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Eurovision 2021 - Netherlands - NPO/AVROTROS/NOS

Ahoy Arena - Rotterdam - 18/20/22 May 2021

JO
Jonwo
How about having Ken Bruce on both BBC One and Radio 2? I've put on Radio 2 commentary instead since Wogan left.

The chances of Ken Bruce going to BBC One is pretty slim. They'd probably opt for Rylan.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
There is the argument now that the show is primarily in English they don't particularly need a commentator.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
DE
DE88 UTV Newsline
If/when Graham moves on... why not Laura Whitmore?

She's Irish, and she has previous experience as a Eurovision commentator (doing the 2014 semi-finals alongside Scott Mills).
"What is two plus two?" "Rather more than three." "Yes, but can you be more specific?" "The Belgians."
TG
TG Meridian (South) South Today
She also quoted various incorrect "facts" as I recall. Please, not her Smile
DE
DE88 UTV Newsline
TG posted:
She also quoted various incorrect "facts" as I recall. Please, not her Smile


Well, that *was* six years ago... Wink
"What is two plus two?" "Rather more than three." "Yes, but can you be more specific?" "The Belgians."
SH
Sh1ruba Central (West) Midlands Today
Wish I could commentate, I know lots about Eurovision and I could greet viewers in the host country's language Wink
DE
deejay Oxford
Graham has categorically said he’s not stopping doing his BBC one chat show or Eurovision.
Two minutes regions...
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Just watched the TVP Welcome show for Sunday's Junior Eurovision. It looks as if they're going to try something somewhat extraordinary with the performers in their own National Studios being superimposed onto a 'common' virtual stage in Warsaw, for distribution by the EBU. I really can't but think there'll be backup tapes a plenty around. Getting the timings sorted will be phenomenally difficult to achieve. A key concern must be for the young performers too working to cues originated from another country.

We'll see on Sunday.
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 23 November 2020 3:33pm
GO
gottago London London
Just watched the TVP Welcome show for Sunday's Junior Eurovision. It looks as if they're going to try something somewhat extraordinary with the performers in their own National Studios being superimposed onto a 'common' virtual stage in Warsaw, for distribution by the EBU. I really can't but think there'll be backup tapes a plenty around. Getting the timings sorted will be phenomenally difficult to achieve. A key concern must be for the young performers too working to cues originated from another country.

We'll see on Sunday.

Surely it will all be pre-recorded? The actual entries certainly are. I expect many of the kids will just be sat in a set up similar to what the spokespersons have for their live bits but it will be interesting to see how it's all done.
NG
noggin Founding member
There is the argument now that the show is primarily in English they don't particularly need a commentator.


That's a pretty weak argument though - the commentary from Graham, and Sir Terry before him, is a main reason for some of the audience to watch.

Plus there are boring regulatory reasons to have a commentator on a live event - such as to advise when the UK does things differently (no SMS voting), or when voting elements need to be explained more clearly than the host presenters do.

You'd also need a live commentator for compliance reasons - to apologise for elements in the live show were there to be bad language, nudity or to cope in the case of an interruption etc.

Some years the show without commentary would be horrific. (Watching the 'Eurovision Again' commentary-free reruns on YouTube demonstrates how odd the show would be without commentators - it would be a very niche watch).

When you watch with Graham commentating, it's like watching with a friend - for many it just wouldn't be the same without a commentator.

Rylan would be a very good shout as a replacement. He's a Radio Two face, clearly loves Eurovision, is quick witted and is an experienced live presenter, but lets hope Graham sticks with it for years to come.
Last edited by noggin on 24 November 2020 9:27am

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DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Well this is ‘a thing’





I sense a winner.
AG
AxG Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Amazing! Very Happy

Edit: If it was true.

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