Nul Points: A Eurovision Fan Podcast

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Two UK mates who love Eurovision, Laura and Martyn, trying to make sense of it all. 'Nul Points' on iTunes, Spotify & SoundCloud. nulpointspodcast@gmail.com or find us on Twitter - @PointsNul

Episode Date
UK host cities shortlist revealed
00:22:13
Martyn and Laura are back for another edition of your favourite Eurovision fan podcast. The BBC's announced the seven cities shortlisted to host the contest in 2023. Martyn and Cress give their thoughts on the cities in the running. There's also another edition of Flop The Euro Bob. Can you work out what listener Luke is singing?
Aug 13, 2022
London calling
00:25:15
Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back to bring you more chat about The Eurovision Song Contest. After missing it out last episode Martyn and Laura discuss whether London could host in 2023 with Jay Lacey from EuroStarz. There's also another round of Euro Terrible Singer... or will it have another name by the end of the episode?
Aug 06, 2022
UK to host Eurovision 2023
00:26:18
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress celebrate the news that the UK has been announced as the host of The Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Now the battle begins for which city will host the event. Martyn and Laura pit Eurovision fans against each other as they champion their favourite UK city.
Jul 30, 2022
The British Podcast Awards and another Eurovision spin-off
00:14:31
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress take you backstage at The British Podcast Awards (where they won nothing). You'll get their thoughts on that plus the latest Eurovision goings on. Will a Latin America version of the contest be a success? Your thoughts always welcome.
Jul 23, 2022
A Canadian in Eurovision
00:21:53
Martyn and Laura chat to Matti McLean from the A Canadian In Eurovision and Think About Eurovision podcasts. He gives you his thoughts on how Eurovision Canada might work and whether there are lessons to be learnt from The American Song Contest. Plus, with Israel announcing its act eight months before the deadline, is this the earliest announcement ever?!
Jul 16, 2022
What really goes on backstage at Eurovision
00:23:10
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back with another edition of the UK-based Eurovision fan podcast, Nul Points. In this episode the pair chat to Charlie Koncher who worked as an official photographer for the Latvian delegation. He reveals all about what really happens backstage. Plus, Trivia Time returns to bring you some exciting Eurovision facts.
Jul 02, 2022
Your award-nominated Eurovision podcast
00:20:11
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you more updates on The Eurovision Song Contest. They're particularly excited this week, and it's not because Martyn's got a blanket on his head. Nul Points has been nominated for an award! Details on that plus everything you need to know about Eurovision in this latest episode.
Jun 25, 2022
The UK to host Eurovision 2023?
00:26:28
Eurovision fans Martyn and Laura react to the news that the EBU is in talks with the BBC for the UK to host the contest next year. Plus, your correspondence.
Jun 18, 2022
Cheating juries allegations
00:21:30
Martyn and Laura bring you everything you need to know after allegations of cheating came to light at Eurovision 2022. They chat to Ewan Spence from ESC Insight who sheds some light on what might've happened. Also, how many people watched this year and is Martyn's tooth ok?
May 29, 2022
Ukrainians react to their Eurovision win
00:25:33
UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you all the fallout from the 2022 contest. They're joined by a Ukranian fan who brings you a sense of the feeling in the country following the huge outpouring of support from the European public. There's also more information on voting irregularities and what was done by the EBU to address it.
May 21, 2022
Eurovision Grand Final 2022: The full debrief
00:34:50
UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you their more considered thoughts on The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. Paul Jordan, aka Dr Eurovision, shares his insight into how the night panned out and Cress has a number of rants.
May 15, 2022
Instant reaction to the Eurovision Song Contest final 2022
00:10:54
Martyn and Laura react to this year's Eurovision Song Contest final.
May 14, 2022
Semi final two reaction and Citi Zēni
00:19:14
Martyn and Laura grabbed a quick chat with Citi Zēni at their impromptu performance outside a café in Turin. There's also reaction to the second semi final from the Eurovision Village.
May 12, 2022
Exploring Turin with Eurovision fans
00:25:26
Martyn and Laura head out to enjoy some of the sights Turin has to offer whilst they chat to Eurovision fans and people involved with the contest. Samantha Ross gives a unique insight into what's going on behind the scenes of the EBU and YouTuber Maxxy Rainbow gives thoughts on who might win this year. All that plus Cress does a terrible impression of Michael Caine.
May 11, 2022
Semi final one reaction from the Eurovision Village
00:14:18
Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are out in Turin and have been watching the first semi final of the 2022 contest in the Eurovision Village. You'll get reaction from fans there and the thoughts of Martyn and Laura.
May 10, 2022
Eurovision songs to watch this year
00:30:24
UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you their pick of the songs to take note of at the contest in 2022. From the wacky to the potential winners this is your essential guide to what's worth watching in Turin. There's also news from rehearsals that have taken place this week and details of who fans think might win.
May 07, 2022
Eurovision Canada?!
00:29:08
Laura and Martyn are up late at night to record the podcast this week. They're discussing the announcement there's going to be a Eurovision Canada next year. There's also news of more fan events happening in Turin and the pair give their top five entries so far.
May 01, 2022
Interval act and a Turin tour
00:26:57
Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress chat to the head of the OGAE Italy Cristina Giuntini. She's got some great tips for what to see and do in Turin, as well as giving her thoughts on who she wants to win this year. There's also news of what's happening at half time during one of the semi finals and Laura grills Martyn in this week's Trivia Time.
Apr 24, 2022
Who Eurovision fans think should win in Turin
00:24:18
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you their thoughts on the latest news from The Eurovision Song Contest. There's an Easter theme to this episode with Martyn testing Cress's trivia knowledge for an egg. Plus, a sneaky look at the Eurovision stage and you'll find out how song contest fans rate the entries this year.
Apr 17, 2022
Tickets and postcards please
00:23:02
Martyn and Laura are back with another episode of the Eurovision fan podcast, Nul Points. This episode sees the return of Trivia Time, a chat about getting tickets for the live shows and a new podcast on the block.
Apr 10, 2022
ESC tickets and My Eurovision Scoreboard
00:24:08
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you another episode of the podcast which celebrates the world's biggest TV show, The Eurovision Song Contest. In this episode you'll meet the creator of an app which allows you to share your own scoreboard with other fans, there are details of how you can get tickets to see the shows in Turin and the Eurovision village returns in 2022.
Apr 03, 2022
Let The American Song Contest begin!
00:26:11
UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress chat to Samantha Ross from ESC Insight and the 12 Points From America podcast about The American Song Contest which launched this week. It's the US version of Eurovision, where states and territories battle it out over two months of live competition. Plus, finally all 40 Eurovision songs are out, with under 50 days to go until Turin.
Mar 27, 2022
Sweden, Iceland, Malta and more
00:27:57
The final tranche of songs have been announced for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. UK fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress give you their thoughts on what's going to Turin.
Mar 20, 2022
UK fans react to Sam Ryder’s Space Man
00:25:32
UK Eurovision fans Laura and Martyn take a closer look at the song that'll represent the United Kingdom this year. They're joined by Eurovision fan Liam and Vaughan Staples, the head of the OGAE UK fan group. Will Space Man by Sam Ryder rocket the UK off the bottom of the leaderboard?
Mar 13, 2022
UK entry first reaction
00:10:23
SPACE MAN by Sam Ryder will represent the UK at The Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Martyn and Laura react the moment it was revealed on BBC Radio 1.
Mar 10, 2022
Knitted hats, silver teeth and Mystic Meg
00:29:52
Martyn and Laura introduce you to more of the songs that'll be competing at Eurovision this year. You'll hear Ukraine's entry which is one of nine discussed in this week's episode. There's also rumour around what the UK's putting forward and an unlikely list of stars in The American Song Contest which gets underway soon.
Mar 06, 2022
Russia is banned from Eurovision
00:28:34
Following its invasion of Ukraine the EBU has decided that Russia will not be competing in Turin. In a very different episode to normal you'll get reaction to that from hosts Martyn Williams and Laura Cress. Also, Dr Eurovision, Paul Jordan, puts the EBU's decision into context.
Feb 27, 2022
The sun within
00:28:42
Laura Cress and Martyn Williams look at more of the entries for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Malta, San Marino, Poland, Croatia, Norway and Slovenia all have songs out this week. There's also the latest news from Ukraine, The American Song Contest and your correspondence.
Feb 20, 2022
In the thick of it
00:28:09
Eurovision fans Martyn and Laura have so many new entries to tell you about as countries announce the songs they're sending to Turin. You'll get reaction to music from Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
Feb 13, 2022
Mika's hosting Eurovision
00:27:24
UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you reaction to the news that Mika will be one of the three hosts at The Eurovision Song Contest in Italy this year. You'll hear from Mika superfan Jaela from The Netherlands who's understandably chuffed. All that plus a Mika-themed Trivia Time and a look at how the USA is getting ready for the launch of The American Song Contest.
Feb 06, 2022
The sound of beauty
00:24:03
Martyn and Laura share their thoughts on Spain's entry to The Eurovision Song Contest 2022. There's more news of upcoming song announcements and an odd tag line for the design and branding. That last bit sounds very boring.
Feb 01, 2022
National selections and late Americans
00:23:35
Laura and Martyn are back with their take on what's happening with The Eurovision Song Contest. There's lots of news from the various national selection shows, The American Song Contest has been delayed due to covid and we now know when the semi-final order is getting decided. There's also your correspondence and a Meat Loaf-themed Trivia Time.
Jan 23, 2022
Happy New Year, Mr President
00:22:50
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back with another episode of Eurovision fan podcast Nul Points. In this episode they welcome the new President of fan group OGAE UK, Vaughan Staples. Plus, there's loads of Eurovision news and song reveals to catch up on.
Jan 16, 2022
Best Bits 2021 (Part 2)
00:31:21
Eurovision fans Martyn and Laura look back at some of their favourite bits from the Nul Points podcast in 2021. This episode looks back at their reaction to the shock result of the final, gets the goss from backstage with Wiwibloggs creator William Lee Adams and brings you another chance to hear from broadcast Iain Dale and Iceland's Daði Freyr.
Jan 09, 2022
Best Bits 2021 (Part 1)
00:26:45
UK Eurovision fans Laura Cress and Martyn Williams bring you a look back at some of their favourite moments from the podcast in 2021. In this episode you'll hear Katrina from Katrina And The Waves, BBC Russia correspondent Steve Rosenberg (with his piano) and you'll meet the Swedish man who recreates the entire contest out of Lego every year.
Jan 01, 2022
The Nul Points Christmas Eurovision quiz 2021
00:22:17
Merry Christmas from Martyn and Laura, the hosts of this UK-based Eurovision fan podcast. In this episode the pair try to answer quiz Eurovisions from some of their favourite podcast guests. How well will you do? Good luck!
Dec 25, 2021
Junior Eurovision 2021
00:25:59
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you their thoughts on this year's Junior Eurovision. They're joined by Eurovision fan and YouTuber Maxxy Rainbow who gives you her take on the final result.
Dec 20, 2021
Junior Eurovision 2021 preview
00:23:36
Ahead of The Junior Eurovision Song Contest on 19th December, Laura and Martyn bring you three entries to watch out for in the competition this year. There's also news from The Netherlands and Martyn's getting stat-tacular on Trivia Time.
Dec 12, 2021
Intelligent Bulgaria and JESC covid concerns
00:21:10
Martyn and Laura are back with another look at what's happening in the world of The Eurovision Song Contest. Bulgaria is the first country to reveal the song it's sending to Turin, covid worries for Junior Eurovision and Australia's Montaigne wants another go at representing her country. All that plus your correspondence and a fun fact in Trivia Time.
Dec 05, 2021
Daði Freyr
00:22:22
Features a special interview with Daði Freyr! Daði represented Iceland in 2021 and would have been its entry for the cancelled 2020 competition. UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you a special edition of the podcast recorded at the O2 Forum in London. You'll hear how the pair got on at the final gig of Daði Freyr's UK tour. They chatted to Daði fans and got to interview with man himself. Have you been to see Daði Freyr live? Let us know on social media or email nulpointspodcast@gmail.com
Nov 28, 2021
Circus Mircus and Junior Eurovision updates
00:21:58
Laura and Martyn are back with a look at the crazy world of Eurovision. Georgia's announced who'll be representing the country next year, there's news ahead of Junior Eurovision next month and Italian winners Måneskin are defending the contest.
Nov 21, 2021
Loreen there, done that
00:25:07
Martyn and Laura are back with another episode of Eurovision fan podcast, Nul Points. The pair discuss the ESC 250 poll of the greatest Eurovision songs of all time, there's now a date for the start of The American Song Contest and one member of Abba has some bad things to say about the contest.
Nov 14, 2021
ABBA's new album
00:28:45
UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress chat about Abba's new album. Superfan Ruth McNeil shares her thoughts on Voyage and there's news on the rumour Abba might be willing to get involved in Eurovision again! That plus a special Trivia Time and reaction to more American involvement in the contest.
Nov 07, 2021
Senhit's a hit to host
00:26:49
UK Eurovision fans Laura Cress and Martyn Williams give you their thoughts on this week's Eurovision news. Could San Marino representative Senhit host in Turin next year? Will Mika finally bow to pressure and take to the stage? Will Martyn faint when he goes to the opticians? All the big questions and very few answers in this episode of Nul Points.
Oct 31, 2021
The big name behind the UK entry
00:26:33
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back with another episode of Nul Points, the Eurovision fan podcast. This week you'll find out about the 41 countries that are confirmed to be taking part in 2022, the huge star lending her support to the search for the UK entry and Trivia Time explores the people who made it big through the contest.
Oct 24, 2021
You're only supposed to host the bloody Eurovision!
00:21:53
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress find out more about Turin, the Eurovision 2022 host city. They speak to a real life Italian who knows the place well. There's also news from Sweden as it gears up for another Melodifestivalen and Trivia Time returns with more fantastic facts.
Oct 17, 2021
Turin or Tur-out
00:27:45
Martyn and Laura react to the news that Turin will host The Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. Also, a new song from Italian winners Måneskin and fun facts in Trivia Time.
Oct 11, 2021
Why are we waiting?
00:21:18
Perché stiamo aspettando? Martyn and Laura are getting impatient that they still don't know the host city for next year's Eurovision Song Contest. On this episode there's news from Spain, some sad news from Armenia and a Triva Time about 2007.
Oct 03, 2021
Douze you know that Cress isn't here?
00:26:56
Laura's not here this week so Martyn's joined by Liz Allen from Australian Eurovision fan podcast Douze Points. You'll find out about how the Australian entry for 2022 is being decided, a new spin off sitcom for the contest and some happy news for a former Icelandic entry. All that plus Cress pops up from the past with Trivia Time.
Sep 26, 2021
Double dinners and Daði duets
00:20:05
Martyn and Laura are back with their unique take on The Eurovision Song Contest. Belgium have announced who they're sending to Italy, all aboard the vengabus as The Vengaboys drop a Boom Boom Boom Boom-shell about their involvement in 2022 and Cress is rapping things up in Trivia Time.
Sep 19, 2021
Little Boots wants to take us on
00:20:29
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress have competition in their quest to represent the UK at Eurovision in 2022. There's also some exciting news from Iceland's Daði Freyr and you'll find out why the Eurovision orchestra definitely didn't party like it was 1999, even though it actually was 1999.
Sep 12, 2021
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! a hologram after midnight
00:26:08
UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back with their take on the latest from the contest. With Abba announcing a hologram tour and new music the pair chat to Abba fan Bex for her thoughts on the new songs. There's also news of a festive Junior Eurovision and more crazy facts in Trivia Time.
Sep 05, 2021
Senhit's treat and making beats
00:28:59
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back with another episode of the UK-based Eurovision fan podcast. This week there's news from San Marino's Senhit and rumours of which Italian city will host in 2022. Martyn and Laura also meet Dutch musician and sound engineer Martijn Frazer who's lending a helping hand with their hit Eurovision pop song.
Aug 29, 2021
Guitar Hero Joe
00:27:50
Martyn and Laura are back and their quest to write a hit Eurovision song continues. This week Twitch streamer and guitarist Joe Smith gives them a helping hand. There's also more from the world of The Eurovision Song Contest with rumours of a possible host for the event in 2022.
Aug 22, 2021
Starting to compose a Eurovision hit
00:26:10
Martyn and Laura start crafting their Eurovision smasher with the help of Martyn's keyboard. There's also more news from the world of the song contest and the facts are back with Trivia Time.
Aug 15, 2021
The secret to the perfect Eurovision song
00:25:41
Laura and Martyn talk to Eurovision song expert Chris Lochery (aka Kit Lovelace on Twitter). He's been analysing Eurovision hits for years and has a few ideas to help Martyn and Laura write their Eurovision smasher. There's more news from the world of the contest and Martyn admits another mistake in Correction Corner.
Aug 08, 2021
Iain Dale and Olympic standards
00:27:56
UK Eurovision fans Laura Cress and Martyn Williams chat to broadcaster and political commentator Iain Dale about his love of the contest. Also, with the Olympics underway in Tokyo, you'll find out about a Eurovision medals table. All that plus Trivia Time and exciting news about a new YouTube video.
Aug 01, 2021
A Eurovision first
00:24:39
Laura and Martyn are recording on a very hot day in the UK and the heat's got to them. They're chatting to University of Lincoln student Will Norton who's written his dissertation on how Eurovision unites Europe. There are also more facts in Trivia Time and a new but necessary feature called Correction Corner.
Jul 25, 2021
Viva l'Italia
00:23:35
They win at Eurovision, then they triumph at the Euros. Is there any stopping Italy at the moment? Martyn and Laura get the low down on the 17 Italian cities now bidding to host The Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 from two people who know the country well. There's also a few Italian facts in Trivia Time and you'll find out how Måneskin's popularity has grown even more with the release of a new music video.
Jul 18, 2021
Football's coming home?
00:29:55
Martyn and Laura are recording the podcast just before the Euro 2020 final and are attempting to get behind England. What link will they discover between how a nation fares on the pitch and how it does at Eurovision? There'll also be more on the pair's quest to represent the UK in 2022, news about a possible venue for the song contest next year and Trivia Time is back to bring you some Eurovision facts.
Jul 11, 2021
Big in Malta and a surprise announcement
00:25:57
Who'd have thought that Nul Points is big in Malta? Not us, that's who! UK friends Martyn and Laura team up to discuss the latest goings on in the Eurovision world including some bad news for the future of Belarus in the contest. Plus, Laura and Martyn have a very big (and entirely serious...) announcement to make.
Jul 04, 2021
Martyn's in a car
00:23:19
Two UK mates chat about the latest news from the world of Eurovision. Martyn's in his car for this episode, much to the bemusement of Laura. You'll find out why the EBU's hoping Turkey will rejoin the competition but Bosnia and Herzegovina won't be returning anytime soon, how Italy's winners are under new management and there's more useless Eurovision information in Trivia Time.
Jun 27, 2021
Lego Eurovision
00:22:53
UK Eurovision fans Martyn and Laura talk to Alexandro Kröger, the creator of LEGO: Eurovision. He recreates all the key moments of the song contest but using lego! There's also another look at the latest Eurovision news and Trivia Time returns.
Jun 20, 2021
Eurovision crazy, Euros mad
00:20:35
Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress chat about the latest gossip from the contest. There's rumours about who might represent the UK next year and you'll find out how the world of Eurovision and the Euros football tournament are intertwining. All that plus more song contest facts in Trivia Time and your correspondence.
Jun 13, 2021
Eurovision 2021 backstage gossip with Wiwibloggs
00:29:47
UK Eurovision fans Martyn and Laura discuss the fallout from the 2021 competition. As well as hearing your emails, tweets and messages they speak to William Lee Adams from Wiwibloggs who was backstage at the contest.
May 30, 2021
Eurovision 2021: The Full Debrief
00:29:32
Laura and Martyn round up what's been a memorable competition with a full examination of the points breakdown from this year's Eurovision. Who won what? How badly did the UK lose? Can it get any more bonkers? Answers to those questions and more in this episode. There's also discussion on the controversy surrounding the Italian win and a look at the moments that Laura and Martyn found particularly hilarious.
May 23, 2021
Grand final reaction
00:20:55
Congratulations to Italy who've won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest! UK fans Laura and Martyn give you their immediate reaction just minutes after the show comes to an end.
May 23, 2021
Our chat with Katrina from Katrina and the Waves
00:23:28
Eurovision fans Laura and Martyn discuss everything that's happened in the competition so far ahead of Saturday's grand final. There's also a chat with Katrina from Katrina and the Waves who won for the UK back in 1997.
May 21, 2021
Second semi-final reaction
00:14:16
Martyn and Laura chat about everything that happened during the second semi-final of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Who's in, who's out and who's wearing thermal underwear on a roof? Plus there's news of a bonus episode tomorrow featuring Eurovision royalty.
May 20, 2021
First semi-final reaction
00:14:54
The wait is finally over and The Eurovision Song Contest is back. Martyn and Laura give their immediate reaction to the first semi-final of the 2021 competition.
May 18, 2021
It's nearly Eurovision time!
00:28:44
There's just a few more days until the first semi-final of The Eurovision Song Contest 2021. UK fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress give you their thoughts on the final rehearsals before the competition begins and get excited ahead of Eurovision week.
May 16, 2021
Rehearsals begin
00:22:43
Martyn and Laura bring you a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for The Eurovision Song Contest at the Ahoy arena in Rotterdam as the contestants begin their rehearsals. There's also news of some bonus Nul Points episodes in the week of the competition and Trivia Time makes a return.
May 09, 2021
From Russia with Eurovision love
00:31:15
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress chat to the BBC's Russia correspondent Steve Rosenberg who's a big Eurovision fan. The combination of his love of the song contest and his piano playing talent have proved very popular on social media in recent years. Steve plays us a few Eurovision tunes, shares his thoughts on the 2021 entries and talks about Russian attitudes towards the TV show. There's also news that an audience will be able to be present in Rotterdam, Laura and Martyn give their reaction.
May 02, 2021
Australia's no show and a preview of the UK's staging
00:29:50
Martyn and Laura react to the news that, because of covid restrictions, the Australian entry won't be performing live in Rotterdam this year. Plus, Martyn chats to EBU and BBC TV producer Joe Mason who has some exclusive information on how the UK's entry might look on stage at the Ahoy Arena.
Apr 26, 2021
Eurovision The Musical!
00:29:30
UK-based Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress chat to David O'Reilly and Max Bex Roberts, two of the people involved in Eurobeat: The Pride of Europe, a stage show which celebrates Eurovision. It's launching a brand new online version at the end of the month. Find out more and get your tickets here: https://www.fw-live.com/eurobeat-about Laura and Martyn also discuss some of the big Eurovision news stories of the week and you'll find out more about the contest in Trivia Time.
Apr 18, 2021
In the middle of it
00:24:35
Martyn and Laura chat about plans for the Eurovision's interval act in this week's episode. There's also news of how pop mogul Simon Cowell is helping Israel pick an entry for 2022 and the pair try another round of compare and contrast.
Apr 11, 2021
We're your April fools
00:24:18
Laura Cress and Martyn Williams bring you their take on the crazy world of The Eurovision Song Contest. As the competition gets ever closer the pair find out more about how the event will look as details of a live audience in Rotterdam are revealed. There's also news of a Eurovision April Fools' Day prank and Martyn and Laura compare and contrast Malta's 2020 entry with the song competing in 2021.
Apr 04, 2021
Songs to watch out for at Eurovision 2021
00:28:16
Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you their ultimate guide to the songs you need to know about at this year's song contest. From the amazing to the bizarre and controversial Martyn and Laura have picked six entries they think will turn heads in Rotterdam.
Mar 28, 2021
Loads more songs
00:24:24
Martyn and Laura give their thoughts on more of the entries for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest.
Mar 21, 2021
Melodifestivalen and exploring Embers
00:31:59
Martyn and Laura tell you what happened when they watched Melodifestivalen, the Swedish selection show. They've also assembled a UK jury to discuss Embers, the song James Newman hopes will bring it home to the United Kingdom. All that plus you'll find out whether Laura and Martyn made it into the Icelandic entry as Daði Freyr unveils the song he's sending to Rotterdam.
Mar 14, 2021
What we think of the UK's Eurovision entry
00:09:41
In a bonus episode Laura and Martyn give you their first reaction to Embers by James Newman, the song which will represent the UK at The Eurovision Song Contest.
Mar 11, 2021
A big weekend and a Swede-ish surprise
00:35:02
It's been a busy week in the world of The Eurovision Song Contest. Fans Laura and Martyn take you through more of the songs that will represent their countries in Rotterdam. There's also a chat with Jill Leckie from The Swede-ish Podcast ahead of the final of Sweden's selection show, Melodifestivalen.
Mar 07, 2021
Jendrik doesn't feel hate
00:20:14
As the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest gets closer more and more countries are unveiling which songs and artists will represent them in Rotterdam. Laura and Martyn go through all the big Eurovision news in their own unique style. Plus the pair talk about their latest YouTube video where they react to Eurovision songs which got nul points in the competition. Just search for Nul Points on YouTube.
Mar 01, 2021
That's Norway to behave
00:26:53
Martyn and Laura discuss the latest news from the weird and wonderful world of Eurovision. There are updates from several countries who've chosen the song and artist they're sending to Rotterdam, including Norway (who've been trying to decide for ages!). Also, Martyn tells you about the year Eurovision got pranked in Trivia Time.
Feb 21, 2021
Why you're saying Daði wrong
00:27:38
Laura Cress and Martyn Williams find out more about the crazy world of The Eurovision Song Contest. Rob Watts of RobWords has a few tips for how to pronounce the name of the Icelandic entry, Croatia reveal the song they're sending to the competition and will Norwegians ever pick who's going to represent them in 2021?
Feb 14, 2021
The doctor will see you now
00:28:45
Martyn and Laura chat to Dr Eurovision (aka Paul Jordan) who knows all there is to know about the song contest. He answers questions about how Eurovision might work this year and whether or not political voting impacts the result. There's more information about who's representing their country in the competition and Trivia Time is back.
Feb 06, 2021
Voilà, c'est Barbara
00:26:06
Laura and Martyn react to France's entry into Eurovision 2021. Also, more details on other songs and performers representing their countries this year and there's more facts from Eurovisions gone by in Trivia Time.
Feb 01, 2021
Sea shanties and saxophone shenanigans
00:21:06
Martyn's convinced that sea shanties will be making an appearance at Eurovision this year. He's even had a go himself! Meanwhile Laura has news of how the saxophone could be the star of the Norwegian entry. All that plus a chat about how the contest may look this year given the ongoing pandemic and some invaluable trivia from Eurovisions ini years gone by.
Jan 23, 2021
The Coronavision Song Contest
00:23:01
Laura and Martyn chat to Richard DeDomenici, creator of The Coronavision Song Contest. Plus there's an update on Daði Freyr's search for a virtual choir and Trivia Time returns.
Jan 16, 2021
Daði wants us
00:15:06
Is this the moment when Martyn and Laura make it to the Eurovision big time? Iceland's Daði has asked for their help and they're more than willing to lend their singing voices. There's also more fun Euro-facts in Trivia Time.
Jan 09, 2021
2021 is finally here
00:23:34
With their first podcast of the year Laura and Martyn look ahead to 2021 in the world of Eurovision. There's news of a potential decision about how the contest will look in May, rumour as to who might represent the UK and Jedward have been tweeting. All that plus Trivia Time and some entirely predictable non-news of the week.
Jan 02, 2021
Our Eurovision quiz of the year
00:29:53
It's Martyn and Laura's last podcast before Christmas. With the help of previous guests they go head to head in a quiz of the year to see who remembers most about Eurovision in 2020. There's also another edition of Trivia Time, which looks back at a quirky story from Eurovisions gone by, and you'll find out why Norway's Alexander Rybak has got the hump. Thanks for your continued support of Nul Points this year. We'll be back in 2021.
Dec 19, 2020
Creating the perfect Eurovision song with robots
00:26:33
Laura Cress and Martyn Williams bring you their take on the crazy world of The Eurovision Song Contest. You'll meet Tom Collins who tried to create the perfect Eurovision banger by using artificial intelligence! There's also news of the shortlist for Sweden's 2021 entry and the logo's been unveiled ahead of May's big event. All that plus Martyn and Laura look at the weirder stuff that's happened at Eurovisions gone by in Trivia Time.
Dec 09, 2020
Playback at Junior Eurovision 2020?
00:21:54
Martyn and Laura discuss the fallout from this year's Junior Eurovision, exciting postcard news and something strange from Daði. Also, Martyn gets an odd phone call and Cress gets angry.
Dec 02, 2020
Maxxy Rainbow and Junior Eurovision
00:26:26
Laura and Martyn are joined by US drag queen and Eurovision YouTuber Maxxy Rainbow to talk about this year's Junior Eurovision on Sunday. There's also news of an award nomination for Will Ferrell's Eurovision film, another edition of Trivia Time and Cress eats some crackers.
Nov 27, 2020
What we think of Victoria's Ugly Cry and hope for 2021
00:25:17
Martyn and Laura give their thoughts on a possible entry for Bulgaria which has been talked about lots online. There's also more news about how the contest in 2021 might take place if social distancing is required and what Christmas gift do you get for the Eurovision fan in your life?
Nov 24, 2020
We're YouTubers now!
00:22:13
Martyn and Laura bring you everything you need to know from the world of The Eurovision Song Contest. They're also going back to 1978 to make their first ever YouTube video looking at the song which got nul points that year. Plus, Trivia Time looks at Eurovision's quirky history from years gone by. Here's the link to our YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZKuTkd5uOQ&t=1s
Nov 17, 2020
Predict about things
00:23:18
Laura and Martyn chat to Tim Jumawan from The Euro Podcast and Editor at ESCXTRA.com which is inviting people to predict which acts will represent their countries at Eurovision 2021. There's also more hints for the song Daði will be taking to the contest and you'll get your dose of Eurovision trivia in Trivia Time.
Nov 10, 2020
Laura's Dua Dare
00:21:02
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress discuss the big news from the Eurovision Song Contest. How many countries are performing this year and what song would win if any track could enter? Cress promises to get naked and there's another look at some song contest trivia from years gone by.
Nov 03, 2020
Our Highlights Of Our First Year
00:02:56
To celebrate a year of Nul Points, the team look back at their highlights on the podcast so far.
Oct 25, 2020
One year of Nul Points!
00:23:27
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress celebrate one year of the podcast. They'll be looking back at some of their favourite bits from the last 12 months as well as reflecting on great news for fans of Daði Freyr. Get in touch with the podcast by emailing nulpointspodcast@gmail.com
Oct 25, 2020
Oscar picks and a crossbow to the head
00:19:09
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress discuss the latest from the world of Eurovision. Could Will Ferrell's Eurovision film be up for an Oscar and might Daði Freyr be selected to represent Iceland in 2021? There's also another round of Trivia Time where Martyn and Laura look back at a rather dramatic interval act from 1989.
Oct 18, 2020
Eurovision NI reaction and Daði delays
00:27:06
Laura and Martyn discuss the online Eurovision fan events that took place over the weekend, including some controversy around the Eurovision NI Awards. There's also some sad news for Daði fans and more contest craziness in Trivia Time!
Oct 05, 2020
The show must go on...line
00:22:13
Martyn and Laura find out more about a couple of virtual Eurovision fan events happening this weekend. Plus there's another crazy story from the contest's history in Trivia Time.
Oct 02, 2020
2021 contest scenarios and Tuneful TV
00:25:26
Martyn and Laura chat to Natalia from Tuneful TV, a YouTube channel that features reactions to Eurovision entries. Plus there's information from the EBU about the different ways the 2021 contest might look depending on the virus situation at the time.
Sep 22, 2020
The Cheerful Twins and Junior Eurovision
00:23:15
Martyn and Laura bring you news of how the Junior Eurovision's going ahead this year. Could it be a blueprint for the main contest in 2021? Also, Eurovision YouTubers The Cheerful Twins from Iceland drop by to make Martyn less miserable.
Sep 14, 2020
Happy New Eurovision Year!
00:19:52
Laura and Martyn take an irreverent look at the world's biggest TV show. The pair celebrate the new Eurovision year and find out more about some of the contest's history with Trivia Time.
Sep 03, 2020
Eurovision NI Awards and a Birmingham day trip
00:20:26
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you more news and chat from the crazy world of The Eurovision Song Contest. Nicky from the Eurovision NI fan blog talks about the upcoming Eurovision NI Awards, the pair find another American fan (taking the total so far to two) and what will Martyn and Laura discuss when they finally meet in person in Birmingham?
Aug 28, 2020
Good evening Europe, this is America calling
00:21:35
Martyn and Laura get more reaction to news of a new Eurovision-style American Song Contest being launched in the US. They speak to Sam Ross from the 12 Points From America podcast and ESC Insight.
Aug 12, 2020
The American Song Contest and The Euro Trip
00:23:36
Martyn and Laura react to the announcement of The American Song Contest in the USA. It's being made by the EBU and will see all 50 states competing. Plus James Rowe from The Euro Trip podcast drops by.
Aug 07, 2020
Eurovis quiz and Daði decisions
00:29:48
Laura and Martyn test each other's knowledge of Eurovision trivia, there's news of a big decision for Iceland over who to send to the competition in 2021 and why has San Marino's Senhit been getting freaky in Rotterdam?
Jul 16, 2020
Bye bye Jon Ola and hello Alasdair from OGAE UK
00:23:36
Martyn and Laura chat to Alasdair Rendall, President of the UK arm of the OGAE, the official Eurovision fan club. They also say goodbye to contest favourite Jon Ola Sand who steps down from his role as Eurovision's Executive Supervisor after 10 years.
Jul 09, 2020
Our reaction to Will Ferrell's Eurovision film
00:25:04
Laura and Martyn give you their thoughts on Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, the Netflix film based around Eurovision starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams. There's also news of rule changes for the contest in 2021 and a bit of bad news for fans of France's Tom Leeb.
Jun 27, 2020
Dates and Daði
00:17:21
Martyn and Laura chat to the people behind the Daði Freyr International Fan Group. There's also Eurovision news as the dates for the 2021 contest have been announced.
Jun 16, 2020
When Nul Points met Douze Points
00:24:48
Laura and Martyn meet Jack and Liz from Australian Eurovision podcast Douze Points. They chat about Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light and the future of the contest. Plus, the viewing figures are in from EESAL.
May 30, 2020
Our reaction to Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light
00:19:47
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress react to the Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light programme, broadcast instead of the now-cancelled ESC 2020. Featuring performances from old favourites and clips of this year's songs. Was Netta singing about a skip? Does Mans live in Harry Potter's house? All that and more in this episode of Nul Points.
May 17, 2020
William from Wiwibloggs and a UK surprise
00:28:16
Martyn and Laura chat with the founder and editor of Eurovision fan site Wiwibloggs, William Lee Adams. He shares his thoughts on the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, considers what a 2021 contest might look like and talks about how his big fan event, WiwiJam, is happening slightly differently this year. Also, on the weekend before what would've been the Eurovision itself, there's news that the British broadcaster is planning something special.
May 09, 2020
Your favourite Eurovision year and EESAL
00:17:16
Martyn and Laura discuss their favourite year in Eurovision history, more news on what's replacing the song contest in May and Laura attempts a terrible Irish accent.
Apr 29, 2020
What replaces this year’s Eurovision and Bueno’s back!
00:21:53
Laura and Martyn have news of what's going to replace the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Plus, which artists are returning to represent their countries in 2021?
Apr 04, 2020
What's Another Year? - Eurovision's cancelled!!!
00:15:47
Martyn and Laura react to the news that Eurovision 2020 is cancelled, whether this year's artists will be able to compete next year with this year's songs and Martyn explains why he's always three months ahead when it comes to buying toilet roll.
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus and our 2020 songs to watch
00:31:52
Martyn and Laura share their Eurovision songs to keep an eye out for this year. Also, the latest from the EBU on the coronavirus and how it might impact the contest.
Mar 14, 2020
Who’s your Daði? and coronavirus worries
00:27:15
Laura and Martyn return to discuss the latest Eurovision gossip. Is Iceland's entry now certain to win and will the coronavirus scupper the competition? There's also news of the final wave of tickets going on sale and more countries have announced the songs they're sending to Rotterdam.
Mar 06, 2020
Iceland calling and the UK entry
00:25:53
Laura's in Iceland and Martyn's in the UK as the BBC announces who it's sending to Rotterdam in May. Thoughts on the UK entry as well as discussion on the songs Slovenia, Poland and Germany have chosen for Eurovision this year. Also, could there be a surprise contribution from Iceland?
Feb 28, 2020
Ruslana in a taxi
00:18:18
Fans Martyn and Laura are back to delve into the latest news from the crazy world of Eurovision. In this episode, Martyn has an apology, they discuss the merits of scripted jokes for Eurovision hosts and get excited by the idea of Ruslana in a taxi.
Feb 21, 2020
Semi-final allocations and Australia's entry
00:19:35
Laura Cress and Martyn Williams discuss the latest Eurovision news, including the semi-final allocations for Rotterdam as well as hearing from Australia which has chosen its entrant.
Feb 09, 2020
Going going Jon?
00:20:51
Martyn and Laura are back with more news from the crazy world of Eurovision. This time there's word of Jon Ola Sand's replacement and people have been getting all of a flutter over France's entry to the contest.
Jan 24, 2020
Diek-dicated follower of fashion
00:17:24
Laura Cress and Martyn Williams discuss the latest news from the Eurovision Song Contest. This week there's updates from Georgia and Albania, plus news of a Eurovision fashion designer.
Jan 10, 2020
It's Bueno baby!
00:21:33
Martyn and Laura are back for the final Nul Points episode of the year. They reflect on their failure to get any tickets for the Eurovision in the first wave, Austria's entry Victor Bueno (and his unofficial catchphrase "It's Bueno baby") and talk "Dutch activities". Plus - there's Eurovision facts (...up til the year of 2006)!
Dec 20, 2019
Presenters and ticket prices
00:17:53
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back with their take on the latest Eurovision news. Find out more about the people presenting the contest in 2020, new confirmed entries and ticket sales and pricing.
Dec 06, 2019
Junior Eurovision 2019 with Ewan Spence
00:18:01
Laura Cress and Martyn Williams chat all things Eurovision. In this episode they chat with Junior Eurovision commentator and host of the ESC Insight podcast, Ewan Spence.
Nov 21, 2019
Open Up to Eurovision's 2020 motto
00:15:51
Laura Cress and Martyn Williams return with more news from the crazy world of The Eurovision Song Contest. Follow @pointsnul on Twitter Email: nulpointspodcast@gmail.com
Nov 06, 2019
Welcome to Nul Points
00:19:04
The first episode of Eurovision fan podcast Nul Points. Laura and Martyn discuss the latest news from the world's biggest TV show.
Oct 26, 2019