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Didrik and Emil stand on stage at Norway's Melodi Grand Prix semi-final

#73: Boys!

We have an avalanche of Eurovision news this week, including two new artist selections, a bunch of songs, and Billie Eilish?

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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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Armenia, Ireland, Moldova, Switzerland, Latvia, and Romania will open the second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#47: Semi-Final 2 Part 1 Sorry, Country

We start our exploration of the second semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with special guest Lindsey Weber.

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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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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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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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Norway, Romania, Serbia, San Marino, Denmark, Russia, Moldova, the Netherlands, and Australia will compete in the first half of the second semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos courtesy of EBU)

#13: Australia and Others

The first half of the second Eurovision semi-final is extra bubbly this year. Er… that should be bubble-y because there are few sure bets, even among perfect streak holders. We break down the field in this week’s episode.

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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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