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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Some Thoughts As The Season Ends Written by on May 17, 2020 | 4 Comments

As the curtain falls on Europe Shine A Light, the Insight podcast looks back over a historical year for the Eurovision Song Contest and looks forward to Rotterdam 2021. Stay up to date with the Contest over the summer by adding our RSS Feed into your favourite podcast application, or clicking here to follow us in iTunes.

With the ‘time to Eurovision’ clock now reset, the new season has begun and our eyes will soon turn towards Rotterdam 2021. Before that journey starts, let’s take a moment to think about the last year and how it will impact the future of the Song Contest.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Some Thoughts As The Season Ends

As the Eurovision Song Contest season comes to close, Ewan Spence and the ESC Insight take a moment to look back and reflect on Rotterdam 2020.

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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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4 responses to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Some Thoughts As The Season Ends”

  1. Alan says:

    Just wanted to thank you and the team Ewan for everything you’ve done during this odd non-Eurovision Eurovision season. Having your voice and those of your contributors in my ears once a week has been a lovely distraction from the “real world”. I hope you realise how much your podcasts cheer people up and keep us sane.
    Of course, not having the daily “on the ground” podcasts from the host city is a real shame, as it really made me feel like I was there (which I actually was in 2018!), but I really look forward to them returning in 2021 as we hopefully get back to some semblance of normality.
    Thank you again.

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    Thank you Alan, and glad the weekly news and reviews have helped you through. It’s certainly given the team here something to focus on as well. And while we weren’t on the ground, hopefully the three extr aJuke Box jUry episodes were a nice replacement.

  3. Goosebumps listening to this – a fab end of season -start of season – thank you for this and everything in the build up. I am now looking forward to binging on JBJ – with the added bonus of semi finals and grand final – love that touch – my own tradition this past few years is to listen to JBJ AFTER the contest – so my views of the tracks are not clouded/ influenced by others – giving me time to build my own relationship with each track… and of course seeing where you hit the nail on the head or were wayyyyyy off…. the latter this year we will never know – well apart from maybe two songs… but even so – no such thing as a done deal.

    Such a fab job – and so different from the BBC Radio two repeat of Abba to Azerbaijan – I got quite angry listening to that – so many inconsistencies to fit the narrative, so many contradictions and inaccuracies.

    Thanks and enjoy the “quiet” time – although i suspect it will be a different down time this year…

  4. Eurojock says:

    What about ESC Insight doing an item on how Eurovision has moved on and the positives and negatives of Jon Olas decade in charge?

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