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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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Georgia, Poland, Malta, Hungary, Latvia, Sweden, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Ukraine will compete in the second half of the second semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos courtesy of EBU)

Eurovision 2018 Second Semi-Final Predictions

The second semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest takes place Thursday, May 10 in Lisbon, Portugal. Will we go 10-for-10 in our guesses for who will qualify? Or will there be just as many surprises as Tuesday’s show?

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Georgia, Poland, Malta, Hungary, Latvia, Sweden, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Ukraine will compete in the second half of the second semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos courtesy of EBU)

#14: Semi-Final 2 Hodgepodge

The second half of the second semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is a European hodgepodge of pop, rock, dance, ethno-jazz, and… whatever it is Montenegro’s doing (never change). We break down the last nine semi-finalists in this week’s podcast.

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Laura Rizzotto will be Latvia's "Funny Girl" at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest (Photo: LTV / Eurovision)

#6: Stupor Saturday

The second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest started filling up this past week as nine countries made their selections. There are elevated pianos, Moldovan wedding hijinks, and baffled rockers—it must be the height of selection season!

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Alekseev lights up the stage at the national final for Belarus (Photo: BTRC)

#5: Get Excited

Three more songs have joined the 2018 Eurovision field—two from national selections and one from… just showing up? San Marino has a business proposition for you while Israel poses a challenge to the concept of live vocals. Plus, we get ready for the onslaught of Stupor Saturday. Get excited!

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Leander Kills tied for first place in the first heat of Hungary's A Dal (Photo: MTVA)

#2a: The EuroWhat? Mini Week of January 22, 2018

This week is a mini-episode of the EuroWhat with minor updates about what’s happening in Eurovision selection season. We’ll be hopscotching from Armenia to France, Belarus to Serbia, and places in between.

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Filomena Cautela, Sílvia Alberto, Daniela Ruah, and Catarina Furtado will host the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photo: Eurovision.tv)

#2: The EuroWhat? Week of January 15, 2018

On this week’s episode of the EuroWhat Podcast we discuss what “Europe” is (note the air quotes), get acquainted with this year’s hostesses, get caught up with some of the selection processes and look forward to others. 

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

Eurovision 2017 Second Semi-Final: Our Predictions

When 10 of the entries are toss-ups for qualifying, you know it’s going to be a good Eurovision semi-final.

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Jacques Houdek will represent Croatia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine (Photo: Damian Fiket)

Eurovision 2017 YouTube Second Rehearsals: Semi-Final 2

Croatia may be playing spoiler in the second semi-final, making this year’s Eurovision Song Contest that much more unpredictable.

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Joci Pápai will represent Hungary at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine (Photo: Boglárka Bodnár)

Eurovision 2017 Entry: Hungary — Joci Pápai — Origo

Can Hungary keep building on the good thing they have going and make it to the ESC finals?

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