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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 #6 Written by on April 19, 2020 | 5 Comments

We might not have Rotterdam 2020, but we do have Juke Box Jury and a collection of hits, misses, and maybes. You can listen to Juke Box Jury and the ESC Insight podcast online, add the RSS Feed to your favourite podcast application, or click here to follow us in iTunes and never miss an episode.

Five more songs in this week’s episode of Juke Box Jury as we continue to review the songs selected for the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Even if there’s no show, we’re still going to go through the music. After all, there is an official CD coming out, so we’re still going to hit, miss, or maybe.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #6
with Laura Clay and Donna Sluggett

Australia: Don’t Break Me, by Montaigne
Croatia: Divlji Vjetre, by Damir Kedžo.
Norway: Attention, by Ulrikke.
Belarus: Da Vidna, by VAL,
Lithuania: On Fire, by The Roop.

ESC Insight will be reviewing all of the songs selected for Rotterdam 2020 here on Juke Box Jury, so  stay up to date with all our Eurovision coverage 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.

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5 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 #6”

  1. Maclaren says:

    Oh, thank you, thank you! My tavourite Sunday relish and anti-depression miracle, the Juke Box! Will you also have semi final discussions after all the acts are covered? With your thoughts on who would qualify?

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    Thans Maclaren, glad we’re getting you through the week! As for the plans for May, we’;; get back to you.

  3. Eurojock says:

    For The Roop to win Eurovision they needed a decent jury vote and also to fare well in the contest within a contest with Iceland and Russia for the televote.

  4. Shai says:

    Week 6 of JBJ- help passing the time in a very unusual times.

    Australia –
    With this song I did it the other way around. I first heard the song while watching the NF performance and was quite shocked to hear her singing off ket in some parts. But the song itself intrigued me because , as the panel said, there is something in the song. Than I went to hear the studio version and this is actually quite a good song. And yes, as the panel said, it need to be toned down and I might add, she need to sing in tune for the whole of the song. As for the performance-it’s distracting and chaotic. A more concentrated performance, less shouting and more singing in tune would help the song to the stand out – MAYBE(there is a potential but it’s just not there at this moment)

    I think Croatia have lost its Eurovision mojo. There was time the Croatia came up with some interesting stuff, songs you wanted to hear and could listen to after the contest has gone. This is simply not interesting or even exciting song.Next! – MISS

    It is a Eurovision ballad by numbers and it’s a bit old fashioned(yes, even the lyrics are old fashioned in the message they convey). However, somehow it works here better than other ballads in this year line up. It’s also quite catchy. By the end the first verse / beginning of the the chorus, you will find yourself humming this along. Which in Eurovision criteria means, this is quite memorable. This had top 10 material written on it( probably with juries assistance) – MAYBE / (but more a ) HIT

    I have no idea what she is singing about and I have to say I don’t really care. It’s 3 minutes of nothingness – MISS

    Lithuania –
    This brilliant. It’s a bit of wacky performance but it just add so much to the song. It seems effortless, although it is nothing but effortless. Somewhere by the first chorus, you will find yourself moving your head with the music , while tip toeing and suddenly you will find yourself smiling. This song proves that you don’t need a bombastic arrangement to have a good song, but a clever and even minimalist approach can do wonder. It would probably have ended as Lithuania best ever result in Eurovision and I wouldn’t have counted out a win -(a huge)HIT

    That’s all folks/

  5. Marc says:

    Is it me or does the running order in JBJ influence the voting? This is the second edition in which a big favourite of mine was panned after being drawn second. I am one of those who loves the ‘sad boy’ ballad which is Croatia. I like the build of the song, I like his voice but most of all he looks and sounds as if he’s singing his heart out for his country. I’m a sucker for that, especially when the song is in a native language.
    I think it might have been this year’s ‘Proud’. The very sad thing about 2020 is that we’ll never know and that’s why I’ve found it hard to listen to some of these podcasts. But I’m grateful that you’ve gone ahead and am determined to get through them all before next week.

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