The latest Eurovision news in the Insight Podcast, with more JESC finalists, ESC National Final heats, the return of Lys Assia, Ell and Nikki in London, and music from the Rast Jazz Group.
I know a lot of people might try to ignore Junior Eurovision, but the 2009 winner, Ralf Mackenbach, might make that difficult in the next few years. Yes, he’s still in that strange no man’s land that will make you think Bieber, but this self-titled slice of musical action shows a performer on the cusp of maturity.
Junior Eurovision National Finals are well under way, with half the field now selected for Yerevan; more countries prepare to select their song and performer for Baku; and what am I up to instead of Eurobash? All that and music from Ultra Nate, with a little help from Sweden…
Oslo 2010, and everyone’s eyes are not on our eventual winner, but on the bronze medal position, Paula Seling and Ovi, bringing Romania their second third place at Eurovision. We’ve already had a review of Ovi’s long player. Now it’s the turn of Paula Seling.
It always brings out the editorials and column inches when there are hints of a band getting back together, especially when it’s to enter the Eurovision Song Contest. So who would be the ultimate reunions that would set the UK tabloids alight leading up to Baku 2012?
With news on the JESC and ESC finals, the Crystal Arena, Who’s in and out for the contests, and music from Marie Myriam.