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Uku Suvitse performs at the 2020 Eesti Laul Semi-Final

#79: Songageddon 2020

Somehow we managed to be verbal after mainlining hours upon hours of Eurovision content this past weekend. It’s Songageddon 2020!

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Go_A performs Solovey on Ukraine's VidBir

#78: Remedial Dance Party

We’re in the eye of the Eurovision Selection Season storm thanks to a light TV schedule this weekend. Time to practice the “I’m a Little Tempest in a Teapot” dance!

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Chantal Janzen holds the Czech Republic's paper slip at the semi final allocation draw in Rotterdam City Hall

#74: Semi Final Allocation Czech In

Czech Republic came to play, y’all. We do a deep dive on this year’s Eurovision selection entries and check in with news across Europe.

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Fireworks in purples and reds, with one explosion making a heart shape

#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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Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, and Montenegro will compete in the first half of the first semi-final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

#44: Let’s Discuss Semi Final 1 Part 1

We welcome Eurovision newbie Chris King to our first discussion about the first semi-final. This week’s countries include Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, and Montenegro.

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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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As we get ready for 2019, we take one last look at music from 2018.

#32: Spotify Wrapping Up 2018

As we wrap up 2018, we get ready for Albania’s Eurovision selection process, check in with Spain, and see how Spotify puts us on blast.

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Dustin the Turkey represented Ireland at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest with "Irelande Douze Points" (Screen: EBU/YouTube)

#30: Dustin the Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving! We’re talking turkey this week and that means either the country or Ireland’s Dustin the Turkey. Guess what we chose.

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Albania, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, and Lithuania will compete in the first half of the first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Photos courtesy of EBU)

#11: First!

This week we begin our analysis of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in earnest. First up: the first half of the first semi-final! Which entries are locks for advancing to the Grand Final? Who might get help from the running order?

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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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