The second half of the second semi-final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is a European hodgepodge of pop, rock, dance, ethno-jazz, and… whatever it is Montenegro’s doing (never change). We break down the last nine semi-finalists in this week’s podcast.
This week we chat about the last six entries for Eurovision 2018 with special guest Barbara Sawhill. Are we buying the hype for Israel’s “Toy” as this year’s favorite? Do we have “Bones” to pick with Bulgaria? What is up with Georgia’s curtain lady?
We’re podcasting, y’all! Welcome to the EuroWhat? In our opening episode of The EuroWhat? podcast, our Eurovision News and Entertainment Research Division Specialists introduce themselves to our listening audience before sharing their first impressions of Albania’s entry. Then the crew hopscotches around Europe (and Australia) to chat about the seven artists already announced from internal selections. Who do we like? Who are we concerned about? Will there be jazz? Listen below and share your thoughts in the comments! Intro 0:00 Who are you? What are you doing here? 3:02 Albania First Impressions 11:02 Internally Selected Artists 23:02 Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Finland Georgia Netherlands Links Meet the Eurovision News and Entertainment Research Division Specialists Albania First Listen 2018 Calendar page [Read more…]
Sixteen countries competed in Tuesday’s semi-final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Which ones will continue to party in Saturday’s Grand Final?
Elhaida Dani’s “I’m Alive” is giving Albania life in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Will the song pull the country out of its slump?
As it turns out, Georgia isn’t the only country with a “Warrior” in the Eurovision Song Contest. Who wins the war?
It may be “Time” for Belarus to make a move in the Eurovision Song Contest, as the track by Uzari and Maimuna may be the country’s strongest entry ever.
Is it Switzerland’s “Time to Shine” at the Eurovision Song Contest? Melanie Rene’s entry tip-toes on the edge of success.
The Netherlands attempts to “Walk Along” to its third Eurovision Song Contest final in a row with Trijntje Oosterhuis. Are the Dutch establishing a new trend (aside from all the duets this year)?
The latest entry for Eurovision 2015 comes from Georgia, who have selected Nina Sublatti’s “Warrior.”