TEP Recaps: Eurovision News (23rd January 2021)

This week, Tim returns to lead the news review of everything that has gone on in the Eurovision world since the 19th of January. From the release of Portugal’s songs in Festival da Cancao to the confirmation of Sanremo in March, we run through all the major stories that fans are talking about! What do…

TEP Reviews: #ESC250 2020 (+ Extra News!)

This week, Jazzi, Rory and Rosie review the overall results of the ESC250 initiative, run by ESC Radio in conjunction with Songfestival.be! Together, we talk about our feelings towards the results as Loreen clinches yet another victory, while also reflecting on other songs that made (or didn’t make) the cut. There is also a catch…

Bulgaria: A Tale of Two Halves

In our final episode of 2020, Rosie, Jazzi and Rory look at Bulgaria, a country who has faced both success and defeat at Eurovision in its short history of participation in the Contest. The trio reflects on their favourite Bulgarian entries at the Contest. They also look at how Bulgaria has managed to incorporate fans…

TEP Talks: If We Were Executive Supervisor…

This week, we divert from our typical format or country and year perspectives to discuss what changes we’d make to the rules of Eurovision, if we were lucky enough to be the Executive Supervisor of the EBU. From two juries to splitting up of the United Kingdom, be prepared for some controversial opinions! What do…

TEP Reviews: Eurovision 2008

This week, the TEP crew talk all things Eurovision 2008, which was held in Belgrade, Serbia. Together, we reflect on how Serbia was able to host its first Eurovision Song Contest under such a tough political climate. We also divulge our top threes and debate what RTS can take from their first time hosting a…

TEP Talks: Joke Entries at ESC

This week, we diverge from our typical format and topics and discuss the prominence (or lack thereof) of so-called “joke entries” at Eurovision. We talk about how these entries affect the Contest’s reputation, as well as referencing certain joke entries that should or shouldn’t be included in that category! What do you think of our…

TEP Previews: Junior Eurovision 2020

This week sees the 18th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in Warsaw, Poland following Viki Gabor’s win in 2019. So, to celebrate this, Jazzi, Rory, Rosie and Tim look at the class of 2020, reveal our top threes and discuss how Junior Eurovision is being used as a Petri dish…

Portugal: Winning at Losing

This week, Jazzi, Rory, Rosie and Tim take a trip to Portugal – the country that, up until 2017, was the country waiting the longest time to score its first win. We look back at some of our favourite Portuguese Eurovision songs, as well as discussing the prominence of the Portuguese language in both Festival…

TEP Reviews: Eurovision 2009

This week, Rosie, Jazzi and Rory return to the archives and revisit Eurovision 2009, held in Moscow, Russia. We discuss our favourite songs from the Contest, debate about Russia’s problematic hosting of the show and have a rather pointed rant at Andrew Lloyd Webber (UK fans best beware!) What do you think of our choices?…

TEP Talks To: Jan Bors

This week, we were so incredibly happy to be joined by Jan Bors, the former Head of Delegation for the Czech Republic from 2016 to 2020. Together with Jazzi, Rosie and Rory, we look at Jan’s career at the competition and discuss the behind-the-scenes aspects of Eurovision that usually elude the audience. We also look…