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Israel, Russia, Armenia, and Iceland have all raised the question: do flags run counter to Eurovision not being a political contest? (Screens: EBU)

#63: Flags on the Play

Who knew that flags—symbols of national identity—could have political implications at the Eurovision Song Contest? Drink!

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#62: Morocco 1980

Remember that time Morocco competed at the Eurovision Song Contest? We don’t since neither of us existed at the time. Let’s learn about it together!

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#59: 12 Angry Points

Nothing courts Eurovision controversy quite like the juries. We journey back to 1997 when the introduction of the televote made the juries A Thing.

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Madonna performed at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in the lead up to the release of Madame X (Screen: YouTube)

#54: Madame X is Eurovision

Maura Johnston joins us to discuss Madonna’s Eurovision performance, Madame X, and how the Queen of Pop can navigate 2019.

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Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Malta, Iceland, and Netherlands are all contenders for winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#52: Eurovision 2019 Grand Final Preview

This is it. The Eurovision 2019 Semi-Finals are done and we know what 26 countries will compete in Saturday’s Grand Final. We add our own wild speculation to the mix.

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Georgia, Iceland, Estonia, Portugal, Greece, and San Marino will perform in the second half of the first semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#46: Semi-Final 1 Part 3 Extremely Online

With running order in hand, we finish covering Eurovision Semi Final 1, talking about Georgia, Iceland, Estonia, Portugal, Greece, and San Marino.

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Darude (box) and Sebastian Rejman will perform "Look Away" for Finland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel (Photo: YLE)

#41: Loose Ends

The loose ends of Eurovision national final season started wrapping up this past weekend, with seven songs selected, one country confirming withdrawal, and tickets… well…

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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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Hatari performs at Iceland's Söngvakeppnin 2019 Semi-Final, delighting the Internet (Photo: RÚV)

#38: Euro Vortex

Eurovision 2019 Selection Season is in full swing! We dive into the Euro Vortex with the United Kingdom, Montenegro, Italy, and Hatari among many others.

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