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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily Chat from Malmö, Thursday 16th May Written by on May 16, 2013 | 5 Comments

The Big Five and Sweden had their last technical rehearsal yesterday, just before the Dress Rehearsals and the the Jury Semi-Final for the second show.

Most performance issues are locked down, and what’s on show is pretty much what is going to be taken on stage.

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily Chat from Malmö, Thursday 16th May
Hosted by Ewan Spence, with…

Samantha Ross (ESC Insight).
Steven Newby (ESC Insight).
Sharleen Wright (ESC Insight).

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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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5 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily Chat from Malmö, Thursday 16th May”

  1. togravus says:

    I want Israel, Malta, Norway, Hungary, Greece, Albania and Azerbaijan in the final.

    I do not want Georgia and Romania in the final.

    All other entries would be ok choices if they are good live.

    @ Samantha, I can vote tonight and will cast a vote for Albania in your name.

  2. I wonder if the new ranked system will help France. I feel like it could be an entry that gets a lot of 11-13 placings which could be enough to gather a lot of small points and finish mid-table.

  3. Thank you/falemderit shume, Toggie! 😉

  4. Hans-Henning says:

    Oh, I worried that Casada will not reach the Top 10. Placed in the first half of the final inbetween all those ballads. And with Italy getting last ballad-slot. It will not be able to pick up enough points and everybody here in Germany will say “see you should have send LaBrassBanda!” and than the whole selection process will be “rethought”. Uhh! I worried!

    @samantha taking your plea to heart I will give an extra vote for Albania.

  5. togravus says:

    Sorry Sam. My vote didn’t help Albania … 🙁

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