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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #3 Written by on November 17, 2018 | 2 Comments

Five more songs from this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 await our judges’ opinions. You can listen to Juke Box Jury and the ESC Insight podcast online, add the RSS Feed to your favourite podcast application, or click here to follow us in iTunes and never miss an episode.

As the team gets ready to travel to Belarus and the Minsk Arena, Junior Juke Box Jury continues to dish out the hits, this misses, and the maybes.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #3
with John Lucas and Ben Robertson

Kazakhstan: Ózińe sen, by Daneliya Tuleshova.
Italy: What Is Love, by Melissa & Marco.
Ireland: IOU, by Taylor Hynes.
Ukraine: Say Love, by Darina Krasnovetska.
Australia: Champion, by Jael.

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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 (facebook.com/ewanspence).

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2 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #3”

  1. Eurojock says:

    Kazakhstan have obviously put a lot into their debut entry. The ballad part of the song is decent but not as good as FYR Macedonia. I find the chorus too Soviet. Maybe.

    Italy. The song is not right for such young singers. Miss.

    Ireland. Earworm hook but I fear for this without the Autotune. Miss.

    Ukraine. I’m with Ben. This will stand out a mile. I see no reason why they can’t replicate the video performance on stage. Only the running order position stops this getting a Hit. Maybe.

    Australia really understand the Junior Eurovision brief. Once again they have come up with a song that will appeal to young people. The verses are particularly strong. The pre chorus and chorus good but formulaic. The most certain top five of all this year’s entries but is there enough support out there to take Australia all the way to the win?

  2. […] None of that is necessarily a criticism of it. However I note from my recent appearance on Juke Box Jury that many people have a perception of Junior Eurovision. That word ’Junior’, and the age of […]

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