The EuroWhat? Podcast

The EuroWhat? Podcast

The Eurowhat is a Eurovision podcast featuring a pair of Americans analyzing the annual European song contest. From the start of national selection season in January through the Grand Final in May, we keep up with what is happening with the approximately 40 countries competing and the songs they have entered. In the off-season, we examine Eurovision’s 65+ year history and find the overlaps with American culture while exploring the evolution of fandom. Episodes drop Tuesdays wherever you get your podcasts!

Episodes

May 16, 2022 24 min

Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra claimed the Eurovision 2022 trophy thanks to a record-breaking televote. Dave Steeves joins us to do a mini-dive into this year's Grand Final.

Slava Ukraini Summary
  • Numbers! (2:03)
  • Jury Doody (11:12)
  • Cosa Sta Facendo Måneskin: Wish.com Edition (16:33)
  • Welcome to the off-season! (21:34)
  • Eurovision 2022 Review Series
  • Semi-Final 1 Part 1
  • Semi-Final 1 Part 2
  • Semi-Final 1 Part 3
  • Semi-Final 2 Part 1
  • Semi-F...
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    We started Eurovision Week with 35 semi-finalists. 20 have moved on to join the Big 5 in Saturday's Grand Final. We take stock of our predictions from last episode and make our picks for who will win Eurovision 2022.

    ¯_(ツ)/¯ Eurovision 2022 Grand Final Preview Summary
  • Eurovision Semi-Final 1 (2:27)
  • Eurovision Semi-Final 2 (12:34)
  • Eurovision Grand Final Preview (24:37)
  • Who will win Eurovision 2022? (31:42)
  • Eurovision 2022 Review...
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    We make our picks for who we think will advance from this week's Eurovision Semi-Finals. These predictions were made before rehearsals, but surely they're still accurate?

    Bubblicious Summary
  • Eurovision Week 2022 (1:42)
  • Our Semi-Final 1 Picks (6:55)
  • Our Semi-Final 2 Picks (19:56)
  • Eurovision 2022 Review Series
  • Semi-Final 1 Part 1
  • Semi-Final 1 Part 2
  • Semi-Final 1 Part 3
  • Semi-Final 2 Part 1
  • Semi-Final 2 Part 2
  • Semi-Final 2 Part 3
  • A...
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    May 2, 2022 32 min

    Glen Weldon from NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour joins us to discuss the songs that have automatically qualified for the Eurovision 2022 Grand Final.

    Standing Summary
  • France - Alvan & Ahez - "Fulenn" (2:54)
  • Germany - Malik Harris - "Rockstars" (6:54)
  • Spain - Chanel - "SloMo" (11:49)
  • United Kingdom - Sam Ryder - "SPACE MAN" (15:07)
  • Italy - Mahmood e Blanco - "Brividi" (20:04)
  • Eurovision 2022 Som...
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    April 25, 2022 46 min

    Ned Raggett returns to discuss that last six entries of the second semi-final for Eurovision 2022. Will one of the boys with emotions be able to overtake Sweden’s melancholy? (No. The answer is no.)

    Himbo Summary
  • Romania - WRS - "Llámame" (2:56)
  • Poland - Ochman - "River" (9:21)
  • Montenegro - Vladana - "Breathe" (17:03)
  • Belgium - Jérémie Makiese - "Miss You" (22:45)
  • Sweden - Cornelia Jakobs - "Hold M...
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    April 18, 2022 42 min

    The middle of the second semi-final for Eurovision 2022 is all over the map, but seems to have a lot of Americana vibes? Bre Booker returns to help us sort through the randomness.

    Americana? Summary
  • San Marino - Achille Lauro - "Stripper" (1:46)
  • Australia - Sheldon Riley - "Not the Same" (8:24)
  • Cyprus - Andromache - "Ela" (14:28)
  • Ireland - Brooke Scullion - "That's Rich" (21:30)
  • North Macedonia - A...
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    April 11, 2022 54 min

    Justin Ladia joins us to start our coverage of the second semi-final for Eurovision 2022, with Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Malta on the docket this week.

    Subversive Summary
  • Finland - The Rasmus - "Jezebel" (2:23)
  • Israel - Michael Ben David - "I.M" (8:30)
  • Serbia - Konstrakta - "In Corpore Sano" (16:17)
  • Azerbaijan - Nadir Rüstəmli - "Fade to Black" (25:22)
  • Georgia - Circus Mircus - ...
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    We have a running order! We have tickets when! We have Mike Nothnagel joining us to discuss the rest of the first semi final for Eurovision 2022: Portugal, Croatia, Denmark, Iceland, Greece, and Norway

    Lilith Fair (Taylor's Version) Summary
  • Eurovision News: Running Orders and Tickets (sort of) (1:36)
  • Cosa Sta Facendo Måneskin: Lollapalooza Edition (3:43)
  • Welcome, Mike Nothnagel! (8:40)
  • Portugal - MARO - "saudade, saudade"...
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    March 28, 2022 38 min

    Evan Stewart joins us to discuss more entries from the Eurovision 2022 first semi-final. Will the Netherlands, Slovenia, Switzerland, Armenia, or Austria be able to challenge current favorite Ukraine?

    Meditation Therapy Summary
  • Netherlands - S10 - "De Diepte" (4:14)
  • Slovenia - LPS - "Disko" (9:33)
  • Switzerland - Marius Bear - "Boys Do Cry" (15:09)
  • Ukraine - KALUSH Orchestra - "Stefania" (21:19)
  • Armenia ...
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    March 21, 2022 38 min

    Meredith Clark joins us to discuss Albania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, and Moldova as we kick off our coverage of the first semi-final for Eurovision 2022.

    Fairgrounds Summary
  • Albania - Ronela Hijati - "Sekret" (5:32)
  • Bulgaria - Intelligent Music Project - "Intention" (10:42)
  • Latvia - Citi Zēni - "Eat Your Salad" (18:00)
  • Lithuania - Monika Liu - "Sentimentai" (25:04)
  • Moldova - Zdob și Zdub & Frat...
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    March 14, 2022 45 min

    In the last week of Eurovision Selection Season, we have a manageable number of internal selections to process and ease into the sunset with chill vibes from three national finals.

    One More Google Summary
  • Tuesday: Switzerland (2:02)
  • Wednesday: Georgia and Cyprus (4:52)
  • Thursday: Belgium, United Kingdom, and Greece (10:44)
  • Friday: Austria (22:57)
  • Saturday: Sweden's Melfest, Iceland's Songvakeppnin, and Portugal's Festival ...
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    March 8, 2022 40 min

    Our brains may have turned into soup, but we survived the last overstuffed Saturday of Eurovision Selection Season. Just barely though... we were told there would be no math...

    Math Summary
  • Internal selections: The Netherlands and Montenegro (1:43)
  • 12 Points Germany goes to "Rockstars" by Malik Harris (5:25)
  • Denmark's REDDI won "The Show" (11:13)
  • WRS wins Romania's Selectia Nationala with "Llamame" (...
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    March 1, 2022 33 min

    We stand with Ukraine.

    Україна Summary
  • Eurovision Response to Russia's Invasion of Ukraine (1:31)
  • Eurovision in the Wild: David Byrne Edition (7:02)
  • Australia Decides on Sheldon Riley's "Not the Same" (9:15)
  • The Rasmus wins Finland's UMK with "Jezebel" (15:49)
  • More Super Saturdays: Iceland, Sweden, France, Romania, and more (20:45)
  • Spotify Playlists
  • Eurovision Selection Season 2022
  • EuroWhat Podcast
  • Subsc...

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    In the biggest Saturday for Eurovision 2022 selection season, 6 songs were chosen for Turin. We travel to Norway, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, San Marino, and Malta and examine a variety of TV formats along the way.

    Quante voci? In questa economia? Summary
  • News: Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg to Host American Song Contest; Ukraine Update (1:25)
  • Azerbaijan announces Nadir Rüstəmli (4:32)
  • Norway Gives That Subwoolfer a Ticket to Turin (6:1...
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    February 15, 2022 38 min

    It was another busy week for Eurovision as Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia made their picks for Turin. We get caught up and look ahead to the next Super Saturday in this week's episode.

    HyperRoop Summary
  • Austria selects Lum!x and Pia Maria to perform "Halo" (1:25)
  • Ukraine's VidBir chooses Alina Pash's "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" (3:49)
  • Estonia puts all its "Hope" in STEFAN (9:23)
  • Moni...
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    February 8, 2022 43 min

    North Macedonia, Ireland, Israel, and Italy have determined their songs for Turin, and that was only about 1/3 of Eurovision Super Saturday number 1 for the 2022 season. We recap this weekend's non-stop content stream.

    Oops! All Screens! Summary
  • Eurovision 2022 Hosts (1:22)
  • North Macedonia runs "Circles" around Andrea (3:50)
  • Brooke representing Ireland? "That's Rich" (6:02)
  • Michael Ben David wins X Factor Isr...
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    February 1, 2022 28 min

    Moldova made a surprise internal selection and Spain made its Eurovision selection at last week's Benidorm Festival. We discuss these songs and look ahead to the first Super Saturday of 2022!

    Convoluted Summary
  • Zdob si Zdub will represent Moldova again (1:15)
  • Spain choose Chanel's "SloMo" at Benidorm Fest (4:14)
  • Pabandom and MGP (8:48)
  • Cosa sta facendo Måneskin? Sanremo Edition (16:49)
  • Midweek Selections: Eesti Laul, ...
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    January 25, 2022 22 min

    Ben returns with his thoughts about Lithuania's Pabandom is Naujo, Norway's 2022 process, Maneskin's appearance on Saturday Night Live, and a look ahead to EMA and Benidorm.

    [Episode Title] Summary
  • News: Sound of Beauty Logo and Slogan, American Song Contest Delayed (1:13)
  • Last Week in Eurovision: Norway's Melodi Grand Prix and Lithuania's Pabandom is Naujo (5:06)
  • Eurovision in the Wild: Australian Open, Peacema...
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    January 18, 2022 21 min

    Dave Steeves returns to the program to discuss Norway's Melodi Grand Prix, a casual approach to Eurovision Selection Season, and the pivoting that is happening in response to the pandemic.

    Pivot Summary
  • Last week in Eurovision (2:51)
  • Malta snippets drop
  • Finland UMK announces acts and songs
  • Poland switches to a national final
  • Omicron disrupts Melfest and Songvakeppnin
  • Cosa sta facendo Måneskin? Coachella edition (8:27)
  • Norway'...
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    January 11, 2022 17 min

    This week we travel to Lithuania for Pabandom is Naujo, check out the Eurovision menus in Romania and Latvia (ooo, salad), and see how famous Maneskin's birthdays are.

    Hunker Down Summary
  • Montenegro chooses Vladana and "Breathe (Unforgivable)" (1:16)
  • Song drops: Romania and Latvia (2:57)
  • Pabandom is Naujo! Week 1 (6:14)
  • Cosa sta facendo Måneskin? Famous Birthdays Edition (10:32)
  • This week: Finland's UMK artists, Norw...
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