The Eurovision Song Contest has been an ever-changing beast, reflecting the changes in society, entertainment, and politics, since it was launched in 1956. Change is the only constant at the Song Contest, so what's coming over the next decade? ESC Insight looks to answer that question....
We here at ESC Insight are an opinionated bunch, and the time has come once again for us to grapple with the big questions facing the Contest. Today, we'll look at a more personal side of the Eurovision experience: when we listen to the cavalcade of songs that are coming down the pipeline this time of year, what repels us from an entry?
Eurovision - as we are frequently reminded - is about music, not politics. Well, that’s the theory. But in reality is it ever truly possible to totally separate the performers onstage from the implications of their nationality? Or is it inevitable that the political situation in a given country always has the potential to in some way colour your perception of their entries? John Lucas asks the question and all of ESC Insight tries to answer
While the Press Center in Stockholm won’t open for another nine months, Eurovision 'on-season' technically starts on September 1... today! As we wait for more news on participating nations and their flagbearers for 2016, we wanted to ask a simple question. What are you most looking forward to for this upcoming year?