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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily Chat From Vienna, Tuesday 12 May Written by on May 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

…We’re slowly getting into the swing of the schedule here, so slightly later than hoped, lets look back at the first day’s rehearsals.

Joining Ewan and Samantha from the ESC Insight team is John Stanton from Eurovision Ireland, and Glen Bartlett who says he’s S4c’ing but we all know him from W12P Live. As for the countries up for discussion, it’s Moldova, Armenia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Finland, Greece, Estonia, and Macedonia.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily Chat From Vienna, Tuesday 12 May
Hosted by Ewan Spence, with…

Samantha Ross (ESC Insight)
John Stanton (Eurovision Ireland)
Glen Bartlett (W12P Live)

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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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2 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily Chat From Vienna, Tuesday 12 May”

  1. Wow, I’ve actually met one of the panelists! Eurobash in Birmingham was when I learnt that John and everyone else doing Eurovision things online actually does it as a hobby!

    It’s good to hear about each entry as you guys have seen the full 3 minutes of each – I’ll have to wait until Friday…

    From the snippets, Greece was far and away the best, looking already set to perform in the real thing. Finland and Armenia looked as though they were nearly there but the rest have a long way to go.

    ‘Cop Porn’ was how I described Moldova…

    ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’ waiting to happen for The Netherlands…

    And “Goodbye To Yesterday” was perfectly staged at Eesti Laul, as Ewan so expertly pointed out in his series of videos pre-Contest.

  2. Zolan says:

    Happy to hear I can remain optimistic for Armenia. It’s one where my own bias for complexity is at odds with realistic expectations.

    Unbelievably, I still haven’t watched “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” so how about a bit of “Sapphire and Steel” instead 🙂

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