Switzerland

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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We're still stanning for Ida Maria from Norway, who won't be going to the Eurovision Song Contest this year. (Photo: NRK)

#10: The Ones That Got Away

This week we have a mini episode where we remember some of the Eurovision national final entries that won’t be making the trip to Lisbon. We also take a moment to remember Lys Assia, the original ESC chanteuse.

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ZiBBZ performs at Switzerland's national final. They will perform "Stones" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo: SRF / Micro Rederlechner)

#4: The Who? and the What? Now!

Lindsey Weber from the Who Weekly podcast stops by to chat about how the Olympics are the perfect world event to prep for Eurovision before getting into the songs selected for Malta, Switzerland, the UK, Denmark, and Italy.

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Screenshot of United Kingdom presenting Eurovision You Decide in 2018

#3a Mini: You ‘kay?

Ben and Mike dive into the United Kingdom’s Eurovision selection process. Why has the country has struggled for so long at the Contest? Oh.

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

#2: What is “Europe”?

We discuss what “Europe” is, get acquainted with this year’s hostesses, and get caught up with some of the selection processes.

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Switzerland's Lys Assia performs "Refrain" at the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. (Screen: YouTube)

#tbt: “Refrain” (1956)

As we look forward to the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, let’s take a look back at how all the craziness began.

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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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O'G3NE (The Netherlands) rehearses on the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 stage in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Photo: Andres Putting / Eurovision)

Eurovision 2017 YouTube First Rehearsals: Semi-Final 2

There is a clear YouTube front-runner after the first round of Eurovision semi-final rehearsals.

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Timebelle will represent Switzerland at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine (Photo: Stoian Stdefan Danut SRF)

Eurovision 2017 Entry: Switzerland — Timebelle — Apollo

Can Switzerland take advantage of an easier semi-final and get back to the Grand Final?

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Timebelle will represent Switzerland at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine (Photo: SRF)

Can Timebelle Get Switzerland to the Eurovision Final?

Switzerland has been stymied by what makes an entry successful at Eurovision. Timebelle’s “Apollo” could be the best shot for the Swiss in the last several years.

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