Newsletter: The Road to Portugal…
John P Lucas

As the dust settles on the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, it’s time to look ahead to 2018 and what we might expect from Portugal’s long overdue first crack at hosting…

ESC Insight’s Reader Survey For 2017

Continuing our annual tradition of asking you how to improve ESC insight, we present our Reader Survey for the 2017 season. Let us know what you liked, what you didn’t like, what you want to see more of, and everything that we haven’t thought of.

Verona, Eurolaul, and Eesti Laul: Towards a Second Estonian Eurovision Crown

Despite winning Eesti Laul handily, this year’s Estonian entry failed to escape its Semi Final in Kyiv. John Egan takes a look at how ERR updated its national selection for the 21st century and how they might avoid shooting themselves in the foot for 2018.

The National Finals That Got It Wrong For Kyiv 2017

Continuing our look back at the National Final selections, we discuss which countries made the wrong choice regarding the performers to send to the Kyiv stage for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

The National Finals That Got It Right For Kyiv 2017

Along with some friends of the parish, Ewan Spence looks over the National Final results to ask which broadcasters made the right choice regarding who to send to Kyiv and the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest.

Why Favourites Fall: What Happened To Italy At Eurovision 2017?

What happened to ‘Occidentali’s Karma’ at Kyiv 2017? Why did the long-time favourite lose out not just on the top spot but all the podium places? ESC Insight looks back to see what, if anything, went wrong.

Putting The Song Back In The Eurovision Song Contest
Filming Portugal's postcard (Instagram/RTVP)

Will the success of Portugal’s ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ represent a change in the music at Europe’s favourite TV show? Guest writer Keith Mills looks at the evidence.

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