147 episodes

The Eurowhat is a Eurovision podcast featuring a pair of Americans analyzing the annual European song contest. From the start of national selection season in January through the Grand Final in May, we keep up with what is happening with the approximately 40 countries competing and the songs they have entered. In the off-season, we examine Eurovision’s 65+ year history and find the overlaps with American culture while exploring the evolution of fandom. Episodes drop Tuesdays wherever you get your podcasts!

The EuroWhat? Podcast The EuroWhat? Podcast

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The Eurowhat is a Eurovision podcast featuring a pair of Americans analyzing the annual European song contest. From the start of national selection season in January through the Grand Final in May, we keep up with what is happening with the approximately 40 countries competing and the songs they have entered. In the off-season, we examine Eurovision’s 65+ year history and find the overlaps with American culture while exploring the evolution of fandom. Episodes drop Tuesdays wherever you get your podcasts!

    Sound of Beauty

    Sound of Beauty

    Ben returns with his thoughts about Lithuania's Pabandom is Naujo, Norway's 2022 process, Maneskin's appearance on Saturday Night Live, and a look ahead to EMA and Benidorm.


    [Episode Title] Summary


    News: Sound of Beauty Logo and Slogan, American Song Contest Delayed (1:13)
    Last Week in Eurovision: Norway's Melodi Grand Prix and Lithuania's Pabandom is Naujo (5:06)
    Eurovision in the Wild: Australian Open, Peacemaker, Maruv (10:52)
    Cosa sta facendo Måneskin? Saturday Night Live Edition (12:26)
    This Week in Eurovision: Slovenia's EMA Fras and Spain's Benidorm Fest (18:24)


    Spotify Playlists


    Eurovision Selection Season 2022
    EuroWhat Podcast


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    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find us.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    Update: 'American Song Contest' launch moved to March 21, 2022 | Eurovision Song ContestAbba on Saturday Night Live (1975) | VimeoMARUV USA 2022 Tour - Events - bomond.com‘SNL’: Maneskin Perform ‘Beggin” and ‘I Wanna Be Your Slave’ | Billboard

    • 22 min
    Pivot

    Pivot

    Dave Steeves returns to the program to discuss Norway's Melodi Grand Prix, a casual approach to Eurovision Selection Season, and the pivoting that is happening in response to the pandemic.


    Pivot Summary


    Last week in Eurovision (2:51)


    Malta snippets drop
    Finland UMK announces acts and songs
    Poland switches to a national final
    Omicron disrupts Melfest and Songvakeppnin

    Cosa sta facendo Måneskin? Coachella edition (8:27)
    Norway's Melodi Grand Prix begins (10:57)
    Coming up this week (18:43)


    Spotify Playlists


    Eurovision Selection Season 2022
    EuroWhat Podcast


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find us.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.
    Special Guest: Dave Steeves.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    Eurovision Song Malta | InstagramCoachella Valley Music and Arts FestivalEurowhat Podcast Playlists | Spotify

    • 21 min
    Hunker Down

    Hunker Down

    This week we travel to Lithuania for Pabandom is Naujo, check out the Eurovision menus in Romania and Latvia (ooo, salad), and see how famous Maneskin's birthdays are.


    Hunker Down Summary


    Montenegro chooses Vladana and "Breathe (Unforgivable)" (1:16)
    Song drops: Romania and Latvia (2:57)
    Pabandom is Naujo! Week 1 (6:14)
    Cosa sta facendo Måneskin? Famous Birthdays Edition (10:32)
    This week: Finland's UMK artists, Norway's MGP, Poland's Artist (maybe) (13:38)


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find us.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    Damiano David | Famous BirthdaysChoose "Supernova" seventeenth semifinalist!

    • 17 min
    Unprecedented

    Unprecedented

    It's full steam ahead to Eurovision 2022, with Albania making its (correct?) choice, a wild ESC 250 countdown, and looking forward to selection season series starting Saturday.


    Unprecedented Summary


    Eurovision 2022 Selections: Festivali i Këngës 60 ()
    Cosa sta facendo Måneskin? New Year's Rockin' Eve Edition ()
    ESC 250 Results ()
    Coming up this week: Montenegro and NRK MGP Artists, Lithuania's Pabandom is Naujo ()


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find us.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    Ronela Hajati - Sekret - Albania 🇦🇱 - National Final Performance | YouTubeDexter Darden, Mirud & Taylor Giavasis? | Who? WeeklyHow Italy's Maneskin became America's favorite new rock band | Los Angeles TimesExclusive: here are the full results of the ESC Top 250 2021 | Songfestival.beThe reasonable resemblance between the theme of the Eurocopa de Mediaset and 'Dime' by Beth | El Espanol

    • 25 min
    Class of 2021

    Class of 2021

    The Czech Republic has made their selection, a number of processes have released more details, and we check in with the Eurovision Class of 2021.


    Class of 2021 Summary


    Selections: We Are Domi, S10, Amanda Tenfjord (1:22)
    Processes: Pabandom is Naujo, Australia Decides, Benidorm, Festivali i Këngës (8:15)
    News: Eurovision 1964 Video Clip; Cosa sta facendo Måneskin? (12:40)
    Checking in on the Class of Eurovision 2021 (16:31)


    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find us.


    Want to support the show? Join our Patreon! Listener support has helped with getting episode transcriptions and refreshing our website.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    The EuroWhat? Podcast Episode 99: Merry FiKmasEurowhat's On CalendarNEVER SEEN BEFORE: ACTUAL TV BROADCAST FOOTAGE OF 1964 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST | RedditAvril Lavigne, Måneskin & More Join NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN EVE | Broadway World

    • 33 min
    Eurovision 101

    Eurovision 101

    With a lot of new folks discovering Eurovision over the past year and selection season 2022 underway, we put together a tutorial to answer the question: How does Eurovision work?


    Eurovision 101 Summary


    Bulgaria's Intelligent Music Project debuts "Intention" (1:01)
    What's Måneskin Up To? Grammys and the Voice (6:10)
    Selection season news (8:35)


    Estonia's Eesti Laul
    Slovenia's EMA freš
    Czech Republic's online selection
    Sweden announces artists for Melfest 2022
    Una Voce per San Marino begins casting round
    Norway's Melodi Grand Prix details its format
    Albania's Festivali i Këngës releases its songs

    Eurovision 101


    What is the Eurovision Song Contest? (16:54)
    What are the Eurovision rules? (19:33)
    What does a year in Eurovision look like? (23:09)



    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available wherever you get your podcasts. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find us.


    Want to support the show? Join our Patreon! Listener support has helped with getting episode transcriptions and refreshing our website.


    Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. You can shoot us an email or find us on Twitter @eurowhat.
    Support The EuroWhat? Podcast
    Links:
    Intelligent Music Project - Intention - Bulgaria 🇧🇬 - Official Music Video | YouTubeFestivali i Këngës 60 Playlist | YouTubeEurowhat Podcast Profile | SpotifyEMA freš | RTVSLO.siCzech Republic reveals lucky 7 for ‘ESCZ 2022’ 🇨🇿 | Eurovision Song Contest

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Colinglasg ,

A joy to listen to

These guys are so fun and their enthusiasm and love of the contest is infectious. Great to hear two Americans speaking about our favourite music event in this way. Very easy on the ear and a joy to listen to.

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