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Meet the Alumni

Over the years ESC Insight has worked with many contributors. Many of them are still active and you’ll see their work on the site, others have moved on but still look back fondly on their time with ESC Insight. Here we acknowledge some of the former members of the regular writing team.

Ellie Chalkley

Ellie Chalkley is an all-round music, media and culture enthusiast and citizen of the internet. As an overly analytical pop fan and general knowledge hoarder she finds the Eurovision Song Contest bubble to be her natural home.

Read Ellie’s articles on ESC Insight here.

Roy Delaney

Roy Delaney is a showbiz and darts journalist operating out of Bristol in the UK. He also shouts and hits the drums for a dismal two-piece punk rock band called Hacksaw.

His blog, Eurovision Apocalypse, is devoted to the best and most bonkers stuff thrown up by the national finals every year. Go there for pain and joy.

Read Roy’s articles on ESC Insight.

John Egan

John Egan is a Canadian Eurovision obsessive currently based in New Zealand. In addition to his contributions here, he’s the proprietor of and its data-driven perspective on the world’s favourite song contest. All of which is given to the world out of love. To pay his mortgage he works here. You can find more out about John here.

Read John’s articles on ESC Insight here.

Jon Jacob

Jon Jacob is a writer, online content producer and award-winning BBC editor with over 15 years experience in the media industry, plus on-air tech-reporting and extensive multimedia production experience.

Read Jon’s articles on Esc Insight here.

Dr Paul Jordan

Paul Jordan has recently  completed his PhD this summer examining issues of image building and national identity in Estonia and Ukraine. His research concentrates primarily on nation branding initiatives and the role that Eurovision played in terms of promoting and refining the international image of the respective countries concerned. Paul has attended Eurovision since 2000 and has been a commentator on all things Eurovision for Russia Today, BBC Radio Scotland and will appear in the forthcoming documentary “The Secret History of the Eurovision Song Contest” produced by Australian based Electric Pictures.

Read Paul’s articles on ESC Insight.

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