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Eurovision 2010 Podcast: What the rulebook says about the songs Written by on April 27, 2010

What the rulebook says about the songs (MP3 5.0 MB, 5 minutes 19 seconds)
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In the second short guide to the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, I take a look at the rules around the songs that can be performed at Eurovision. How long must the songs be, who can compose the and perform them, what language do they have to be in and how old can they be?

Or in other words, this is why the United Kingdom can’t send Bohemian Rhapsody to the Telenor Arena in Oslo.

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About The Author: Ewan Spence

British Academy (BAFTA) nominated broadcaster and writer Ewan Spence is the voice behind The Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast and one of the driving forces behind ESC Insight. Having had an online presence since 1994, he is a noted commentator around the intersection of the media, internet, technology, mobility and how it affects us all. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, his work has appeared on the BBC, The Stage, STV, and The Times. You can follow Ewan on Twitter (@ewan) and Facebook (

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