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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Start the clock! Written by on September 2, 2011 | 4 Comments

It’s 267 days to go! Yes, with the dates confirmed via @Eurovision, we’re all working out how to get to Baku for the two semi-finals on the 22nd and 24th May, followed by the Grand Final  on the 26th. We even know one of the acts who’ll be on stage (Cyprus have announced the singer).

But there’s lots to get through before then, all the national finals, semi finals, announcement, fallen heroes, new champions, quirky songs, and electric guitars. It’s going to be a fun year!

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Start the clock!

The clock has started, 267 days to go, songs can be published and still be eligible, and the Grand Final is set for Saturday May 26th. All that, more news, and music from Georgea Blakey. Hosted by Ewan Spence,

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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: Start the clock!”

  1. The songs that are up now are dissapointing comapred to song you played. It’s like the decent songs wait until the last minute.

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    Anthony, to be fair (a) Blakey;s song is up on that web page, and we’re only 36 hours or so past the deadline, there’s not a huge choice at the moment. Mind you, Anna Rossinelli’s slow number last year surprised me in both winning and getting to the Saturday.

  3. I managed to get some information about Georgea and the song from her today. “The inspiration for the song was an old boyfriend who I met on a skiing holiday in Switzerland ( true) , who broke my heart! ” She also talked about why she chose to enter for Switzerland and what she would do if she made it to the final.

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