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Eurovision 2010 Podcast: Talking to Paddy O’Connell Written by on May 26, 2010

Hopefully you all enjoyed my commentary track on the podcast at last night’s semi-final, but Eurovision never stops. it’s on with planning the second semi-final and finding out more stories of the people at the Song Contest.

Today it’s the turn of another commentator – Paddy O’Connell who runs the semi-final coverage on BBC3 in the United Kingdom. How much does he know about the contest, how much does he love it, what does he do to prepare for the live broadcasts, and how did he feel when Graham Norton replaced Terry Wogan and left him as the bridesmaid?

Let’s find out!

Eurovision 2010 Podcast: Paddy O’Connell, the UK’s other commentator

Paddy O’Connell, BBC 3 commentator for the Eurovision Semi Finals

Paddy O'Connell and Ewan Spence

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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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