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21
November
2017

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #1

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #1
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As Junior Eurovision week gets under way, it’s time to run this year’s edition of Juke Box Jury over the next three nights.  Just to note, we’ve recorded al of these ahead of the first rehearsals to give everyone a fair chance of finding their Hit, a Miss, or Maybe.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Junior Juke Box Jury #1
with Lisa-Jayne Lewis and Brent Davidson

Portugal: YouTuber, by Mariana Venâncio.
Russia: Wings, by Polina Bogusevich.
Albania: Mos ma prekni pemën, by Ana Kodra.
Ukraine: Don’t Stop, by  Anastasiya Baginska.
Netherlands: Love Me, by Fource.
Australia: Speak Up, by Isabella Clarke.

Don’t miss an episode of the Eurovision Insight podcast by subscribing to the RSS feed dedicated to the podcasts. iTunes users can find us in the iTunes Store and get the show automatically downloaded to your computer.

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20
November
2017

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tbilisi, Monday 20th November

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tbilisi, Monday 20th November
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Welcome to Tbilisi, as Georgia hosts this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Ewan Spence and Lisa-Jayne Lewis will be here every day to bring you the news from the Contest and a flavour of the capital city. First up, trying to find a car horn, the new voting system, the entry  list, and meeting the Georgian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Tbilisi, Monday 20th November

Ewan Spence is joined by Lisa Jayne Lewis (ESC Insight) and Brent Davidson (EscXtra) as we begin our coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Remember to stay up to date with all the Junior Eurovision news by subscribing to the ESC Insight podcast for our daily podcasts. You’ll find the show in iTunes, and a direct RSS feed is also available. We also have a regular email newsletter which you can sign up to here.

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20
November
2017

Your Junior Eurovision 2017 Guidebook Is Now Available

Your Junior Eurovision 2017 Guidebook Is Now Available

The final artist and song has just been announced so now we have this year’s unofficial guide book ready for you   to download. Chock-full of information on this year’s artists, songs, National Selections, and each nation’s history at Junior Eurovision, this free, downloadable eBook (available in PDF format) is a fantastic resource to have at your fingertips as we approach this year’s shows. It’s completely free and has everything you need to know about this years Junior Eurovision.

Click right here to download.

Grab your copy of ESC Insight’s Guide to the 2017 Junior Eurovision Song Contest here (If you’d like to share it online, we’d ask you to credit us here at ESC Insight and link back to this page, rather than pointing directly to the eBook.)

And, of course, let us know what you think! Feedback is always welcome.

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18
November
2017

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Ramblin’ Men And Women

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Ramblin’ Men And Women
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There’s been a lot of news out of Portugal regarding Lisbon’s hosting of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, we have a number of internally selected acts confirmed, and there’s some surprising news from the National Final diary. All that and Junior Eurovision next week!

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Ramblin’ Men And Women

Ewan Spence brings you the latest news from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest, the new details about Lisbon 2018 that have been announced, and don’t forget it’s just over a week until Junior Eurovision 2017. With music from Mariam Mamadashvili.

Keep listening to the ESC Insight podcast during the first months of the new Eurovision season for news, fun, and chat. You’ll find the show in iTunes, and a direct RSS feed is also available. We also have a regular email newsletter which you can sign up to here.

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15
November
2017

Newsletter: All Aboard for Eurovision 2018!

Newsletter: All Aboard for Eurovision 2018!

Also in this fortnight’s newsletter, a look at the recent internally selected artist announcements from Finland, Azerbaijan and The Netherlands, plus some big news from Estonia’s national final Eesti Laul. You can read the newsletter in full here, or subscribe for a bi-weekly dose of Eurovision insight and analysis delivered direct to your email inbox.

Ask the ESC Insight Team…

Finally, in our monthly round-table question, the ESC Insight editorial team weighs in on their favourite – and least favourite – Eurovision themes and slogans from Contests past…

Lisa-Jayne Lewis
I liked Eurovision 2008’s Confluence of Sound, as it reflected the geography of Belgrade on the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers and as a geography nerd it really pleased me that’s they had merged their geography into the theme. I don’t really have a least favourite, ‘All Aboard’ is going to have to grow on me between and now and then, at the moment I think it’s twee and naff, but I like the graphics so I’m hoping I’ll warm to it.

Ellie Chalkley
I quite liked 2015’s ‘Building Bridges’ because they had an actual bridge. Themes which invoke specific imagery are always my preference over generic statements of values.

Samantha Ross
I really appreciate when the culture of a country is somehow infused into the theme, so “Confluence of Sound” was always a nice one in my book, as it reflected Belgrade’s’s geography, and “Light Your Fire!”, as it not only depicted Azerbaijan’s “land of fire” image, but also brought in that feel-good aspect that many of these slogans try to introduce.

Least favorite? 2014’s #JoinUs. It just felt monolithic and vaguely intimidating, while still being very generic…heaven help you if you don’t “join us”…

John Lucas
I’m also a big fan of ‘Confluence of Sound’. Not only was it a smart way to incorporate Serbia’s national culture, the paint effects in the postcards looked really cool and distinctive.

I also have a big soft spot for the deeply silly 2002 theme ‘A Modern Fairytale’ – particularly for how the Estonian hosts really doubled down on it with the postcards that portrayed slightly baffling recreations of classic fairytales. Ah, simpler times…

Least favourites? #JoinUs was a little basic, and like much of the 2007 contest, that year’s theme of ‘A True Fantasy‘ felt a little undercooked.

John Egan
Kyiv 2005 (‘Awakening‘) captured perfectly where Ukraine was politically at the time. Combined with that year’s entry I was moved by it: shame their road to democracy continues to be a meandering one. Riga 2003 is my least favourite: always struck me as a lazy copy of Tallinn 2002, but executed poorly…like most of 2003 (the hosts being an exception).

Sharleen Wright
Whilst I found the images rather naff, the concept of ‘Share the Moment‘ wasn’t lost on me in Oslo 2010. That was the first time Eurovision had a proper public village and atmosphere where fans and artists could mingle (and not just a club for some), and a lot of great moments were made – which is why it remains probably my favourite year of attendance as well.

You can stay up to date with all of the latest Eurovision news and analysis right here on ESC Insight. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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10
November
2017

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways, with Chris Halpin

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways, with Chris Halpin
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Once more Ellie Chalkley gets behind the customs desk to welcome another visitor to the Île de Bezençon, judge their record selections, and ponder their luxury.

Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways, with Chris Halpin

This week we’re joined by Chris Halpin of Wiwibloggs fame, who regales us with tales of Mini Wogan, speaks up for rock at Eurovision and has big love for the Benelux region.

Keep listening to the ESC Insight podcast as the new season gathers pace for more Eurovision news, fun, and chat. You’ll find the show in iTunes (click to subscribe), and a direct RSS feed is also available (copy this link into your favourite podcast player where it asks for the feed address). We also have a regular email newsletter which you can sign up to here.

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