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…

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…

Andorra: The Fight to Return (ft. Susanne Georgi)

This week, we are absolutely ecstatic to be joined by the one and only Susanne Georgi, who was fortunate enough to represent Andorra – the only nation in Eurovision never to appear in the grand final. Together with Jazzi, Rory, Rosie and Tim, she tells us about her campaign (#MyFight and #WeCanDoThisAndorra) to return Andorra…

TEP Reviews – Eurovision 2018

This week, in conjunction with #EurovisionAgain, we look at Eurovision 2018 – held in Lisbon, Portugal. The hosts reveal their favourite entries that took part, discuss RTP’s successes and drawbacks from hosting the Contest for the first time and look to what Portugal can take from this experience to implement the next time Portugal gets…

Russia: Finding the Formula for Success

In our *tenth* episode of THAT Eurovision Song Contest, we talk about the largest country to take part in the competition – Russia. We discuss the Yulia Samoylova debacle of 2017, the impact of Philip Kirkorov and wonder what Russia can do to curb the lack of enthusiasm by much of the Eurovision community for…