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.
Ewan, Sharleen and the rest of the team are on the ground at the Dusseldorf Arena, bringing you behind the scenes news, videos and a daily chat show with the Juke Box Jury team and specially invited guests!
There is a secret society that reads Eurovision Predictions… every year their leader emails round his Song Contest predictions, based on countless listens, experience and personal ability to spot a winner. And every year the mysterious stranger gets it hopelessly, horribly, wrong.
Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, Sweden and Cyprus face experienced judge Donald McNaughton and wet behind the ears (but loving his debut anyway) Dean Asker in this week’s Juke Box Jury.