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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways, with Ewan Spence Written by on July 14, 2017 | 4 Comments

Île de Bezençon… an island where all you can bring is eight Eurovision songs and a luxury, if you can get them over the border. Ewan Spence is the island’s second visitor on Eurovision Castaways, the ESC Insight summer podcast series. Add the RSS Feed to your favourite podcast application, or click here to follow us in iTunes and keep up to date with Eurovision during the summer of 2017 and beyond.

Time for our second visit to the Île de Bezençon, as the ESC Insight team gather for our little break over the summer months. Of course the strange rules of being on Eurovision Castaways means you can only have eight Eurovision records and a luxury… and you need to get them past customs.

Ellie Chalkley returns to border duty as Ewan Spence reaches back to Bardo, further back to Gigliola Cinquetti, and forward to Poli Genova and Mika.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways, with Ewan Spence

The ESC Insight crew are off to Île de Bezençon for the summer with their favourite Eurovision related songs and stories. Next up, Ewan Spence goes back to the beginning before arguing its not always about the melody.

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About The Author: Ellie Chalkley

Ellie Chalkley is an all-round music, media and culture enthusiast and citizen of the internet. As an overly analytical pop fan and general knowledge hoarder she finds the Eurovision Song Contest bubble to be her natural home. She comments gnomically and statistically on Eurovision matters at @ellie_made.

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4 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways, with Ewan Spence”

  1. Martin says:

    Well, you had to have the ‘main man’ sometime on this podcast!

    Some real classics there – nice to hear the whole of Eurovision history covered here and one of Ewan’s look-alikes from 1974… 😉

    Also good to hear someone else who prefers Greta singing in Icelandic – mine would be “Raddirnar”.

    Ewan – just think, if Winny Puhh HAD gone to Malmö, you would have never have got your Facebook Cover Photo… lmao

    BTW Ellie, I’ve got my 8 plus luxury 😉

  2. Eurojock says:

    What a stellar guest list you have assembled for your Eurovision Castaway podcasts. First Lisa-Jayne, then Ewan. Who will it be next?
    Celine Dion perhaps? Ok, more likely John Egan but nonetheless just as eagerly awaited.

    Ewan, I loved the way you used your choice of 8 songs to dispense yet more Eurovision insights to the world. Poli Genova’s non-qualification in 2011 was a travesty. I like to think it wouldn’t happen now but after Triana Park’s NQ this year I’m not so sure.

    Of the national finals I followed this year, (maybe apart from Latvia) Eesti Laul had the strongest selection of music – but as with 2013, the good people of Estonia persist in sending the safe option – with ever decreasing returns it would seem. For god sake Eurovision entrants if you’re going to go down, at least go down taking a risk!

    I liked the shout out for Junior Eurovision. Having followed it for the last couple of years I can testify the contest and song quality is a lot better than one might imagine.

    Interesting Ewan that your first Eurovision memory is Bardot. Mine is Sandie Shaw dancing around in her bare feet I must be even older than I thought!

  3. Mark Butler says:

    When you started taking about I See A Star I was thinking that I liked it just as I’d liked Moldova 2017 … then Ewan made exactly the same point. Great minds thought alike. On the other hand, Slovenia isn’t a Balkan country, I have a Slovenian friend who is quite insistent on that. He would regard your choice an Alpine ballad

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