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Remembering Lys Assia, The First Lady of Eurovision
Lys Assia

As the first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, Lys Assia’s place in the history of our Contest was guaranteed the moment the credits rolled over ‘Refrain’. But it was her passion for the Song Contest throughout her life that endeared her to the fanbase. Ewan Spence remembers her career and a playful sense of adventure.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: How Cold Is Minsk In November?
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Let’s make plans for November, the wrong song at number one, and how to win at ‘Your Mum’ jokes. All that and more as Ewan Spence and ESC Insight bring you another week of Eurovision Song Contest news.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #3
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Round three of 2018’s Juke Box Jury, with Ewan Spence, Lisa-Jayne Lewis and John Egan judging Latvia, Hungary, Slovenia, Finland, and our hosts Portugal.

Remembering Katie Boyle: Eurovision’s Definitive Host
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We knew her as Katie Boyle. Ewan Spence looks back at her early years defining the role of a presenter and her impact on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Dr Scandilove

ESC Insight bring you the highlights of a flipping freezing weekend in Oslo to enjoy Melodi Grand Prix 2018, featuring a happy Kyiv reunion, pre-results analysis and joy in the post-results press scrum. Ellie Chalkley, Lisa-Jayne Lewis and Ewan Spence give us their views, and see their resistance to the insistent poppiness of That’s How You […]

Eurovision Insight Podcast: We’ll Always Have Ida
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The fairytale returns, a rush of edited songs, and we’re off to the Portuguese Ministry of Defence. Ewan Spence and ESC Insight introduce another week of Eurovision Song Contest news as the National Final season ends.

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