After a two-year-wait for last edition’s winner, The Netherlands, to finally host the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), the big event is now only days away. Eurovision is back and better than ever! We spoke to Walter Zwart about all the ins and outs. Walter’s music career began in the mid-80s aboard the Caroline, the famous offshore pirate radio on which the movie Pirate Radio is based. He went on to work at Sky Radio for ten years. In 2008, he joined 2connect Media as a music programmer (the company was acquired by Stingray in 2014). Walter is Stingray Holland's Song Festival expert – or indeed, knowledgeable about any other form of music – who generously agreed to let us pick his brain.