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Eurovision Insight News Podcast: On The Road To Tel Aviv Written by on December 3, 2018 | 3 Comments

As Junior Eurovision is committed to the history books, the long enjoyable road to Tel Aviv opens up before us. Join the ESC Insight team as we continue the journey to the Eurovision Song Contest 2019Add the RSS Feed to your favourite podcast application, or click here to follow us in iTunes and never miss an episode.

Well Tel Aviv, Minsk has set a really high bar for you, what have you got? Over the next few months we’re going to find out, so let’s get started on the road to Eurovision 2019 with our first performer, more details on the National selections, hints about the tickets… and one other musical change in our latest Insight News podcast.

Eurovision Insight News Podcast: On The Road To Tel Aviv

The names for Melodifestivalen, the songs for Eesti Laul, and the kiss of death for Sanremo. Ewan Spence covers the latest news from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest and Tel Aviv 2019.

As we work through the first stages of the National Final season to select the performers for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, remember you can stay up to date with all the Eurovision news by listening to the ESC Insight podcast. You’ll find the show in iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. A direct RSS feed is  available. We also have a regular email newsletter which you can sign up to here.

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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3 responses to “Eurovision Insight News Podcast: On The Road To Tel Aviv”

  1. Shai says:

    1. Kazakhstan – I read on Eurovoix, that after JESC, the producer behind Kazakhstan’s participation said that they “were supposed to be in the top 3”.
    I ask myself- Do they understand how the contest work?

    2. U.K. – Somehow it seems that the emphasis is on the format, not on the song and singer.
    This format reminds me the one from Germany 2017 and it didn’t end that well for Germany, didn’t it?

    3. In compare to previous years – Is everything going according to schedule or are we a bit late in regards to revealing the stage design and first tickets sale?

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    1. I suspect the ‘should have been third’ is partly a lost in translation exercise.
    2. Eurovision You Decide is about getting UK public eyes watching, not the Eurovision OGAE UK members. A new format is a refresh, and allows better publicity to the mass market.
    3. Every year is different, note that ‘revealing’ the stage is not the same as ‘having it designed’. From discussions, everything is running on course time wise for this year’s plan.

  3. Eurojock says:

    I wonder if the change in the Eurovision You Decide format is in response to what happened last time, when the clear front-runner song was derailed by a poor live performance. I can only hope that the BBC unearth three strong and distinctive songs. I’m not that confident that they will.

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