Europe’s Heartbeat: Eurovision 2021 Preview, episode 1

Listen again to this week’s edition of ‘Europe’s Heartbeat‘ as Ewan Spence begins our preview of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with music from the artists, a look back at the 2020 entries, and some Song Contest classics.

This week we have music from Valentina, Barbara Pravi, Benny Cristo, Karetus & Romeu Bairos, The Black Mamba, Katrina and the Waves, Arilena Ara, Anxhela Peristeri, Natalia Gordienko, Bernarda Brunović, and Albina.

Listen Again, February 20th 2021

Listen again to this week’s edition of ‘Europe’s Heartbeat’.

With new music from Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains, Melisses, Naviband, Sashka Janx, and Honningbarna; potential Eurovision winners from Victoria, Benny Cristo, Jorn, and Bernarda Brunović; and chart hits from  Duncan Laurence, Dadiu ft Tiakola, Sangiovanni, and Luciano.

The next edition of ‘Europe’s Heartbeat‘ will debut on Radio Six International at 1100 GMT on Saturday 27th February, before going into worldwide syndication.

Eurovision Song Contest 2020: Juke Box Jury Championship Semi Final 1

Every other year, Juke Box Jury previews the songs before the ESC Insight team head to the Press Centre to bring you the daily news from backstage at the Eurovision Song Contest, as TV and radio audiences around the world voted for their winner.

As we all know, that’s not going to happen in Rotterdam in 2020.

So how do we bring this year’s story to a conclusion here on ESC Insight? Welcome to the ‘post-season’ of Juke Box Jury and the first Championship edition. With eight winners from previous shows, this week we’ll have two Semi Finals of four song (debuting Monday 11th and Wednesday 13th of May), with the top two from each qualifying for the Grand Final on Friday 15th May.

It’s not about who would have won the Eurovision Song Contest, it’s about which song is our favourite. Let the competition begin!

In the first Semi Final, Ross Middleton and Matthew Ker join Ewan Spence to judge the entries from Armenia, Iceland, the Czech Republic, and Bulgaria

An ESC Insight production for Europe’s Heartbeat.

Eurovision Song Contest 2020: Juke Box Jury Episode 5

We’re past the half way mark of Juke Box Jury’s exploration of the 2020 songs. This week we have an episode recorded after the cancellation, but if you think that’s going to change our hits, misses, or maybes… think again.

In the fifth episode, Rob Holley and Matthew Ker join Ewan Spence to listen to Tom Leeb (France), Aksel (Finland), James Newman (The United Kingdom), Benny Cristo (Czech Republic), and Destiny (Malta).

An ESC Insight production for Europe’s Heartbeat.