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DQ represented Denmark in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest with the entry "Drama Queen" (Photo: By Indrek Galetin)

#19: Eurovision Drag Race

Happy pride! The Eurovision off season can be a drag, so let’s talk about drag at Eurovision!

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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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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)

#14: Semi-Final 2 Hodgepodge

The second half of the second semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is a European hodgepodge of pop, rock, dance, ethno-jazz, and… whatever it is Montenegro’s doing (never change). We break down the last nine semi-finalists in this week’s podcast.

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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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Alexander Rybak will offer a Eurovision tutorial for Norway with "That's How You Write a Song" in Lisbon. (Photo: NRK)

#8: Melfest Fest

Eurovision’s 2018 selection season is approaching the end, which means one thing: Sweden’s Melodifestivalen! Well, two things: lots of internal selections coming through the pipeline. No matter how you count it, we’re in the homestretch!

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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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Alekseev lights up the stage at the national final for Belarus (Photo: BTRC)

#5: Get Excited

Three more songs have joined the 2018 Eurovision field—two from national selections and one from… just showing up? San Marino has a business proposition for you while Israel poses a challenge to the concept of live vocals. Plus, we get ready for the onslaught of Stupor Saturday. Get excited!

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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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The 37 countries competing in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals were allocated Monday, January 29. (Screen: Eurovision.tv)

#3: Messy, Messy

We have songs to talk about! France, Czech Republic, and Spain have selected and boy do we have opinions.

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