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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, with over 200 million viewers worldwide each year.

ESC Insight: Eurovision Song Contest Podcast Ewan Spence

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    • 4.8 • 86 Ratings

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, with over 200 million viewers worldwide each year.

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2024 #4

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2024 #4

    Fin Ross Russell and Lucy Percy join Ewan Spence to discuss this year's Eurovision songs from Iceland, Germany, Malta, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, and Finland.



    Read more on this year's Eurovision Song Contest from ESC Insight at www.escinsight.com.

    • 44 min
    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2024 #3

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2024 #3

    In our third Juke Box Jury episodes for 2024, Samantha Ross and Matthew Ker join Ewan Spence to judge the songs on the way to Malmö from Denmark, Czechia, Azerbaijan, Croatia, and Poland.



    ESC Insight reviews the songs heading to Malmö for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. Find out more at www.escinsight.com

    • 47 min
    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee, Making Malmö 2024 Sustainable

    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee, Making Malmö 2024 Sustainable

    You don't get long to prepare to host the Eurovision Song Contest. Once you allow time for the bidding process at one end and the time needed to start construction and rehearsals at the other, you have a handful of months to not only put on the TV show but also to sort out the Host City and build on the success of previous years.



    The latter is the challenge facing Malmö. The organisers hope to make a difference in sustainable practices by ensuring Malmö 2024 and its activities are certified as a sustainable event. Not only does this benefit Eurovision 2024, it is experience that can be passed on to the 2025 Host City and broadcaster. While the whole Contest cannot be made one hundred percent sustainable overnight, Malmö can guide future Contests.



    How will this be achieved, what will it take, and what can visitors to Malmö expect to see? 



    Malmö's Karin Karlsson sits down with Ewan Spence to talk about Malmö's plans to make a sustainable Eurovision Song Contest.



    Ewan Spence and the ESC Insight team bring you the latest news from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.

    • 20 min
    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2024 #2

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2024 #2

    In the second Juke Box Jury episode ahead of Malmö 2024, Ewan Spence is joined by Dude Points and Fin Ross Russell to judge the songs from Albania, Ukraine, Spain, San Marino, and Italy.

    • 46 min
    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee: Malmö's Challenge Of Performing In The Round

    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee: Malmö's Challenge Of Performing In The Round

    There are several innovations in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, but one of the biggest on-screen will be the stage. No longer anchored to the auditorium's rear, the stage's full behemoth is being brought into the middle of Malmö Arena. With the audience on all sides and cameras capturing a 360-degree view, this year's artists will be the first to sing at a Contest where the performers are  "in the round."



    But what does it mean to perform in the round?



    We approached Paul Robinson, the Artistic Director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough. The theatre company was the first in Britain to perform 'in the round, championing a new wave of theatre presentations.



    What impact does working in the round have on both the actors and the audience? Where can you take the acting process when you know not everyone will see it?  And how could it change what we see on-screen in May at this year's Eurovision Song Contest?

    • 28 min
    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2024 #1

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2024 #1

    The National Final season is behind us, Malmö is ahead of us, and in the quiet space between lies Juke Box Jury. Yes, the run is starting slightly later than previous years, but everything else stays the same. We’ll talk about all the songs over seven shows, and when we have all our hits, misses, and maybes, it’ll be time to start taking in the rehearsals!

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury #1

    with AJ Clay (Lockdown Transmission) and Phil Dore (Eurovision Wars).

    Greece: Zari, by Marina Satti.

    Cyprus: Liar, by Silia Kapsis .

    Moldova: In the Middle, by Natalia Barbu.

    Belgium: Before the Party’s Over, by Mustii.

    Estonia: (Nendest) narkootikumidest ei tea me (küll) midagi, by 5miinust and Puuluup.

    Stay up to date with all the discussions, news, and reviews as we get ready to travel to Malmö for Eurovision 2024 with ESC Insight. You’ll find the show in iTunes, Google Podcasts, and Spotify. A direct RSS feed is available. We have a regular email newsletter which you can sign up to here., and you can support us on Patreon here.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

David_Allwood ,

Made my commutes!!

I just want to thank you ALL for every single episode you have given us for 2021 Eurovision. It’s my first year listening and I’ve loved it. I listened to every episode and loved them. Can’t wait for next year x

Deucer95 ,

The best ESC podcast bar none

Love this podcast. Ewan and the team are knowledgeable and fun. The daily shows on the ground make you feel like you’re there with them and Juke Box Jury never fails to entertain, with a great range of guests. In-depth interviews with heads of delegations are also great insights.

NoahlovesEU ,

Almost the best

Not my absolute favorite Eurovision podcast but ESC is great for keeping up to date with all the latest news, especially during national finals season. Slightly more serious than Aussievision or Wiwibloggs but still essential listening.

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