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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily Chat from Malmö, Friday 17th May Written by on May 17, 2013 | 5 Comments

With our final line up for Saturday night’s show now confirmed, there’s a lot to talk about. The SVT-led (and EBU signed off) running order is one, and we touch on that in todays podcast, but first there’s a semi-final to dissect.

Why did the seven countries who failed to qualify get it wrong? Did they even get it wrong and it was all a big misunderstanding? That’s today’s main topic.

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily Chat from Malmö, Friday 17th May
Hosted by Ewan Spence, with…

Jacques Happe (Alle Song).
Monty Moncrieff (On Europe)
Luke Fisher (EscXtra).

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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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5 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily Chat from Malmö, Friday 17th May”

  1. ReneWiersma says:

    Love how Jacques manages to sneak Anouk into the conversation every time he speaks 😉

  2. Ross says:

    I love listening to your podcasts. It makes me feel like I’m there! I also feel like I “know” you guys now, too. Aww, ain’t that nice? Haha.

  3. togravus says:

    Thanks for another good podcast.

    My favourite was sent back home last night (Israel). 🙁

  4. Matt says:

    Ewan, you most likely have the info with you, for the Balkans (as a block), who are they most friendly with, as far as swapping points with, outside there block / turf.

    For Denmark, I just don’t think she will get the runaway win like Sweden last year or Norway in 09. But I’ll be very surprised if it doesn’t go right down to the wire in a 3 way dogfight for the win.

    From the 1st sf, it just so happens that Serbia whom from I can see from the team, is the Barbra dex award) came runner up in the sbs unofficial poll.

    If you do post the live app banter (also known as commentary), please post the sound check and pre show banter. Thank you in advance ;).

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