Diversity, Disillusionment and Dancing In Maidan Square
Kyiv's Rainbow Arch during Eurovision 2017 (Phil Dore)

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.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: In-Depth With Junior Eurovision’s Sergi Gvarjaladze
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Sharleen Wright popped into Tbilisi on the way home from Kyiv to talk to Junior Euroivsion 2017’s Executive Supervisor for GPB, Sergi Gvarjaladze.

Comparing The Eurovision 2017 Semi Final Scores And Rankings
The Semi Final 2 Winners

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.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Kyiv 2017’s Live Preshow
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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).

Newsletter: The Road to Portugal…
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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…

ESC Insight’s Reader Survey For 2017

Continuing our annual tradition of asking you how to improve ESC insight, we present our Reader Survey for the 2017 season. Let us know what you liked, what you didn’t like, what you want to see more of, and everything that we haven’t thought of.

Verona, Eurolaul, and Eesti Laul: Towards a Second Estonian Eurovision Crown

Despite winning Eesti Laul handily, this year’s Estonian entry failed to escape its Semi Final in Kyiv. John Egan takes a look at how ERR updated its national selection for the 21st century and how they might avoid shooting themselves in the foot for 2018.


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