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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Ultimate Juke Box Jury Heat 11 Written by on March 11, 2011 | 4 Comments

And so the first batch of Ultimate Juke Box Jury heats comes to a close. With Monday the deadline for countries to declare their song to the EBU, we’ll be switching to Juke Box Jury 2011 from next week.

But for now, Danny and Paul have some absolute classics to choose from (including another Wild Card entry). Who will be the last Hit, Miss or Maybe on our quest to find the Ultimate Song from Eurovision?

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Ultimate Juke Box Jury Heat 11
With Paul Jordan and Danny Lynch

United Kingdom 1967: Puppet on a String, by Sandie Shaw.
Italy 1958: Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare), by Domenico Modugno.
Luxemburg 1972: Apres Toi, by Vicky Leandros.
Austria 1968: Merci Cheri, by Udo Jurgens

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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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4 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Ultimate Juke Box Jury Heat 11”

  1. Daniel Wright says:

    Whoops, the comment that Emma Bunton made a cover version of Puppet on a String is a fallacy, she sung “Downtown” for BBC Children In Need.
    As for Nel Blu Del Pinto De Blu – yes it has stood the test of time, but it used almost annually by the hosts as a part of mass crowd participation as a karaoke song. The place I spotted this song in an unusual manner was in BBC’s Top Gear in the episode that the team go on a caravanning holiday and end up “accidentally” setting not just their caravan but also a neighbouring tent on fire.
    Aprez Toi doesn’t really do anything to me – it’s slow and narcoleptic in a way. Good as a lullaby but not ultimate.
    Merci Cheri – another dull song, mind you I wasn’t born when this came out but even on the 50th anniversary album it’s okay as background music but not as a main song.

    And Ewan I’m upset at you for dissing Birmingham’s attempt at hosting – it was okay but then again Birmingham doesn’t really have anything real character except for Jewellery, mind you the BBC could have contacted Hunter or Wolf from Gladiators to have tackled Ulrika whilst she was interpreting the points to give reference to Ulrika’s other job at the NIA at the time.

  2. matthias says:

    can´t download this episode
    link is broken, at least for me 🙁
    and on itunes it dosen´t work too

  3. Hi Mattias

    Please refresh your screen and give it another go – the link should be fixed now.

  4. Hans Wollstein says:

    One brilliant Austrian entry: The Rounder Girls 2000!

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