What do you get when you send ESC Insight judge Steven Newby into the Dusseldorf Arena at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest? You get our first “Video Insight” of the year, looking at the press conferences from the Semi Final 1 performers.
Keeping one eye on the rehearsals/press conferences, ESC Insight also check out our compatriots coverage of the world of Eurovision and try to see whats happening from others perspectives. Here’s what the online world had to say about Eurovision today…
The ESC Insight team have arrived in Dusseldorf, the rehearsals have started, and even though the contest almost two week away, it’s time to start our daily chat and news from Germany.
We’re not stopping for the summer. ESC Insight will bring you all the news from the Song Contest, in-depth editorial and analysis from Dusseldorf to Baku, continue our quest to find the ultimate Eurovision winning song in Juke Box Jury, and test our pundits with our Nul Points! quiz show.
And so, as the ESC Insight team gather in Dusseldorf (Ewan is the last of the arrivals, just typical) it’s time to finish off the predictions, fished out of a hermetically closed envelope, sealed a mayonnaise bottle, and buried under Johnny Logan’s patio.
Following on from yesterday’s introduction to the Secret Society of the Eurovision Prediction Email, their leader, the Mysterious Stranger, has passed us his thoughts on the first semi-final.