What do you do when you give the public control, then score nul points? Luke Fisher looks at the logistics of selecting next year’s song for one of Eurovision’s smallest countries.
Everyone understands that all vocals must be sung live at Eurovision. ‘Grab The Moment,’ Norway’s entry for 2017, appeared to push the boundaries. Ellie Chalkely investigates if the interpretation of the live vocals rule has changed and why this is important for the future of the Song Contest.
What did 2016’s Eurovision Song Contest mean to the residents of Kyiv? Guest writer Phil Doré looks back on his visit to Ukraine’s capital city and Eurovision 2017.
Sharleen Wright popped into Tbilisi on the way home from Kyiv to talk to Junior Euroivsion 2017’s Executive Supervisor for GPB, Sergi Gvarjaladze.
Having caught up on sleep, John Egan has polished his abacus and taken a look at some of the noteworthy elements of this year’s Eurovision semi-final scoreboards.
Picture the scene. Kyiv… 2017… one hour before Te Duem starts playing… and the ESC Insight Preview Show starts on your radio. Listen again to Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis and a cavalcade of Eurovision guests including Måns Zelmerlöw, Jon Ola Sand, and Ken Bruce (but there are many more, enjoy the journey).
As the dust settles on the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, it’s time to look ahead to 2018 and what we might expect from Portugal’s long overdue first crack at hosting…