TEP Recaps: Eurovision News (20th February 2021)

In quite possibly the busiest week for Eurovision news this season so far, the gang are back together to help recap much of what’s been going on in the world of Eurovision in the past seven days. We’ve had national selections, we’ve had internal reveals and we’re ready to do it all over again tonight,…

TEP Recaps: Eurovision News (6th February 2021)

Rory leads the recap of all things that have happened in the world of Eurovision in the past seven days. With two new songs selected for the Contest in May, the National Final season is kicking up a gear, as other national selections continue – including the mighty Melodifestivalen. We also round up news from…

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…

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…

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…