Eurovision Off-season Topics

#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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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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As we get ready for 2019, we take one last look at music from 2018.

#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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Are you looking for Eurovision gifts for friends or loved ones? We have suggestions.

#31: Eurovision Gifts for 2018

Are you looking for Eurovision gifts for friends or loved ones? We have suggestions.

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Dustin the Turkey represented Ireland at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with "Irelande Douze Points" (Screen: EBU/YouTube)

#30: Dustin the Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re talking turkey this week and that means either the country or Ireland’s Dustin the Turkey. Guess what we chose.

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Voting makes Eurovision both exciting and confusing, with lots of numbers everywhere.

#29: Start Voting Now

How does the voting process work at Eurovision? If you think it’s confusing now, the history of voting at the Contest has many surprises.

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Malta will be using The X Factor to select its act for Eurovision 2019. (Photo: TVM)

#28: The Aftermarket

Eurovision provides an aftermarket for winners of singing competitions. Why don’t we have that in America? Andy Dehnart from Reality Blurred joins us to discuss.

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Orchestras were once a required component of a Eurovision Song Contest entry

#27: Orchestras, Synthesizers, and Lulu

Orchestras used to be a requirement at Eurovision. In this episode, we take a look at the evolution of live music at the competition.

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