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…

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….

Italy: Class and Kitsch Combined?

This week, we looked to the newest member of the Big Five – and Rosie’s so-called “stan country”: Italy. Together with Rory, Jazzi and Tim, we talk about our favourite and least favourite Italian entries, discuss the popularity of Sanremo as a quasi-national final format, and look at how Italy’s impact on the Contest has…

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…

Czechia: The Rise of the Underdog

This week, the hosts look at the country that stands at the crossroads of Central Europe – the Czech Republic, or Czechia. As usual, Jazzi, Rory, Rosie and Tim look at the country’s track record at the Contest, look at how the national selection ESCZ has been able to show the diversity of the Czech…

TEP Reviews: Eurovision 2014

This week, the hosts look at the most recent edition of Eurovision Again’s rewatching series – the 2014 edition in Copenhagen, Denmark. In this episode, Jazzi, Rory, Rosie and Tim reflect on their favourite entries of the Contest, discuss their favourite moments from the Contest – including the historic qualifications of Montenegro and San Marino…

Lithuania: On Fire or Stone Cold?

This week, we were so happy to be joined by good friend of the podcast, Dovilė – a native Lithuanian – to talk about her country’s forays into Eurovision! We talk about the impact On Fire had in fostering the possibility of giving Lithuania its first win, while also looking at Lithuania’s extensive national final…

TEP Talks: Most Controversial Opinions

This week sees Jazzi, Rory, Rosie and Tim explore their most controversial Eurovision opinions, ranging from who really should have won in 2016 to how to help newly hosting countries produce the best Contest possible. It should be noted that these are all our own individual opinions, so please don’t take our opinions too personally,…

TEP Reviews – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

This week, we review the biggest thing to happen to the Eurovision Song Contest this year (apart from being cancelled): the Netflix film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga! Warning, there are spoilers in this episode of the podcast, so if you haven’t watched the film thus far, you should definitely watch the…