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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Again 1985 Written by and on August 15, 2020 | 1 Comment

ESC Insight joins Eurovision Again to travel back to 1985 for the companion podcast that takes a longer look at Gothenburg’s Song Contest. Add our RSS Feed into your favourite podcast application, or clicking here to follow us in iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify, to stay up to date with the Song Contest over the summer.

It’s time for the monthly trip down memory lane with Eurovision Again. Once more we’ve partnered up to bring you this companion podcast to the ’85 show, to go behind the scenes, talk about the National Finals, look at the rulebook, and the memories of Gothenburg’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Again 1985

A companion podcast to Eurovision Again’s trip to Gothenburg 1985. Join us as we go over the new rules, National Final gems, the State Of Pop, and more. With Ewan Spence, Ellie Chalkley, and Roy Delaney.

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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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One response to “Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Again 1985”

  1. starry says:

    Svindlande Affärer is a Wahlgren song that I enjoy much more from 1985.

    And from Sanremo Una Storia Importante and Tu dimmi un cuore ce l’hai are two of my favourite Italian songs of all time.

    I started to lose interest in the British charts form mid 85, pop music in the 80s seemed on the downward curve by then. Though in retrospect Italodisco had a good year in 85 and 86, so the 80s slowdown wasn’t immediate.

    I didn’t see the 85 contest at the time (but I some earlier like the 84). In retrospect my favourite has been the Finnish song, the best Finnish entry ever. The winner does little for me, it’s professionally performed and arranged but very middle of the road. The Swedish song also not that exciting.

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