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What Can Marcel Bezençon Teach Us About Hosting Eurovision 2020?

The EBU are considering ‘different potential scenarios’ due to the coronavirus for Eurovision 2020. Ben Robertson considers what the founder of the Eurovision Song Contest Marcel Bezençon would do faced with the current situation.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2020 #1
Rotterdam's Ahoy Theatre (cc Roterdam Ahoy / Wikimedia)

Hit, miss, or maybe has returned!! In the first of eight Juke Box Jury episodes, Ross Middleton and Laura Clay join Ewan Spence to judge the five Eurovision 2020 songs from Ireland, Cyprus, Poland, Sweden, and Greece.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: The EBU Have Our Songs!
ESC Insight 2012 Album Cover

This week’s Insight News podcast, with our 41 songs ready to go, an empty stadium, and the perfect tune for washing your hands.

Can Anna Bergendahl End Up In Kingdom Come?

Ben Robertson number crunches the Melodifestivalen favourites and points out how Melodifestivalen’s voting system is weighted towards older voters more than any other National Final. Does that mean Anna Bergendahl may get the ticket to Rotterdam?

Living Like Cicciolina
Ilona_Stalle / Cicciolina

With Erika Vikman performing ‘Cicciolina’ in Finland’s UMK, Ellie Chalkley takes a closer look at the inspiration behind Vikman’s song; the Hungarian-Italian former porn star, politician, and singer, Ilona Staller.

From ‘Gunga-Jimmy’ to Record Breaking Jimmy Jansson

Jimmy Jansson talks us through how his career – from fronting bands and being an artist to the long journey to be a songwriter. Jimmy also tells us the story of how each of the six songs he has in Melodifestivalen 2020 was born.

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