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Taking a closer look at the Eurovision Song Contest.



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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #7

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:00:57 +0000

Round seven of Eurovision 2018's Juke Box Jury, as Ewan Spence is joined by Elaine Dove and Robert Peacock to call out hit, miss or maybe, for Cyprus, Albania, Malta, France, and the Czech Republic.

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http://archive.org/download/escinsight_20180418_549_JJBJ2018_7/escinsight_20180418_549_JJBJ2018_7.mp3




Fireworks And Feelings: What We Mean When We Say ‘Real Music’

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:41:31 +0000

Hello Internet. One of the big themes of the Song Contest this year is this idea of real music. What even is real music? What do we mean and who do we exclude when we talk about real music? As the resident insufferable hipster at ESC Insight, I’d like to tell you a story about my relationship with real music.

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Rainmakers & Dressmakers

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 09:41:00 +0000

Your weekly round-up of news from the world of Eurovision includes a very special returning artist for France, a mysterious flight case and a potentially miraculous fall of rain.

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Newsletter: Eurovision Stars Warm Up For Lisbon At Global Preview Parties

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:42:21 +0000

In this week's edition of the ESC Insight newsletter, John Paul Lucas looks at the preview parties taking place across Europe as Eurovision 2018 draws ever closer...

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #6

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 20:00:47 +0000

Eurovision 2018's Juke Box Jury, round six. Ewan Spence is joined by Lisa-Jayne Lewis and Dan Hudson to talk wheelchairs, lopers, and beards. Looking for hits, misses, and maybes are Lithuania, Israel, Russia, Montenegro, and Denmark.

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Hora Din Moldova And The Magic of the Repeated Meme

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 22:00:49 +0000

With Moldova emerging as Eurovision's secret party powerhouse, guest writer Elaine O'Neill investigates how the music of Moldova has diffused through popular internet culture by embracing the power of going viral.

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: It’s Time To Pay Some Bills

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 09:00:04 +0000

A call for sponsors, a new airline for Eurovision, and the creation of a curious pizza. Ewan Spence and ESC Insight bring you seven more days of Eurovision Song Contest news.

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #5

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:32:26 +0000

Round five of Eurovision Juke Box Jury, as Ewan Spence is joined by Danny Lynch and Ross Barber-Smith to offer hits, misses, and maybes to Romania, Bulgaria, Ireland, Estonia, and Austria.

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When Local Celebrations Take On Eurovision Song Contest Selections

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:37:49 +0000

March saw John Egan experience his first ever Norsk MelodiGrandPrix. It got him thinking on the balance between a national Song Contest, local TV audiences, and the ultimate prize of the Eurovision Song Contest ticket.

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: C’était Ma Vie

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 21:00:20 +0000

Goodbye to our first legend, a winner drops to third, and some surprise tickets go on sale. Ewan Spence and ESC Insight bring you another week of Eurovision Song Contest news.

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Uncovering The Popular Tropes Of The Eurovision Story Contest

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:12:23 +0000

Everyone talks about Eurovision being a Song Contest, but you need more than a good voice to win the trophy, you need a story. Guest writer Jenny Gerlach looks at some of the approaches taken in recent years, and which of this year's three-minute wonders fit the tropes.

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #4

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 21:00:21 +0000

Eurovision Juke Box Jury continues with round four. Ewan Spence joins David Elder and Ross Middleton to discuss Armenia, Belarus, Croatia, Poland, Sweden, and Belgium. Will they pick up a hit, miss, or maybe?

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Remembering Lys Assia, The First Lady of Eurovision

Sun, 25 Mar 2018 00:01:08 +0000

As the first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, Lys Assia’s place in the history of our Contest was guaranteed the moment the credits rolled over ‘Refrain’. But it was her passion for the Song Contest throughout her life that endeared her to the fanbase. Ewan Spence remembers her career and a playful sense of adventure.

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: How Cold Is Minsk In November?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:00:08 +0000

Let's make plans for November, the wrong song at number one, and how to win at 'Your Mum' jokes. All that and more as Ewan Spence and ESC Insight bring you another week of Eurovision Song Contest news.

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #3

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 21:00:54 +0000

Round three of 2018's Juke Box Jury, with Ewan Spence, Lisa-Jayne Lewis and John Egan judging Latvia, Hungary, Slovenia, Finland, and our hosts Portugal.

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Remembering Katie Boyle: Eurovision’s Definitive Host

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:03:28 +0000

We knew her as Katie Boyle. Ewan Spence looks back at her early years defining the role of a presenter and her impact on the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: Dr Scandilove

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:22:02 +0000

ESC Insight bring you the highlights of a flipping freezing weekend in Oslo to enjoy Melodi Grand Prix 2018, featuring a happy Kyiv reunion, pre-results analysis and joy in the post-results press scrum. Ellie Chalkley, Lisa-Jayne Lewis and Ewan Spence give us their views, and see their resistance to the insistent poppiness of That’s How You […]

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What Were Your Magical Moments Of The 2018 National Finals?

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:39:06 +0000

With over 10,000 songs sent to broadcasters around the world, around 800 selected for shortlisting, and countless hours of television, what were our magical moments from this year’s selection process?

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Eurovision Insight Podcast: We’ll Always Have Ida

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:00:42 +0000

The fairytale returns, a rush of edited songs, and we're off to the Portuguese Ministry of Defence. Ewan Spence and ESC Insight introduce another week of Eurovision Song Contest news as the National Final season ends.

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Newsletter: Early Favourites Emerge As Final Songs For Lisbon Go Public

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:54:53 +0000

In this week's edition of the ESC Insight newsletter, John Paul Lucas looks at some of the songs emerging as early favourites for victory in Lisbon now that all 43 entries are in the public sphere...

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