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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Semi Final 1 Commentary 2019 Written by on May 14, 2019

The final steps of this year’s journey finally arrive. It’s time to #DareToDream with Ellie Chalkley in ESC Insight’s Alternative Commentary track for the first semi-final from the Tel Aviv Expo.

The first big live show of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest is almost here, which means its time for the ESC Insight Alternative Commentary ‘Riff’ Track for the show. Having spent the 2019 Season with ESC Insight, why not join us for the final step as seventeen countries sing for the opportunity to appear in Saturday night’s Grand Final.

You’ll be able to watch the show on your national broadcaster (or head over to for the free live stream without a commentator).

For a million reasons, legal, technical or otherwise, we can’t automatically sync up with the live broadcast, so  you need to do a little bit of work. Grab the MP3, cue it up in your audio player of choice, be it portable on headphones, or on your computer or tablet. Feel free to start listening whenever you want, but starting five minutes before show starts is just about enough – more makes it comforable.

I’ll remind you in the show, but when you hear the beep, you pause the track, and start up again when our hosts say “let the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 begin!” 

Enjoy! And you can still follow me real time on Twitter for updates direct from Tel Aviv and the Contest.

Eurovision 2019 Podcast: Semi Final 1 Commentary

Ellie Chalkley take you though the first semi final of Eurovision 2019. Press play before the show starts, and don’t forget to pause when you hear the beep!

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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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