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Eurovision Insight News Podcast: And Then There Were 41 Written by on March 4, 2019 | 1 Comment

Another week of Eurovision news from the ESC Insight team, our latest ‘Eurovision Thought’ looks at the success of Melodifestivalen, and hosting the whole show is Ewan Spence. Add the RSS Feed to your favourite podcast application, or click here to follow us in iTunes and never miss an episode.

With a week to go until all the songs are submitted to the EBU, this weekend saw the last big rush of National Finals – just two to go this weekend but an album’s worth of internal selections need to be debuted as well. As well as keeping you up to date with the songs, we’ve invited Aftonbladet’s Tobbe Ek to explain the three strands of success woven into Melodifestivalen ahead of Saturday’s final.

Eurovision Insight News Podcast: And Then There Were 41

The last ‘Super Saturday’ of National Finals are over, we have a country withdrawing, and Norway have started looking for their 2020 entry. Over in Sweden, Tobbe Ek has our latest Eurovision Thought about the success of Melodifestivalen.

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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: 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 (facebook.com/ewanspence).

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  1. […] As Aftonbladet’s Tobbe Ek explained on a recent Insight Podcast’s ‘Eurovision Thought’, Melodifestivalen is a success not just because SVT spends money on making a big show. It is a success because it is a nurturing home for artists, it offers something unique to music publishers, and it supports the mainstream media by providing long running celebrity story lines that promote high levels of engagement online, in print, and in broadcast. […]

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