Hungary

Six photos of Eurovision contestants surround the Eurowhat logo; Sunstroke Project (2010, UL), Valentina Monetta (2013, UR), Ovi and Paula Sellig (2014, ML), Laura and Koit Toome (2017, MR), Poli Genova (2016, LL), Sergey Lazarev (2019, LR)

#94: Double Trouble

Ben flies solo again with another audio essay, this time looking into performers who made double, triple, and even quadruple visits to the Eurovision stage.

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Fireworks in purples and reds, with one explosion making a heart shape

#70: The Ones That Got Away 2010s Edition

408 songs competed on the Eurovision stage this decade. 148 did not qualify for the Grand Final. From those, we picked 20 that still hold up.

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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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The flag of Lebanon includes bands of red at the top and bottom and a central white field. A green outline of a cedar tree is in the middle of the white field.

#65: Lebanon-starter

Lebanon was supposed to debut at Eurovision 2005. We examine the unexpected ways international relations impact the Song Contest.

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The final scoreboard of the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest. The Netherlands, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom tied at the end of the evening with 18 points each.

#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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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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Jamala has some pointed questions (with literal pointing!) for MARUV at Ukraine's Vidbir final. (Screen: UA:PBC)

#40: YIKES

Eurovision ticket prices? Yikes. Lithuania Marathon finale shenanigans? Yikes. Ukraine’s Vidbir Inquisition? YIKES. It’s been a week, y’all.

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Zala Kralj and Gašper Šantl won Slovenia's EMA 2019 with their mood-filled ballad "Sebi" (Photo: Sandi Fišer)

#39: Eurovision is a Whole Mood

All the things happened this past weekend in Eurovision-land and the trend that’s emerging: Eurovision is in a mood.

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One of these singers will represent the Czech Republic in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel (Photo: ČT)

#34: Czech Out Those Triangles

We break down the entries in Czech Republic’s Eurovision selection and talk triangles. Lots of triangles.

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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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