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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Kyiv, Sunday 7th May Written by on May 7, 2017 | 5 Comments

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The Semi Final rehearsals finished today, with lots of polishing and tiny adjustments to the performances Taking place on Thursday’s live show.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Kyiv, Sunday 7th May

Ewan Spence is joined by Monty Moncrieff (On Europe) and Dean Asker (Midland Zone Magazine) to look over the latest rehearsals backstage in Kyiv.

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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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5 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Kyiv, Sunday 7th May”

  1. Mark Butler says:

    Ewan, is Francesco’s Gorilla definitely called Gerald? Or have you harked back to the Not The Nine O’Clock News sketch? And if you haven’t, has he?

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    Well… Ive been calling him Gerald since the first rehearsal at Sanremo after NTNON sketch hoping it would catch on…

  3. Me says:

    Considering how much Christer has been begging for autotune and prerecorded vocals, I’m amazed Norway found this loophole before their neighbours! The contest needs to stay as a live concert with live singing, otherwise they might as well just play the videos and pick the winner from the youtube ratings.

  4. Mark Butler says:

    But he has given it a name anyway, I heard. I just haven’t been able to find it out

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