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…

TEP Reviews: NF Season in the New Year

Welcome to 2021 everyone! This week, we announce the start of a shift in our podcast as we move into National Final season. Rosie, Rory and Tim talk about the results of Festivali i Këngës, as well as giving our opinions on songs released in Israel, Estonia and France. We also give our initial impressions…

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: National Final Favourites

This week, the team are back together and we’re joined by A.M., official creator of the unofficial National Final Top 250! Together we look back at some of our favourite songs that never made it to the Contest, and reflect on why these songs are so famous (or infamous) in the fandom today! What do…

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…