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Cover art for episode 114 Satan's Glowup. Top row: Slovenia's Ana Soklic, Belgium's Hooverphonic, Cyprus's Elena Tsangrinou. Bottom row: Croatia's Albina, Sweden's Tusse, Norway's TIX.

114: Satan’s Glowup

Ned Raggett joins us to discuss the heaven and hell aspects of Eurovision Semi-Final 1. Who knew that 2021 would be Satan’s pop culture year?

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Sábado Gigante cover art: Spain's Blas Cantò stands on stage with a giant picture of the moon as a backdrop

108: Sábado Gigante

Sábado Gigante 2021 ha quedado atrás y estamos listos para discutir un puñado de nuevas canciones de Eurovisión. Eso es todo el español que conocemos.

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Croatia Dora performance with two people standing underneath a pink heart formed by hands

107: Poof, Pow, Surprise!

Poof! Croatia has entered the Eurovision chat! Pow! Melfest names a woman! Surprise! Our first genuine “What?!” delivered on this show.

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The ROOP, determined to win Lithuania's national selection, perform "Discoteque" under a shower of confetti

106: Determined Yet Realistic

Lithuania and Ukraine have determined their entries and Eurovision gets realistic about its scenarios for Rotterdam.

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The masked DJ of France's Pony X looks at the camera; a row of dancers stand in the background facing toward the audience (AHHHHHHHH!); plumes of smoke are between the dancers and the audience.

105: AHHHHHHHH!

We try to keep calm as we discuss the live audience at France’s Eurovision final, Sweden’s Melfest “plan” and make our picks for Eesti Laul Semi 1.

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Raylee and two dancers stand near corrugated metal in the performance for "Hero"

104: Où est la Discoteque?

Norway opts for a preliminary “Hero”, Lithuania takes us to the “Discoteque”, and France gets ready for you to decide their Eurovision entry.

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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 sign in the Oslo Opera House directs people going to C or D sections

102: Hoe is de Zorg?

We have songs to talk about! Israel and Norway have Eurovision tracks in the wild while we consider the optics of putting on the Contest amid a pandemic.

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99-Merry-FiKmas

#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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