It’s been another busy week in the world of Eurovision, and our readers have been tearing it up in the comments section. So we’re back with a chat about some of the buzziest stories on our site. And as ever we’re diving into your comments in our discussion.

So what’s the tea? Well this week we’ve been sipping on the fact Germany “mistakenly” included Iveta Mukuchyan in its Eurovision 2021 selection; Steps calling ESC “a political contest” and saying it’s not for them; Duncan Laurence, VAL and Mariette getting engaged; the revelation that some participants will film Junior Eurovision 2020 performances in Poland; and the UMK poll to choose a new trophy for the 2021 selection. You can read the relevant stories and comments on at the links below.

Eurovision podcast (Episode 74): Iveta Mukuchyan, Steps, Junior Eurovision stage

Germany: NDR says Iveta Mukuchyan was “mistakenly” included in ESC 2021 selection

Iveta Mukuchyan reveals Germany considered her for Eurovision 2021

UK: “It’s not a song contest, it’s a political contest” – H from Steps says group won’t compete at Eurovision

A winning game! Duncan Laurence gets engaged to American songwriter boyfriend

Belarus: Valeria and Vladislav of VAL get engaged atop scenic Montengro mountain

Sweden: Mariette gets engaged… and shares story of epic romantic proposal

Melodifestivalen 2021 dates confirmed…along with tour cancellation amid pandemic restrictions

Junior Eurovision 2020: TVP reveals that some delegations will record their performances in Poland

Spain’s broadcaster reveals specifications for Junior Eurovision 2020 standard stage design 

Celebrating 10 years of UMK – which design should be Finland’s new national final trophy?

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11 months ago

Thoughts on Germany and IM: situation as confusing as before. But I loved the fact that the podcast opened up with “LoveWave”. I recognized that almost instantly. About JESC: a nightmare because it’s about costs vs. safety. A lot cheaper to travel but does Poland have a requirement for Is0LatIon? This leads me to thinking about the big contest. It looks like the OG will go ahead in Japan – much more countries with many more people involved = more logistics. If the OG can do it, then our Eurovision should go ahead. The only downside would be a lot… Read more »

11 months ago

An American, a Brit and a Kiwi met … And we have podcast 74!! Lovely discussion about the love in the air. And Deban’s reference to “participating with dignity”. And William’s journalist witt and mention opposing views too. Looking forward to the next one!

Last edited 11 months ago by Una