The Eurovision Song Contest is an event which has a plethora of meanings for various people across the world. For some, its an entertaining event filled with music that they love. For others, Eurovision also represents serious work in terms of covering the event for the masses. However there is growing number that are looking at Eurovision and issues surrounding this event through an academic lens. Paul Jordan introduces us to the world of the Eurovision Research Network…
We have our 43 countries, we have the Semi Final running orders, and we have music from Belarus. So let’s find out what’s been going on this week in the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
ESC Insight editor and Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest podcaster Ewan Spence jumps on his soapbox for the week to discuss the Eurovision topic trend that is sweeping the social networks. The 2011 contestant field. Are you ‘that old man’ in the corner ruining it for everyone?
Now that the National Finals season has come to a close for another year (although not every song has been heard), its time to reflect on what has come to pass. There’s been laughter, there have been tears, and there have been some great tunes… ESC Insight pays tribute to those who just missed the cut but will remain as winners in our hearts for a long time to come.
United Kingdom 1967, Italy 1958, Luxemburg 1972 and Austria 1968 come under the gaze of Paul Jordan and Danny Lynch in our last Ultimate Juke Jury before we start to judge the 2011 songs.
Not long till we know all the songs for Eurovision 2011, let’s catch up on what’s been showcased this week, the fun in Ukraine, a surprise from France… and why Eric Saade wants to be Popular.