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The EuroWhat? features Mike McComb, Ben Smith, and guests from around the internet trying to make sense of the Eurovision Song Contest. From December to May, we dissect the entries competing to become Europe's favorite song. During the off season, we dive into Eurovision history and try to make connections with American pop culture. You can find us at http://eurowhat.com

The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast

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The EuroWhat? features Mike McComb, Ben Smith, and guests from around the internet trying to make sense of the Eurovision Song Contest. From December to May, we dissect the entries competing to become Europe's favorite song. During the off season, we dive into Eurovision history and try to make connections with American pop culture. You can find us at http://eurowhat.com

    #83: Fanopticon

    #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.

    Episode Summary



    * Special Guest: Welcome back, André Durham!

    * Eurovision News (1:48)



    * 2021 Participation, Fast Passes, and Returning Artists

    * Songwriters have opinions about the 2020 cancellation

    * The Soul of Eurovision Saga

    * France re-releases Tom Leeb’s “Mon Alliée (The Best in Me)”





    * Voting! (12:43)



    * Eurovision Obsession’s 2020 Tournament Bracket

    * Spain wins Spain’s RTVE Poll

    * Australia’s OGAE selects Iceland





    * Concerts! (25:27)



    * Eurovision Home Concerts (Episode 1)

    * Surie Lockdown Eurovision Party

    * Victoria at Home





    * Rewatch! (32:17)



    * Eurovision 2019 is still on Netflix

    * #EurovisionAgain Saturdays at 9pm CET / 3pm Eastern

    * Broadcasters planning out special May programming





    * Who do you think would have won Eurovision this year?



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    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, or your podcast catcher of choice. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find this podcast.

    You can also follow us on Twitter @eurowhat, see our photos on Instagram @eurowhat, and like us on Facebook. Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. We can also be reached by email, if you prefer.

    • 45 min
    #82: The (Other) Ones That Got Away 2020 Edition

    #82: The (Other) Ones That Got Away 2020 Edition

    We look back at the songs that missed out on being in the weird limbo space created after the cancellation of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest.

    • 38 min
    Special Edition: Well…

    Special Edition: Well…

    No news is good news. This news is bad news. Eurovision 2020 has been canceled. Now what?

    • 10 min
    #81: WHY ARE WE YELLING?

    #81: WHY ARE WE YELLING?

    We finish up our initial evaluations of the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest entries with the last nine songs to drop in March.

    • 50 min
    #80: This is Fine

    #80: This is Fine

    We made it through the end of Eurovision Selection Season! Well, the competitions in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Portugal, at least.

    Episode Summary



    * Eurovision in the Wild: Geeky Podcasters Edition (1:07)

    * Coronavirus shenanigans (2:48)

    * Georgia’s Tornike Kipiani tells Western Europe to “Take Me As I Am” (5:30)

    * Eden represents Israel and Ethiopia with “Feker Libi” (8:46)

    * Netherlands adds to the “Grow”-ing field with Jeangu Macrooy (11:03)

    * Gjon’s Tears shed for Switzerland with “Repondez-moi” (14:29)

    * Denmark says “YES” to Ben and Tan (18:53)

    * The Mamas make a “Move” for Sweden (23:58)

    * “Looking Back” at Aksel’s UMK win in Finland (29:18)

    * Portugal chooses Elisa’s “Medo de Sentir” (34:37)



    Links



    * Geek Bowl XIV (Geeks Who Drink)

    * 80: This is Fine Playlist (Spotify)



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    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, or your podcast catcher of choice. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find this podcast.

    You can also follow us on Twitter @eurowhat, see our photos on Instagram @eurowhat, and like us on Facebook. Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. We can also be reached by email, if you prefer.

    • 40 min
    #79: Songageddon 2020

    #79: Songageddon 2020

    Somehow we managed to be verbal after mainlining hours upon hours of Eurovision content this past weekend. It’s Songageddon 2020!

    Episode Summary



    * Thursday (1:35)



    * United Kingdom drops James Newman’s “My Last Breath” (with special guest Helen Groothuis)

    * Germany has a “Violent Thing” with Ben Dolic

    * Azerbaijan announces Samira Efendi





    * Friday (13:09)



    * Belarus chooses VAL’s “Da Vidna / Да вiдна” instead of “La-Ley-La”





    * Saturday (16:48)



    * Estonia’s televoters show Uku Suviste “What Love Is”

    * Moldova goes to “Prison” with Natalia Gordienko

    * Damir Kedžo wins Croatia’s Dora 2020 with “Divlji vjetre”

    * Iceland’s Daði Freyr wins Songvakeppnin with “Think About Things”

    * Melfest Andra Chansen





    * Sunday (46:36)



    * Greece debuts Stefania’s “Superg!rl”

    * Roxen’s “Alcohol You” will represent Romania

    * Hurricane blows away Serbia’s Beovizija with “Hasta la Vista”





    * Monday (55:46)



    * Russia announces Little Big

    * Georgia debuts “Take Me As I Am”





    * Coming up this week: everything else! (58:42)



    Links



    * 79: Songageddon 2020 Playlist (Spotify)

    * Myths, Legends, And Questions: How To Talk To The British About Eurovision (ESC Insight)

    * @dril (Twitter)

    * Sing Your Face Off Might Make You Poke Your Eyes Out (What Else is On)

    * Die Antwoord + Teletubbies (YouTube)



    Subscribe

    The EuroWhat? Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, or your podcast catcher of choice. When you subscribe, please rate and review us. We welcome your feedback and the ratings will help other Eurovision fans find this podcast.

    You can also follow us on Twitter @eurowhat, see our photos on Instagram @eurowhat, and like us on Facebook. Comments, questions, and episode topic suggestions are always welcome. We can also be reached by email, if you prefer.

    • 1 hr 1 min

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