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#66: Iceland Airwaves

Our Senior Hatari Correspondent Ben traveled to Reykjavik to check in with the Iceland Airwaves festival and what’s going on in the Icelandic music scene.

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The flag of Lebanon includes bands of red at the top and bottom and a central white field. A green outline of a cedar tree is in the middle of the white field.

#65: Lebanon-starter

Lebanon was supposed to debut at Eurovision 2005. We examine the unexpected ways international relations impact the Song Contest.

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Voting makes Eurovision both exciting and confusing, with lots of numbers everywhere.

#29: Start Voting Now

How does the voting process work at Eurovision? If you think it’s confusing now, the history of voting at the Contest has many surprises.

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Malta will be using The X Factor to select its act for Eurovision 2019. (Photo: TVM)

#28: The Aftermarket

Eurovision provides an aftermarket for winners of singing competitions. Why don’t we have that in America? Andy Dehnart from Reality Blurred joins us to discuss.

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We get caught up with some of the news and headlines in the world of Eurovision.

#26: Tel Aviv and Other Headlines

Tel Aviv will be hosting Eurovision in 2019! I mean, we pretty much knew that, but now it’s official!

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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)

#17: Grand Final Preview

The Grand Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest takes place Saturday, May 12, which means this is our last chance for wild speculation. We break down what happened at the semi-finals before sharing our hopes and dreams for which countries we want to win.

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Eurovision 2018 First Semi-Final Predictions

The first semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest takes place Tuesday, May 8 in Lisbon, Portugal. Will we go 10-for-10 in our guesses for who will qualify?

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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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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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Georgia's Iriao pulled back the curtain to reveal the 43rd entry of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. (Screen: YouTube)

#9: Dita Von Teese Curtain Monster

This week we chat about the last six entries for Eurovision 2018 with special guest Barbara Sawhill. Are we buying the hype for Israel’s “Toy” as this year’s favorite? Do we have “Bones” to pick with Bulgaria? What is up with Georgia’s curtain lady?

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