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Continuing our series of asking the lead writers at ESC Insight “Why Eurovision?” the Spanish Inquisition turns to Samantha Ross. Still busy on ESC Insider with her personal thoughts as well as the more feature based content on this site, the answer from the American is as unique and familiar as all of our stories.

Nine things the Grown-ups can learn from Junior Eurovision
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Dear grown-ups, were you watching Junior Eurovision at the start of the month? Did you see anything that you’d like to borrow for May? Because we did. If you want to make the Adult Song Contest even better, why not learn from the younger generation?

Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Unbreakable Lys Assia
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We have our first song for Europe (via Switzerland), more names for National Finals, more teasing from Maja Keuc, and music from Sinplus in this week’s Insight podcast.

Read ESC Insight's "Adventures at Junior Eurovision" Book

Want to know what really happened in Yerevan? Read the first chapter of Ewan Spence’s book about this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, “It’s Cold and there are Children Singing” before heading over to Amazon for the full eBook.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: It’s time to grow up
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Who won Junior Eurovision? Who will win the Swiss National Final? Who can stop Charlotte Perelli? Can anyone read the Ukranian Rulebook? All that and more with Ewan Spence and this week’s Eurovision news.

We have a Junior Eurovision winner, it’s Georgia!
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Who would have thought that? Georgia bounces away from Yerevan as the winner of this years Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In a field where, honestly, not one of the singers put in a poor performance, Candy took a five point lead into this final round, and that was enough to hold off The Netherlands for the win.

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