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Logo of the AfriMusic Song Contest, promo photo of Australian group Uncanny Valley, and logo of the Free European Song Contest

#87: AfriMusic, AI, and the Free European Song Contests

The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest did not happen. We discuss three Eurovision-adjacent song contests that did happen in the first half of 2020.

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#81: WHY ARE WE YELLING?

We finish up our initial evaluations of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest entries with the last nine songs to drop in March.

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A Christmas tree with ornaments containing the Eurovision Song Contest logos from 2010 through 2019.

#69: Ben’s Grand Eurofying Theory

Ben flies solo this week after getting too caffeinated while prepping for the last Eurowhat of the year. He develops a theory about Eurovision in the last decade and makes an audio essay about it. It involves snacks.

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An assortment of flags of the European Union, Turkey, and Hungary

#67: Hungary for Turkey

Hungary’s reasons for withdrawing from Eurovision sound similar to Turkey’s. What else do the two countries have in common?

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#66: Iceland Airwaves

Our Senior Hatari Correspondent Ben traveled to Reykjavik to check in with the Iceland Airwaves festival and what’s going on in the Icelandic music scene.

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Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, and Montenegro will compete in the first half of the first semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

#44: Let’s Discuss Semi Final 1 Part 1

We welcome Eurovision newbie Chris King to our first discussion about the first semi-final. This week’s countries include Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, and Montenegro.

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In the madness of 16 songs dropping in one week, we cope by changing up the competition format.

#42: Madness!

The madness of Eurovision Selection Season has ended. With 16 songs to discuss, we change up the format to get into competition mode.

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Floran Wieder shared the design for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest Stage (Photo: Eurovision.tv)

#33: Welcome to 2019

Happy new year! Now that we can begin 2019 in earnest, we have our first Eurovision entry up for discussion.

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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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Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Israel, Moldova, Norway, Ukraine, Australia, and Sweden are expected to do well in the semi-final rounds in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos courtesy of EBU)

#17: Grand Final Preview

The Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest takes place Saturday, May 12, which means this is our last chance for wild speculation. We break down what happened at the semi-finals before sharing our hopes and dreams for which countries we want to win.

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