Author: Richard West-Soley

Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site

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First Norwegian songs online

Norwegian broadcaster NRK has published full versions of the songs for the first semifinal on its website today. Fans can log onto the site at and click the link…

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Comebacks: an analysis

Every year, former Eurovision Song Contest participants take the risk of entering their national selection again. But more often than not, the risk does not pay off. Vanessa Chinitor is…