Eurovision Off-season Topics

#64: Win Win Win Win

We jump back 50 years to that time Eurovision had a four-way tie for first place… and no way to break it.

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#63: Flags on the Play

Who knew that flags—symbols of national identity—could have political implications at the Eurovision Song Contest? Drink!

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#62: Morocco 1980

Remember that time Morocco competed at the Eurovision Song Contest? We don’t since neither of us existed at the time. Let’s learn about it together!

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#61: It’s Rotterdam! Ahoy!

Happy Eurovision New Year! We’re talking about Eurovision 2020’s host country the Netherlands and the host city of Rotterdam.

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#60: Hallelujah

With Tel Aviv about to pass the Eurovision hosting baton to Rotterdam or Maastricht, we watch the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest to see what has changed in the last 40 years.

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#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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#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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#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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#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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#32: Spotify Wrapping Up 2018

As we wrap up 2018, we get ready for Albania’s Eurovision selection process, check in with Spain, and see how Spotify puts us on blast.

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