Eurovision 2021 season is hotting up! Over the past week we learned that Hooverphonic had replaced lead singer Luka; Estonia revealed its semi-finalists, including returnees Tanja, Koit Toome and Jüri Pootsmann; Spain questioned its fortunes at the Eurovision Song Contest; and Aftonbladet reported that Eric Saade is in talks to return to Melodifestivalen.
For this week’s podcast, William and Deban discussed the news together in London. But, as ever, our contributors from around the world had a lot of tea to spill. In this episode you’ll hear from Erdi in Kosovo, who dishes on the Albanian orchestra and the FiK 59 “unplugged” night; Lauren in Norway, who discusses the Mauritian artist in Estonia’s Eesti Laul; Jordi in Spain, who sounds off on the country’s efforts at JESC and ESC; Robyn in New Zealand, who names her favourite non-qualifiers from Albania, Armenia, Andorra and Austria; and Jonathan in the UK, who serves his hot takes on this week in music.
Added bonus: Hungary’s Eurovision 2014 star Andras Kallay-Saunders joins us to discuss his new single “Coming Home”, which he had hoped to sing at Eurovision.
Eurovision podcast (Episode 80)
Topics covered in this week’s episode, include:
Albania drops the orchestra