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…

Australia: Worldvision in Action?

This week, the hosts look to the most recent debutante at the Contest – Australia. Jazzi, Rory, Rosie and Tim discuss Australia’s validity to participate in the Contest, reflect on our favourite entries and debate who would host Eurovision in Europe were Australia to win. What do you think of our choices? Do you agree…

TEP Reviews: Eurovision 2007

This week, the hosts look back to Eurovision 2007, which was broadcast in conjunction with #EurovisionAgain to help fans stave off the depression of the lack of a Eurovision this year. Jazzi, Rory, Rosie and Tim relive our memories of the Contest, divulge our favourite songs and look at what YLE can learn from their…

TEP Reviews: Eurovision – Europe Shine a Light

In the wake of Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light, the hosts reflect on the show hosted by the EBU as a replacement to the Song Contest in 2020. We look at the acts that took part as the intermission acts, the structure of the show, and its impact on the viewing public. We also look…

TEP Reviews: Eurovision 2020

As this week was meant to be the scheduled shows of Eurovision 2020, it seems fitting to review the songs that would have participated in the Contest, meant to be held in Rotterdam. The hosts delve into each other’s top three entries, debate who should return in 2021, and how the Netherlands would have produced…