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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways Live, with Roy Delaney Written by on January 1, 2019 | 2 Comments

A quick jaunt to Île de Bezençon for the New Year? Why not! Join Ellie Chalkley at the customs desk for another Eurovision Castaways.

Our final guest to the beautiful Île de Bezençon from the 2018 season is Mr Eurovision Apocalypse himself, Roy Delaney. We take a surprising and enlightening tour through his personal history with Eurovision, from Kathy Kirby to the live-streamed Moldovan national final auditions via brush with the Eurovision stage in Stockholm.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways Live, with Roy Delaney

Recorded live at Euro Fan Cafe in Lisbon, Roy Delaney chooses his eight records to take, Ellie Chalkley is operating the customs desk and needs justification, and everyone just about maintains order throughout.

And if you want to attend a live Castaways recording, check out Ne Party Pas Sans Moi in Glasgow on January 25th. More details at

As we enter the new calendar year, the Eurovision year continues as the National Final season kicks up a gear. Remember you can stay up to date with all the Song Contest news by listening to the ESC Insight podcast. You’ll find the show in iTunesGoogle Podcasts, and SpotifyA direct RSS feed is  available. We also have a regular email newsletter which you can sign up to here.

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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2 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways Live, with Roy Delaney”

  1. Shai says:

    Listening to Roy and reading his blog is always a pleasure. You actually know he loves the contest and know the rich history it has.

    Finland 1977 – An ace of a song and as Ewan pointed to me once it may not have won on the night but it became an all time favourite Finish Eurovision song.

    Israel 2000 – A nice anecdote but never the less, one of the worse Israeli entry of all time.

    Serbia & Montenegro 2005 – Roy is not alone on this. It’s a great song, still on my play list after all those years.

    Happy New Year to everyone at ESCinsight 😁

  2. David H says:

    so pleased that Sweden 1968 is on this. I saw it just a few months before I head this podcast on Ewans evey Eurovision song thread – and I loved it – found the English version – brilliant lyrics – and downloaded it….

    More guests like Roy please (but I have said that elsewhere too…)

    Thanks team

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