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Slovenia's Ana Soklic sits on a couch with her arms in a shrugging pose; cover art from episode 109 Eye of the Hurricane

109: Eye of the Hurricane

It’s the calm before a hurricane of Eurovision entries washes ashore for 2021. We give Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, and Slovenia a first listen.

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Sábado Gigante cover art: Spain's Blas Cantò stands on stage with a giant picture of the moon as a backdrop

108: Sábado Gigante

Sábado Gigante 2021 ha quedado atrás y estamos listos para discutir un puñado de nuevas canciones de Eurovisión. Eso es todo el español que conocemos.

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Croatia Dora performance with two people standing underneath a pink heart formed by hands

107: Poof, Pow, Surprise!

Poof! Croatia has entered the Eurovision chat! Pow! Melfest names a woman! Surprise! Our first genuine “What?!” delivered on this show.

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The ROOP, determined to win Lithuania's national selection, perform "Discoteque" under a shower of confetti

106: Determined Yet Realistic

Lithuania and Ukraine have determined their entries and Eurovision gets realistic about its scenarios for Rotterdam.

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The masked DJ of France's Pony X looks at the camera; a row of dancers stand in the background facing toward the audience (AHHHHHHHH!); plumes of smoke are between the dancers and the audience.

105: AHHHHHHHH!

We try to keep calm as we discuss the live audience at France’s Eurovision final, Sweden’s Melfest “plan” and make our picks for Eesti Laul Semi 1.

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A sign in the Oslo Opera House directs people going to C or D sections

102: Hoe is de Zorg?

We have songs to talk about! Israel and Norway have Eurovision tracks in the wild while we consider the optics of putting on the Contest amid a pandemic.

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A backing singer at Albania's Festivali i Këngës has completely covered their face with a black bodysuit and wears a white blindfold.

101: Disco Toilet

From Albania’s FiK selection to Senhit’s latest disco cover to the results of ESC 250, we discuss a lot of Eurovision news from over the holidays.

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A red circular road sign with the number 100 displayed

100: Spotify Warped

We’re celebrating 100 episodes and the end of 2020! After checking the news, we look at our Spotify Wrapped, ESC250 ballots, and our origin stories.

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99-Merry-FiKmas

#99: Merry FiKmas

Eurovision season usually begins in December with Albania’s Festivali i Këngës, sometimes known as FiKmas. We dig into FiK’s history.

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Six images (clockwise): Six on Stage logo; The Shin and Mariko (Georgia 2014); Leonora (Denmark 2019); Marko Kon and Milaan (Serbia 2009); Eurowhat logo; Giorgos Alkaios and Friends (Greece 2010)

#95: Six on Stage

Will Howells has created a database called Six on Stage, cataloguing every performer on the Eurovision stage. We chat with him about the project and get caught up on the news.

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