like Australia, New Zealand and Chile. But… Have you ever tried Georgian wine? No? Well let me tell you […]

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