New week, new Eurovision podcast! This week Albania revealed that Festivali i Këngës 59 will take place outside; Aftonbladet said the Melodifestivalen 2021 returnees will include Dotter, The Mamas and Jessica Andersson; Hungary’s former HoD said he thinks the country’s attitude toward LGBT people led it to withdraw; we discussed our favourite Hungarian acts ever; Sandra Kim won The Masked Singer Belgium; and KEiiNO teased a fierce new single “A Winter’s Night”.

William and Deban have discussed the news together in London. But, as ever, they’re joined by our contributors from around the world, including Erdi in Kosovo, Tobias in Sweden, and Jonathan in the UK. Listen until the end and you’ll hear from the delightful Norwegian three-piece KEiiNO. They have a lot to say about their upcoming single “A Winter’s Night”.

The latest episode is below. You can also subscribe on Spotify and Apple Music. This episode was produced by Samuel in London.

Eurovision podcast (Episode 79)

Topics covered in this week’s episode, include:

Festivali i Këngës 59: Albania sets December dates and confirms outdoor, open-air location

Sweden: Hear her party voice! Jessica Andersson reported for Melodifestivalen 2021

Dotter and The Mamas will participate in Melodifestivalen 2021 according to media reports

Hungary’s former HoD thinks costs and attitudes toward LGBT people led to withdrawal

Her majesty! Sandra Kim is revealed as the Queen and wins The Masked Singer Belgium

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Una
Una
21 days ago

Y’all – re: the alleged Hun gov. stance – the BBC have an article about the proposed ammendement to their constitution to raise children with gender roles as per Christian values and the proposal to ban adoption by same-s*x couples. There is more in the article.
Therefore, little doubt in *my* mind about the reasons for which Hun have withdrawn from Eurovision. Very, very sad. Hopefully that will not pass.
Some great Eurovision news needed.

Whisker
Whisker
21 days ago

Excellent podcast! Both of you SLAY!!!!!!
Aftonbladet can already give their hot tea to the FiK people to keep them warm, and don’t forget the ho-NEY!
“J’aime j’aime la queen” was soooooooo unexpected and hilarious!

Una
Una
22 days ago

Ya’ll so lovely, I meant it. Very nice podcast as always. I jumped out of my skin in excitement when you covered Hun. I don’t think I have heard the 2012 song but it sounded really good. Hungary’s withdrawal is such a loss. OMG now this podcast reminded me of the many great songs they’ve given us. And placing so high in their second participation ever was amazing for that time. I *think* that only Poland managed to get 2nd place with their first participation. Shout out to all of you who made the articles and contributed to the podcast… Read more »

Last edited 22 days ago by Una
Colin
Colin
22 days ago
Reply to  Una

Some of the other best placements for their first ever songs are for Latvia (3rd out of 24 in 2000), Australia (5th out of 40 in 2015) and Moldova (6th out of 39 in 2005).

The poorest ones are perhaps for San Marino (2008) and Czech Republic (2007), both placing last in the semi with their debut attempts. San Marino’s Complice certainly deserved a lot better. The Czech Mala dama isn’t that bad either.

Last edited 22 days ago by Colin
Lucie Zapotocna
Lucie Zapotocna
22 days ago

I’m really looking forward to The Mamas. I looveee them so much!!

Last edited 22 days ago by Lucie Zapotocna