The national selections are over and the 41 delegations have submitted their songs to the EBU. As well as going over the final announcements and results, ESC Insight’s Ellie Chalkley has our latest Eurovision Thought as she talks about the one weird trick for Song Contest success, in the latest Insight News podcast.
We’ve now heard all 41 songs for this year’s Contest, but which of the National Selection also-rans will the ESC Insight team miss the most?
Melodifestivalen has twelve songs left but only one can take the ticket to Tel Aviv in May. With a new voting system ready to unleash Ben Robertson investigates just how much different voting is this year, and explains how it gives more power to the Swedish population.
With less than a week to go until the Heads of Delegation meeting, we’ve now heard 26 of the 41 songs that will compete in this year’s Contest. But it’s the as yet unreleased Russian entry that still has the favour of the bookies…
The last ‘Super Saturday’ of National Finals is over, Uraine withdraws, ticket sale issues, and Norway have started looking for their 2020 entry. Meanwhile in Sweden, Tobbe Ek tries to understand the success of Melodifestivalen. All that and more in the latest Insight News podcast.
This Saturday the final four acts for Sweden’s Melodifestivalen will be chosen…but what’s the point asks Ben Robertson. Why does Sweden have this extra week of competition in their already marathon selection show for Eurovision?