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Join Ewan Spence and ESC Insight as they take you on the journey that is the Eurovision Song Contest. From an introduction to the contest and rules, through the songs chosen by each country to backstage at the stadium, this is your unofficial guide to one of the world's favourite television shows, w…

Ewan Spence


    • May 19, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Our Final Podcast From Turin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 71:18

    As the dust settles and the Eurovision community recovers at home, Ewan Spence is joined by John Lucas and Ben Robertson to look back at Turin and the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 on the podcast. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Our Final Podcast From Turin appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Grand Final Backstage Interviews From Turin

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 40:21

    How does Eurovision compare to the American Song Contest? What is it like to wait 3 years to sing on the stage? How do you prepare a country for three minutes? And how does the picture get from the stage to your screen? Ewan Spence goes backstage for a final round of interviews from some not-so-familiar faces. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Grand Final Backstage Interviews From Turin appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Saturday 14th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 25:53

    With hours to go before the Grand Final, Fin Ross and John discuss what to look out for as the 2022 Eurovision season reaches its final climax, in today's daily podcast. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Saturday 14th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Friday 13th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 28:16

    Fin Ross and John are joined by Natalia Anderson to dissect the final ten qualifiers, and get some initial thoughts on Saturday's Grand Final, in today's daily podcast. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Friday 13th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Thursday 12th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 36:02

    It's the day of the second Semi Final, so Fin Ross and John are previewing this evening's songs, why every song will qualify, and the chances of a Big 5 victory, in today's daily podcast. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Thursday 12th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Wednesday 11th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 30:36

    Fin Ross and John have had an emotional moment in the arena, they talk through the first ten Semi Final qualifiers, and have thoughts on the Contest's future, in today's daily podcast from backstage at Turin. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Wednesday 11th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Tuesday 10th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 25:04

    Fin Ross and John take us through life in the Eurovision Press Centre, the excitement in the venue, and preview the first Semi Final, in today's daily podcast from backstage at Turin 2022. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Tuesday 10th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Monday 9th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 29:19

    What happened over the last week, some sightseeing around Turin, and what we are looking forward to over the next few days. Fin Ross Russell and John Lucas gather our thoughts before the final sprint. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Monday 9th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Interviews From Turin 2022, Sunday 8th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 40:13

    Elaine O'Neill meets the performers taking to the stage in Turin for Eurovision 2022 to find out what they were doing before the Song Contest called, and what's planned after the Grand Final, in the latest Insight podcast. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Interviews From Turin 2022, Sunday 8th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Saturday 7th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 37:48

    John Lucas and Ben Robertson take a stroll around the Turin Eurovision Village an reflect on an eventful day for the Big Five... The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Saturday 7th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Friday 6th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 43:42

    John Lucas is joined by Mike Jones (Aussievision) and Micael O'Kane (Eurovision Hub) live at the Turin Press Centre to discuss all the latest developments from the past 24 hours... The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Friday 6th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Thursday 5th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 40:21

    John Lucas is joined by Derek Sillerud (12 Points from America) and León (Mako.co.il) live at the Turin Press Centre to discuss closed rehearsals, a weekend in San Marino, how the artists navigate online backlash and more in today's podcast. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Thursday 5th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Wednesday 4th May

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 37:17

    Eurovision's first rehearsals are over, the ever changing Contest is discussed, and something something Kinetic Sun something. Fin Ross Russell and Ewan Spence loo back on the first few days in today's Turin Podcast. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Daily News From Turin, Wednesday 4th May appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Chat over Coffee: Iceland’s Head of Delegation Felix Bergsson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 24:06

    Ewan sits down with Iceland's Head of Delegation to talk about his love of Eurovision, its importance to public service broadcasting, and the guiding light it shines over all of us, ont he latest Chat over Coffee podcsat. The post Eurovision Chat over Coffee: Iceland’s Head of Delegation Felix Bergsson appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    The Eurovision Question Podcast: The National Language

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 25:06

    In this episode of The Question, the panel discuss the benefits and drawbacks of performing in singers' native language. What makes us fall in love with songs we don't understand? Could the show producers do more to make these songs accessible? Is there scope to bring back the native language rule? The post The Eurovision Question Podcast: The National Language appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #8

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 47:29

    Ross Middleton and Donna Sluggett join Ewan Spence in the final episode of Juke Box Jury 2022 to discuss the Eurovision songs from Denmark, Malta, Italy, San Marino, and Austria. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #8 appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: The Number 4 And The Letter K

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 16:01

    Canada is calling, the fan votes are in, and Turin goes 4K, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: The Number 4 And The Letter K appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #7

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 47:49

    Ewan Spence is joined by Elaine O'Neill and Fin Ross Russell in the seventh episode of Juke Box Jury to discuss the Eurovision 2022 songs from Belgium, Ukraine, Montenegro, France, and Moldova. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #7 appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Marco Filipponi and FantaEurovision

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 29:13

    Marco Filipponi joins Ewan Spence to talk about the massive success of the Fantasy Football-esque FantaSanremo and FantaEurovison contests, in the latest Chat over Coffee podcast. The post Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Marco Filipponi and FantaEurovision appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Living The High Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 17:08

    A cavalcade of Turin band, Eurovision is flying so high, a welcome late arrival to the Song Contest ball, and more, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Living The High Life appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #6

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 46:39

    John Lucas and Natalia Anderson join Ewan Spence In the sixth episode of Juke Box Jury to discuss the Eurovision 2022 songs from Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Latvia, and Norway. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #6 appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Mr Gerbear And His Sorter

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 32:03

    Gerry “Mr Gerbear” Avelino, along with his eponymous song sorter, sits down with Ewan Spence to talk about comparing Eurovision songs, the attraction to the Song Contest, the power of linguistics, and more, in the latest Chat Over Coffee podcast. The post Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Mr Gerbear And His Sorter appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Tik Tok O’Clock

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 10:15

    We have ten Euroclubs in Turin, three parties at home, one quick look at the stage, and more, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Tik Tok O’Clock appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #5

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 47:18

    In the fifth episode of Juke Box Jury, Ellie Chalkley and Ross Middleton join Ewan Spence to discuss the Eurovision 2022 songs from Finland, Armenia, Ireland, The Netherlands, and Germany. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #5 appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    The Eurovision Question Podcast: Future First Victories

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 19:28

    Fin Ross Russell is joined by Alexandru Mic and Natalia Anderson to discuss which country yet to taste Eurovision victory will be the next to break their duck. Is it the country with momentum? Is it the country with a defined style? Or is it just pure luck? The post The Eurovision Question Podcast: Future First Victories appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: We’re Off To Yerevan

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 13:16

    A key change of Euroclubs, tickets go on sale, dates for Junior Eurovision 2022, and more, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: We’re Off To Yerevan appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #4

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 47:41

    In Juke Box Jury's fourth episode, Matthew Ker and Scott Reid sit down with Ewan Spence to discuss the Eurovision 2022 songs from Portugal, Israel, Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom, and Spain. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #4 appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Talking Bananas With NRK’s Stig Karlsen

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 31:35

    In our latest Chat over Coffee podcast, Ewan Spence sits down with NRK's Stig Karlsen to talk about Norway at Eurovision, organising MGP, and how to make sure we only see Wolf Keith, Wolf Jim, and their banana The post Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Talking Bananas With NRK’s Stig Karlsen appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Who Runs Where?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 14:34

    Who sings when, where are the tickets, and what's up with the postcards? All that and more in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Who Runs Where? appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #3

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 48:03

    Sharleen Wright and Fin Ross Russell join Ewan Spence to discuss the Eurovision 2022 songs from Croatia, Poland, Estonia, Georgia, and Iceland in the latest Juke Box Jury podcast. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #3 appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Turin 2022’s Semi Final Running Order

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 27:40

    Our latest Chat Over Coffee podcast talks about Eurovision running orders; from the building blocks and historical norms; the rise and falls, tempos, and comparisons; and of course the running order for Turin 2022's Semi Finals. The post Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Turin 2022’s Semi Final Running Order appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Our Final Forty

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 11:38

    We can hear all forty songs, the American Song Contest is under way, and the preview concerts start this weekend. All that and more in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Our Final Forty appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #2

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 47:27

    In the second Juke Box Jury for 2022, Ewan Spence is joined by AJ Clay and Ariadne Griffin judge the Eurovision 2022 songs from Greece, Cyprus, Australia, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #2 appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: The American Ticket

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 10:31

    The EBU has all the songs, we're still waiting for the final tracks, and America is almost ready for its first Song Contest, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: The American Ticket appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #1

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 47:21

    It's time for 2022's 'hit, miss, or maybe' as Juke Box Jury returns. In the first episode Monty Moncrieff and Chris Halpin join Ewan Spence to judge this year's Eurovision songs from Sweden, Switzerland, Albania, Romania, and North Macedonia. The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2022 #1 appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    The Eurovision Question Podcast: The Jury And Televote Differences

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 24:10

    In this episode of The Question, the panel discuss the ever-changing differences between the taste of the jury and public votes. Have the juries overstayed their welcome? Is there a right way to judge contest entries? And what role do the diasporas have to play? The post The Eurovision Question Podcast: The Jury And Televote Differences appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: The Final Finals Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 13:03

    The submission deadline is nearly here, the final songs are released, and there's one last chance to vote for your favourites to go to Turin, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: The Final Finals Weekend appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Introducing Michael Bolton

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2022 15:13

    More performers win a ticket to Turin, the latest National Final results, and Michael Bolton joins the party, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Introducing Michael Bolton appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    The Eurovision Question Podcast: What Is Success?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2022 16:07

    Fin Ross Russell is joined by Alex Andrumic and Natalia Anderson to try and answer the question of success at the Song Contest in The Eurovision Question podcast. The post The Eurovision Question Podcast: What Is Success? appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: You Are All In Our Hearts

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2022 9:18

    National Final results, country updates, and this week's show diary, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: You Are All In Our Hearts appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Riders In The Sky

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2022 16:12

    Turin's opening ceremony, our first look at the stage, Estonia channels Johnny Cash, and more, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: Riders In The Sky appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: A Whole Lot Of Busy Going On

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2022 16:36

    More national selection results, more songs released, Sanremo's second chance show, and more, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: A Whole Lot Of Busy Going On appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Talking Lithuania’s Pabandom Iš Naujo

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 26:39

    Matt Baker sat down for a digital coffee with LRT's Head of Delegation Audrius Giržadas, to talk about Lithuania at Eurovision, the impact of The Roop, and this weekend's National Final, in our latest Chat over Coffee podcast. The post Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Talking Lithuania’s Pabandom Iš Naujo appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Talking UMK 2022 With YLE’s Anssi Autio

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 19:10

    Ewan Spence sits down with YLE's Anssi Autio to talk about Finland at Eurovision, the success of Blind Channel, and this year's UMK Show., in our latest Chat Over Coffee interview podcast. The post Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Talking UMK 2022 With YLE’s Anssi Autio appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: That’s A Lot Of Shows

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2022 14:12

    The 100 Days countdown begins, Tim Tok has a new champion, Sanremo continues, and more, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: That’s A Lot Of Shows appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Talking Eurosong With RTE’s Michael Kealy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 27:52

    Ewan Spence sits down with RTE's Michael Kealy to talk about Ireland at the Song Contest, this year's Eurosong selection process, and the importance of The Late Late Show to Ireland and Eurovision, in our latest Chat over Coffee podcast. The post Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Talking Eurosong With RTE’s Michael Kealy appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: We Have A Font

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 19:22

    Who sings in which Semi Final, Melfest's new voting system, pushing the rules envelopes, and more, in the latest Insight news podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: We Have A Font appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Turin’s Semi Final Draw

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 25:49

    John Egan and Ewan Spence start the brew and pour over the Semi Final draw for Turin 2022, the historical impact of the draw, and how we can make predictions before hearing the songs, in the latest Chat over Coffee podcast. The post Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Turin’s Semi Final Draw appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: America The Bridesmaid

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 19:10

    Our growing playlist of music, the latest National Selection results, a transforming stage, and more, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: America The Bridesmaid appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Lyrics And Language

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 28:41

    Samantha and Ewan sit down to talk about the history of the language rule at Eurovision, its impact on the Song Contest, and the tantalising prospect of a new language at the Contest from Poland's 2022 National Final. The post Eurovision Coffee Podcast: Lyrics And Language appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

    Eurovision Insight News Podcast: In The Shadows

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 12:57

    Finland tempts us with rock, Sweden will stay in Stockholm, Norway still wants to know what the fox says, and more, in the latest Insight News podcast. The post Eurovision Insight News Podcast: In The Shadows appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

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