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The Eurovision List: The news that’s making waves on Wednesday Written by on May 16, 2012

Time to round up the stories that have caught our eye in the last twenty four hours of The Eurovision Song Contest. From power and odds, to charts, from on the ground in the press centre and arena rehearsals, to out in the parties and the streets, we are looking for the news – this is your snack sized view of Baku.

If you’ve a story for The List, then get in touch and we’ll take a look.

Sweden won’t win Eurovision, you know…

Nor Norway or Italy or United Kingdom… OnEurope gives us all the reasons why all your favourite song at this years Eurovision Song Contest won’t win.  Have your tongue firmly in cheek for this one.

Eurovision stalking at a distance

The beloved Schlagerboys may be stuck in the UK this year, rather than on the ground in Baku, but that hasn’t stopped them from following their favourite entries every move.  They have started updating fans on a daily basis about the very latest actions from Norways’ Tooji – from waving flags to buying booze in the airport duty free.

They Are The Heroes, in their own filmclip

Belorussian entry, Litesound have finally released their long-awaited filmclip.  It features a rather apocalyptic landscape and a plane crash.  It certainly paints our boy band as courageous in their rescue of a good looking girl, but whether they will rescue Belarus’ chances of qualifying is yet to be seen.

The ESC Insider speaks

Our fabulous interviewer Samantha Ross is a busy girl, but still, somehow, has the time to do her own blog and give everyone thoughts on her personal highlights of the Baku experience so far.  Clearly, she’s not working as much as the pack horse we hired her to be.  But she has been assaulted by Macedonian entry Kaliopi, and made to blush by Jedward remembering what she wore over 12 months ago, so we’ll give her some slack.

Do you want to see a Eurovision sitcom?

UK comedian Kev F is presenting a show in which the audience gets to choose one from many (really?  many?) different sitcom scripts based around our favourite song contest.  If you are free on Thursday 24th May (and obviously have your PVR set to record the second semi) and want a night out in London with laughs aplenty, you can catch this unique experience for yourself.  Tickets on sale here


About The Author: Sharleen Wright

Sharleen Wright is the co-founder of ESC Insight and a freelance journalist and researcher. She has previously worked for numerous community radio stations in Sydney Australia, and contributed to the wider world of comedy holding production and promotions roles at both the Edinburgh Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Her written words have appeared online, as well as The List magazine, and numerous fanzines on the topics of television and specifically, Eurovision . She is currently based in Australia and undertaking research on food and event tourism. You can follow Sharleen on Twitter (@sharly77) and Facebook (

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