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Eurovision Insight Podcast: The last chat from Malmö, Sunday 19th May Written by on May 19, 2013 | 17 Comments

We have a winning song in ‘Only Teardrops‘, we have a pretty good idea where we’re going next year (how many locations in Denmark have an arena, transport infrastructure, and hotel space for the Contest other than Copenhagen), and we have a lot to examine over the next weeks and months.

But on the morning after, lets look through the results and see if there are any immediate thoughts and lessons to be learned from the result delivered last night in the Malmö Arena.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: The last chat from Malmö, Sunday 19th May
Hosted by Ewan Spence, with…

Samantha Ross (ESC Insight)
Steven Newby (ESC Insight)
DJ Ohrmeister (PRINZ ESC Blog)

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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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17 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: The last chat from Malmö, Sunday 19th May”

  1. Pete L says:

    An opportunity to THANK YOU once again for this really brilliant coverage + discussion. I feel like I’ve been in Malmö for 2 weeks.

    You are all such hard working and generous people. I can imagine how time consuming and tiring these daily podcasts and constant coverage must be.

    Your work is massively appreciated. Now go have a good rest!! 🙂

  2. Ben Cook says:

    Thanks guys for the great work over last couple of weeks. The podcasts really enhance the eurovision experience for me.

    Btw Germany I was with you Ewan about it being a potential winner, but when you watch it back you’ll see Natalie blew it on the night – out of tune on first couple of lines and then got ahead of the music.

  3. Ewan Spence says:

    Thanks Ben, obviously we’ll be watch the shows when we all get home, but that’s an explanation that makes sense.

  4. Pete L says:

    Oh yes, Natalie was TOTALLY off-key. It was painful. Hence her bombing. 🙁

  5. Peter says:

    Stephen is still wrong about France. If they got a mid to late draw instead of first, they would have done much better, just like Anouk did for the Netherlands.

  6. Ross says:

    I’d like to second Pete, and thank the team for your great articles and podcasts throughout the ESC season! I’ve loved listening to your podcasts (particularly the daily ones), and appreciate all the hard work you’ve put in.

    Fairly happy with Denmark winning – solid song, perhaps not the best and not my favourite, but a worthy winner nonetheless.

    Hoping there can be some sort of shakeup at the BBC to revamp the selection process for next year. I’d like the public to have a say as long as we have quality to choose from, and none of the nonsense that the BBC think Eurovision is all about… they’re stuck in a deluded bubble of what works at Eurovision, and that needs to change.

    Thanks once again – looking forward to next year already!

  7. Hans-Henning says:

    Oh, after listening back to Cascada, it sounded to me that the backing vocals started a little bit off key.

  8. togravus says:

    A big THANK YOU from me too. The ESCInsight podcasts and Terry Vision interviews are always highlights of the ESC season.

    France is my 2013 winner. Amandine came 1st at our party too.

  9. Shai says:

    Thanks for the coverage and the podcasts through the whole season and especially the last 2 weeks.
    It was,as always, a pleasure

  10. Aaron Chahal says:

    Thank you for all the podcasts you made over the period of the Eurovision 2013 however I wonder what happened to nul points because I really liked those podcast episodes.

  11. Seán says:

    While the BBC’s strategy will always be controversial I just wonder what the impact of the Scottish Independence vote in 2014 will have on the UK’s Eurovision strategy.

    Could 2014 be the last time we see the United Kingdom on stage?

  12. Shevek says:

    I found myself coming here more often this season and I liked it immensely. Thanks for everything.

  13. Clare says:

    Awesome year of podcasts again! thanks a million. I ended up giving must of the podcasts a double or triple listen.

    Cheers from Melbourne, Australia.

  14. Ewan Spence says:

    Clare, thanks for the best wishes. Always good to know that the podcasts make a difference and help people enjoy the Contest as more than a few hours on TV. We’ll be going weekly/fortnightly on the casts over the summer, so you shouldn’t miss any news.

  15. Ewan Spence says:

    Shevak: Glad to hear we had another regular visitor. We slow down, but we don’t go away over the summer months!

  16. Matthias says:

    isn´t it kind of ironic that SVT invended the rule of “we make the running order for a better show”

    and then they totally blew it with the worst opening and interval act – i´m still upset about the poor ESC we got from SVT

    and so it just can get better in Denmark 2014!

  17. Matthias says:

    and thanks to all the people on ESC insight
    i love to listen your podcasts and can´t wait to hear from you all again

    thanks for all your work

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