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#99: Merry FiKmas

Eurovision season usually begins in December with Albania’s Festivali i Këngës, sometimes known as FiKmas. We dig into FiK’s history.

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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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Twilight photo of the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, the Netherlands

#93: Rotterdam, Ahoy! Take 2

Rotterdam gets to take a mulligan on 2020 as we look ahead to how preparations for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest begin to take shape.

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A figurine of a drummer during a drum solo to represent the ideas of rockism vs poptimism

#84: What is Poptimism?

Music critic Ned Raggett joins us to discuss rockism, poptimism, and why Eurovision songs are worthy of critique.

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Slavko from Montenegro performs "Fuego" as part of the Eurovision Home Concerts series

#83: Fanopticon

Despite Eurovision’s cancellation this year, the fandom is still fully engaged in the Contest. Eurovision Obsession’s André Durham joins us to chat about how we’re coping.

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Rein Alexander performs "One Last Time" at the NRK Melodi Grand Prix final

#77: Anarchy in the NRK

The Eurovision 2020 songlist has hit double digits after this past weekend as we encounter internal selections and national final results.

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Morgan gave his song partner Bugo an earful at the Sanremo Festival Friday, leading to the duo's disqualification. (Screen: RAI)

#76: Sanremo LXX (Long, Xtra Xtra)

Saturday proved to be a marathon as Australia, Latvia, and Italy chose their Eurovision entries and a whole bunch of other countries made progress.

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#75: Austvia Superdecides

It’s time to update your Eurovision Top 2 videos as Czech Republic makes their choice and Australia, Italy, and Latvia get ready to make theirs.

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Chantal Janzen holds the Czech Republic's paper slip at the semi final allocation draw in Rotterdam City Hall

#74: Semi Final Allocation Czech In

Czech Republic came to play, y’all. We do a deep dive on this year’s Eurovision selection entries and check in with news across Europe.

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