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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Leaving The Nest Written by on October 14, 2016 | 3 Comments

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With over forty countries entered for the Adult Contest in May, and seventeen for the Junior Contest next month, the Eurovision Song Contest is in good health. Plans are being made, songs are being requested, and dates for National Finals are being fixed. Let’s catch up with the news from across the continent and beyond on the latest Insight news podcast.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Leaving The Nest

More countries have entered 2017 Contest, most songs are revealed for the 2016 Junior Contest, and the Netherlands keeps us guessing. Catch up on the weekly news from the Eurovision Song Contest with Ewan Spence, plus music from O’G3ne.

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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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3 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Leaving The Nest”

  1. Robyn says:

    My favourite O’G3NE pop fact is the official explanation of their name. The ‘3’ is because there are three of them (obvs). ‘G3n3’ is a reference to them being genetically linked as sisters.

    And the ‘O’? Not a sign of a distant Irish ancestor – it’s because their mother has type O blood. Seriously.

    But then, it worked for Type O Negative.

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    Robyn, does that explain B*witched as well?

  3. Ben says:

    The JESC songs this year are really strong overall, even if it is ballad-heavy. Russia and Macedonia stand out, but with all jury it could go to Italy or one of the unreleased entries. Belarus continues to do better (quality and results-wise) here than in the adult contest for some reason.

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