Ireland’s Lesley Roy unveils her Eurovision 2021 entry ‘Maps’

The Eurovision entries have came thick and fast this week following on from Cyprus on Wednesday to Germany yesterday, this morning we heard Ireland’s entry for the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest, Lesley Roy released her song ‘Maps’, Lesley was meant to represent Ireland at the 2020 contest with her song ‘Story of My Life’ however…

TEP Recaps: Eurovision News (23rd January 2021)

This week, Tim returns to lead the news review of everything that has gone on in the Eurovision world since the 19th of January. From the release of Portugal’s songs in Festival da Cancao to the confirmation of Sanremo in March, we run through all the major stories that fans are talking about! What do…

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: 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 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 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…

TEP Reviews: Eurovision 2009

This week, Rosie, Jazzi and Rory return to the archives and revisit Eurovision 2009, held in Moscow, Russia. We discuss our favourite songs from the Contest, debate about Russia’s problematic hosting of the show and have a rather pointed rant at Andrew Lloyd Webber (UK fans best beware!) What do you think of our choices?…

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…