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…

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?…

France: L’Amour or L’Enfer?

This week, the hosts return to the Big Five to cover France, one of the most present countries to ever take part in Eurovision. Jazzi, Rosie, Rory and Tim regale their favourite French entries, reflect on the ever-present use of French in the Contest and debate on what French monument should be used in future…

Georgia: The Land of Wine On Our Minds

This week, Tim rejoins the podcast as we talk about Georgia, one of the newest countries to join the Eurovision family. After a heavy dose of love for Sopho Khalvashi, we talk about Georgia’s contrast of results in the adult Contest with the Junior Contest, where Georgia is the most successful nation. We also reminisce…

TEP Reviews: Eurovision 2017

This week, we were very happy to be joined by Rosie’s boyfriend Lewis to reflect on the celebration of diversity that was Eurovision 2017, held in Kyiv, Ukraine! Together, we share our memories of the 2017 Eurovision season, divulge our top three entries, while also reflecting on the chaos of the organisation of the Contest….

Israel: Culture on Europe’s Edge

This week, the hosts round off their “stan country” reviews by going to Tim’s “stan” country of Israel. Together, they talk about their favourite Israeli entries, discuss the growing variation of language used by Israel and investigate how KAN, Israel’s new public broadcaster, has managed to have such incredible success at the Contest after succeeding…

TEP Reviews: Eurovision 2019

This week, we were delighted to be joined by Andrew, a good friend of the podcast from the United States to discuss the most recent edition of Eurovision to take place (pre-pandemic) – 2019! With the help of Andrew, we talk about our favourite entries of the year, discuss THAT performance from Madonna and reflect…

Ireland: Paying the Price for Success

This week, the hosts are joined by the fantastic Bradley from What’s the Wurst? to talk about the most successful country at the Contest – Rory’s home nation of Ireland. We talk about our favourite entries and most memorable moments from RTÉ’s participation in the Contest, as well as discussing the resurgence of Irish in…