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

#59: 12 Angry Points

Nothing courts Eurovision controversy quite like the juries. We journey back to 1997 when the introduction of the televote made the juries A Thing.

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France and United Kingdom round out our discussions of how to gut rehab the Eurovision Big 5. (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#58: The Big 5 Gut Rehab (France and United Kingdom)

Helen Groothuis joins us as we finish our Eurovision gut rehab project with France and a United Kingdom intervention.

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#57: The Big 5 Gut Rehab (Spain and Germany)

Our July renovations continue as we wander the Eurovision wilderness with Big 5 countries Spain and Germany.

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We love a summer renovation project and the Eurovision Big 5 could use some work. Well, maybe not Italy...

#56: The Big 5 Gut Rehab (Italy)

We love a summer renovation project and the Eurovision Big 5 could use some work. Well, maybe not Italy…

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SONGLAND -- Episode X -- Pictured: (l-r) Tebby Burrows, Shane McAnally -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

#55: Visiting Songland

As Eurovision explores making the American Song Contest a thing, we watch NBC’s new songwriting series Songland. Is the process telegenic?

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Madonna performed at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in the lead up to the release of Madame X (Screen: YouTube)

#54: Madame X is Eurovision

Maura Johnston joins us to discuss Madonna’s Eurovision performance, Madame X, and how the Queen of Pop can navigate 2019.

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Duncan Laurence won the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest for the Netherlands with "Arcade" (Photo: Thomas Hanses)

#53: Satisfactory Winner

André Durham from Eurovision Obsession joins us to discuss the Eurovision 2019 Grand Final and dig into the semi-final data.

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Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Malta, Iceland, and Netherlands are all contenders for winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#52: Eurovision 2019 Grand Final Preview

This is it. The Eurovision 2019 Semi-Finals are done and we know what 26 countries will compete in Saturday’s Grand Final. We add our own wild speculation to the mix.

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We dare to dream which 20 semi-finalists will advance to the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (Logo: Eurovision)

#51: Eurovision 2019 Semi-Final Predictions

Ben and Mike have done their rankings, mixed them with other data, and have made their picks for which songs will make it to the Grand Final.

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Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, and Israel automatically qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, to be held in Tel Aviv on Saturday, May 18. (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#50: The Mountaintop

Dave Steeves joins us to discuss the Eurovision auto-qualifiers as we ask the eternal question “Could Spain, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the host country advance if they had to compete?”

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