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How To Solve The Problem Of Tickets For The Eurovision Song Contest
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Why is it getting harder and harder to buy a ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest and why does it appear that the scalpers, bots, and secondary markets have more tickets than the fans? Ewan Spence investigates some potential solutions.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Luck of the Draw
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We’re steadily filling up the spreadsheet for Lisbon, with internal selections and national finals providing us with a great batch of songs and artists. Does this make analysing the results of the semi-final draw more than a crystal-ball gazing exercise? Lisa-Jayne Lewis takes you through the news and gives you hints on what’s to come, too.

Winners And Losers In The Eurovision 2018 Semi Final Draw
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The ESC Insight team look over the Semi Final draw for Eurovision 2018 to decide who won and who lost as they came out of the pots.

Newsletter: Results Of The Semi Final Allocation Draw Held In Lisbon
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Plus news from France, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania and more in the latest edition of the ESC Insight newsletter…

A Story About Mercy
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France’s first National Final since 2014 saw the public choose ‘Mercy’, by Madame Monsieur. It is a song that reaches beyond its three minutes to reflect a modern Europe that many have chosen to ignore. Why is it an important addition to Lisbon 2018? Ellie Chalkley investigates.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Saturday Night

It’s National Final season and not one minute can we lose! Let Lisa-Jayne Lewis take you out on Saturday Night to explore the latest reveals and rumours and some well-loved returning faces from around the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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