The EuroWhat? Podcast

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We are a pair of Americans trying to make sense of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Eurovision First Listen: Tijana Dapcevic debuts “To the Sky” for FYR Macedonia

The first fully internal selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was presented Saturday by FYR Macedonia’s Tihana Dapcevic: the pop song “To the Sky”.

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Eurovision First Listen: Iceland picks Pollapönk’s “Enga Fordóma”

Iceland has never won the Eurovision Song Contest.  Will Pollapönk’s peppy “Enga Fordóma” finally bring them a victory?

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Eurovision First Listen: Malta’s Firelight sings “Coming Home”

Malta selected the pop-folk track “Coming Home” by Firelight to represent the island at the Eurovision Song Contest. What can the country do to make sure it succeeds in Copenhagen?

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Eurovision First Listen: SeBAlter reps Switzerland with “Hunter of Stars”

Switzerland continues to stick with what isn’t working in its Eurovision Song Contest selections. SeBAlter’s “Hunter of Stars” continues the trend of middle-of-the-road blandness.

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Eurovision First Listen: Finland’s “Something Better” by Softengine

Finland may have the first real contender in Copenhagen with their Eurovision Song Contest entry “Something Better” by the rock band Softengine.

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First Listen: “La Mia Città” by Italy’s Emma Marrone

Italy has changed up its approach to the Eurovision Song Contest this year, bypassing the Sanremo festival and selecting internally Emma Marrone and her song “La Mia Città” (“My City”).

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