Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest Expert
Benny Royston has a long history of working with the Eurovision Song Contest. From covering the event as an editor for the then leading Eurovision Song Contest website esctoday.com he went on to become Head of Press before taking over the website in 2006. Benny Royston managed the website until 2011, when he handed the reins over to Michalis Vranis.
Today, Benny is the Chief Editor of popular Eurovision Song Contest website ESC Buzz provides expert opinion and commentary about the Eurovision Song Contest for many television and radio stations across Europe. He is also national UK media outlet Metro UK’s Eurovision correspondent. You can see his live interview with BBC News directly after the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest final here:
Eurovision Song Contest Consultant
In 2011, Benny took on the role of Head of International Marketing for the Azerbaijan entry, Running Scared. The song secured a runaway victory as Azerbaijan’s first and only Eurovision Song Contest success to date.
Benny Royston has been on the Melodifestivalen song selection jury three times, helping pick the 32 songs that compete to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest. He has also been a guest juror in the Greek Eurovision Song Contest national selection final and a guest panellist in Iceland, Spain and Cyprus.
During his time at esctoday.com, Benny interviewed more than 120 Eurovision Song Contest entrants and had more than 12 million youtube video views with the website’s original channel.