Challenged by Jamie (from Boom Bang a Blog) to come up with a Eurovision inspired Summer Playlist, Ewan and Sharleen dig into the archives to come up with some classics, some forgotten gems, and a little bit of Lordi.
Welcome to the new website, www.escinsight.com and to go with that, confirmed dates and countries for 2011, Alexander Rybak’s difficult second album, and the voting splits from Oslo. Hosted by Ewan Spence.
A little bit of housekeeping before the summer starts, with plans for the podcast, a new website, albums from the 2010 performers and are we going to Berlin?
Just back from Norway, and what was one of the most useful books for Ewan? The Lonely Planet Guide to Norway. Here’s why it was invaluable on the trip to Oslo.
What is it like to run the largest independent Eurovision website? Let’s ask someone who does! Barry Viniker does that with ESC Today, and I caught up with him for a few moments in Oslo.
The man behind the BBC’s Eurovision Webstie, Facebook group and Twitter account is Paul Condon, and I caught up with him in Oslo to talk about fans, expectation and the reality at BBC TV Centre.