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What Might Happen If A Eurovision Artist Gets COVID-19?
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Two artists could not compete in the Dutch selection for Junior Eurovision due to testing positive for COVID-19. As we approach the National Finals and Rotterdam 2021, Ben Robertson looks at possible alternatives and their drawbacks.

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When Things Go Wrong At The Eurovision Song Contest
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With the confirmation of various options to put on Rotterdam 2021 in mind, Ewan Spence looks at the history of 'backup options' throughout the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Thirteen Songs in Thirteen Studios: How Junior Eurovision Survives
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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will involve the thirteen delegations performing in their home nation. Ben Robertson explains why this is not only a fair decision to make, but also how it is a much needed roadmap for the future of the Song Contest in these uncertain times.

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Spirit In The Screen: CuePilot And The Power Of Camerawork At Eurovision
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The last few years have seen a rise in 'automated' camera work at the Eurovision Song Contest with the use of CuePilot. Does it make a difference to a performance, and can it give an edge when chasing victory? Gil Laufer and Alexander Åblad study its impact.

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Was Eurovision 2020 The Contest Of The Racial Watershed?
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In a turbulent year for the BAME community, Fin Russell talks about the lost opportunity of Rotterdam 2020 and his hopes for BAME representation in future Song Contests.

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