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: #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…

TEP Talks: Growers and Fallers

This week, in a bit of a departure from our usual format, Rory, Rosie and Jazzi discuss some Eurovision songs that have either gone up in their estimations, or others that have fallen out of favour with their music tastes after the Contest. Expect controversy and surprise throughout! Although these are our own personal opinions,…

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…

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…