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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: Vilija Matačiūnaitė and Lithuania Want Your “Attention”

Lithuania’s choice of “Attention” by Vilija Matačiūnaitė is another example of the skill the country has at modernizing non-contemporary tracks for the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Eurovision First Listen: Poland returns with “My Słowianie”

After a two-year hiatus, Poland returns to the Eurovision Song Contest with the viral sensation “My Słowianie (Slavic Girls)” by Donatan and Cleo. Can this hip hop influenced dance track turn around Poland’s luck?

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Eurovision First Listen: Tijana Dapcevic debuts “To the Sky” for FYR Macedonia

The first fully internal selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was presented Saturday by FYR Macedonia’s Tihana Dapcevic: the pop song “To the Sky”.

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Eurovision First Listen: Malta’s Firelight sings “Coming Home”

Malta selected the pop-folk track “Coming Home” by Firelight to represent the island at the Eurovision Song Contest. What can the country do to make sure it succeeds in Copenhagen?

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Eurovision First Listen: SeBAlter reps Switzerland with “Hunter of Stars”

Switzerland continues to stick with what isn’t working in its Eurovision Song Contest selections. SeBAlter’s “Hunter of Stars” continues the trend of middle-of-the-road blandness.

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Eurovision First Listen: Finland’s “Something Better” by Softengine

Finland may have the first real contender in Copenhagen with their Eurovision Song Contest entry “Something Better” by the rock band Softengine.

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First Listen: “La Mia Città” by Italy’s Emma Marrone

Italy has changed up its approach to the Eurovision Song Contest this year, bypassing the Sanremo festival and selecting internally Emma Marrone and her song “La Mia Città” (“My City”).

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Eurovision Song Contest 2014 Semi-Final Allocation

We are finally getting some structure to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest with the assignment of semi-finals to the 37 countries competing this year in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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First Listen: TEO to represent Belarus with “Cheesecake”

Belarus became the third country to make its selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Friday when it selected “Cheesecake” by pop singer TEO. Did the country make a good choice?

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First Listen: Albania’s Eurovision Entry “Zemërimi i një nate”

Over the weekend, Albania held its 52nd Annual Festivali i Këngës, which serves as the country’s selection mechanism for Eurovision. The winner: Herciana Matmuja’s “Zemërimi i një nate (One Night’s Anger).”

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