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ESC Insight

  • Eurovision’s Class Of 2020: Bringing Messages In Their Music
    Many of the 2020 artists are back for this year's 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Ben Robertson investigates the stories behind the songs they present to the continent thirteen months on from last year's cancellation.The post Eurovision’s Class…

    2 days ago 5 May 21, 1:41pm
  • Eurovision Newsletter: The Competition Heats Up As Rehearsals Loom…
    With the live shows looming, a handful of favourites have already moved ahead of the pack for this year's Contest. But will things look the same after the rehearsals kick off? John Lucas explores the current state of play...The post Eurovision Newsl…

    3 days ago 4 May 21, 3:00pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2021 #7
    Fin Ross Russell and Donna Sluggett join Ewan Spence in this week's Juke Box Jury podcast to judge the five Eurovision 2021 songs from Denmark, United Kingdom, Portugal, Finland, and The Netherlands.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury…

    4 days ago 3 May 21, 5:23pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Doors Are Opening
    The Eurovision stage is complete, Krista has started calling, and the Husavik’s Oscar adventure comes to an end. All that and more in the latest Insight News podacst.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: The Doors Are Opening appeared first on…

    7 days ago 30 Apr 21, 8:59pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2021 #6
    Ross Middleton and AJ Clay join Ewan Spence to judge five more Eurovision 2021 songs. This week's Juke Box Jury music comes from Croatia, San Marino, Spain, Ireland, and Italy.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2021 #6 appeared first…

    11 days ago 26 Apr 21, 5:11pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Four Hours To Finish The Contest
    Our first name for Junior Eurovision 2021, our first smartphone game of the year, and the first 'live-to-tape' broadcast is confirmed. All that and more in the latest Insight News podcast.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Four Hours To Finish The…

    14 days ago 23 Apr 21, 4:54pm
  • Eurovision 2021 Will Be The Year Of Diverse Narratives
    With eleven BAME artists taking to the Eurovision Song Contest stage , Fin Ross Russell looks at the diverse narratives that will be brought to the stage, and the importance of representation in 2021's Contest.The post Eurovision 2021 Will Be The Ye…

    15 days ago 22 Apr 21, 7:36pm
  • Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box Jury 2021 #5
    Ewan Spence is joined by John Lucas and Samantha Ross in the fifth episode of our Juke Box Jury podcast to judge the five Eurovision 2021 songs from Israel, North Macedonia, Ukraine, Iceland, and Germany.The post Eurovision Insight Podcast: Juke Box…

    18 days ago 19 Apr 21, 5:20pm

Eurovoix

ESC Daily

On Europe

  • newNick’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – Ukraine
    I had to think long and hard before I put together this Important Song Review setting up the Thrilling Season Finale, because my Todoist task list was telling me that UK comes alphabetically before Ukraine and my Actual Common Sense was telling me th…

    4 hours ago 7 May 21, 11:00am
  • newSame Procedure as every year then Phil?
    (If you know the reference – you know!) So as tradition dictates it’s about this time on Day 0 of the Eurovision rehearsal “week” that I tell you what we plan to do in the host city of our fair contest. Truth is, come Day 1 of…

    5 hours ago 7 May 21, 9:56am
  • newNick’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – Switzerland
    SWITZERLAND – Gjon’s Tears – Tout L’Univers One of my earliest, and still favourite, contests is the 1986 running. Right from Terry Wogan’s opening comments, I was in awe at the tale of how Bergen’s hospitality to…

    20 hours ago 6 May 21, 7:00pm
  • newMonty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 37 – Switzerland
    Tout l’Univers by Gjon’s Tears It’s either a brave or a foolhardy artist who illustrates their work with a car crash. The temptation to compare the work figuratively is just too enticing. In studio form I think this manages to drive…

    20 hours ago 6 May 21, 6:54pm
  • newMonty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 36 – Sweden
    Voices by Tusse Well, this went big in the Swedish Melodifestivalen! Despite the return of pop’s popular Eric Saade and The Mamas v Dotter rematch it turned out the 2021 Melfest was to be a landslide victory for a debutante artist, Tusse. I exp…

    20 hours ago 6 May 21, 6:51pm
  • newPhil’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – Part 37 of 39 – Switzerland
    There are times when you can describe the Eurovision Song Contest as car crash television but never has there been a song with an actual car crash in it, and yet here we go!  Gjon’s Tears, a strange name for a soloist, sings most of the vi…

    21 hours ago 6 May 21, 6:42pm

ESC Today

  • INFE Poll 2021: The results from Greece
    ESCToday is happy to collaborate with the INFE Network, for the 5th consecutive year! Οn a daily basis, our website will be bringing you the results of the INFE Poll...The post INFE Poll 2021: The results from Greece appeared first on Eurovi…

  • Tonight: the Grand Video of OGAE poll 2021!
    Good evening Europe, may we have your votes please? This time it’s for real! The 2021 OGAE international poll is marching towards the end. Tonight we will discover the winner...The post Tonight: the Grand Video of OGAE poll 2021! appeared firs…

  • Israel: Eden Alene releases the acoustic version of ‘Set Me Free’
    The 2021 Israeli Eurovision hopeful, Eden Alene, has released the acoustic version of her Eurovision entry ‘Set Me Free’ along with the cover versions of ‘Arcade and ‘Fuego’. The 2021...The post Israel: Eden Alene relea…

  • INFE Poll 2021: Romania announces its points
    ESCToday is happy to collaborate with the INFE Network, for the 5th consecutive year! Οn a daily basis, our website will be bringing you the results of the INFE Poll...The post INFE Poll 2021: Romania announces its points appeared first on E…

  • Eurovision 2021: Online Eurovision Village will be launched on 15 May
    The EBU has announced today that the 2021 Online Eurovision Village will be launched on Saturday 15 May and be running until 23 May. Due to the COVID 19 pandemic...The post Eurovision 2021: Online Eurovision Village will be launched on 15 May appear…

  • Eurovision 2021: Second episode of ‘Krista Calling’ released
    Eurovision’s favourite Finnish bride aka Krista Siegfrids has released the second episode of her special Eurovision 2021 series ‘Krista Calling, where she’ll be bringing exclusive behind the scenes coverage and...The post Eurovisio…

Eurovision Times

  • ET Premath 2021: The Results
    It is time for the “Premath” results! After a month of voting, it’s time to reveal the results later today! Stay tune: who will win our rankings before the contest? Can it win after the live performances too? We’ve got plenty…

    4 days ago 3 May 21, 2:30pm
  • Eurovision 2021: Rehearsal Schedule Published
    Eurovision 2021 – The rehearsal schedule for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been published. Lithuania is first to rehearse on Saturday 8th May at 10am (CET). All rehearsals will be streamable in the Online Press Centre. Eurovisio…

    13 days ago 24 Apr 21, 7:11am
  • Eurovision 2021: Running Order of the Semi-Finals Revealed
    Eurovision 2021 – Yesterday, the running order for Eurovision semi-finals was announced. The first semi-final will take place 0n the 18th of May and the second semi-final on the 20th.

    38 days ago 30 Mar 21, 11:57pm
  • ET Premath 2021
    It is time for our “Premath” contest! Every year we share our views on the acts from The Eurovision Song Contest! The idea is simple, we vote before rehearsals and after the contest and then compare the two to check the differences! We&rs…

    39 days ago 29 Mar 21, 9:38pm

ESCxtra

  • new🇨🇦 OMNI Television to broadcast Eurovision 2021 semi-finals live
    Last month, Canadian broadcaster OMNI Television confirmed that they will air this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, meaning that Canadian viewers will be able to watch the contest on TV. The broadcaster previously showed the 2019 contest, held i…

    3 hours ago 7 May 21, 11:59am
  • new🇨🇿 Benny Cristo will not use pre-recorded backing vocals in Rotterdam
    Having previously revealed that he will be using four backing dancers on stage, the Czech Republic’s Benny Cristo has revealed that he will not be using pre-recorded backing vocals. Back in June, the EBU announced a rule change for the 2021 con…

    4 hours ago 7 May 21, 10:48am
  • 🇳🇱 Virtual Eurovision Village unveiled
    Last month, the city of Rotterdam has decided to cancel plans for an in-person Eurovision Village due to the ongoing pandemic. As a replacement, a virtual alternative was announced. Today, teaser images of the virtual Eurovision Village have been rev…

    1 day ago 6 May 21, 1:45pm
  • 🇳🇱 Sneak peek: Eurovision 2021 scoreboard graphics revealed
    With the stage constructed and technical rehearsals underway, more and more details of what to expect this month are being revealed. The first delegations due to arrive in Rotterdam this week, the voting graphics for Eurovision 2021 have been reveale…

    1 day ago 6 May 21, 11:39am

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. A…

    26 Sep 18, 11:24am
  • Touching tribute to Corrine Chapelle penned by Cheryl Frances-Hoad
    Composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad has penned a short piece in tribute to violinist Corrine Chapelle who died from cancer in March of this year. The post Touching tribute to Corrine Chapelle penned by Cheryl Frances-Hoad appeared first on Thoroughly Good…

    2 days ago 5 May 21, 7:42pm
  • Belarus 2021 - Shuma - Dreva

    Belarus 2021 - Shuma - Dreva

    (Click here if you can't see the video panel above…)With the Belarussian regime clearly using this year's Eurovision Song Contest to try and prove a political point and sending both a song and an act that were never going to meet the favour of…

    52 days ago 16 Mar 21, 11:54am
  • 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 c…

    16 Sep 16, 6:48pm
  • Tobson predicts: Melodifestivalen 2021

    Tobson predicts: Melodifestivalen 2021

    It didn't take a particularly long time between The Mamas getting called out as the somewhat surprise winners of Melodifestivalen 2020 and the cancellation of the whole ESC in Rotterdam. It has been quite a year. The cancellation could have been…

    55 days ago 13 Mar 21, 11:34am

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