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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Semi Final 2 Commentary 2015 Written by on May 21, 2015

Here we go again, with the second live show of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, and both Ewan and Luke are here to talk you through the music with the downloadable ESC Insight Alternative Commentary ‘Riff’ Track for the show. Having spent the 2015 Season with ESC Insight, why not join us for the final steps as seventeen countries sing in tonight’s semi-final for the opportunity to appear in Saturday night’s spectacular.

You’ll be able to watch the show on your national broadcaster (or head over to for the free live stream without a commentator).

For the same million reasons both technical and from our learned friends, we can’t automatically sync up with the live broadcast, so  you need to do a little bit of work. Grab the MP3, cue it up in your audio player of choice, be it portable on headphones, or on your computer or tablet. Feel free to start listening whenever you want, but starting as the show starts is fine.

I’ll remind you in the show, but when you hear a beep, you pause the track, watch the song performance, then start up the track again. Don’t stop for adverts or cutaways, just for the music.

The only potential gotcha is when to start listening to the main portion of the track. The first part can be listened to in advance, and pause it on the first beep. Pause when the track tells you, and ‘the stage is yours!‘ by Conchita will be your signal to play the track!

Enjoy! And you can still follow me real time on Twitter for updates direct from Vienna and the Contest.

Eurovision 2015 Podcast: Semi Final 2 Commentary

Here we go again! Luke Fisher and Ewan Spence grab the microphones to talk you through the second semi-final of Eurovision 2015 with the ESC Insight Alternative Commentary Track. Start playing the podcast before the show starts, and when the countries sing, the podcast beeps, so pause until the end of the song.

You can stay up to date with the ESC Insight Podcast by subscribing to the RSS feed for all the shows, or use iTunes to get the show automatically downloaded to your computer if that’s your thing.

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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