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Welcome to the world's favourite Eurovision podcast! Join Rob and James every Wednesday as they chat to some of the biggest guests ever to have been involved with the world's favourite song contest. They delve into the biggest news stories, ask the questions you want answering, and each episode brings its own challenge with the One Second Song.


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The Euro Trip is brought to you by James Rowe and Rob Lilley.



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Episode Date
2022 Series Finale
1:11:49

For one final time during the 2022 Eurovision season, we're back with you and this time we're rounding up our favourite moments from the last year. But before that, we bring you the final chapter in the Domi Diary as we catch up with Czech Republic's We Are Domi in the aftermath of Eurovision 2022.


09:25 - The final chapter of the Domi Diary

32:26 - James's chat with Citi Zeni

39:08 - Rob interviews Blind Channel in a library

46:03 - James is reunited with Anders Bagge

52:45 - Rob's favourite Spotify playlist

60:28 - The final One Second Song



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May 24, 2022
Timur Miroshnychenko on the importance of Ukraine's Eurovision success
39:06

In our first episode since Ukraine's Eurovision 2022 victory, we bring you a hugely important conversation with Kyiv based broadcaster Timur Miroshnychenko. He discusses commentating on the contest from a bomb shelter, his emotions after Kalush Orchestra were declared the winner, and what the future holds for Ukraine and the contest.


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May 17, 2022
Live from Turin: Grand Final Preview
1:05:12

The only guide you need to the Grand Final of Eurovision 2022. We've invited some of the biggest experts that Eurovision has to offer to get you up to speed for tonight. We chat the UK and Ukraine with Paul Jordan, ESC Insight and Bet Eurovision's Ben Robertson takes us through the odds, Aftonbladet's Tobbe Ek talks about Sweden's chances, EurovisionSpain's Milena Gonzalez tells us about Spain's chances, and finally Zoe London and Scott Bryan guide us through everything else we need to know!


05:35 - Dr Eurovision, Paul Jordan

16:24 - Betting expert Ben Robertson

25:50 - Zoe London & Scott Bryan Part 1

36:05 - Aftonbladet's Tobbe Ek

43:42 - Zoe London & Scott Bryan Part 2

51:24 - EurovisionSpain's Milena Gonzalez

51:51 - Zoe London & Scott Bryan Part 3



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May 13, 2022
Live from Turin: Day Six
47:15

The boys are back together again to react to all the news from semi-final two. They continue the We Are Domi qualification party with BBC Radio Leeds journalist Pete Allison as he tells us more about their adopted home in the UK, then there's a catch up with the lads from Aussievision, and Emma Kelly joins us live from the press centre after a difficult night for Ireland.


10.15" - Pete Allison on We Are Domi

23.46" - Aussievision discuss Australia's qualification

37.20" - Emma Kelly reflects on Ireland's NQ


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May 13, 2022
Live from Turin: Day Five
44:00

We're back in Margarita's kitchen looking ahead to semi-final two with a whole host of great guests. First up host of the official Eurovision podcast Steve Holden stops by to take us behind the scenes of the Pala Olimpico, before podcast favourite and already Swedish superstar Bella Qvist returns. Then there's a chance to hear from two of the artists competing in semi-final two, WRS from Romania, and Australia's Sheldon Riley.


05.13" - Steve Holden goes behind the scenes

17.55" - Bella Qvist discusses Sweden's chances

30.16" - WRS from Romania chats on the turquoise carpet

34.32" - Sheldon Riley joins us from his hotel


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May 12, 2022
Live from Turin: Day Four
42:20

This week's trip to Turin has taken a rather unexpected turn, so join Rob for a slightly alternative look back at the results of semi-final one. We review the action with listener Will, before getting the thoughts of Dr Eurovision himself, Mr Paul Jordan. There's also a return to the podcast for the President of OGAE Italy, Cristina Giuntini.


10.38" - Listener Will on his view inside the Pala Olimpico

20.00" - Paul Jordan reviews the semi-final one qualifiers

32.44" - Cristina Giuntini from OGAE Italy on a very busy week for her


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May 11, 2022
Live from Turin: Day Three
34:58

The boys prepare for the first live show ahead of semi-final one kicking off the contest in style. The catch up with pre-contest favourites Kalush Orchestra about the importance of their participation, while they also hear from Amanda Tenfjord on Greece's entry this year.


Iceland's commentator gives us an idea on his life working at the contest, and there's a chance to chat with Norway's Head of Delegation about managing an artist unlike any other!


05.21" - Kalush Orchestra on the importance of competing.

09.31" - Amanda Tenfjord discusses Greece's chances.

16.35" - Stig Karlsen on managing SubWoolfer.

23.06" - Gísli Marteinn Baldursson chats about commentating on the contest.


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May 09, 2022
Live from Turin: Day Two
34:40

We bring you all the very best action from the turquoise carpet and the opening ceremony of Eurovision 2022. The episode features a massive ten interviews with the stars of this year's contest as we take you closer to the action inside the grounds of the stunning Venaria Reale, just north of Turin.


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May 08, 2022
Live from Turin: Day One
42:30

We kick off our coverage from the host city! The boys begin the episode outside this year's Eurovision arena before heading inside for a catch up with the EBU's Dave Goodman. There's also an appearance from Swedish commentator Edward af Sillen before they head for an interview with the UK's Sam Ryder.


06.06" - Dave Goodman from the EBU

18.59" - Swedish commentator Edward af Sillen

28.45" - Sam Ryder joins us


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May 07, 2022
The UK at Eurovision - 25 years since victory
55:45

In this bonus episode, James shares a documentary he's been working on over the last few months.


The UK is arguably one of, if not the most successful country in the Eurovision Song Contest. Alongside its five victories, the country has a further 18 top three results in the Grand Final of the world’s biggest music competition. But since 1997, that’s a full 25 years ago, the UK has failed to add another victory to its already impressive collection. Instead, the nation has found itself more often than not at the bottom end of the scoreboard; finishing last overall five times, two of which with the dreaded nul points – zero points. Its broadcaster, the BBC, has seemingly tried everything to change its fortunes around, but over the last quarter of a century, results inside the top 10 have only come their way three times, and the most recent time was over a decade ago. So with help from artists, TV producers, journalists and more, let’s figure out why the UK hasn't won the Eurovision Song Contest for 25 years.


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May 05, 2022
Stefan, Cornelia Jakobs & the Domi Diary
37:13

We start this week's episode with a phone call, as Rob hasn't turned up to record... but we still have time to catch up with three of this year's Eurovision artists. First we speak to We Are Domi, for the last entry into the Domi Diary. Then Estonia's Stefan stops by for a chat we had before he flew to Turin, and then podcast favourite Cornelia Jakobs returns to tell us about her first rehearsal.


08:54 - (We Are) Domi Diary

20:56 - Stefan from Estonia

30:35 - Cornelia Jakobs from Sweden


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May 03, 2022
Circus Mircus, Systur & MARO
51:21

In a surprise turn of events, Rob and James are in person for this week's episode, catching up with three of this year's Eurovision artists. First they head to Portugal to catch up with MARO, then they hop up to Iceland for a catch with Iceland's Systur, and then chaos ensues with Circus Mircus from Georgia.


09:34 - MARO from Portugal

23:16 - Systur from Iceland

34:44 - Circus Mircus from Georgia


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Apr 26, 2022
Lauri from The Rasmus & Karaoke Covers
49:49

In a week which features even more random conversation than normal, The Rasmus frontman returns to the podcast to discuss their journey to Eurovision. We also hear what went down at the final Eurovision pre-party of the season in Madrid with Milena from Eurovision-Spain.com, and in a podcast first... a guest almost misses their interview to have a baby!


09.18" - Latest Eurovision News

15.18" - Milena Gonzalez from Eurovision-Spain.com

22.47" - Another instalment on the Trek to Turin

33.18" - Lauri from The Rasmus returns for a chat

43.38" - One Second Song


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Apr 19, 2022
BBC Eurovision's Lee Smithurst & Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!
1:07:57

In an exclusive interview, the BBC's Series Producer of Eurovision Lee Smithurst joins us to chat all about their plans for Turin. How did the TAP deal come about? When did Space Man get chosen? What will Sam's staging look like? We'll chat about all that and more! Also, our Trek to Turin continues and we get the lowdown from Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam.


06:01 - Eurovision news

09:32 - Eurovision in Concert with Corrie Wouters

17:58 - Trek to Turin

32:18 - Exclusive Interview with Lee Smithurst


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Apr 12, 2022
Andrea & Turin's Tourist Board
56:07

North Macedonia's 2022 singer stops by for a chat ahead representing her country at Eurovision this year. During the chat she tells us more about her staging plans, and how she hopes to use the contest as a springboard for more success. There's another addition of the 'Trek to Turin' despite James' struggling with his pronounciations, and BBC Radio 1's Daniel Rosney gives us the lowdown after the London Eurovision Party.


09.18" - Latest Eurovision News

14.00" - BBC Radio 1's Daniel Rosney on London Eurovision

24.35" - The 'Trek to Turin'

34.59" - Andrea from North Macedonia joins us

50.20" - The One Second Song


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Apr 05, 2022
Christer Bjorkman talks American Song Contest, Eurovision and more!
39:07

He holds almost legendary status in the world of the Eurovision Song Contest, now Christer Bjorkman has headed stateside to lift the American Song Contest off the ground. He gives us an idea about how much work has been put in to get the show to our screens, he tells us how many songs were submitted to the competition and he also gives us his thoughts about the headline making viewing figures. We also squeeze in a chat about Melfest and Eurovision too!


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Mar 31, 2022
Brooke & (We Are) DOMI Diary Part 2
1:08:03

Eurovision 2022 is getting closer and closer, and this week Rob and James catch up with both Brooke from Ireland and Czech Republic's We Are Domi stop by for another entry into the DOMI Diary. The boys also kickstart their Trek to Turin.


08:34 - Eurovision News roundup

13:48 - (We Are DOMI) Diary

28:21 - Trek to Turin with Marcello Graziano

41:50 - Brooke from Ireland

61:15 - One Second Song


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Mar 29, 2022
Mia Dimsic & Travel Vloggers
1:06:48

We start our look ahead to Turin as we're joined by Croatia's representative for Eurovision 2022. Elsewhere we review your semi-final running order picks, and preview what we can expect in this year's host city with the help of some trusty travel vloggers. There's also a look back at the first American Song Contest show with the help of the 12 Points from America podcast.


07.44" - Latest Eurovision News

14.37" - Erik Nelson from 12 Points from America

25.15" - A tour around Turin with the help of YouTube

39.20" - Croatia's Mia Dimšić joins us for a chat

1.00.00" - One Second Song


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Mar 23, 2022
Selection Season Wrap & Melfest Gossip
53:39

In what seems like the blink of an eye, national selection season of 2022 has come to an end. On this week's podcast, we bring you a selection of our favourite interviews from the last two months, we update you on all the gossip from the Melfest afterparty and Rob's been busy with the Spotify playlists again...


04:47 - Melfest Gossip

12:42 - Eurovision news update

18:32 - Rachel Mackay's Songvakeppnin update

23:01 - Rob's Spotify playlists

30:10 - National final winners

49:12 - One Second Song



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Mar 16, 2022
Live from Stockholm: Melfest Final Reaction
27:21

After six weeks Melodifestivalen 2022 is over and Rob & James wrap up the action with the stars of the show. They're live in Stockholm one last time in the immediate aftermath of the Final with a whole host of brilliant interviews to conclude this series of Melfest Monday, including the brilliant winner... Cornelia Jakobs.


09.04" - Liamoo reacts to his 4th place finish.

11.09" - Cazzi Opeia gives her thoughts on the final.

14.17" - James reunites with runner-up Anders Bagge.

17.29" - Melfest Producer Anette Brattström reviews the series.

20.59" - Host Oscar Zia on his starring role in 2022.

22.37" - Winner Cornelia Jakobs chats after her brilliant win.


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Mar 14, 2022
Live from Stockholm: Saturday
44:28

We've made it... the Final of Melodifestivalen is tonight and we're here as excitement builds ahead of the show. Join Rob & James around Stockholm as they head to OGAE Sweden's pre-party before travelling to the arena. During the episode they chat to Sophia Ahlin from the Swedish fan club, Eurovision legend Anna Sahlene, and podcast favourite Ben Robertson is back on the podast. Make sure to check back with us on Monday for the last episode of the series...


05.17" - Sohia Ahlin from OGAE Sweden

10.26" - Melfest & Eurovision legend Anna Sahlene chats to us.

18.30" - Bet Eurovision's Ben Robertson is back with us.

30.16" - Fan favourite Cornelia Jakobs gives her final interview.


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Mar 12, 2022
Live from Stockholm: Friday
36:45

Rob and James have made it to the Swedish capital to begin their coverage ahead of the Melodifestivalen final. They set up camp inside the Friends Arena before catching up with fan favourites Klara Hammarström and LIAMOO, as well as going behind the scenes with SVT photographer Annika Berglund.


05.44" - LIAMOO joins us from his hotel.

14.55" - Annika Berglund on being the official Melfest photographer.

24.20" - Klara Hammarström joins us.


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Mar 11, 2022
Sam Ryder is the UK's entry for Eurovision 2022!
31:19

The news we've finally been waiting for, Sam Ryder has been announced as the UK's entry for Eurovision 2022 with the song Space Man. And with thanks to Steve Holden from BBC Radio 1, we bring you an extended cut of his chat with Sam that you won't hear anywhere else!


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Mar 10, 2022
Andi Knoll & Israeli Lifts
1:02:36

James is on-the-mend this week so instead Austria's Eurovision commentator joins Rob to co-host the podcast this week. They talk all things Austria and Eurovision, and there's also plenty of other guests who stop by for a chat including two of the National Final favourites competing in Iceland and Portugal. And even though James' isn't around, there's still time for the One Second Song.


04.19" - Andi Knoll Part One

12.44" - Latest Eurovision News

18.37" - Daughters of Reykjavik on Songvakeppnin

33.53" - MARO on her chances in Festival Da Canção

45.15" - Andi Knoll Part Two

59.46" - One Second Song


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Mar 09, 2022
Melfest Monday: Episode Six
59:44

With less than a week to go till the Melodifestivalen final we preview all the action and predict who might represent Sweden in Turin. Unfortunately James is feeling unwell, but to make up for it we're joined by two special guests... Jenny Ågren from Aftonbladet is back, and we also hear the thoughts of Bet Eurovision podcast host and Stockholm resident Ben Robertson too.


On top of that we catch up with Robin Bengtsson ahead of the Final, and prestigious backing singer Dea Norberg also returns to Melfest Monday.


04.21" - Ben & Jenny Part One

13.07" - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

21:00" - Dea Norberg Interview

32:14" - Robin Bengtsson Interview

40.04" - Ben & Jenny Part Two


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Mar 07, 2022
National Finalists & a UK Theory
55:13

We've gone national final crazy this week as we're joined by a mammoth FIVE artists hoping to represent their country at Eurovision this May. Zorja and Gramophonedzie from Serbia stop by to chat Pesma za Evroviziju, Felicia Lu and Malik Harris from Germany talk all things Germany 12 Points, and Dansk Melodi Grand Prix hopefuls Fuld Effekt talk about their hopes to represent Denmark. We also have a theory about the UK and the BBC...


06:21 - Eurovision News Round Up

11:51 - Zorja Interview

20:05 - Gramophonedzie Interview

23:31 - A UK Eurovision theory

25:40 - Fuld Effekt Interview

36:37 - Felicia Lu & Malik Harris

48:17 - One Second Song


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Mar 02, 2022
Melfest Monday: Episode Five
50:32

The four heats are now in the history books, and now we turn our attention to the new look semi final this coming weekend. Tobbe Ek is our special guest this week as he helps us review the weekend's action and preview what's to come on Saturday, plus semi finalists Alvaro Estrella and Cazzi Opeia stop by ahead of their performances at the weekend.


03:44 - Tobbe Ek Part One

17:32 - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

22:22 - Alvaro Estrella Interview

30:14 - Cazzi Opeia Interview

38:28 - Tobbe Ek Part Two


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Feb 28, 2022
Return of Anna Bergendahl & Broadband Apologies
54:46

After she told us she wouldn't be competing in Melodifestivalen, Anna returns to explain her change of heart. Elsewhere in the episode James' catches up with Finnish hopefuls Cyan Kicks, and Rob gets ready for Australia Decides with the help of Kyriakos from Aussievision.


07.17" - Latest Eurovision News

16.22" - Kyriakos from Aussievision ahead of Australia Decides

24.44" - Cyan Kicks talk all things UMK.

35.51" - Anna Bergendahl returns to the podcast.

49.00" - One Second Song


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Feb 23, 2022
Melfest Monday: Episode Four
49:41

We're halfway there! James & Rob are joined by Aftonbladet's Jenny Ågren to take a look back at Saturday's show and look ahead to the final heat. They catch up with two of the debut acts taking part in the show too, with Malin Christin and Tenori joining Rob for a chat, and of course there's yet another edition of the Melfest Monday Hall of Fame.


03.27" - Jenny Ågren Part One

14.48" - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

20.25" - Malin Christin Interview

29.28" - Tenori Interview

38.34" - Jenny Ågren Part Two


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Feb 21, 2022
Narguiz Birk-Petersen & (We Are) DOMI Diary
1:15:43

You'll forgive us for giving you such a long episode today, but we have three amazing guests that we know you're going to love! Narguiz Birk-Petersen hosted Eurovision 10 years ago in Baku and she joins us to to give an insight into one of TV's most stressful roles. Anders Bagge is one of Sweden's biggest names who's singing career began on The Masked Singer last year, he stops by ahead of his Melfest debut this weekend, and in the first instalment of our Domi Diary, Czech representatives We Are Domi give us an update on their preparations for Turin.


06:25 - Eurovision news roundup

11:53 - Anders Bagge Interview

30:00 - Domi Diary

46:32 - Narguiz Birk-Petersen Interview

69:39 - One Second Song


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Feb 16, 2022
Melfest Monday: Episode Three
54:04

We're two heats down in Melfest 2022, and the boys are back to review everything from the weekend, and look ahead to next weekend's show. SVT's Melodifestivalen expert and Mellopedia creator Gustav Dahlander joins Rob and James to digest the action, artists Faith Kakembo and and Cazzi Opeia chat about their hopes for Heat 3, and there's another edition of the Melfest Monday Hall of Fame.


04:00 - Gustav Dahlander Part One

16:50 - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

22:43 - Faith Kakembo

29:51 - Cazzi Opeia

41:29 - Gustav Dahlander Part Two



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Feb 14, 2022
Victor Crone & the Head of Ukranian TV
1:06:08

One of the busiest men in the world of Eurovision joins Rob and James to chat about his involvement in Melodifestivalden and Eesti Laul. Indeed Victor spoke to us after a very successful week which saw his pal Stig Rasta progress to the Eesti Laul Grand Final, and his co-written Melfest entry "Innocent Love" qualify direct to the Melfest Final.


We also bring you an exclusive chat with the Head of Ukranian television ahead of this weekend's Vidbir, the President of OGAE Italy is here to reflect on Sanremo, and James' embarrases himself during the One Second Song.


10.03" - Latest Eurovision News.

17.06" - Cristina Giuntini from OGAE Italy.

25.58" - Yaroslav Lodygin discusses Vidbir 2022.

35.57" - James' National Final Lyric of the Week

38.46" - Victor Crone on Eesti Laul, Melfest & more.

58.26" - One Second Song


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Feb 09, 2022
Melfest Monday: Episode Two
53:48

This year's competition is up and running and the boys have lots to talk about after a dramatic opening show. Bella Qvist joins the boys to discuss all the action as Cornelia Jakobs and Robin Bengtsson qualified for the Grand Final. There's also another edition of the Melfest Monday Hall of Fame, and Mimi (Browsing Collection) and Alvaro Estrella stop by for a chat.


04.04" - Bella Qvist Part One

14.46" - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

21.01" - Mimi from Browsing Collection

33.56" - Alvaro Estrella

41.54" - Bella Qvist Part Two


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Feb 07, 2022
We're commentating on Melodifestivalen!
2:19

The boys have got some very exciting news! Join Rob and James as they provide English language text commentary in the Melodifestivalen & Mello United apps during the live show. Important to remember that the Mello United app is only available on tablets in the UK... and you might need Google Translate to get yourself set up too.


Once you've successfully downloaded and set up your profile (use a Google account if you can!) then hit the screen in the top right corner or tilt your phone to watch live and chose the commentary from The Euro Trip podcast. See you in the app!




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Feb 05, 2022
Anna Sahlene & Golden Retrievers
1:06:35

As we approach one of the busiest weekends of national selection season, we're joined by a whole host of guests to get you up to speed with Eurovision 2022. Anna Sahlene represented Estonia 20 years ago, and is back this year to try her luck again. Gebrasy from Lithuania stops by to chat about his hopes for this year, and Eurovision IN's Claudio Sartorelli tells us all about Sanremo.


10:45" - Eurovision news roundup

15:42" - Claudio Sartorelli on Sanremo

25:22" - Gebrasy on his hopes to represent Lithuania

37:02" - Anna Sahlene 20 years on from Eurovision 2002

58:58" - The One Second Song


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Feb 02, 2022
Melfest Monday: Episode One
49:43

As Europe's favourite Eurovision national selection is about to get under way, we're back with Melfest Monday to get you up to speed with everything you need to know about Melodifestivalen. Aftonbladet's Tobbe Ek joins us to discuss the first heat, plus participants Robin Bengtsson and Cornelia Jakobs chat about their songs in this year's competition.


04:03 - Tobbe Ek Part One

14:49 - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

20:43 - Robin Bengtsson

26:25 - Cornelia Jakobs

38:16 - Tobbe Ek Part Two


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Jan 31, 2022
Elina Nechayeva & Magnus III
1:07:30

Estonia's 2018 representative reveals why she wants to return to Eurovision this year, including how Netflix's "The Story of Fire Saga" inspired her to make a comeback. We also chat to Irish hopeful Brooke about her track "It's Rich" and her plans for her Late Late Show performance, and we preview Benidorm Fest with Eurovision-Spain.com's Milena Gonzalez.


17.17" - Milena Gonzalez chats all things Benidorm Fest

27.18" - Irish hopeful Brooke discusses her entry "That's Rich"

41.34" - Estonia's Elina Nechayeva on her hopes to return to Eurovision

59.30" - The One Second Song


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Jan 26, 2022
Blind Channel & The Rasmus
1:11:18

We've got a Finnish rock special as Rotterdam favourites Blind Channel stop by to chat about life after Eurovision. Podcast regular Bella Qvist hangs out to chat to the band, discuss the cancellation of the Melfest tour, and also tries her luck at the One Second Song.


And of course there's an exclusive chat with The Rasmus as they try their luck in UMK 2022.


09.46" - Latest Eurovision News

15.50" - Bella Qvist discusses all things Melfest

25.21" - The Rasmus give an exclusive interview

43.37" - Rob & Bella chat to Blind Channel

1.03.44" - The One Second Song


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Jan 19, 2022
We Are Domi & Massive Keys
1:02:54

We have our first artist of 2022 on the podcast this week, as Dominika, Casper and Benjamin from We Are Domi chat all things about representing the Czech Republic in Turin. We have all the latest reaction to the Melodi Grand Prix artist announcement from ESC Norge's Morten Thomassen. And, performers of the song that's got everyone talking over the last week, Citi Zeni from Latvia join us for an exclusive interview about their song Eat Your Salad.


04:53 - Czech Republic's We Are Domi

25:06 - Eurovision News Update

30:02 - MGP reaction from ESC Norge's Morten Thomassen

42:23 - Exclusive Interview with Latvia's Citi Zeni


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Jan 12, 2022
The Roop & Furniture Design
59:59

Lithuania's Eurovision heroes join us to reflect on their iconic Rotterdam performance, and reveal how they reacted when told they'd need to try again to represent the country in 2021. Rob chats to Alina Amon, one of the hopefuls trying to represent Romania in Turin, while James catches up with Eurovision Albania's Roni Klein to reflect on 'Sekret' winning Festivali i Këngës.


9.09" - Latest Eurovision News.

14.40" - Roni Klein discusses Ronela Hajati's FiK win.

23.16" - Alina Amon on her hopes to represent Romania.

32.23" - The Roop reflect on their time in Rotterdam.

52.07" - The One Second Song.


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Jan 05, 2022
Karin Gunnarsson on her role as Melfest producer
44:53

As we wrap up our festive specials for 2021, James sits down for a feature length chat with Karin Gunnarsson, one of the three producers of Europe's favourite national selections, Melodifestivalen. Karin chats about life after Christer Bjorkman, the changes to the show structure, and what to look out for in 2022.


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Dec 29, 2021
Jon Ola Sand on his decade as Executive Supervisor
58:57

In the first of our special feative treats we sit down with argueably the most influential figure at the contest over the last ten years. Jon Ola talks about why he decided to step down from the role, his favourite and most challenging moments, as well as some of the rule changes he would have liked to implement during his time in the job.


He also celebrates Italy finally winning the contest, and explains whether Kazakhstan or any other countries could debut in the near future.


You won't want to miss this!


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Dec 22, 2021
Almost Live From Paris: Grand Final Debrief
40:02

The final episode looking at Junior Eurovision 2021 is here, with all the reaction to Armenia's victory in Paris. We relive the moment Malena was crowned the winner before hearing from her just moments after she lifted the trophy. Press conference host Sebastian Barke is with us to revist the week, and OGAE Poland join us after coming so close to yet another win. We also catch up with Eurovision fan Conor Devlin who attended Sunday's show.


The moment Armenia were crowned the winners - 06.01"

Malena gives her reaction to winning Junior Eurovision - 07.50"

Sebastian Barke on his hosting duties in the Press Centre - 12.54"

OGAE Poland discuss finishing as runner-up in Paris - 22.29"

Eurovision fan Conor Devlin on watching the show up close - 29.19"


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Dec 20, 2021
Almost Live From Paris: Grand Final Preview
1:03:20

The time has finally come for the Grand Final of Junior Eurovision 2021 and the boys are here with a whole host of guests to get you right up to speed! Enzo and Simao Oliveira from France and Portugal speak about their chances of victory, Louise Cantillon and Niamh Ní Chróinín from Irish broadcaster TG4 speak about covering the contest in Paris, meanwhile Irish representative Maiú Levi Lawlor's headmaster Declan O'Leary tells us all about the young singer. Stijn Smulders from Eurovision.tv is live from Paris as he bids farewell to the world of Eurovision, and Fabien Randanne joins us one last time from La Seine Musicale.


02:04 - Portugal's Simão Oliveira

07:51 - French journalist Fabien Randanne

18:28 - A recap of the JESC 2021 songs - Part 1

24:14 - Eurovision.tv's Stijn Smulders

32:12 - A recap of the JESC 2021 songs - Part 2

35:14 - Maiú Levi Lawlor's headmaster Declan O'Leary

40:29 - TG4's Louise Cantillon and Niamh Ní Chróinín

49:07 - French representative Enzo

57:20 - Junior Eurovision Jukebox


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Dec 19, 2021
Almost Live From Paris: Saturday
37:14

It's Junior Eurovision Eve today, so our preview of the final in Paris tomorrow continues. We're joined by Elisabetta Lizza from Italy & Levi Diaz from Spain as they prepare to represent their nation. Dutch songwriter Ferry Lagendijk tells us about writing this year's entry for The Netherlands and we catch up with Fabien Randanne live from the press centre.


02:17 - Italy's Elisabetta Lizza

04:33 - French Journalist Fabien Randanne

15:09 - Dutch songwriter Ferry Lagendijk

25:34 - Spain's Levi Diaz

32:03 - Junior Eurovision Jukebox


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Dec 18, 2021
Almost Live From Paris: Friday
37:41

The boys begin looking ahead to Sunday's Junior Eurovision Grand Final with plenty of special guests. On this episode James takes us on a trip down memory lane, French journalist Fabien Randanne gives the view from Paris, and Malta's Ike & Kaya stop by for a chat.


History of Junior Eurovision - 05.42"

Fabien Randanne on live in the Press Centre - 17.39"

Ike & Kaya from Malta interview - 25.59"

Junior Eurovision Jukebox - 34.46"


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Dec 17, 2021
Stefania & Jagerbombs
1:00:44

Ahead of this weekend's Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we're brining you a chat with Stefania who has competed at both the adult and junior versions of the Eurovision Song Contest. We also update you on our plans for the weekend, speak to another Eurovision 2022 hopeful and hear from one of this year's JESC competitors.


12:00 - Eurovision news roundup

15:40 - Nathan Cassidy's Eurovision dream

23:55 - Our plans for Junior Eurovision

25:20 - French act Enzo ahead of JESC

27:53 - Stefania on JESC 2016 and ESC 2021

52:52 - The One Second Song


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Dec 15, 2021
Stig Karlsen & Tomato Soup
1:05:23

We're delighted to welcome Norway's Head of Delegation to tell the boys what we need to know ahead of Melodi Grand Prix 2022. There's also an exciting conversation with ESCZ entrant Giudi & music producer Joshua James about their entry which is hoping to fly the Czech flag in Turin.


Latest Eurovision News - 10.36"

Giudi & Joshua James chat about "Jezinky" - 18.23"

James is joined by Norway Head of Delegation Stig Karlsen - 36.10"

The One Second Song - 59.37"


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Dec 08, 2021
Andrius Pojavis & Christmas Decorations
1:01:33

This week we head back to 2013 and speak to Lithuania's entrant Andrius Pojavis about his life and career. We also get the inside line on the rumour that Monaco is returning to the contest in 2023, and we put a special callout to budding Eurovision artists.


10:17 - Eurovision news update.

16:15 - Eurovision-FR's Nisay Samreth on the Monaco rumour.

25:20 - A special callout to budding Eurovision artists.

27:05 - Lithuania's Andrius Pojavis.

52:01 - One Second Song.


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Dec 01, 2021
Michael Kealy & Theme Music
1:14:38

In a feature lenth interview, Ireland's Head of Delegation joins Rob and James to give them the inside scoop on their plans for 2022. Friends of the podcast Mike & Dale from Aussievision also stop by for a chat, and we bring you potentially the greatest Spotify playlist of all-time.


10.01" - Latest Eurovision News.

17.39" - Aussievision join the boys for a chat.

29.43" - Rob shares a playlist discovery.

37.20" - Michael Kealy discusses Ireland's Eurovision plans.

1.08.00" - The One Second Song.


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Nov 25, 2021
Ovi & Spreadsheets
1:05:27

He's represented Romania twice at the contest alongside Paula Selling, Ovi stops by for an in depth chat about his experiences. We also hear from Carl Magnus Palm on ABBA's comeback and we share our plans for Junior Eurovision next month.


10:05 - Eurovision news update

16:01 - Carl Magnus Palm chats all things ABBA

26:50 - James's picks for the #ESC250

33:01 - Ovi on his Eurovision adventures

56:42 - One Second Song


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Nov 17, 2021
Anna Bergendahl & T-Shirt Quotes
1:01:43

The fan favourite and Melfest star reminisces about her Eurovision experience and future career ambitions. The boys also get the latest on Germany's plans for their 2022 selection, and which of their previous guests would make their #ESC250?


09.01" - Eurovision News Update.

14.30" - DJ Douze Point from ESC Kompakt on "Lied für Turin"

23.44" - Rob picks his choice for #ESC250.

29.55" - Anna Bergendahl joins us for a big interview.

55.45" - The one Second Song.


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Nov 10, 2021
Niamh Kavanagh & Egg Baskets
1:06:19

Ireland's 1993 Eurovision winner recounts her story of winning the contest and returning almost two decades later. Elsewhere on this week's episode there's a triumphant return for 'Calendar Watch' and we hear all about Benidorm Fest with Spanish fan and journalist Luis Mesa.


10.06" - Eurovision News Update.

14.27" - Luis Mesa discusses Benidorm Fest.

30.13" - Niamh Kavanagh joins us for the big interview.

1.00.40" - The One Second Song.


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Nov 03, 2021
Valentina Monetta & BLT Sandwiches
1:07:40

Another week, another bumper episode of the world's favourite Eurovision podcast. Firstly we'll chat to Emma Kelly on the media reaction to the BBC's plans for 2022, then the EBU's Dave Goodman stops by to update us on the planning for Turin, and finally we hear from none other than Valentina Monetta on her mammoth four appearances at the contest.


09:29 - Emma Kelly on the media response in the UK

16:36 - All the latest Eurovision news

20:46 - The EBU's Dave Goodman on planning for Turin

35:20 - Valentina Monetta on her Eurovision experiences

60:27 - One Second Song



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Oct 26, 2021
The UK's plan for Eurovision 2022 revealed!
30:43
An exclusive chance to hear Ben Mawson discussing why he's decided to take on the challenge of changing the UK's fortunes at the contest. The boys are also joined by BBC Radio 1's Music Reporter Steve Holden to discuss his interview as they react to the big news.

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Oct 21, 2021
Jowst & Calendars
1:05:19

A bumper episode of the podcast as the Norwegian DJ and songwriter discusses his love for Eurovision and his quest to return to the contest. There's also the inside track on two big Eurovision stories, namely, who'll be representing Greece? And what changes can we expect from Melfest 2022?


There's also a lot of talk about calendars... and the conversation returns to everyone's favourite listener, James' Grandma.


06.49" - The latest Eurovision news

12.03" - Who could be representing Greece in Turin?

20.57" - Tobbe Ek joins us to discuss changes to Melfest in 2022.

36.51" - Jowst tells us all about his experience in Kyiv, and love of Eurovision.

59.22" - Rob challenges James to the One Second Song.




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Oct 19, 2021
Jeangu Macrooy & Wooden Rabbits
58:51

Another week, and another podcast where we look back at 2021 and look ahead to 2022. Jeangu Macrooy stops by for a chat to review his experience in Roterdam, and Cristina Giuntini, OGAE Italy's President gives us an update on last week's news that Eurovision is heading to Turin next May.


09:20 - Eurovision news update

15:16 - OGAE Italy's President Cristina Giuntini

30:05 - Jeangu Macrooy reflects on Eurovision 2021

52:35 - One Second Song



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Oct 12, 2021
Eurovision 2022 is headed to Turin!
31:43
Rob presents an emergency episode of the podcast with reaction to reveal of next year's host city. He's joined by Claudio Sortorelli from Italian Eurovision news site Eurovision IN before catching up with Mark Lowen, the BBC's Rome Correspondent.

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Oct 08, 2021
The Black Mamba & James' Grandma
53:54

The countdown to Eurovision 2022 starts here as the podcast returns for weekly episodes. The boys are joined by the Portuguese boys who took Rotterdam by storm, and there's an update on when we might hear that all important host city decision.


09.16" - Latest Eurovision news

14.17" - Claudio from Eurovision IN join us to discuss the host city race

25.00" - The Black Mamba reflect on their Rotterdam experiences

48.10" - The One Second Song returns



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Oct 05, 2021
Husavik's Eurovision Fairytale
1:01:46

In this very special episode of the podcast, we hear from Örlygur Örlygsson, the founder of the world's first Eurovision exhibition based in Husavik. His colleague Rachel Mackay takes us on a tour of the now famous town and Miss Husavik herself, Molly Sanden stops by for a chat after she became a household name because of the Netflix film, 'The Story of Fire Saga'.


09:50 - Rachel Mackay Part One

19:25 - Örlygur Örlygsson Interview

31:17 - Rachel Mackay Part Two

43:30 - Molly Sanden Interview



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Sep 28, 2021
The Contest & Me: Petra Mede
1:01:32

Host of Eurovision 2013 and 2016, Melodifestivalen and Eurovision's Greatest Hits - Petra Mede joins us for a rare English language interview. She talks us through her earliest memories of the contest, some ridiculous stories from hosting the event itself and hints at a desire to be involved again in the future...


We've been promising something big for a while, and we're sure this lives up to the hype!



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Sep 14, 2021
The Contest & Me: Zoe London
59:10

Zoe London, famed multi-genre DJ joins us to go through her love of the Eurovision Song Contest. We hear about her Eurovision themed school talent show, a once in a lifetime trip to Lisbon in 2018 and what she wants to see at the contest in the future.


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Sep 07, 2021
The Contest & Me: Scott Bryan
52:02

The esteemed TV Critic and broadcaster joins us on a journey through Eurovision past, present and future. We learn how an argument meant he missed the crowning of one of the contest's most iconic winners, and which famous face from previous editions Scott would like to see return to our TV screens.


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Aug 31, 2021
The Contest & Me: Alex Mansuroglu
45:55

Radio presenter on Kiss FM Alex Mansuroglu joins the boys to chat about his love affair with the Eurovision Song Contest. He also reveals how he thinks the UK should change its approach and what he wants to see changed at the contest.


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Aug 24, 2021
The Contest & Me: Bella Qvist
54:00

The Swedish Eurovision expert and Melfest commentator joins us to discuss her love of Eurovision and her favourite memories of the contest. They include a memorable party in Sheffield, her wait for a DM from a previous winner, and how she has celebrated many a Swedish victory.


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Aug 17, 2021
The Contest & Me: Steve Rosenberg
45:20

The BBC's Moscow correspondent talks Russian Grannies & much much more, including the time he ended up live on Russian State TV as they selected their song for Eurovision. Rob also shares some of your first memories of seeing the contest, and we wish James a speedy recovery.


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Aug 10, 2021
The Contest & Me: Paddy O'Connell
41:28

The BBC broadcaster & Eurovision commentator shares his memories of the contest as the series kicks off in style. The boys also give an update about what they've been upto since the last episode, and give more details about what to expect over the next few weeks.


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Aug 03, 2021
Coming Soon: The Contest & Me
3:21
Get ready for a brand new series bringing you stories from well known Eurovision fans across the globe. Episodes drop every Wednesday, starting 4th August 2021.

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Jul 28, 2021
2021 Series Finale
1:05:45

The final episode of the current Eurovision season is here as Rob and James reminisce over the last few months. They relive some of their favourite interviews, as well as look back at this year's contest with the European Broadcasting Union's Communications Lead, Dave Goodman. And it wouldn't be the final episode without a double helping of the One Second Song.


10.15" - Dave Goodman Interview

30.25" - Best Moments of 2020/21

55.28" - One Second Song


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Jun 01, 2021
Eurovision 2021 Grand Final Debrief
1:01:08

Eurovision 2021 has been and gone, and the boys are back for the penultimate episode of the season to debrief all the action from the weekend. They'll chat to the President of OGAE Italy to get their reaction to the nation's win, Dr Zoe Jay explains why Europe voted the way it did and BBC Radio 1's Steve Holden is back again to review the big show.


10:40 - Cristina Giuntini, President of OGAE Italy

23:40 - Dr Zoe Jay reviews the voting patterns

38:10 - BBC Radio 1's Steve Holden



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May 25, 2021
Almost Live from Rotterdam: Grand Final Preview
1:03:20

After two years of waiting, it's finally the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest! The boys are here with your big preview show with a plethora of esteemed guests to get you right up to speed ahead of the big show tonight!


08:10 - Fabien Randanne on Barbara Pravi

18:15 - Ben Robertson on the betting odds

27:25 - Your Good Luck messages

29:40 - Martin Österdahl

32:45 - Kristina Chetcuti on Destiny

38:30 - Ari Olafsson, Bella Qvist & Daniel Rosney

59:00 - The Class of 2021



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May 21, 2021
Almost Live from Rotterdam: Friday
43:03

The boys celebrate Eurovision Grand Final eve with a whole host of special guests. Dr Abby Waysdorf is back on the podcast after attending the second semi-final in the Ahoy arena, there's also the chance to hear from Go_A, a Eurovision memory from Ireland 1994, and the results of The Euro Trip's Eurovision Sweepstake are revealed. Plus Sissi joins us to discuss her role as Estonia's spokesperson in the Grand Final.


08.45" - Dr Abby Waysdorf on sem-final two.

21.00" - Go_A join us to discuss their Eurovision hopes.

27.10" - Paul & Charlie share their Eurovision memory.

30.40" - Sweepstake Draw

35.50" - Sissi discusses being Estonia's spokesperson.



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May 21, 2021
Almost Live from Rotterdam: Thursday
56:01

The second semi-final of Eurovision 2021 is here! The boys are joined by special guests Zoe London and Ole Topholm to discuss what might happen, as well as being joined by Benny Cristo from the Czech Republic. There's also another great Eurovision memory from winner of the 2001 contest, Dave Benton.


07.14" - Zoe & Ole Part 1

15.54" - Benny Cristo Interview

30.30" - Angry Eurovision Local Tweets

33.38" - Dave Benton's Eurovision Memory

38.17" - Zoe & Ole Part 2


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May 20, 2021
Almost Live from Rotterdam: Wednesday
53:53

The first live show of Eurovision 2021 is done and dusted, and we're joined by some special guests to look back at the action. Mike and Dale from Aussievision react to Australia's first NQ and Dr Abby Waysdorf tells us what it was like inside the Ahoy as a fan. We also bring you the very latest news about the Icelandic delegation with help from Rachel The Húsavík Eurovision Exhibition. We look ahead briefly to semi final two with Austria's entry Vincent Bueno and have another special Eurovision memory.


09:20 - Rachel from The Húsavík Eurovision Exhibition

16:10 - Mike and Dale from Aussievision

28:55 - Dr Abby Waysdorf

39:50 - Andrius Mamontovas Eurovision Memory

44:55 - Vincent Bueno Interview



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May 19, 2021
Almost Live from Rotterdam: Tuesday
47:32

Tonight we will see the first live show of Eurovision 2021, and today the boys are joined by Brian O'Reilly and Ben Robertson to preview all the action. Australia's entry Montaigne stops by to chat about her chances in tonight's show, Steve Holden returns and we've got a special Eurovision memory from Dami Im.


06:35 - Brian O'Reilly & Ben Robertson (Part 1)

17:30 - Montaigne Interview

23:01 - Dami Im shares a Eurovision memory

26:50 - Brian O'Reilly & Ben Robertson (Part 2)

39:40 - Steve Holden previews tonight's semi-final



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May 17, 2021
Almost Live from Rotterdam: Monday
39:09

With just a day to go until the first semi-final of Eurovision 2021, the boys are joined by BBC Radio 1's Music Reporter Steve Holden to discuss his brand new documentary. Podcast favourite Sheila Kamerman also returns, and there's a Eurovision memory from previous winner Eldar Gasimov.


07.24" - Steve Holden (Part 1)

12.34" - Sheila Kamerman Interview

24.13" - Eldar Gasimov shares a Eurovision memory

28.21" - Steve Holden (Part 2)


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May 17, 2021
Almost Live from Rotterdam: Rehearsal Roundup
59:27

Your daily dose of The Euro Trip starts right here! Our Almost Live from Rotterdam series begins with a bang, as we catch up with Iceland's representative Dadi and Gagnamagnid ahead of their appearance in the semi-final this week. We also chat to Nathan Waddell and Corrie Wouters who help us roundup everything from rehearsal week. Finally, each day this week we'll hear a special Eurovision memory from an artist from yesteryear, starting today with Albert from Lake Malawi.


08:50 - Dadi and Gagnamagnid Interview

21:40 - Albert from Lake Malawi

25:30 - Rehearsal Roundup


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May 15, 2021
Ari Olafsson, Jana Burceska & Rehearsal Week
1:10:37

We're now halfway through Eurovision rehearsals, so we thought we should catch up with former artists Ari Olafsson and Jana Burceska to find out what rehearsal week is like for an artist. We also chat to press conference host Samya Hafsaoui about her important role, and we get an answer to lsat week's lost luggage story thanks to Israeli delegate Gilad Yanay.


07:50 - Gilad Yanay Interview

26:00 - Samya Hafsaoui Intreview

39:45 - Ari Olafsson & Jana Burceska Interview

61:30 - One Second Song




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May 11, 2021
Bakker Bonus: Countdown to Eurovision
1:13:48

We know how much you love a bonus episode of the podcast, so here we are with our 'Bakker Bonus' as we sit down for a two big conversations. Firstly we speak to Gerben Bakker, Eurovision's Head of Show as he tells us what we can expect from the three live shows. Then we chat to Sietse Bakker, the Executive Producer of this year's contest as he gets us up to speed with how preparations are going.


05:00 - Gerben Bakker Interview

41:05 - Sietse Bakker Interview



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May 06, 2021
James Newman & Lost Luggage
1:07:40

The UK's Eurovision 2021 artist is finally on the podcast. James Newman takes time away from his preparations for Rotterdam to discuss his whirlwind eighteen months, and there's two for the price of one as the Netherlands Jeangu Macrooy also joins us. And even more... Exec Producer Sietse Bakker also stops by to discuss the news we will be getting an audience this year.


News Update - 11.24"

Sietse Bakker Interview - 16.27"

Rotterdam Road Trip ft. Jeangu Macrooy - 22.10"

James Newman Interview - 40.28"

One Second Song - 1.00.21"



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May 04, 2021
Natalia Gordienko & Mean Tweets
1:03:52

Natalia Gordienko gives one of her first English language interviews ahead of Eurovision 2021, we chat to the boys from Aussievision about all things Australia and listener-come-guest Corrie tells us what it's like inside the Ahoy in Rotterdam.


11:30 - News round-up

14:30 - Mike and Dale from Aussievision

25:05 - Rotterdam Road Trip with Corrie Wouters

40:15 - Natalia Gordienko Interview

57:40 - One Second Song



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Apr 27, 2021
Tusse & Friday Beers
1:09:47

The man with Sweden's proud Eurovision history behind him, Tusse, joins us on the podcast this week. We also chat movies with Empire's Editor-at-large Helen O'Hara, with Husavik nominated at the Academy Awards due to take place later this week. Stijn Smulders is back too, with a very special Rotterdam Road Trip.


Latest News - 14.27"

Helen O'Hara on Husavik's chances at the Oscars - 19.50"

Rotterdam Road Trip with Stijn Smulders - 32.20"

Tusse Interview - 45.03"

One Second Song - 1.01.33"



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Apr 20, 2021
Concert In The Dark Preview
57:23

On this week's bonus episode of the podcast, we treat you to an exclusive pass to go behind the scenes of Concert In The Dark, one of the only pre-parties happening ahead of Eurovision 2021. Wednesday night's event will feature 15 of this year's artists as well as some familiar faces, and we speak to some of them ahead of the show. We also speak to the event producer, as well as the co-founder of More Trees, one of the event partners which viewers are encouraged to donate to.


You can watch Concert In The Dark live on Wednesday 21 April at 20:00 BST/21:00 CEST on eurovoix.tv


03:10 - Callum Rowe

12:00 - Nicki French

22:55 - Helen Boksle

28:45 - Eva & Kalle Rydberg

38:30 - Patrik Jean

47:15 - Niki Tibble



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Apr 18, 2021
Barbara Pravi & Iced Tea
1:06:50

In a jam-packed episode, we hear from not one but two of the class of 2021, including Rafal from Poland and Barbara Pravi from France. We're also joined by friend of the podcast Tobbe Ek who gets us to the bottom of the Dinah Nah story, and the Rotterdam Road Trip continues.


08:20 - Eurovision news round-up

11:00 - Tobbe Ek Interview

20:35 - Rotterdam Road Trip with Veerle Collignon

32:10 - Rafal Clip

36:00 - Barbara Pravi Interview

59:30 - One Second Song



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Apr 13, 2021
The Euro Trip x Coming Out Stories
26:19

Rob & James team up with host Emma Goswell to present a special episode of The Euro Trip, and Coming Out Stories. They chat Eurovision, LGBT rights, and why you should check out each other's podcasts.


Coming Out Stories will take you to one the most important moments in many people’s lives. It will perch you on sofas in suburban sitting rooms, stand you in front of officials' desks, put you at the centre of a crowd in a noisy classroom, everywhere where these conversations have happened. It doesn’t even matter if you haven’t had a conversation like this yourself, or indeed ever plan to. Everyone can recognise the innate human desire to love and be loved, and that’s what these stories are about.



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Apr 12, 2021
Destiny & Broken Fences
1:03:36
She's one of the favourites to win this year's Eurovision Song Contest; Malta's Destiny joins the boys to discuss her hopes and chances of taking the trophy back to the Mediterranean. There's yet another edition of our Rotterdam Road Trip, and things get a little high brow with an actual doctor joining us to discuss her latest Eurovision project.

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Apr 06, 2021
Blind Channel & Cocktails
58:30

Blind Channel, Finland's entry for Eurovision 2021 join Rob and James to chat about their lives since winning UMK, their hopes for Rotterdam and promise to buy us all a drink (you included). Conor Devlin talks about how he wcreated something special for Lesley Roy and The Euro Trip's Rotterdam Road Trip continues.


11:05 - News roundup

16:30 - Conor Devlin chats Lesley Roy's music video

28:30 - The Euro Trip's Rotterdam Road Trip

37:30 - Blind Channel Interview

51:40 - One Second Song



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Mar 30, 2021
Albina & Hotel Ice Cream
1:06:29

Albina (Croatia 2021) joins Rob and James as the podcast focuses on all things Rotterdam. There's also your chance to get involved with The Euro Trip's Eurovision Sweepstake, and we analyse the current odds to see if we can predict a winner. Oh, and podcast favourite Sheila Kamerman returns to give us another glimpse of life in this year's host city.


11.51" - Latest Eurovision News

18.23" - Ben Robertson discusses the latest odds ahead of this year's contest.

31.05" - The Euro Trip's Rotterdam Road Trip

44.40" - Albina (Croatia 2021) Interview

59.34" - One Second Song




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Mar 24, 2021
Christer Bjorkman Exclusive Interview
1:02:13
The man responsible for Sweden's incredible form at Eurovision over the past decade joins Rob & James for a feature length conversation covering everything from Melodifestivalen, Eurovision, and the upcoming American Song Contest. Don't skip ahead, as there are so many incredible stories in this special episode.

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Mar 22, 2021
Selection Season Wrap Party
46:22

After a whirlwind few months, national selection season has drawn to a close and it gives us a chance to pause, take a breath and take stock. Because of that, Rob and James have invited twi of their favourite artists along for a chat about the shows across Europe.


13:50 - Sissi and Pedro Gonçalves Interview

40:00 - One Second Song



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Mar 17, 2021
Melfest Monday: Episode Seven
58:30

The series finale of Melfest Monday is here! Rob and James react to Tusse's victory with a whole host of special guests, including Bella Qvist, one of SVT's first ever English language commentators for the Grand Final. There's also another appearance from podcast favourites Stina Stjernkvist, and Aftonbladet's Tobbe Ek.


03.14" - Bella Qvist (Part One)

13.38" - Hall of Fame

18.19" - Stina Stjernkvist Interview

27.25" - Tobbe Ek Interview

47.01" - Bella Qvist (Part Two)



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Mar 15, 2021
Making Their Mind Up: United Kingdom Song Review
37:10
Join Rob and James and a host of Eurovision stars as they discuss 'Embers' James Newman's entry for Rotterdam. Nicki French (UK 2000), James Fox (UK 2004), and Charlie McGettigan (Ireland 1994) are joined by Radio 1 Music Reporter Steve Holden as they chat about the UK's hopes this year, and changing perceptions of the contest at home.

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Mar 12, 2021
Linnea Deb & School Discos
1:05:12

Legendary songwriter Linnea Deb joins the boys to discuss her career, including her Eurovision win in 2015, and the three songs she has competing in this weekend's Melfest Final. Denmark's Eurovision commentator stops by to discuss his country's chances in Rotterdam, and we have all the gossip you need about Dadi's brand new song for Iceland.


08.40" - Eurovision News Roundup

15.10" - Ole Topholm Interview (Denmark's Eurovision Commentator)

25.33" - Freyr Eyjolfsson Interview (Icelandic TV Host)

36.14" - Linnea Deb Big Interview

57.50" - One Second Song



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Mar 10, 2021
Melfest Monday: Episode Six
1:05:38

In our biggest episode to date, we are joined by a whole host of guests to review Saturday's Andra Chansen and of course preview the final of Melodifestivalen 2021. SVT's online expert Gustav Dahlander is our special guest throughout, we hear from Aftonbladet's Tobbe Ek on his predictions for the final, photographer of the stars Stina Stjernkvist gives us her unique perspective and finalist Anton Ewald shares his hopes ahead of the show.


05:15 - Gustav Dahlander Part One

16:50 - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

22:45 - Stina Stjernkvist Interview

32:50 - Anton Ewald Interview

44:20 - Gustav Dahlander Part Two

49:20 - Martin Österdahl Clip

57:10 - Tobbe Ek Clip



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Mar 08, 2021
Martin Osterdahl Exclusive Interview
34:54
Hear Eurovision's Executive Supervisor like you've never heard him before. Martin Osterdahl joins James for an in-depth conversation about his life and career, Eurovision 2021, as well as what changes to the contest we can expect to see over the coming years.

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Mar 05, 2021
Cheryl Baker & Roast Dinners
1:03:45

We catch up with Cheryl Baker 40 years after her Eurovision triumph, we catch up with ESC Kompakt again to chat all about Germany's entry for 2021 and we head to Denmark to speak to The Cosmic Twins ahead of their appearance in Dansk Melodi Grand Prx this coming weekend.


07:50 - Eurovision News roundup

15:30 - ESC Kompakt discuss Germany's entry

23:30 - The Cosmic Twins Interview ahead of DMGP

32:00 - Cheryl Baker Interview

56:40 - One Second Song



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Mar 03, 2021
Melfest Monday: Episode Five
37:26

The semi-finals are over! And wow, what a finale... Lovers of Valdaro singer Erik Gabriel joins Rob & James to review the action, as well as look ahead to next weekend's Second Chance Round. There's also an in-depth interview with Melfest debutants Lillasyster, and we try to find the "Best Melfestivalen Group" in the Hall of Fame.


03.42" - Erik Gabriel (Part One)

12.51" - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

18.23" - Lillasyster Interview

25.57" - Erik Gabriel (Part Two)





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Mar 01, 2021
Jake Shakeshaft & Fancy Dress
59:35

We get the behind the scenes stories of Joe and Jake's time representing the United Kingdom in Eurovision from Jake Shakeshaft, there's also the latest news including a review of the Spanish entry from a journalist in based near Barcelona, and Portuguese singer Da Chick discusses her hopes to represent the country in Rotterdam.


08.58" - News Headlines

14.35" - Eurovision-Spain.com discuss their entry for Rotterdam

21.01" - Da Chick Interview on her hopes to represent Portugal

30.31" - Jake Shakeshaft Interview

53.34" - One Second Song





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Feb 24, 2021
Melfest Monday: Episode Four
45:04

Dea Norberg, a singer who has performed at Melfest on a staggering 121 occasions joins Rob and James to review Saturday's show. Rob also chats to participants Lovad and Tess Merkel ahead of their semi final and another performer enters the Melfest Monday Hall of Fame.


04:40 - Dea Norberg Part One

17:45 - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

23:10 - Lovad Interview

29:02 - Tess Merkel Interview

33:50 - Dea Norberg Part Two



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Feb 22, 2021
Behind the Scenes of Eurovision
55:23

A bonus Friday episode gets you closer to Eurovision than ever before as the boys bring you two feature length interviews. First up is Eurovision's king of digital content Stijn Smulders, as he reveals what it's like connecting with fans around the world, plus a behind the scenes look at #EurovisionAgain. Then there's the inside track on this year's contest from Eurovision 2021 Executive Producer Sietse Bakker in a real don't miss conversation.


02.35" - Stijn Smulders (Project Leader, YouTube Channel Manager & Voice-over for Eurovision and Junior Eurovision)

24.38" - Sietse Bakker (Executive Producer, Eurovision 2021)



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Feb 19, 2021
Keiino & Thai Curries
56:19

As the final of Melodi Grand Prix in Norway draws to a close this coming weekend, we chat to Tom, Fred and Alexandra from Keiino as they look to return to the Eurovision Song Contest. We also speak to Oskr ahead of the final of UMK and get the lowdown from BBC Radio 1's Steve Holden about Duncan Laurence entering music charts around the world.


07:25 - Eurovision news round-up

10:15 - Steve Holden on Eurovision in the charts

18:10 - Oskr from Finland speaks ahead of UMK

27:01 - Keiino Interview

49:50 - One Second Song



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Feb 17, 2021
Melfest Monday: Episode Three
43:32

Melodifestivalen 2017 singer Axel Schylström reviews a dramatic weekend of Melfest action, before looking ahead to the third semi-final coming up this Saturday. There's also a chance to hear James' interviews with songwriting duo Anderz Wrethov and Linnea Deb, and there's more nominations for the Melfest Monday "Hall of Fame".


Axel Schylström (Part 1) - 03.12"

Melfest Monday Hall of Fame - 15.11"

Andrez Wrethov Interview - 21.30"

Linnea Deb Interview - 30.28"

Axel Schylström (Part 2) - 31.51"




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Feb 15, 2021
Daz Sampson & Zoom Quizzes
1:03:20

Make yourself comfortable and settle in for a bumper edition of the podcast this week, featuring former UK entry and wannabe Belarussian representative Daz Sampson, Melfest's Patrik Jean, and Ukrainian Eurovision jury member Yaroslav Lodygin.


08.14" - News Round-Up

13.15" - Yaroslav Lodygin discusses Ukraine's entry for Rotterdam

22.48" - Patrik Jean on his Melodifestivalen entry

27.24" - The 'Big Interview' with Daz Sampson

57.33" - One Second Song



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Feb 10, 2021
Melfest Monday: Episode Two
46:15

Melfest Semi Final One is done and dusted, so the boys get a helping hand from SVT's online expert Gustav Dahlander to debrief Saturday's show. He's a man with all the facts and stats so there's nobody better to give us the lowdown. Semi Final Two participants Julia Alfrida and Anton Ewald also join us to discuss their chances.


03:44 - Gustav Dahlander (Part 1)

14:05 - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

18:31 - Julia Alfrida Interview

25:40 - Anton Ewald Interview

34:50 - Gustav Dahlander (Part 2)



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Feb 08, 2021
Sanna Nielsen & Bedspreads
56:02

In the week of Melodifestivalen, we speak to Swedish royalty Sanna Nielsen about her career, including her Eurovision journey in 2014. We also catch up with French journalist Sébastien Barké about last weekend's French selection and speak to another Eurovision 2021 hopeful.


08:13 - Eurovision news round-up


13:03 - Sébastien Barké on the French song for 2021


20:57 - Blind Channel's Niko on their Eurovision bid


28:50 - Sanna Nielsen Interview


50:51 - One Second Song



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Feb 03, 2021
Melfest Monday: Episode One
37:08

With Melodifestivalen set to be bigger than ever before, Rob and James have decided to dedicate a podcast to all things Melfest 2021. In this first episode they're joined by Aftonbladet journalist Tobbe Ek, contest royalty Sanna Nielsen, and esteemed song writer Andreas Stone Johansson to preview Saturday's first semi-final.


4.38" - Tobbe Ek (Part 1)

11.18" - Sanna Nielsen

13.54" - Melfest Monday Hall of Fame

18.54" - Andreas Stone Johansson

28.35" - Tobbe Ek (Part 2)



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Feb 01, 2021
Atli Orvarsson & Shepherd's Pie
53:09

Eurovision national selection season is in full swing this week and the boys speak to a handful of those hoping to fly the flag for France at Eurovision 2021. Israel's former Head of Press Alon Amir shares his thoughts on Israel's song and we hear from Atli Orvarsson, the man behind the music in the Eurovision movie.


07:40 - Eurovision news round-up


11:43 - Alon Amir on Israel's song for 2021


18:30 - The thoughts from the French Eurovision hopefuls


30:22 - Atli Orvarsson Interview


46:46 - One Second Song



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Jan 27, 2021
Albert Cerny & the Norwegian Lottery
59:04

Lake Malawi front man Albert Cerny joins Rob and James to reflect on his Eurovision experience of Tel Aviv 2019, including how the trip inspired another of the group's hit songs. There's also the inside line on the Dutch Covid-19 situation with a journalist based in Rotterdam, and Croatian singer Nina Kraljic discusses her hopes to represent her country again in 2021.


07.03 - Eurovision News Round-Up

12.27 - Dutch journalist Sheila Kamerman on the Covid-19 situation in the Netherlands

19.24 - Nina Kraljic on her hopes for Dora 2021.

28.42 - Albert Cerny chats about his Eurovision experiences.

52.13 - The boys play another edition of the 'One Second Song'



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Jan 20, 2021
Dami Im & Lemonade
57:08

The boys are back for another jam packed episode featuring an in-depth interview with Australia's most successful artist at Eurovision: Dami Im. Rob and James also get the latest about Stefania's song for Greece plus they chat to one of this year's Eesti Laul contenders who has an unusual link to Eurovision.


06:26 - News round-up

10:36 - All the latest on the Greek song for 2021

17:19 - Sissi on her hopes to represent Estonia

28:08 - Dami Im Interview

50:44 - One Second Song



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Jan 13, 2021
Eldar Gasimov & New Year Resolutions
58:50

Rob and James return with their first episode of this year. With plenty to discuss, the boys canter through the latest news, including our first song of Eurovision 2021. There's a chat with ESC kompakt's Benjamin Hertlien about Germany's plans for the contest, Terence James discusses his hopes to represent France, and Eldar Gasimov reflects on his win in Dusseldorf.


07.26" - News round-up.

13.26" - Germany's plans for Eurovision 2021.

21.04" - Terence James on hopes to represent France.

30.24" - Eldar Gasimov Interview

51.39" - One Second Song



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Jan 06, 2021
The BBC & Eurovision
44:06
How often have you sat at home wondering what the BBC are thinking when it comes to Eurovision? Well wonder no more. In the second of our festive specials, James sits down with Series Producer Lee Smithurst to hear the broadcasters future plans. And... how they plan on getting the UK back on the left-hand side of the scoreboard.

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Dec 30, 2020
Eurovision's Rock 'n' Roll Winners
1:08:23
In a very special gift from us to you this holiday season, we're giving you a feature length interview with Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan, winners of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. In a wide-ranging chat, the pair discuss their careers before Eurovision, achieving their dream of winning the contest, and their thoughts on the modern day ESC itself.

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Dec 23, 2020
Alex Larke & Pinball Machines
53:10
Alex Larke joins the boys to talk about Eurovision 2015, an eye-opening conversation he had with Graham Norton and a potential Eurovision return. The European Quiz bids a fond farewell and there's some news about the special Christmas episodes to keep you company throughout the holidays.

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Dec 16, 2020
Kattis Ahlstrom & Sexy Songs
48:59
What's it like to host the world's biggest music competition? To find out the boys head back to 2000 in this week's big interview. There's also the return of the European Quiz, and in the News in Ninety Alistair Brown from Eurovoix joins Rob and James to discuss Eesti Laul 2021.

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Dec 09, 2020
Bonus Episode: Melodifestivalen Artist Reveal
28:49
We boys are back... and it isn't Wednesday. Rob and James get together to discuss the newly revealed Melodifestivalen 2021 line-up with a host of special guests. Aftonbladet journalist Tobbe Ek, singer Erik Gabriel (Lovers of Valdaro) and Melfest royalty Sanna Nielsen (Eurovision 2014) also discuss the contest, and what we can expect next year.

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Dec 04, 2020
Rasmussen & Paul the Octopus
49:18
After last weekend's Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the boys as joined by Eurovoix's Anthony to debrief the action. Rasmussen joins in the fun to chat about his Eurovision adventure from back in 2018 and the European Quiz returns and covers all things Romania.

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Dec 02, 2020
Junior Eurovision Special
58:29
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 is here! To mark the occasion the boys dedicate a whole episode to all things JESC, including a chat with 2009 winner, Ralf Mackenbach. The Eurovision Hub team help predict a winner, and there's a One Second Song with a twist to round up this week's episode.

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Nov 25, 2020
Lőrinc Bubnó & Pink Elephants
53:26
Hungary's former Head of Delegation (basically the boss of a country's Eurovision entry) discusses what his job entailed and tells us why we no longer see the country at Eurovision. James brings another one of his unique Eurovision poems and we head to the Baltics for this week's European Quiz.

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Nov 18, 2020
Glen Vella & Noisy Beaches
50:53
Malta's 2011 entry discusses his time in Dusseldorf and gives his view on recent rule changes to the contest. There's a dose of Eurovision poetry as the boys get cultured, and Sam outdoes himself with some of the mispronunciations on this week's European Quiz.

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Nov 11, 2020
Iveta Mukuchyan & Pret a Manger
51:55
She's been making the headlines lately, Iveta Mukuchyan joins us for an exclusive chat about being in the running to represent Germany at Eurovision 2021. We discuss all the latest news and tackle the European Quiz and the One Second Song.

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Nov 04, 2020
Didrik Solli-Tangen & Valentines Cards
54:18
Didrik Solli-Tangen represented Norway the year after Alexander Rybak's unprecedented success, he joins us to discuss his Eurovision journey in 2010. Rob reveals how a Eurovision song bagged him a date on Valentines Day and the boys discuss this week's news with help from Alistair from Eurovoix.

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Oct 28, 2020
Andrius Mamontovas & Northern Pies
52:49
The man behind one of the most talked about Eurovision acts of the last two decades joins us to discuss LT United, and that memorable Eurovision anthem. Rob and James delay the News in Ninety for a trip down memory lane, and we head to the wonderful world of JESC for this week's European Quiz, as usual, the questions are surprising to say the least.

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Oct 20, 2020
James Fox & Tennis Umpires
45:43
Rob is taking a week off this week to enjoy some sort of holiday. Nathan steps in to host with James as they chat to the United Kingdom's James Fox about a potential return to the contest. The European Quiz heads to Slovenia and there's a real opportunity of scoring points in this week's One Second Song.

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Oct 13, 2020
Eurovision winner Dave Benton & Camembert Love
49:00
We've got a girthy episode for you this week as Eurovision 2001 winner Dave Benton joins us on the podcast to discuss what it's like to win the world's biggest music competition, and, how he almost turned down the song! There's also touch of Montenegro in the news in ninety, and possibly the most difficult One Second Song yet.

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Oct 06, 2020
Philip Vella & Croatian Touching
38:00
If you thought last week went off track, wait until you hear what happens this week. The boys are joined by a special guest to host this week's episode, confusion once again sweeps the One Second Song and Philip Vella joins the boys to explain what it's like to be a six-time Eurovision songwriter.

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Sep 29, 2020
Mickey Joe Harte & Winnie the Pooh
38:31
As James says in the episode itself, things go slightly off track this week. There's confusion over a famous children's author in the European Quiz, we delve deeper into the possible scenarios of Eurovision 2021, and Irish singer Micky Joe Harte discusses his time in Riga. Oh, and you definitely won't want to miss the One Second Song...

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Sep 22, 2020
Miriam Christine & Armenian Swans
34:02
This week's big interview is with Miriam Christine, a woman who represented Malta at Eurovision despite being born in Brazil. The boys discuss the new-look Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the European Quiz heads east and will somebody finally score some points in this week's One Second Song?

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Sep 15, 2020
Dea Norberg & Andorran Elephants
44:11
The big interview this week comes from a woman who (we think?!) has sung at Eurovision more times than anyone else. Dea Norberg takes us all the way back to 1999, as well as explaining how you represent two countries on the same night. The European Quiz and One Second Song return, and there's plenty of Junior Eurovision chat too.

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Sep 08, 2020
Rambo Amadeus & Azeri Caviar
37:49
We're as amazed as you are that Rambo Amadeus is on this week's show! Sorry if you're eating your dinner as Rambo tells us about *that* story! The boys have another opportunity to fail miserably at this week's European Quiz, Nathan joins us for the News in Ninety and will either of them guess this week's One Second Song correctly?

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Sep 01, 2020
Alex Panayi & Melfest New Year
39:41
Sorry Bonnie, we love you really! Rob and James return this week with fully fledged Eurovision legend Alex Panayi, they take on more ridiculous questions in the European Quiz, and Melfest New Year is finally here!

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Aug 25, 2020
Katrīna Dimanta & Little Birds
39:33
She had a "Cake To Bake" in 2014, now Katrīna Dimanta shares more from her time in Copenhagen. The boys tackle even more bizarre and weird questions in the European quiz, and could we finally have a correct answer on the One Second Song?

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Aug 18, 2020
Nicki French & Alaskan men in check
39:26
Eurovision legend Nicki French lets the boys into an incredible secret about her iconic purple jacket. The European Quiz returns for another week (unfortunately without a new name) and over a year early... who will win the first ever American Song Contest?!

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Aug 11, 2020
Erik Gabriel & Curd Snacks
37:03
In the first episode of the podcast, singer Erik Gabriel explains exactly how he ended up being part of Moldova's dance epic at the 2018 contest in Lisbon. There's also a debut for the hardest game in podcast land, and the boys discuss a potential return for Andorra to the Eurovision stage.

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Aug 04, 2020