Switzerland

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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Twilight photo of the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

#93: Rotterdam, Ahoy! Take 2

Rotterdam gets to take a mulligan on 2020 as we look ahead to how preparations for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest begin to take shape.

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black and white photo of a boy working with radio equipment from the early 20th century

#91: A Brief History of the EBU

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) turns 70 this year! How did the EBU come into being? We dive into telecommunications history and evolution to find out.

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Top third: 12 Points from America Logo; middle third: Eurovision Song Contest The Story of Fire Saga title card; bottom third: Eurowhat logo

#89: 12 Points to Fire Saga?

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga arrived on Netflix last week and 12 Points from America joins us to discuss the music in Will Ferrell’s new comedy.

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#80: This is Fine

We made it through the end of Eurovision Selection Season! Well, the competitions in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Portugal, at least.

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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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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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In the madness of 16 songs dropping in one week, we cope by changing up the competition format.

#42: Madness!

The madness of Eurovision Selection Season has ended. With 16 songs to discuss, we change up the format to get into competition mode.

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Voting makes Eurovision both exciting and confusing, with lots of numbers everywhere.

#29: Start Voting Now

How does the voting process work at Eurovision? If you think it’s confusing now, the history of voting at the Contest has many surprises.

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FYR Macedonia, Croatia, Austria, Greece, Finland, Armenia, Switzerland, Ireland, and Cyprus will compete in the second half of the first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos courtesy of EBU)

#12: Bringing the Party

Before the big party in Lisbon next month, we chat about the London Eurovision Party and other pre-festival shindigs. We also finish up talking about the first semi-final, including our hopes and dreams for what we’ll see on stage.

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