Just two weeks after the first National Final of the season came the first preview event of the year. Ben Robertson was in Riga to report for ESC Insight on the show, the spectacle, and the benefit of preview events for the acts involved.
Joining Ewan Spence to judge another six Eurovision songs are Boog Biagi and Ross Middleton. This week we listen to Israel, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Latvia, and Ireland.
With the announcement of Yuliya Samoylova as the Russian singer, and Ukraine’s subsequent travel ban on the singer, the countries have visibly dragged politics into this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Ewan Spence discusses the potential political driving forces behind the very public disagreements.
Filling the gaps of the 43, looking ahead to the preview concerts, trying not to upset Russia and Ukraine, and a little bit of Yodelling from DJ Idleweiss. Ewan Spence keeps you up to date with the latest Insight News Podcast.
Recorded at SXSW 2017, Ewan Spence is joined by Kristy Duncan, Ray Seggern, and Mel Brown for Juke Box Jury Live. A collection of hits, misses, and maybes await Germany, Australia, Moldova, Georgia, and Cyprus.
There have long been rumours of multiple simcards, friendly call centres and dodgy backroom jury arrangements. But in an increasingly corruptible world, how can we be sure that our winner is genuinely the continent’s favourite song? Roy Delaney explores the possible new futures for Eurovision voting.
Welcome to the latest edition of the ESC Insight newsletter. This week, important revelations from the Kyiv Head of Delegation meeting, the return of a (very) familiar face for San Marino, and another round of Ask The ESC Insight Team…