100 episodes

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

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 23 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 #5

    Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2024 #5

    Ewan Spence is joined by Nova and Olympia (from Team Novympia) to review this year's Eurovision songs from Slovenia, Armenia, Portugal, Norway, and Lithuania.



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

    • 48 min
    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee, Eurovision Technical Director Ola Melzig

    Eurovision Chat Over Coffee, Eurovision Technical Director Ola Melzig

    Eurovision Technical Director Ola Melzig has worked on the Song Contest since Stockholm 2000, from renting out a few lights to creating award-winning stages and emotional moments unsurpassed in the industry. He is in charge of the Contest's various 'show' elements. He puts into practice the vision of the Eurovision stage with decades of experience in lighting and set design on the grandest of canvases.



    The Contest has played a huge part in developing his professional career, helping him move away from the Rock and Roll Stadium tours of old and becoming one of the most respected names in his industry.



    How did he get started in this career, how has Eurovision changed, and what can we expect in Malmö? We caught up with him in his rather hectic production office behind the scenes at the Malmö Arena to discuss about his role as Technical Director for Malmö 2024, deciding on and designing the impossible stages of Eurovision, and how he joined the Eurovision world...

    • 34 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

pecanstantin ,

New to Eurovision? This pod is a great start

Every episode is just the result of their passion for the contest, deep research, and capacity to love every type of Eurovision song, especially the risky entries. It’s worth a try.

Also Ewan’s voice puts me into ethereal zen, or maybe I just don’t hear Scottish people that often and they all sound this good.

Adam R. Smith ,

Come for the juke box juries...

...stay for Eurovision Castaways. Ewan, Lisa-Jayne, Ellie, and the rest of the team are so great. Insightful commentary and historical analysis.

Seattlesque ,

Easily the best for Eurovision news, reviews, and entertaining depth

ESC Insight is by far the best, most informative, most thoughtful, least gimmicky, and most smartly entertaining podcast for finding out about all things Eurovision. I’ve been listening since 2011 and am hooked. The team is made of up people who care not only about the music and performance aspect of the Eurovision Song Contest, but also want to dig deeper: they analyze what’s going on in the Eurovision universe at various levels, whether cultural, musical, national, emotional, political, social, historical, statistical, or just plain whimsical. From newcomers to Eurovision to longstanding fans, this is the place to get your news and reviews. HIGHLY recommended.

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