Sweden

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?

Read More
Cover art for episode 111 The Homestretch: A safety coordinator at Melfest places a mask on a cardboard cutout of Christer Bjorkman

111: The Homestretch

We’re in the homestretch of an unusual Eurovision Selection Season. Melfest is the main event, new songs, scandals… maybe not unusual…

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More