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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways, with Ellie Chalkley Written by on December 23, 2017 | 4 Comments

Our first season visiting Île de Bezençon is almost over, but there’s one island attendee who still needs to work through their favourite Eurovision related songs and stories. In the final episode of this series, Ellie issues a spirited defence of Bosnian postmodern indie, pays homage to the Berger Queen and has a special request for her next go at Eurovision karaoke. Add the RSS Feed to your favourite podcast application, or click here to follow us in iTunes and keep up to date with Eurovision as the new season unfolds.

Ellie has been sitting behind the Île de Bezençon  customs desk all summer, getting judgemental about everyone’s favourite Eurovision records, but now the tables are turned and she’s got to defend her own selections. Lisa-Jayne Lewis is temporarily wearing the customs officer’s formal hat and epaulettes, and isn’t prepared to let the records through easily…

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways, with Ellie Chalkley

The ESC Insight crew are enjoying their last few days on Île de Bezençon before National Final season starts, revelling in their favourite Eurovision related songs and stories. In the last episode of this series, Ellie finally gets her chance to have her favourite Eurovision songs assessed. Stay up to date with the Eurovision Song Contest at

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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 Ellie Chalkley”

  1. Shai says:

    UK 1994 is one of the best songs the UK have sent to Eurovision. It deserves recognition.

    Thank you for the series of podcast it was an entertaining listening and one I am looking to hear once more, next year.

    Is there a chance , that the readers can also be part of this?

  2. Martin says:

    Nice end to the series, Ellie – Lisa-Jayne brought a different dynamic to the customs desk!

    If you do this all again post-Lisbon, I concur with Shai that maybe you could get some readers on here? Although I suspect you will trawl through fellow journos at Eurovision events first…

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