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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Grand Final Commentary 2017 Written by on May 13, 2017

This is it. The moment is here as this year’s journey concludes. Share the moment with Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis in ESC Insight’s Alternative Commentary track for the Grand Final  from Kyiv’s International Exhibition Centre.

The final live show of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is almost here, which means its time once more for the ESC Insight Alternative Commentary ‘Riff’ Track for the show. Having spent the 2017 Season with ESC Insight, why not join us for the final step as twenty-six countries sing for the opportunity to lift the trophy

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 Te Duem stops playing.

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

Eurovision 2017 Podcast: Grand Final Commentary

Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis take you though the Grand Final of Eurovision 2017. Press play before the show starts, and don’t forget to pause for the music when you hear the beep!

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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