#16: Semi-Final Preview

It’s showtime! 37 countries will be competing in the Eurovision semi-final rounds Tuesday and Thursday. We share our thoughts on the rehearsals as well as suggestions for how to make your Eurovision party on Saturday a fun experience for everyone.

Our preview begins with an explanation of how Eurovision’s complicated points system works. If you are hosting a Eurovision party this year, we offer recommendations on food, party games, and viewing options in case Logo’s coverage isn’t your thing. Then the crew talks about the semi-final rehearsals, including which acts are most improved, which have fizzled, and which we’re most excited to see. It’s Eurovision Week!

Episode Summary

  • How does Eurovision scoring work in the semi-final and Grand Final? (3:07)
  • Tips for Hosting a Eurovision party (18:43)
  • How to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest in the US (25:26)
  • Talking about the semi-final rehearsals (30:26)
  • Which countries are the most improved? (32:25)
  • Which countries have fizzled? (41:40)
  • Which entries are we most interested to see? (54:45)

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We are a pair of Americans trying to make sense of the Eurovision Song Contest.