“Voilà” to represent France in Rotterdam!

After a fantastically produced show from France Télévisions, we now officially have our third song for Eurovision 2021! France has voted to send Barbara to represent the country with their song “Voilà” by a large margin, beating out 11 other contestants. The 12 songs that took part in tonight’s competition were: 21 Juin le Duo…

TEP Recaps: Eurovision News (30th January 2021)

As National Final season enters a new gear, Rosie leads our weekly news roundup of Eurovision news. A lot has gone on in the past seven days – from Natalia Gordienko officially being reconfirmed for Moldova to Israel’s selection of its song – so if you need a quick report on everything that’s been going…

Israel: Eden Alene to sing ‘Set Me Free’!

It’s official; we have our second song of Eurovision 2021! After a national selection that has had to adapt rather heavily to coronavirus restrictions, Israel has selected ‘Set Me Free’ to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. You can listen to the selected song here: The show was a reasonably scaled-back affair following…

TEP Recaps: ESC News (19th January 2021)

This week, Jazzi leads the news recap with Rory and Rosie, as National Final season starts to ramp up. We talk about the first results from Norway and Lithuania, discuss Israel’s everchanging format, as well as the lineups in Estonia, Finland and Sweden. We also talk about the potential danger for Sanremo to be moved…

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…