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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tel Aviv, Saturday 18th May Written by on May 18, 2019 | 2 Comments

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tel Aviv, Saturday 18th May

Previewing the Grand Final of Eurovision 2019, we look at the running order, the favourites, and the surprises

With Ewan Spence and Sharleen Wright.

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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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2 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tel Aviv, Saturday 18th May”

  1. Shai says:

    I want to talk for a moment about KAN’s(the Israeli broadcaster) attitude to this year’s contest.
    I think they handled the contest with a lot of respect.
    Now,you can be respectful and cheeky (Sweden) but being cheeky is just not in the Israeli blood, so KAN have chosen the respect, serious and still have fun approach.
    Not once has the contest being rediculled and even the video collage they had, show a lot of respect to past contests. From what I understand, even in the opening segment, they are using a video segment of past hosts.

    The nod to past Israeli entrances, that brought Israel to where it is now is part of this approach.
    Making Izhar Cohen(if roumers are true) is just a fitting end to the whole approach.

    4 hours run, is a bit too long and Maddona wasn’t really necessary.I really do hope that they manage to end it a bit earlier.

  2. Mark says:

    I agree with Shai, there was a layer of reverence and attention given to past contests. My favourite moment was the appearance of Gali Atari with the reproduction of her backdrop from 1979. A wonderful touch. I loved all the hosts.

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