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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 Championship, Semi Final 1 Written by on May 11, 2020 | 2 Comments

Your Juke Box Jury journey for 2020 is not over… surprise! Listen to the Juke Box Jury 2020 Championship 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.

Every other year, Juke Box Jury previews the songs before the ESC Insight team head to the Press Centre to bring you the daily news from backstage at the Eurovision Song Contest, as TV and radio audiences around the world voted for their winner.

As we all know, that’s not going to happen in Rotterdam in 2020.

So how do we bring this year’s story to a conclusion here on ESC Insight? Welcome to the ‘post-season’ of Juke Box Jury and the first Championship edition. With eight winners from previous shows, this week we’ll have two Semi Finals of four song (debuting Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th of May), with the top two from each qualifying for the Grand Final on Friday 15th May.

It’s not about who would have won the Eurovision Song Contest, it’s about which song is our favourite. Let the competition begin!

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 Championship, Semi Final 1
with Matthew Ker and Ross Middleton

Armenia: Chains On You, by Athena Manoukian.
Iceland: Think About Things, by Daði Freyr.
Czech Republic: Kemama, by Benny Cristo.
Bulgaira: Tears Getting Sober, by Victoria.

Join us on Wednesday for the second Semi Final, with Latvia, Russia, Sweden, and The Netherlands looking for a place in Friday’s Grand Final.

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.

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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2 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 Championship, Semi Final 1”

  1. dimitris esc says:

    How on earth did Armenia and Czech Republic make it that far? lol
    Unlike you i think Iceland would definitely have been a contender. Bulgaria, provided a strong jury support, would have finished 4th-6th,imo.

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    Juke Box Jury shows 5 and 6 this year will answer your Armenia/Czech question!

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