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What Eurovision Can Learn From Melodifestivalen’s Digital Press Room

Ben Robertson has been working at a remote journalist for ESC Insight covering Melodifestivalen 2021. In this piece he reflects on this experience, for how the Eurovision Song Contest will approach a digital press centre for this year, and beyond...

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The Art Of Our Eurovision Semi Final Running Order

Ben Robertson reviews the running order for the 2021 Eurovision Semi Finals. Not just the winners and losers he sees, but the story behind this very special and historic edition of the Song Contest.

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Melodifestivalen’s English Commentary: Part Of A Global Strategy

The final of Melodifestivalen will include English language commentary for the first time. But that's not the only thing SVT have changed this year to make their biggest entertainment show more accessible to all. Ben Robertson reasons why this is important.

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ESC Insight’s Statement on Belarus’ participation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Protest Actions in Minsk, Belarus ( Максим Шикунец / Wikimedia).

The following is ESC Insight's statement regarding the participation of Belarus' broadcaster BTRC and its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Melodifestivalen, Angry Songwriters, And Directors In The Spotlight

Ben Robertson investigates why songwriters are angry at SVT this year in Melodifestivalen, and why instead it is the show creators who are getting all the attention, while speaking to director Fredrik 'Benke' Rydman.

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