Italy will be represented by Mahmood at Tel Aviv 2019 with ‘Soldi’, and that is an important and courageous step both for the singer and for the ideals of the Eurovision Song Contest. Ellie Chalkley explains why.
Team Ilse is back in the building, the return of a friend from Croatia, and John Stanton has a Eurovision Thought about the power of a National Final. Ewan Spence brings you the latest events in the Insight News podcast.
Canada joins the party, Russia stops teasing, and we welcome Europhoria’s ‘Eurovision Thought’ on diversity throughout the Song Contest’s history. Catch up on all the news and views in our latest Insight News podcast.
Some of Eurovision’s oldest and newest competitors chose their entries this weekend. John Lucas rounds up the latest news from another busy weekend of National Selections…
Now we have heard the Sanremo songs for 2019, the ESC Insight team and some friends of the parish look back through the extensive discography of the Festival to find some classic cuts from the Italian Riviera.
We say goodbye to Robin Hood, Daz Sampson flies back from Belarus and Tony Hadley pops up in Italy. Plus The Wind Machine’s Danie Tregonning has a Eurovision Thought about Australia’s first National Final. All that and more in the latest Insight News podcast.