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What Can Eurovision Learn From Netta’s Loop Station Legacy?

Netta Barzalai won the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 without being able to use her favourite toy: the loop station. Ben Robertson travels to Berlin for the Beatbox Battle World Championships to see the best loopers on the planet in action and learn about what it would take to include this art form in our beloved Song Contest.

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What Can The 2018 World Cup Teach The Eurovision Song Contest
France wins the FIFA World Cup 2018 (CC Kremlin.ru)

As Les Bleus take home the FIFA World Cup trophy, the ESC Insight team has been watching the last month of spectacle with various levels of engagement, from Ellie Chalkley’s daily podcasts to Ewan Spence scheduling time in the gym when the matches are on. But what can the Football teach the Song Contest?

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Sing Sang Song: Wyn Hoop’s Musical Journey From Bonne Nuit To The Mediterranean
Wyn Hoop (promotional postcard)

Marcus Keppel-Palmer starts his look back at the life of some of the performers from the earlier days of the Eurovision Song Contest. Today, the clock winds back to 1960, and West Germany’s Wyn Hoop.

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Nixon Vs Kennedy: Unlocking The Eurovision Song Contest Through The Radio
Eurovision USA Radio Team, 2018 (Image: D. Cargill)

What happens when you strip away the ‘Vision’ from the Eurovision Song Contest? As part of the first US radio broadcast of the Song Contest, Ewan Spence looks at the impact of ‘all sound, no visuals’ on the Contest, and how it can help to explain the disparity between televoters and jurors.

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Remembering Teddy Johnson: Bringing The Fun To Eurovision
Teddy Johnson (wikimedia)

While Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson sung “Where we promised our true love, for all eternity” to each other, their little birdie was the a catalyst that changed the Eurovision Song Contest. As Ewan Spence discovers, this wasn’t the first time Teddy Johnson had influenced the evolution of broadcasting.

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