Eurovision Off-season Topics

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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A man holds a microphone in one hand while is other arm is raised with four fingers showing; blue, white, and red smoke is in the background; cover art for Eurowhat episode 92 Americandom is Naujo

#92: Americandom is Naujo!

We welcome Helen Groothuis back to the show to workshop how on earth the American Song Contest is supposed to work?

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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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#90: Wine Aunt Energy

We open up our mailbag and a chilled bottle of pinot grigio as we get caught up on Eurovision news from the last month or so.

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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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Top third includes heart display at the end of Serbia 2007's performance; middle third includes Eurowhat logo and Verka Serduchka; bottom third features bag of nuts from Scooch performance

#88 Part 2: I Am Confusion

We try our 12 Minutes from 2007 on a complete newbie to Eurovision. What does our guest Justin Ladia think of the festivities from Finland?

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Serbia's Marija Šerifović, Ukraine's Verka Serduchka, and United Kingdom's Scooch from the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest

#88 Part 1: 12 Minutes in 2007

Chris King joins us to chat about UK quiz and panel shows—including Pointless Eurovision—and the rock block of Serbia, Ukraine, and the UK from Eurovision 2007.

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Logo of the AfriMusic Song Contest, promo photo of Australian group Uncanny Valley, and logo of the Free European Song Contest

#87: AfriMusic, AI, and the Free European Song Contests

The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest did not happen. We discuss three Eurovision-adjacent song contests that did happen in the first half of 2020.

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#70: The Ones That Got Away 2010s Edition

408 songs competed on the Eurovision stage this decade. 148 did not qualify for the Grand Final. From those, we picked 20 that still hold up.

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A Christmas tree with ornaments containing the Eurovision Song Contest logos from 2010 through 2019.

#69: Ben’s Grand Eurofying Theory

Ben flies solo this week after getting too caffeinated while prepping for the last Eurowhat of the year. He develops a theory about Eurovision in the last decade and makes an audio essay about it. It involves snacks.

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