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How Melodifestivalen Became Sweden’s Favourite Children’s Programme

Children love Melodifestivalen. But why? Ben Robertson founds out how children grow up hooked on the Song Contest before they can even talk, and if Melodifestivalen has gone too much in that kid-focused direction.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Going For Gold
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Ewan Spence brings you all the latest Eurovision Song Contest news with the weekend results, Italian songs going for gold, questions over the French language, and the approaching musical deadline… all in this week’s Insight News podcast.

A Thirty Five Metre Long Curtain: Melodifestivalen’s Unique Staging Experiment

Ben Robertson investigates the innovative staging at this year’s Melodifestivalen and wonders if once again Sweden has discovered a new trick that will be rolled across Europe for years to come.

Melodifestivalen and the Power of the ‘Speculation Storyline’

Ben Robertson has toured with Melodifestivalen and he has released one of the key reasons the show is so successful. This is how SVT create an exciting storyline each week out of the battle to qualify to the final and eventually head to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Myths, Legends, And Questions: How To Talk To The British About Eurovision
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As James Newman prepares to sing for the UK at Eurovision, Ellie Chalkley answers the top twelve burning issues around the United Kingdom at the Song Contest.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Announcing An Announcement
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Ewan Spence takes you through the last seven days of Eurovision with the latest Insight News podcast; with all the weekend results, who is changing languages, more details about Rotterdam’s show, and someone announcing an artist announcement!

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