Alongside Lena Mayer-Landrut, Malcolm Lincoln dragged Eurovision kicking and screaming into 2010 with the modern-retro sound that is currently filling our charts across the world. The debut album ‘Loaded With Zoul’ by Malcolm Lincoln provides us yet more catchy pieces of modern pop that are not ashamed to wear the 1980’s influence on their sleeves.
Join Ewan Spence and guest judges Ben Morris and Ross Tillbrook as ESC Insight continues to ask the question “which is the greatest winning Eurovision song of all time?” It’s heat two of Ultimate Juke Box Jury.
It’s been a rocky few years for Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest. Whereas the 1990’s were dominated by the Celtic Tiger, like its economy, Ireland’s Eurovision success seems to have gone bust. with changes to their national final, can they return to past glories? And is there such a thing as the ‘perfect’ national final method to choosing a Eurovision Winner? John Kennedy O’Connor finds out…
With the return of Italy to the Eurovision Song Contest, Paul Jordan takes a look back at the achievements of the country, what brought them back to Düsseldorf, and wonders just how long they’ll stay this time.
In this week’s podcast news: Nicola Barclay gets a surprise wild card in Azerbaijan, I think Belladonna should sing for Italy, Ukraine tweaks their National Final, and why Jedward really would be a bad idea for Ireland. With music from Nathalie Giannitrapani.
Italy might be back, but will the put enough money in the pot to be accorded “Big” status and go directly to the Final without having to navigate the semi final system? Or should they get through the Semi-Final experience like (almost) everybody else? Tell us what you think in the weekly Insight poll.