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Download the Live Commentary iOS app for Eurovision

A big thank you to The Lab at O2 for all their help in the last few weeks as they developed ESC Commentary, an IOS app to support the Eurovision Song Contest communities at ESC Insight and EscXtra. What does it do? You’ll get a live commentary from the team in the press room (and it’s not the same as our long running Alternative Commentary MP3, which you can find here). During each Eurovision show you can hit the green thumbs up button, or the red thumbs down button, to share your view on the song, and the worm will show the combined thoughts of

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Who gets your douze points this year at Eurovision?

It’s probably escaped the notice of many of you , but the Eurovision Song Contest is getting closer. Before you ask, the Grand Final is on Saturday May 18th, so you have six weeks to plan your party. Of course in four weeks I fly to Malmo to cover the Contest from backstage as the rehearsals start. Even though the UK media like to make fun of the Contest, with a peak viewership of over nine million last year, the public (that means you) still love it. So why not sneakily subscribe to the Eurovision Podcast that I host on ESC

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When would you mix Popera with Death? For the Eurovision Song Contest!

For most people, Eurovision is something that happens one Saturday night in May. For others, there’s a build up to three shows, with the two midweek semi-finals. But for other people (like myself) it’s a year-long competition, with national heats, semi-finals, and lots of ‘Song for Europe’ style National Finals across the continent. Sometimes these Finals have rather middle of the road inoffensive numbers that are nice, but no more. Sometimes you find a gem or two that simply fails to win, and is lost in time. And some songs are just amazing. Such as Norway last night smashing some

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