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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tel Aviv, Tuesday 14th May Written by on May 14, 2019 | 3 Comments

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Its definitely too early to win the Eurovision Song Contest, but after the Jury Show of the first Semi Final, it could be we’ve seen the best scoring chance for some songs pass them by and they are already half way to Tel Aviv airport. Let’s look back over the first seventeen countries looking for points in 2019.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tel Aviv, Monday 13th May

Looking back at the jury show for  Semi Final One with the ESC Insight team discussing the first time we kept score in Tel Aviv.

With Ewan Spence and Sharleen Wright.

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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 Podcast: Daily News From Tel Aviv, Tuesday 14th May”

  1. Ben Pitchers says:

    I’ve always wondered about how the clips for the recaps are chosen. Does the broadcaster decide which section they want beforehand when they send their staging details to the EBU and host broadcaster in March? Is it decided after the first rehearsals? Do the local production team decide?

    There have been so many curious choices over the years. I’ve often thought that one factor for Switzerland doing badly in the televote in 2011 and being forgotten is that the recap clip was from a part of the song where she only sings ‘na na na na na na na…’.

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    In general the start time and end time will be decided before the show, and the clips cut out auotmatically during the live show for replay.

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