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France and United Kingdom round out our discussions of how to gut rehab the Eurovision Big 5. (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#58: The Big 5 Gut Rehab (France and United Kingdom)

Helen Groothuis joins us as we finish our Eurovision gut rehab project with France and a United Kingdom intervention.

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Australia, Switzerland, Spain, Malta, Iceland, and Netherlands are all contenders for winning the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#52: Eurovision 2019 Grand Final Preview

This is it. The Eurovision 2019 Semi-Finals are done and we know what 26 countries will compete in Saturday’s Grand Final. We add our own wild speculation to the mix.

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Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, and Israel automatically qualify for the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, to be held in Tel Aviv on Saturday, May 18. (Photos: Eurovision.tv)

#50: The Mountaintop

Dave Steeves joins us to discuss the Eurovision auto-qualifiers as we ask the eternal question “Could Spain, France, Germany, Italy, the UK, and the host country advance if they had to compete?”

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Sigmund's "Say My Name" could have been a fun winner in Denmark's Eurovision national selection. (Photo: @sigmundmusic (Instagram))

#43: The Ones That Got Away (2019)

Another Eurovision Selection Season is behind us, but we are still holding out hope for a strong write-in campaign for six entries that didn’t make the cut.

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Jamala has some pointed questions (with literal pointing!) for MARUV at Ukraine's Vidbir final. (Screen: UA:PBC)

#40: YIKES

Eurovision ticket prices? Yikes. Lithuania Marathon finale shenanigans? Yikes. Ukraine’s Vidbir Inquisition? YIKES. It’s been a week, y’all.

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Semi-Final Allocation of competing countries (Screen: EBU)

#36: Logistics!

We have Eurovision semi-final logistics! Hosting logistics! France and Czech Republic selection logistics! It’s the most wonderful time of year!

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Eliot Vassamillet (Belgium), Duncan Laurence (Netherlands), Miki Nuñez (Spain), and Serhat (San Marino) will be heading to Tel Aviv for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest (Photo: RTBF, AVROTROS, RTVE, SMRTV)

#35: Molasses Flood

A flood of Eurovision updates this week, including Spain’s selection and artists from Belgium, Netherlands, and San Marino.

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One of these singers will represent the Czech Republic in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel (Photo: ČT)

#34: Czech Out Those Triangles

We break down the entries in Czech Republic’s Eurovision selection and talk triangles. Lots of triangles.

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Floran Wieder shared the design for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest Stage (Photo: Eurovision.tv)

#33: Welcome to 2019

Happy new year! Now that we can begin 2019 in earnest, we have our first Eurovision entry up for discussion.

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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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