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    The Ghosts of National Finals Past

    The Ghosts of National Finals Past

    As we wrap the 2020 Eurovision season up, the team pull out their Euro-Ouija boards to summon the ghosts of national finals from 2005 to 2013.

    Michael and Io give their approval to Liam’s choices this week and we think they’ll stir some memories for you too.

    Although JOYEurovision is finished on air, we’re still going socially. Join us on all the platforms, and get ready for the return of babblePOP! next week.

    Playlist

    Catarina Pereira – Canta Por Mim [Portugal 2010 – Portuguese: Sing for me]

    Deborah C – Love-O-Holic [Malta 2013]

    Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep – War In The Wardrobe [Lithuania 2013]

    Feminnem – Navika [Croatia 2007 – Croatian: Habits]

    Sukkerchok – Kæmper for Kærlighed [Denmark 2010 – Danish: Fighting for Love]

    Laura Põldvere – Moonwalk [Estonia 2005]

    Cyndi – I’ll Leave My Heart [United Kingdom 2007]

    Saara Aalto 🏳️‍🌈 – Blessed With Love [Finland 2011]

    Zlata Ognevich – The Kukushka [Ukraine 2011 – Ukrainian/English: The Cuckoo]

    Alcazar 🏳️‍🌈 – Alcastar [Sweden 2005]

    Adelén – Bombo [Norway 2013]

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    • 56 min
    Time for a Eurovision re-birth

    Time for a Eurovision re-birth

    Eurovision has been going since 1956, with over 1500 songs being performed since the first contest in Lugano.

    Michael, Liam and Io went back to the years of their births to share some of their favourites. Io got an ’80s schooling, Michael dished up a guilty pleasure and Liam had the chance to play something from Estonia.

    What song is your favourite from the year of your birth? Share it with us via the socials.

    Playlist

    1983: Michael

    Michael’s pick: Daniel Popović – Džuli [Yugoslavia – Serbo-Croatian: Julie]

    Liam’s pick: Çetin Alp – Opera [Turkey – Turkish]

    Io’s pick: Gry Johansen – Kloden drejer [Denmark – Danish: The World is Turning]

    Winner: Corinne Hermès – Si La Vie Est Cadeau [Luxembourg – French: If Life is a Gift]

    1987: Liam

    Liam’s pick: Vicky Rosti – Sata salamaa [Finland – Finnish: One Hundred Lightning Flashes]

    Io’s pick: Carol Rich – Moitié, moitié [Switzerland – French: Fifty-fifty]

    Michael’s pick: Lotta Engberg – Boogaloo [Sweden – Swedish]

    Winner: 🇦🇺 Johnny Logan – Hold Me Now [Ireland]

    2000: Io

    Io’s pick: Alsou – Solo (Соло) [Russia]

    Michael’s pick: Charmed – My Heart Goes Boom [Norway]

    Liam’s pick: Ines – Once In A Lifetime [Estonia]

    Winner: Olsen Brothers – Fly on the Wings of Love [Denmark]

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    • 54 min
    The misses we missed in 2020’s Eurovision national finals

    The misses we missed in 2020’s Eurovision national finals

    Eurovision season is done for the year, but there are still a number of songs that didn’t get their limelight.

    Michael, Liam and Io whizz through some of their picks of the misses that we missed in previewing and reviewing 2020’s national finals.

    Did we miss any of your faves from this year’s national selection season?

    Playlist

    TOKIONINE – Save Me [Armenia]

    Oda Loves You – Love Who We Love [Norway]

    Pasha Parfeni – My Wine [Moldova]

    Garna – Who We Are? [Ukraine]

    Colonia – Zidina [Croatia – Croatian: Walls]

    Merilin Mälk – Miljon sammu [Estonia – Estonian: A million steps]

    Twosome – Playa [Lithuania]

    Catarina Sandu – Die For You [Moldova]

    Drängarna – Piga och dräng [Sweden – Swedish: Girl and boy]

    Senhit – OBSESSED [San Marino]

    Lisa Børud – Talking About Us [Norway]

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    • 55 min
    An Icelandic journey to 2020: Til hamingju!

    An Icelandic journey to 2020: Til hamingju!

    Even though there was no actual winner this year, most of the votes around the world saw Daði Freyr get #1 spot in the hearts of Eurovision voters.

    Michael, Liam and Io wanted to say Til hamingju! by looking back at some of Iceland’s entries since their debut in 1986. They even returned to the studio for the celebration.

    Playlist

    1986: ICY – Gleðibankinn [The Bank of Joy]

    1989: Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson – Það sem enginn sér [What No One Sees]

    1990: Stjórnin – Eitt lag enn [LGBTI – One More Song]

    1997: Páll Óskar – Minn hinsti dans [LGBTI – My Final Dance]

    1999: Selma – All out of luck

    2006: Silvía Night – Congratulations

    2008: Euroband – This Is My Life [LGBTI]

    2009: Yohanna – Is It True?

    2010: Hera Bjork – Je Ne Sais Quoi

    2019: Hatari – Hatrið Mun Sigra [Hatred Will Prevail]

    2020: Daði & Gagnamagnið – Think About Things

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    • 55 min
    Your votes, your 2020 Eurovision preview show: #10 to #1

    Your votes, your 2020 Eurovision preview show: #10 to #1

    If things went the way they were planned, we’d be previewing the 2020 Eurovision Grand Final live from Rotterdam.

    Unfortunately, a virus got in the way.

    It hasn’t stopped us previewing all 41 songs in this year’s competition and it’s finally time to run through your top 10. While Io deals with NBN fails, Michael and Liam count down your picks for a massive show.

    How many of your faves made the top 10?

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    The countdown

    #10 – Norway: Ulrikke – Attention

    #9 – Bulgaria: VICTORIA – Tears Getting Sober

    #8 – Sweden: The Mamas – Move

    #7 – Malta: Destiny – All Of My Love

    #6 – Germany: Ben Dolic – Violent Thing

    #5 – Australia: Montaigne – Don’t Break Me [LGBTI]

    #4 – Russia: Little Big – Uno

    #3 – Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears – Répondez-moi [French: Answer Me]

    #2 – Lithuania: The Roop – On Fire

    #1 – Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – Think About Things

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    • 54 min
    Your votes, your 2020 Eurovision preview show: #21 to #11

    Your votes, your 2020 Eurovision preview show: #21 to #11

    While we shelter in place in cold Melbourne, this year’s Eurovision hopefuls prepare for a big week of TV and online celebrations.

    Michael, Liam and Io love a celebration. And they love a heap of the songs you voted into this week’s preview show. There are a few they’re not too keen on as well.

    What did your vote do to get us #21 to #11?

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    The countdown

    #21 – Austria: Vincent Bueno – Alive

    #20 – Armenia: Athena Manoukian – Chains On You

    #19 – Albania: Arilena Ara – Fall From The Sky

    #18 – United Kingdom: James Newman – My Last Breath

    #17 – Ireland: Lesley Roy – Story Of My Life [LGBTI]

    #16 – Israel: Eden Alene – Feker Libi [Hebrew / Amharic / Arabic: I Love You]

    #15 – Spain: Blas Cantó – Universo [Spanish: Universe]

    #14 – Ukraine: GO_A – Solovey [Ukrainian: Nightingale]

    #13 – Azerbaijan: Efendi – Cleopatra

    #12 – Denmark: Ben & Tan – YES

    #11 – Italy: Diodato – Fai Rumore [Italian: Make Noise]

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    • 54 min

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