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Ireland And The Return Of A Eurovision Giant
Bambie Thug topped the scores with both the Irish jury and televote to win the ticket to Malmö (Photo: RTÉ)

After a transformative year at the Eurovision Song Contest, Joey Hunter looks back at the success of Bambie Thug and what happens next for Irish broadcaster RTE.

Flatpacks, Accessibility, And The Eurovision Song Contest
Danie Tregonning

While the universal symbol for disability is a person in a wheelchair, the community is neither uniform or identical. Danie Tregonning explains why Malmo’s approach to access did not meet expectations.

After Malmö, Eurovision Needs A Transparent Safeguarding Policy
Eurovision Art Installation in Malmo (Photo: Ewan Spence)

There are many lessons for the EBU to learn after a controversial Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö, not least the many safeguarding concerns raised by artists, delegations and the press over the working environment. As a first step, Ewan Spence suggests adopting accepted policies from elsewhere in the organisation.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Celebrating 1001 Podcasts
A celebration sparkler (Image: Pixaby)

To celebrate ESC Insight’s 1,000th podcast, Ewan Spence invites Rob Lilley-Jones from The Eurotrip Podcast to talk about reaching this podcasting landmark, the history of the ESC Insight podcast, memories of the Song Contest, and some tough questions on favourite songs and moments.

The UK at Eurovision: Reasons To Be Cheerful
Olly Alexander, UK 2024 (EBU / Corinne Cumming)

Is Olly Alexander’s eighteenth place for the United Kingdom a return to the lower reaches of the results, or can Sam Ryder’s run to the podium be repeated? Gina Jones argues that ‘Dizzy’ was one awkward mile in a marathon.

The Power Of Flags At Eurovision
Nemo at the Eurovision 2024 flag parade (photo: SVT/EBU YouTube)

Following Malmö 2024, there has been discussion and debate over flags at the Eurovision Song Contest. Second Cherry’s Monty Moncrieff talks about the importance of flags in our community.

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