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Welcome to our news aggregator. Here you will find all the latest news and information from the official channel as well as many of the fan media outlets who report on the contest throughout the year.


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ESC Insight

  • Spirit In The Screen: CuePilot And The Power Of Camerawork At Eurovision
    The last few years have seen a rise in 'automated' camera work at the Eurovision Song Contest with the use of CuePilot. Does it make a difference to a performance, and can it give an edge when chasing victory? Gil Laufer and Alexander Åblad study i…

    7 days ago 7 Aug 20, 7:55am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaways with Elaine O’Neill
    Eurovision Castaways and the Île de Bezençon welcomes another visitor, as Elaine O'Neill brings her eight records and a luxury... if she can get them past the customs desk and Ellie Chalkley.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Castaway…

    20 days ago 25 Jul 20, 2:13pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision Again 1999
    A companion podcast to Eurovision Again's trip to Jerusalem 1999. Join us as we go over the new rules, National Final gems, the State Of Pop, and more. With Ewan Spence, Ellie Chalkley, and Roy Delaney.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Eurovision…

    26 days ago 18 Jul 20, 10:14pm
  • Was Eurovision 2020 The Contest Of The Racial Watershed?
    In a turbulent year for the BAME community, Fin Russell talks about the lost opportunity of Rotterdam 2020 and his hopes for BAME representation in future Song Contests.The post Was Eurovision 2020 The Contest Of The Racial Watershed? appeared first…

    41 days ago 3 Jul 20, 4:49pm
  • The Spotter’s Guide To ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga’
    Ewan Spence and Ellie Chalkley sit down with a review copy of Netflix's 'The Story Of Fire Saga' to talk about the film, the portrayal of the Song Contest, and the moments that Eurovision fans need to watch out for.The post The Spotter’s Guide To…

    49 days ago 25 Jun 20, 8:37pm
  • The Right Decision: Eurovision To Allow Vocals On Tape 
    Pre-recorded backing vocals will be allowed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. Ewan Spence explores why this change is a significant and positive step in the evolution of the Song Contest.The post The Right Decision: Eurovision To Allow Vocals On…

    56 days ago 18 Jun 20, 4:48pm
  • Adventures In Plastic With Lego Eurovision 2020
    If there's a Eurovision Song Contest, then Alexandro Kröger is going to recreate it in Lego. As the 2020 edition of Lego Eurovision debuts, Ewan Spence catches up with creative force behind the Song Contest in miniature.The post Adventures In Plast…

    59 days ago 16 Jun 20, 11:42am
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Open Up
    Some thoughts on ESC Insight and Black Lives Matter, along with the latest news from the Eurovision Song Contest world in the latest Insight News podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Open Up appeared first on ESC Insight - Home of the Unoffi…

    66 days ago 8 Jun 20, 7:41pm

Eurovoix

ESC Daily

  • Next Up: 2021 – United Kingdom
    The United Kingdom selected successful singer-songwriter James Newman as their act for this year’s cancelled contest. But will he return for the struggling Eurovision nation in 2021?  In today’s episode, we look at the United Kingdom in 2021. Fo…

    3 days ago 11 Aug 20, 11:00am
  • Next up: 2021 – Latvia
    It would have been a sad tale. After so many failed attempts, when she finally got to go to Eurovision, it would have been cancelled. But thankfully for Samanta Tina, she will get her chance for Latvia in 2021. In today’s episode we look at [read m…

    5 days ago 9 Aug 20, 11:00am
  • 2000 and Whatever – Poland
    We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019. In colla…

    6 days ago 8 Aug 20, 5:58am
  • Next Up: 2021 – France
    France opted against a national final this year, internally selecting Tom Leeb. However, it has been confirmed that he will not be taking part next year, with France returning to a national final format for 2021. So, how will they shape up in Rotterd…

    8 days ago 6 Aug 20, 8:15am
  • Next Up: 2021 – Germany
    Ben Dolić was supposed to take part on behalf of Germany at Eurovision 2020. But whether he will enter the stage in Rotterdam in 2021 remains to be seen. He will not get a direct pass from broadcaster ARD again. In today’s episode we look [read mo…

    10 days ago 4 Aug 20, 8:00am
  • Next Up: 2021 – Portugal
    After the corona pandemic, Portugal has remained silent about their plans for Eurovision 2021. Will Elisa get a direct pass to Rotterdam, or will Festival da Cancao return next year to select another singer? In today’s episode we look at Portugal i…

    12 days ago 2 Aug 20, 10:00am
  • 2000 and Whatever – Norway
    We may not get to see our 2020 favourites take to the stage, but that doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce on our Eurovision favourites. This series is aimed to discover the team’s favourite entries from the 21st century, from 2001 to 2019. In colla…

    13 days ago 1 Aug 20, 12:09pm
  • Next Up: 2021 – Georgia
    Tornike Kipiani will take a shot at Eurovision for Georgia in 2021. Here is what we know so far! In today’s episode we look at Georgia in 2021. For a full review of their potential entry for 2020, check out this article on our partner [read more...…

    15 days ago 30 Jul 20, 10:00am

On Europe

  • newEurovision Championships – Round of 16 – 5th Tie – Blighty vs San Remo?
    The UK and Italy is a Eurovision battle as old as time and represents the first tournament clash that could very easily have been the final. Alas, the tournament has no time for history as two great European nations are matched up with one set for an…

    10 hours ago 13 Aug 20, 6:22pm
  • 11 August – Your summer song in the blue of the Irish sky
    We should remember that our contest isn't all about what's happening now. It has a rich history that we should celebrate. I'm sure everyone out there has favourites from former times. But there are those we hear less. As you may know, there is no pub…

    2 days ago 11 Aug 20, 4:45pm
  • OnEurope’s latest Reviewcast – 1975 ..back to the good old days you say?
    So this time i'm gonna guide you through another historic contest.  This time he jumps in the DeLorean and sets the dial to 1975 where he finds all manner of things including (but not limited to) Three versions of Ding-a-Dong The Spinners The Carpen…

    4 days ago 10 Aug 20, 11:14am
  • Eurovision Championships – Last 16 – Tie 4!
    What better clash for the modern Eurovision fan to be served up as we reach the halfway stage of the last 16 than Estonia vs. Ukraine? Two nations once part of the Soviet Union now Eastern European powerhouses of their own, both with rich cultural hi…

    4 days ago 10 Aug 20, 7:00am
  • Video Vault – Something Portuguese you say?
    This week's video vault sees something truely horrific but not unique in Eurovision History, a very bad portuguese song.  Dare you open your ears to this "magnificence"?  

    5 days ago 9 Aug 20, 3:24pm
  • 9 August – You’d like to fly up to the sky
    The joy of being your country's first ever entrant in our favourite TV show. You've gone where no-one from your country has ever been before, and no-one can take away the fact you were the first. Your status as your country's first might get slightly…

    5 days ago 9 Aug 20, 3:00pm

ESC Today

Eurovision Times

  • ETSC 14: Get to know the songs!
    ETSC – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to resume the highly anticipated the Eurovision Times Song Contest! Each one of you can represent an European country and get to send a song and then vote in a fak…

    2 days ago 11 Aug 20, 11:22pm
  • ETSC 14: Discover the Draw!
    ETSC – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to resume the highly anticipated the Eurovision Times Song Contest! Each one of you can represent an European country and get to send a song and then vote in a fak…

    3 days ago 10 Aug 20, 10:28pm
  • ETSC 14: Signing Up!
    ETSC – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to resume the highly anticipated the Eurovision Times Song Contest! Each one of you can represent an European country and get to send a song and then vote in a fak…

    8 days ago 5 Aug 20, 10:51pm
  • ETSC 13: Discover the Winner!
    ETSC – Every year, the summer is the calm after the storm so it’s the perfect time to resume the highly anticipated the Eurovision Times Song Contest! Each one of you can represent an European country and get to send a song and then vote in a fak…

    20 days ago 25 Jul 20, 12:49am

ESCxtra

Eurovision Quick Links

  • Malta 1996‘In A Woman’s Heart’, performed by...
    Malta 1996‘In A Woman’s Heart’, performed by Miriam Christine.Composition: Paul Abela.Lyrics: Alfred C. Sant.It’s quite clearly a product of the nineties. It’s a very safe implementation of R&B that takes no risks. And because of that I fin…

    26 Sep 18, 11:24am
  • In Memoriam: Daniel Gould
    Daniel Gould died suddenly on 14 December 2018. He was 43 years old. It was completely unexpected. I understand from Daniel’s family that the autopsy showed the cause of death was a blood clot resulting from a brain tumour. Six years ago Daniel had…

    19 Dec 18, 11:44am
  • Eurovision 2020 - Charpentier - Te Deum: Prelude

    Eurovision 2020 - Charpentier - Te Deum: Prelude

    So the Apocalypse actually happened, and Eurovision 2020 is no more. These are dark days for all of us, so a jolly little song contest is but minor collateral damage in the whole scheme of things. But you have to give your hearts to all of the people…

    18 Mar 20, 5:12pm
  • Schlagertastic 1980s: Number 45!!!

    Schlagertastic 1980s: Number 45!!!

    No.45: "Go" - Scott Fitzgerald (United Kingdom, 1988)To be honest, back in 1988 the teenage Schlagerboys were oblivious to the majesty of the United Kingdom entry; at the time we were distracted by Denmark. However, twenty eight years later we can o…

    16 Sep 16, 6:48pm
  • Tobson's result: ESC 2020, the final

    Tobson's result: ESC 2020, the final

    Today the sky is crying over Helsinki. If it is because we won't have any Eurovision this year and never find out whether Aksel would have made it to the final or not (or just because May has been more April than April ever was), is probably best lef…

    90 days ago 16 May 20, 2:06pm
  • SVT May Makes Changes on Melodifestivalen!
    According to the Swedish news websites; European Broadcaster Union(EBU) member Swedish Television(SVT) has in view organize the Melodifestivalen 2021’s 6 show in the capital Stockholm. Sweden one of the most affected countries in Europe which is th…

    3 days ago 11 Aug 20, 12:07pm

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