Cyprus

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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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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Screenshot of United Kingdom presenting Eurovision You Decide in 2018

#3a Mini: You ‘kay?

Ben and Mike dive into the United Kingdom’s Eurovision selection process. Why has the country has struggled for so long at the Contest? Oh.

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