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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Leaving Dusseldorf Written by on May 17, 2011 | 7 Comments

Our final podcast dedicated to the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest is here. Gathering in the departures lounge of Dusseldorf Airport, the rather tired contributors to ESC Insight gather round the microphone to look over Contest results, and cast half an eye forward to the future and Baku 2012.

Thanks once again for all your support during our time in Dusseldorf, and we hope that ESC Insight has given you a different look at the Song Contest. You can find links to all our coverage on this page, and if you have a moment or two free, we’d appreciate a review in iTunes of the podcast.

The Final Chat from Dusseldorf
Hosted by Ewan Spence and Sharleen Wright with…

Elaine Dove (All Kinds of Everything)
David Elder (The Scotsman)
Paul Jordan (ESC Insight)
Andrew Main (All Kinds of Everything)
Donald McNaughton (ESC Insight)
Steven Newby (ESC Insight)

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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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7 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Leaving Dusseldorf”

  1. Anthony says:

    Thanks for a great show throughout this years Eurovision, been stuck to it like glue. I will be listening throughout the summer getting my Eurovision fix. Have a great year everyone.

  2. Seán says:

    Thanks for the Podcasts Ewan,

    Take a look at this for a little bit of news, all i’ll say is if Louis wants them at Eurovision RTE will hardly reject the idea.

  3. Ewan Spence says:

    This keeps Jedward in the press now, but I very much doubt that Jedward will be there next year. The *only* reason they’d go is if it was a guaranteed victory, because it’s the nly improvement possible (and I think only one song has ever arrived already crowned as the victor). They’ll be booked for Europe/Japan instead, you watch.

  4. Seán says:

    I see your point Ewan but this story was also in the Irish Independent where Louis made some rather specific demands for next year and He said “I have nothing but praise for RTÉ” – you never ever say anything good about RTÉ in Ireland, Never!
    Louis is up to something, thats certain – maybe he just wants a chat show or to run for President, who knows.
    Imelda May would be our best choice for next year imo.

  5. Ewan Spence says:

    Is Louis up to something? I think he is, but I think it’s about another act that he absolutely loves from the talent shows. JLS. I’d love to say Louis and JLS for the UK in 2012, but I was saying that in April, the second they appeared in the “Your Country Needs Blue” documentary!

  6. Conor says:

    Thank you all so much for a really entertaining look at this year’s Contest. It is much appreciated!

  7. Ewan Spence says:

    Thanks Conner, always great to hear from the listeners. We should be with you for weekly podcasts throughout the summer with news, Ultimate Juke Box Jury shows and the occasional Nul Points! quiz.

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