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Eurovision Selection Season 2020 begins in earnest with Norway’s revamped Melodi Grand Prix and Lithuania’s fashion makeover.
We’re barely a week into 2020 and we already have Eurovision drama up to our ears (HI ALBANIA!). We get caught up on the news from over the holidays in this episode.
408 songs competed on the Eurovision stage this decade. 148 did not qualify for the Grand Final. From those, we picked 20 that still hold up.
Ben flies solo this week after getting too caffeinated while prepping for the last Eurowhat of the year. He develops a theory about Eurovision in the last decade and makes an audio essay about it. It involves snacks.
Tickets! Hosts! More selections! Eurovision 2020 is in full swing, but we look back at 2019 pop culture and make a 2020 wish list in this episode.
Hungary’s reasons for withdrawing from Eurovision sound similar to Turkey’s. What else do the two countries have in common?
Our Senior Hatari Correspondent Ben traveled to Reykjavik to check in with the Iceland Airwaves festival and what’s going on in the Icelandic music scene.
Lebanon was supposed to debut at Eurovision 2005. We examine the unexpected ways international relations impact the Song Contest.
We jump back 50 years to that time Eurovision had a four-way tie for first place… and no way to break it.
Who knew that flags—symbols of national identity—could have political implications at the Eurovision Song Contest? Drink!