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Eurovision 2018 First Semi-Final Predictions

The first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest takes place Tuesday, May 8 in Lisbon, Portugal. Will we go 10-for-10 in our guesses for who will qualify?

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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)

#16: Semi-Final Preview

It’s showtime! 37 countries will be competing in the Eurovision semi-final rounds Tuesday and Thursday. We share our thoughts on the rehearsals as well as suggestions for how to make your Eurovision party on Saturday a fun experience for everyone.

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FYR Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Greece, Finland, Armenia, Switzerland, Ireland, and Cyprus will compete in the second half of the first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos courtesy of EBU)

#12: Bringing the Party

Before the big party in Lisbon next month, we chat about the London Eurovision Party and other pre-festival shindigs. We also finish up talking about the first semi-final, including our hopes and dreams for what we’ll see on stage.

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Finland's Saara Aalto performs "Monsters" during the UMK selection show. (Photo: Miikka Varila)

#7: Remember the Diaspora?

It’s another whirlwind trip around Europe as we hopscotch through another set of Eurovision selections. We have outlaws, humans, monsters, and wannabe heroes in the mix, but will it be opera that takes the top prize in Lisbon?

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#3a Mini: You ‘kay?

This week, Ben and Mike do a deep dive into the United Kingdom’s Eurovision selection process and take a look at why the country has struggled for so long at the Contest. Plus, a roundup of headlines from the last week.

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The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday, May 13. (Logo: Eurovision)

Getting Ready for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final

A new favorite has emerged, according to the bookkeepers.

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The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday, May 13. (Logo: Eurovision)

Eurovision 2017 First Semi-Final: Our Predictions

Will we go 10-for-10 in our guesses for who will qualify out of the first Eurovision semi-final?

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Hovig will represent Cyprus at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine (Photo: Leica Camera Cyprus Team)

Eurovision 2017 Entry: Cyprus — Hovig — Gravity

Can Hovig help Cyprus fly high in semi-final 1 of the Eurovision Song Contest, or will they be sunk by their own “Gravity”?

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Koit Toome and Laura will represent Estonia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (Screen: ERR)

Eurovision 2017 YouTube Week #4: Running Order and New Videos

Will new videos boost viewership numbers for some of the underperforming countries on the Eurovision YouTube channel?

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Valentina Monetta and Jimmie Wilson will represent San Marino at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (Photo: Valentina Monetta)

Eurovision 2017 YouTube Week 3: San Marino is Beating Sweden?!

The big question coming out of this week’s Eurovision YouTube views: could San Marino be on its way to the Grand Final again?

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