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Cover art for episode 119: Critical Condition. Top row: Måneskin (Italy), James Newman (United Kingdom), Jendrik (Germany). Bottom Row: Barbara Pravi (France), Blas Cantó (Spain), Jeangu Macrooy (Netherlands)

119: Critical Condition

Mark Blankenship joins us to discuss the Eurovision auto-qualifiers. Are the Big 5 and the Netherlands in good shape or are they in critical condition?

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A version of the Oops All Berries cereal box, with the image of Cap'n Crunch replaced by the guy who is revealed to be made of cake in the video for Moldova's entry "Sugar"

110: Oops! All Songs!

Oops! Everyone looked at the calendar and realized Eurovision entries are due next week! We give a first listen to 25% of the 2021 field.

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Slovenia's Ana Soklic sits on a couch with her arms in a shrugging pose; cover art from episode 109 Eye of the Hurricane

109: Eye of the Hurricane

It’s the calm before a hurricane of Eurovision entries washes ashore for 2021. We give Cyprus, Germany, Ireland, and Slovenia a first listen.

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Beissoul & Einius perform as the interval act in the first heat of Lithuania's Pabandom is Naujo

103: Pabandom is When?

Lithuania’s Pabandom is Naujo and Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix have begun and we are optimistic about Eurovision Selection Season 2021.

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A backing singer at Albania's Festivali i Këngës has completely covered their face with a black bodysuit and wears a white blindfold.

101: Disco Toilet

From Albania’s FiK selection to Senhit’s latest disco cover to the results of ESC 250, we discuss a lot of Eurovision news from over the holidays.

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A red circular road sign with the number 100 displayed

100: Spotify Warped

We’re celebrating 100 episodes and the end of 2020! After checking the news, we look at our Spotify Wrapped, ESC250 ballots, and our origin stories.

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Four images from various versions of the Masked Singer; Climate Hero from Austria, Astronaut from Germany, Queen from Australia, and the Austrian judging panel celebrating

#96: Take! It! Off!

The Masked Singer has proven to be an international hit and a potential aftermarket for Eurovision alumni. Mike from Aussievision joins us to discuss the insanity.

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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 wine glass filled with white wine

#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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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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