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The special relationship: Australia and its love of Eurovision

As you sit down to watch the Eurovision Song Contest every year, do you ever wonder why the hosts, despite the tens of countries and the millions tuning in across Europe, always give a special hello to Australia? Why is there is always at least one crazy fan in the audience brandishing an inflatable kangaroo or an Australian flag?

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Hello, this is Swindon calling…

Bringing you up to date with results from Croatia, Finland, Norway and Iceland, a little puzzle about the Düsseldorf accommodation and the amazing update from Slovakia. With a surprise appearance from the Swindon jury and music from Nadine Beiler.

This Eurovision Gig Won’t Kill Ovi’s Career

If Billy Joel ever did the Eurovision Song Contest, he’d sound a lot like Ovi. From the catchy mind that brought you Playing with Fire comes a debut album packed with a delicate touch and a lot of promise.

Meet the fans: Hassan Yusuf

TV fans with sharp eyes may have spotted a certain Hassan Yusuf in the audience at Eurovision. Maybe you don’t know the name, but you know the tailored Union Jack suit. It’s not only perfect visual material for the cameras, but also shows how dedicated Hass is to Eurovision. But go behind the screen, and what do you find? It’s time to meet another fan…

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Ultimate Juke Box Jury Heat 6

Could Israel 1978, Switzerland 1988, Israel 1979 or United Kingdom 1997 be the Ultimate Eurovision Song Contest winning song? Ross Tillbrook and Ben Morris judge them, while Ewan Spence is your host.

The Eurovision Rise and Fall of Estonia, the Baltic Tiger

What does Eurovision mean to the newer countries of Europe, those that have returned to the world stage in the last few decades? Paul Jordan takes a look at Estonia, asking why the Song Contest was (and still is) so important to the county as it struggles to finds a place on the world’s stage.

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