Matt Baker

As a writer with the Eurovision disposition it was only inevitable that I should find myself merging these two interests. If it wasn't Sonia singing "Better the Devil You Know" that got me hooked on Eurovision, then it was the Gina G banger "Just a Little Bit". The 90's is where it all started for me, who knows where I'll end up!
No return to Eurovision for Ola Melzig in 2020
The Netherlands 2020

No return to Eurovision for Ola Melzig in 2020

Today ESCXTRA spoke to Ola Melzig, Head of Production, and he revealed that he definitely won’t return to the Eurovision…
NRK’s request for Norway to perform again rejected
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

NRK’s request for Norway to perform again rejected

After some technical issues in tonight’s jury final, NRK, Norway’s broadcaster has requested for a second performance. However, the EBU…
Peter Urban: “U.K. still suffers from Wogan comments” [INTERVIEW]
Features

Peter Urban: “U.K. still suffers from Wogan comments” [INTERVIEW]

I was incredibly lucky to sit down with the hugely popular German commentator and ask about Eurovision, his long career…
Semi-Final 2 qualifiers draw their halves for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

Semi-Final 2 qualifiers draw their halves for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest

Ten more countries have qualified for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Tonight’s qualifiers are a little bit…
Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: Jury Show for Semi-Final 2
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: Jury Show for Semi-Final 2

Day 12 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has come to an end! The performances that the juries will score…
FOLLOW LIVE: National juries cast their votes for SEMI-FINAL 2
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

FOLLOW LIVE: National juries cast their votes for SEMI-FINAL 2

You can follow what everyone’s saying about tonight’s jury rehearsal of semi-final 2 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 via…
FOLLOW LIVE: National juries cast their votes for SEMI-FINAL 1
ESCXTRA: Live from Tel Aviv

FOLLOW LIVE: National juries cast their votes for SEMI-FINAL 1

You can follow what everyone’s saying about tonight’s jury rehearsal of semi-final 1 of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 via…
Jurij: “I dream of a top ten finish” [Interview]
Tel Aviv 2019

Jurij: “I dream of a top ten finish” [Interview]

We made the most of the beautiful sunshine in Tel Aviv and caught up with Lithuania’s 2019 entry, Jurij Veklenko.…
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