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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Grand Final Commentary 2016 Written by on May 14, 2016

Finish the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 journey as Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis take you through the twenty-six songs in ESC Insight’s Alternative Commentary track for this year’s Grand Final.

It’s the Grand Final of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest is almost here, so grab the ESC Insight Alternative Commentary ‘Riff’ Track and enjoy the company of Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis  during the show. Twenty-six songs will take to the stage, but only one will lift the trophy at the end of Saturday’s show.

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 a million reasons both technical or otherwise, 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 start up again when Petra and Mans say “Let the Competition begin!

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

Eurovision 2016 Podcast: Grand Final Commentary

For the final time this Eurovision season, Ewan Spence is joined at microphone by Eurovision Ireland’s Lisa-Jayne Lewis for this year’s ESC Insight Alternative Commentary of the Grand Final.

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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