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MEANDI performs the song "DRIP" at Lithuania's selection show

#72: DRIP in a Box

Eurovision Selection Season 2020 begins in earnest with Norway’s revamped Melodi Grand Prix and Lithuania’s fashion makeover.

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An eagle with its beak open

#71: Sticks Nix FiK Picks

We’re barely a week into 2020 and we already have Eurovision drama up to our ears (HI ALBANIA!). We get caught up on the news from over the holidays in this episode.

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#68: Eurovisie Songfestivus

Tickets! Hosts! More selections! Eurovision 2020 is in full swing, but we look back at 2019 pop culture and make a 2020 wish list in this episode.

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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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The final scoreboard of the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest. The Netherlands, Spain, France, and the United Kingdom tied at the end of the evening with 18 points each.

#64: Win Win Win Win

We jump back 50 years to that time Eurovision had a four-way tie for first place… and no way to break it.

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#61: It’s Rotterdam! Ahoy!

Happy Eurovision New Year! We’re talking about Eurovision 2020’s host country the Netherlands and the host city of Rotterdam.

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The 24th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Jerusalem on March 31, 1979. (Photo: Eurovision.tv)

#60: Hallelujah

With Tel Aviv about to pass the Eurovision hosting baton to Rotterdam or Maastricht, we watch the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest to see what has changed in the last 40 years.

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#59: 12 Angry Points

Nothing courts Eurovision controversy quite like the juries. We journey back to 1997 when the introduction of the televote made the juries A Thing.

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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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#57: The Big 5 Gut Rehab (Spain and Germany)

Our July renovations continue as we wander the Eurovision wilderness with Big 5 countries Spain and Germany.

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