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Mike has been writing about TV online since 2008, when he started the blog WTF Little House on the Prairie? The blog was a project to practice writing about television analytically prior to getting an MA in Television-Radio-Film from Syracuse University, or as he likes to call it "TV Camp." After a lengthy stint at TVLatest, Mike wanted to launch a site that brought in classic TV, diamonds in the rough, and the shows everybody watches. E-mail: mike@whatelseison.tv

Eurovision First Listen: Conchita Wurst presents “Rise Like a Phoenix” for Austria

Conchita Wurst, Austria’s selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, will sing “Rise Like a Phoenix” in Copenhagen. Will Europe be talking about the Bond-inspired track or the singer’s persona?

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Eurovision First Listen: Carl Espen’s “Silent Storm” is Coming in from Norway

Norway’s “Silent Storm” by Carl Espen is considered one of the favorites for the Eurovision Song Contest. Really?

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Eurovision First Listen: “Is it Right” for Germany to send Elaiza to Denmark?

Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Germany may have a sleeper hit at the Eurovision Song Contest with “Is it Right” by Elaiza.

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Eurovision First Listen: Three Minutes from Georgia with The Shin & Mariko’s “Three Minutes to Earth”

Georgia stretches the definition of “song” for the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Three Minutes to Earth” by The Shin & Mariko.

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Eurovision First Listen: Greece Bets on Freaky Fortune and Riskykidd’s “Rise Up”

Greece tries to bring the party to Copenhagen with “Rise Up” by Freaky Fortune featuring Riskykidd. Is this a winning track for the Eurovision Song Contest? Does it matter?

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Eurovision First Listen: “Spet (Round and Round)” by Slovenia’s Tinkara Kovač

Slovenia may have a sleeper success on its hands with their Eurovision entry “Spet (Round and Round)” by Tinkara Kovac. But there’s something about the track that sounds a bit too familiar…

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Eurovision First Listen: Mei Finegold’s “Same Heart” Beats for Israel

Israel has provided the first drag-tastic song of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest season with “Same Heart” by Mei Finegold. But are fans more interested in how an entry looks, sounds, or what it says?

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Eurovision First Listen: Romania selects “Miracle” workers Paula Seling and Ovi

Is Romania playing with fire by sending Paula Seling and Ovi to the Eurovision Song Contest again?

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Eurovision First Listen: Molly’s “Children of the Universe” to Rep for the UK

The United Kingdom has changed up its strategy for the Eurovision Song Contest by selecting the up-and-coming artist Molly and her song “Children of the Universe” written specifically for the Contest.

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Eurovision First Listen: Ireland Chooses Can-linn and Kasey Smith’s “Heartbeat”

Ireland taps into tradition with its Eurovision Song Contest entry with “Heartbeat” by Can-linn featuring Kasey Smith. However, the track may be borrowing too much from others to generate its own pulse.

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