Scotland, United Kingdom
Favourite Winners: Lordi (Finland 2006), Katrina And The Waves (United Kingdom 1997), Gigliola Cinquetti (Italy 1964)
Unsung Heroes: Barry McGuigan’s Dad singing for Ireland in 1968. Whoever wrote the line “oh your breasts are like swallows a-nesting” for Sweden’s 1973 entry, Henric von Zweigbergk, the ultimate Stage Manager.
You may have heard/seen/read him on: Scotland’s first podcaster. BAFTA nominated for coverage of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Chief Editor and founder of ESC Insight. The United Kingdom commentator for Junior Eurovision since 2013.
British Academy (BAFTA) nominated broadcaster and writer Ewan Spence is the voice behind The Unofficial Eurovision Song Contest Podcast and one of the driving forces behind ESC Insight. Having had an online presence since 1994, he is a noted commentator around the intersection of the media, internet, technology, mobility and how it affects us all. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, he writes regularly for Forbes, and his work has appeared on the BBC, The Stage, STV, and The Times.