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The EuroWhat? Podcast

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The Eurowhat is a Eurovision Song Contest podcast featuring a pair of Americans analyzing the annual competition. From the start of national selection season in January through the Grand Final in May, we keep up with what is happening with the participating countries and the songs they have entered.… read more


Episode 16: Semi-Final Preview

It's showtime! 37 countries will be competing in the Eurovision semi-final rounds Tuesday and Thursday. We share our thoughts on the rehearsals as well as suggestions for how to make your Eurovision party on Saturday a fun experience for everyone.

Our preview begins with an explanation of how Eurovision's complicated points system works. If you are hosting a Eurovision party this year, we offer recommendations on food, party games, and viewing options in case Logo's coverage isn't your thing. Then the crew talks about the semi-final rehearsals, including which acts are most improved, which have fizzled, and which we're most excited to see. It's Eurovision Week!

Semi-Final Preview Summary
  • How does Eurovision scoring work in the semi-final and Grand Final? (3:07)
  • Tips for Hosting a Eurovision party (18:43)
  • How to Watch the Eurovision Song Contest in the US (25:26)
  • Talking about the semi-final rehearsals (30:26)
  • Which countries are the most improved? (32:25)
  • Which countries have fizzled? (41:40)
  • Which entries are we most interested to see? (54:45)

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