Three minutes might not have been enough for Europe to love Terasbetoni, but give their fourth studio album enough time and you’re sure to fall in love with the power-metal band from Finland.
Much as we love your company here at ESC Insight, the internet is full of Eurovision fans and friends. We all love the Song Contest, so where else can you get your fix of douze points online?
Points for punditry? Tell us something quite interesting? Join host Ewan Spence for a Christmas Special on the podcast as our pundits David Elder, Elaine Dove, Ross Tillbrook and Danny Lynch play “Nul Point!” – the Eurovision Song Contest panel show.
It’s already a turning point in Eurovision history, so join us as we recall Moscow’s staging of the 2009 Song Contest, dubbed by Graham Norton as “the Beijing Olympics of Eurovision”. What a contest it was, with politics, intrigue, protests, a river of cash, Vladimir Putin… And Paul Jordan.
This week’s news, including news on our hosts for Düsseldorf, national final plans from around Europe, a call for songs for Armenia, and all those not quite disqualifications from Estonia’s National Final. With music from Latvia’s Lauris Reiniks.
Lena Meyer-Landrut’s Satellite not only gave Germany and the West a Eurovision victory, but an upbeat and modern pop song that gave the Contest a commerciality it has craved for long. But does her album live up to the same high expectations?