Sometimes when we turn on our cameras and start talking, we have no idea where we’re going to end up. And so it went recently when Deban stopped by my apartment to film a few Eurovision videos. Still buzzing from the contest in Lisbon — and still trying to figure out what to do with our new-found free-time post-ESC — we decided to hit record and see what happened.

What unfolded was a conversation about some of our favourite moments of Eurovision 2018. Many of these have to do with meeting our fellow wiwibloggers in the flesh for the very first time. Or, in other cases, seeing people you’ve seen plenty of times before  (aka, my sister) in a totally new context (Eurovision) or in a new set of circumstances (as with Salvador Sobral, who had overcome enormous health obstacles since we last saw him during a visit in August).

Naturally we had to talk about the Wiwi Jam. We reveal how Eleni Foureira ended up on the set list; sing the praises of Madame Monsieur who insisted on giving their backing vocalist Noée a moment to shine; and get emotional talking about Rui Andrade’s tribute to Aisel, who turned up to the party despite a difficult elimination the night before. The woman is pure class.

In any case, we’ll be filming loads more of these retrospectives soon. We hope it helps you push past your post-Eurovision depression! Love, William

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59 Comments on "Post-Eurovision Depression be gone! We relive some of our favourite ESC 2018 moments"

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Michael
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I’ve watched Eurovision this year just for Bushpepa’s sake because I’ve read somewhere that he had collaborated with Jim Lowe (my most esteemed Grammy Award-winning record producer) for his participating song. Knowing Eugent since “The Rapture of the Deep tour” and knowing Jim from his work with some of the most legendary rock artists, I’ve just had to turn to BBC and satisfy my curiosity! The end result was prodigious (as anything by those two) but I have yet to figure out how has Bushpepa agreed to participate in this festival of glitz and kitsch! From touring with Deep Purple… Read more »
Lourdes
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Still with this story? Get over it, it’s getting old. Why don’t you comment about his performance yesterday and his new songs? That would be more interesting.

Seth
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@Michael: After touring with rock legends, Eugene focused on new music which spawned yet another masterpiece that was originally written for his album. Then he was asked to defend his country with it, so the rockstar hailed to the battle and slayed with his sheer genius!

Eurovisiononlinecontest
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Thanks for the great time you gave us! It felt like being there watching your videos… Jealous 😉

BTW, if you have PED join our online contest (click my name) 😉

DAvid
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What is up with ESC fans obsession with Albania. The song is dull and outdated. Is one of the least liked songs on the charts after ESC. The song is just a big yawn for me. It is really weird how the mind of a ESC fan works.

Loures
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People have different musical tastes. No need to get frustrated.

Danny
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Albania is a lethal injection for trolls (especially serbian ones like you), so that’s why it always fascinates us!

Vladimir P.
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I’m from Serbia and I like the Albanian song. There’s no need to be so hateful and polarizing.

Darren
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To be honest, I don’t have the post Eurovision depression as badly as I usually do. I don’t be know why, because Lisbon 2018 was one of the best contests in recent years. The strong entries, the beautiful host city, the well produced show, Ireland doing well, other underdogs like Czech Republic, Albania, Germany, Austria, etc doing well while Azerbaijan, Russia, Romania lost their qualification streaks (not before time). Disappointed with the winner, the song was good but the performance felt like a step back to the 2007-2009 days of the novelty act. Cyprus or France was my winner…Greece too… Read more »
Lourdes
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My favorite moment was Albania qualifying! I was traveling to Europe from the U.S on the 8th of May and my flight got delayed and I was stuck at the airport for a long layover. My day had sucked, I was tired and I managed to catch just the second half of the show due to weak Wi-Fi at the airport. It was extremely nerve-wrecking to listen to the results, and by the time they said Bulgaria, I was almost sure Albania wasn’t going to qualify. When she said Albania, I screamed and then cried for about half an hour.… Read more »
Jacqueline
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Wasn’t it really obvious to anyone with at least one functional ear that the Albanian masterpiece was potentially victorious, thus standing no possible elimination chance!? It is terrifying to realize that in many countries Eurovision is watched by pseudo-audiences totally incapable of proper value judgment!

Lourdes
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I was aware of that, but it was an unpredictable semi and anything could happen. And the bookies had written him off, even though this year they’ve been so wrong especially in Albania’s case. But other years they’ve been right 80-90% of times so that was worrying me. If it was for me he would go straight to the final and straight to victory.

Daniel
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You and your bookies obsession! Albania was surely getting there with or without you and odds.

Lourdes
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You people can’t live without spreading your negativity? I wasn’t the only one who thought that btw. Eugent himself wasn’t sure about his qualification. I was sharing one of my favorite moments of the contest and I get the most pointless comments ever. Eugent is amazing and so humble. Learn a little bit from him.

DAvid
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Lol, the song was dull

Juan Cena
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Hope y’all are all up to speed soon! Make sure to take plenty of Perfactil Vitabiotics!

Sabrina
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I’ll take the opportunity to thank you guys (the whole team) for the hard work. I’ve been watching Eurovision for quite some time, but I used just to watch the 3 shows. Then I started following your videos and the blog. It all changed for me when I started to know the artists better and follow them through every step of the experience. It was also great to find out people who loved it as much as me. I hope someday I can attend the contest itself and, of course, also the Wiwi Jam to meet y’all in person. 🙂

allexo
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Junior Eurovision Season starts SUNDAY
Shine Bright

Alex
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#LightUp*

Maldric
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Im so done about what happened to Macedonia…
Also Switzerland and Belgium were among my favorites from the 1st semi final…
I was happy for Lithuania and Slovenia. The first flop for Russia, Azerbaijan, Romania…
Hated the last place for Portugal
Happy for Austria and Germany
I loved the graphics this year, they were amazing, and the blue carpet!!
In general was a pretty good edition, a lot of great songs and the show was nice

allexo
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Portugal coming last in the final, just shows how strong that final was

Edgar
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My favorite moment was when Ireland qualufied.

Otto
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My favourite moment has to be the first semi-final pretty much as a whole. Firstly, almost all the songs were good and interesting which also made it incredibly exiciting and unpredictable. Secondly, Eleni’s performance totally blew me away. Thirdly, the qualifiers announcement was nerve-racking – but it went almost exactly the way I wanted. All the ‘guaranteed qualifiers’ failed, many underdogs made it and I personally liked almost all of the qualifiers. I was especially happy for Saara’s qualificiation because I had already prepared for the worst. Also the announcement sequence was so surprising – I mean, who thought they’d… Read more »
AngieP
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Where to start and where to finish! A moment I’ll remember for a long time is Cyprus finish 2nd! It’s a dream come true, I’d never expect this to happen! Also, powerhouses don’t dominate any more and less successful countries came back to the game. Russia, Romania and Azerbaijan were eliminated for the first time. Australia and Sweden flopped with the televote. Cyprus and Czech Republic acheived their best result ever. Another favourite moment was Sweden being 23rd with the televote. I was so pissed when Sweden started to take 12 points one after the other. And I was worried… Read more »
MaryJane
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Even though I agree with you on Sweden and thank God that televote punished the jury vote, I simply cannot not laugh at the moment that Germany annouced their 12 points for Sweden… and then Benjamin Ingrosso was screaming into the camera “I love spaetzle” … HAHAH

DAvid
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Sweden sends great songs. Placed seventh. Get over it

DAvid
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The jealousy towards Sweden never stops lol… It is so hilarious

Anita
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Dear William – have you seen this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRJxeANsO-4
Just found it and love it.

allexo
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Guys I know this won’t help your PED but Russia is choosing their Junior Eurovision entry, this Sunday.
My favourite moments were when all the superpower countries failed to qualify (It was a groundbreaking event) and when Cyprus slayed

My least favourite moments were when Sweden flopped in the televote (how the hell did Robin Bengtsson get a higher televote than Benjamin ) and when Ireland qualified (sorry not sorry)

Julz
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Which “superpower countries” failed to qualify? You must be 8-9 years old at most.

Erasmus
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Azerbaijan, Romania, Russia, Greece, Russia and Poland for example.

Julz
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@Erasmus: Russia twice – great! You’ve missed just San Marino and Montenegro to complete the Eurovision Superpower Empire!

Tina
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LOL. You’re so mean! 😛

allexo
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Azerbaijan, Russia, Romania, Greece, Armenia
By the way I’m 12

Julz
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As I thought…

Escphbelgium
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In a unrelated note: I ship Mikolas and Ari.

allexo
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🙂

Juan Cena
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Can you ship Eleni Foureria to America for me?

James
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My favorite moments was when Ireland and Albania qualified from Semifinal 1. It was like a dark cloud above two countries dissipated and the sun finally shone through.

Félix
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Unsure about the mindset and tastes of Eastern Europe, but the West was certain of Albania’s qualification and its high placing in the Grand Final, and so it happened until the troll-televote came up.

DAvid
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Albania sucked

paul
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i was reading this whilst listening to ‘stand by me’ from harry and meghan’s wedding and for some reason that song and this + the instagram got me proper emotional. so lovely n cute

Jo.
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My fave moment was when Albania qualified. Even though I was kinda confident that he would make it, I psychologically prepared myself for the elimination.

Sabrina
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Albania qualifying was also my favorite moment on the whole contest.

Carly
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Instead of psychologically preparing for Albania’s potential victory, someone was preparing for a mission impossible elimination. Jo’s logic!

Anisa
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What’s with these arrogant comments? It was a very unpredictable semifinal and anything could happen. Good for you for being so sure, but stop insulting other people for feeling the way they do.

DAvid
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I dont understand ESC fans obsession with Albania… It was dull, outdated , he sings good though