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Australia will use the national selection Australia Decides for its 2019 Eurovision Song Contest entry

#37: Australia Decides Gets AUSome

We discuss Australia Decides with Mike and Dale from the Aussievision Podcast! Which entries are we most excited about in this year’s field?

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Orchestras were once a required component of a Eurovision Song Contest entry

#27: Orchestras, Synthesizers, and Lulu

Orchestras used to be a requirement at Eurovision. In this episode, we take a look at the evolution of live music at the competition.

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The story of Adam and Eve meets Eurovision, disco, and a tax shelter in the 1980 film The Apple (Screen: MGM)

#20: Bite The Apple

What if the Eurovision Song Contest were a secret plot to take over the world by forcing people to exercise daily to the winning song? On this week’s episode, Ben, Mike, and special guest Josh Hehner explore this dystopia(?) in the 1980 film The Apple.

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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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France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom are the auto qualifiers for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final. (Photos courtesy of EBU)

#15: Auto Qualifiers

As the Eurovision semi-finalist rehearsals are underway in Lisbon, the EuroWhat chats about the six auto qualifiers for this year’s Grand Final. Will Portugal be a repeat winner? Will a Big Five country take the crown? Why so serious, Europe?

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ZiBBZ performs at Switzerland's national final. They will perform "Stones" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo: SRF / Micro Rederlechner)

#4: The Who? and the What? Now!

Lindsey Weber from the Who Weekly podcast stops by to chat about how the Olympics are the perfect world event to prep for Eurovision before getting into the songs selected for Malta, Switzerland, the UK, Denmark, and Italy.

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Screenshot of United Kingdom presenting Eurovision You Decide in 2018

#3a Mini: You ‘kay?

Ben and Mike dive into the United Kingdom’s Eurovision selection process. Why has the country has struggled for so long at the Contest? Oh.

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Francesco Gabbani will represent Italy at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine (Photo: RAI)

Eurovision 2017 YouTube Rehearsals: The Autoqualifiers

We take one last look at the Big Five and Ukraine’s rehearsals and see how their YouTube numbers stack up.

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Francesco Gabbani will represent Italy at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine (Photo: RAI)

Eurovision 2017 Entry: Italy – Francesco Gabbani – Occidentali’s Karma

Will Italy’s Francesco Gabbani win the whole megillah with “Occidentali’s Karma” in Kyiv?

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Alma will represent France at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv. (Screenshot: YouTube)

Eurovision 2017 YouTube Week #6: Standings

Now that the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is down to 42 participants, what countries are the top ten for YouTube views?

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