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"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"I really like this track happy about this. This feels like the best possible outcome of we're sticking with the same person and we're laying do whatever the heck they want and trusting their processes like. Yeah this this is just such a breath of fresh air. Yes this feels very your vision adjacent but still for general audience. If that makes very radio friendly and yelling he doesn't feel written for eurovision. If you'll take chris oh just cooked up another great track and it happens to be his eurovision entry. I really think czech republic has their process on lock right now which is great genuinely surprised that no other countries tried to mimic what the czech republic has been doing the last few years in terms of online selection and producing their process outside of a television studio. You know like. I think back to their twenty thousand nine process where they were of being taskmaster about be like. Oh go into this airbnb and make a eurovision video. You have three minutes. Your time starts now. Why wasn't anybody else doing. Net like the. This is the exact circumstance. Were that could work on czech republic. We've got a leg up as a result of putting in the three to four years of work to prepare for. Just a situation and yeah. I'm so happy that this is the results that came from it but this is this is what we have still feels a little early given that the we are. We are now just hitting ten songs in its middle of february to know where the slots over all even if this is not the year for them if the czech republic. He's putting in the work that they have. It's going to happen. I completely agree. And they're in the second semi-final which is the one that we thought last year was because it's going to be the weird one Since it's just like so many countries that are kind of the underdogs your vision. I think this this is going to be a very strong entry in. That field agreed other news that dropped midway through the week. Uk announced that. James newman will be returning to be there. Artist unless james newman was playing hard ball negotiations and stuff. I don't know why this announcement was not tied to repulsed drag race last week. No word yet on with the song's going to be when that's going to drop anything like that. I think this is kind of more. The bbc just kind pushed up against a yet. You really need to say something at this point because we have no idea what's going. Yeah yeah with the rupaul thing. There had been a rumor mill going that not the girl groups from this year but the winning girl group from last year. Who has since released an ep. Somebody made a twitter account. That said that like no. It's going to happen. The announcements this day where i was like okay but but you can just put anything on twitter but The the rumor mill with running over time with that. And i think had that been the case they totally would have done a tie in with through paul. I think that you also kind of understands that this is probably not going to be there year. more so than usual. It's a real sticky wicket if it were all the best to him like my did enjoy the glimpse we saw of home concert stuff which amc seems like a real sweetie my last breath did creep up on me so yeah like i. I don't doubt that he will produce a quality song. I just have a feeling it's not going to be the most receptive audience right now. So if something that you're just kind of tinkering with ladies don't put your a+ material i guess is what i'm saying yourself out with again the the uk's in a very hard place honestly they should just figure out what their method is and stick with it for a few years What the czech republic day because look at them Good luck james. Let us know when you're songs coming please. Sometime in the next two weeks would be great. You're not out compete for attention with like thirty seven people. Let's dive into saturday then. Let's dive into norway. I since we have culmination of melody grand prix. Twenty twenty one. Which started on monday with the second. Chance round mike. Did you watch the second chance round on monday against my better judgment. Yes i did against my better judgment. I had like a nice little escape when they cut to the news after the first part of things and i still continue to watch. I have to wonder if is really served for content right now because it was just replaying all the performances from the phoebe seats so like you weren't getting anything new just a new opportunity to vote on the fifteen songs that had not qualified. Yeah i think that's where my confusion had been as ice thought that there is like another performance somehow or that it was going to be presented in. I don't even know how was expecting you to be. yes same. ted. I mean it could have been like. Oh we're going to have seven duels than four more after that. And then it's the morning of i had seen and by the time i went back to double check it when i was tuning into the program. The tweet had been deleted because it was lie That it was going to be these five failed the first he and the in their in their first round these by that their second round and then one from these three and then those are going to gold final and then we're gonna vote them again for some reason and the fact that there was a complicated chart. I should ask that immediately. I do love scene. Flu chart the other hand with the second chance round looks like pepsi sylvia wall and you should just scrap it for all the complaining. I have done about this process. The final lineup on this was very good. I did appreciate the various ways the performances had been changed and thought over. I would agree with that. It was the right twelve at the same time. I think we could have cut out a lot of the filler and just gone straight to these you know if norway had just like done their own internal processes the been like these are the twelve. I would have been fine with that like i trust them. And just thinking of release performance which i know i was very critical of the first time around. But yeah the this whole thing was just like the passion of the really as more and more people were reporting on like have rehearsals. We're going and stuff. She ended up developing status from all of the for hertzel's and like the water. Oh boy yeah. That would do that yet. So there was that and then apparently also heard her foot in doing the maneuver like after the water. Slash thing going crouching on the seat party. I feel like in one of the performances in her heat. You could see her real wobbly. I was concerned. Because it's a very slick stage it's wet a dangerous.
Soft Power 2020
"Am joined today on special soft power program by mongols foreign editor megan gibson monocle culture editor kiara ramallah and monocle twenty four culture correspondent and eurovision desk chief. Fernando augusto up. We have a lot to cover in analyzing who made l. top ten this year and who didn't but we should talk about first of all meghan. What an unusual year for calibrating soft power. This was because of course it was like every country on earth given the same test it was like he is a pandemic deal revert. And see what it says about you. As a nation did it make a difference on how countries will seen by the rest of the world and soft power terms. It absolutely did like you said every country was dealing pretty much the same set of problems but just as internally the pandemic kind of shed light on where countries weren't up to snuff and where there's certain systems were lacking or the social welfare net was not working so too did a show which countries were really relying on kind of coasting approach to diplomacy and soft power. Every country had to turn inward in some respect. You had to face an economy. Crunch you had to face a healthcare crisis but a lot of countries still managed to think about diplomacy and what. They're projecting abroad and to other countries and global cooperation. And that is something. I think that kind of threw up some surprises when we actually looked at the year in terms of soft power some countries that have never made our list before immediately caught our eye. Well let's talk about that. We'll come back a bit later to how different countries responded to the covid nineteen crisis. But let's look first of all at our top ten and meghan all ask you again. You were talking about surprise entries in the top ten. Who is there. The see that hasn't been before i think the first one. I'm going to go to taiwan. And i should say we've done top ten this year. Usually we do top twenty five. We quickly realized that there weren't twenty five countries. That actually made that good impression on the world. I would say this year. A peace prize in the nineteen forties. Exactly we cut it down to ten and picked the ten countries that did something notable on the world stage and taiwan absolutely one of them from their stellar leadership in actually handling the virus. Which i mean has seen the country. Even today has had quite a minimal effect. On at the helm of its citizens numbers have been tiny and given their proximity to china. Remarkable for that. That's just been something that they've really been able to step up and show that they've had good leadership and for such a tiny country and a country that has been long grappling with a very antagonistic neighbor. That's been really impressive. And i think we've also could look at another country that has made our list consistently but also small and has done really well with the pandemic and that's new zealand new zealand again a beneficiary of its leadership and of its leader. Another factor we will come back to later in the show. I wanted to bring you in now. Kiara refu- look at the top ten. Were there any entries in there that left out at you. It's difficult for me to look at this without my cultural hat on. Because i do think that cultural exports make up so much of a country soft power their own way. You know if you do have a tv hit. That really can change. The international perspective of people have on your country in the issue. We have profile of borgen. The danish show which kind of guess kicked off almost a huge facination with scanning wa. I'm happy that south korea is in the fair number and i were discussing. Grammy results on are getting their first ever kind of major grammy nomination. I mean that is huge because the grammys are essentially a us kind of awards ceremony. Yes of course it has one global subcategory but it's largely. Us fakest for a korean bond to be nominated as part of that really means that they have become not only a korean band moore global bond and that radius testament to the power of capes. I think south korea has really well deserved second-place cultural reasons but also for all the other reasons dr megan was discussing. It's very interesting. Also you you know you mentioned new zealand as well and perhaps it's a very niche reason to be very well known abroad but i do think that new zealand has got an increasing amount of really interesting. Musical acts that are genuinely world class. I'm talking the likes of zuma. Alice harding benet talking. Broods mullen williams all quite indie acts but in the the community which is very dedicated. Genuinely these are kind of agenda setting also around the world. So i think it's really interesting. That a tiny nation can produce a really interesting side of the musical experimentation side of things obviously around this table. Four nations are represented all nations with instantly recognizable and widely understood national brands. And that's my nation of australia. Kiara of italy fernando's of brazil megan's of canada which i notice is the only one in the top ten. This whole thing is just the most shameless stitch-up so fernando to bring you in brazil a country with a powerful national brand and yet you are not in the top ten this year. Do you feel especially put out by that is. Is there a case you would like to make well. No no no not not in two thousand twenty eight gave you the big buildings builder. People would be surprised by me. Because i always a believer brazilian. I'm very proud of being resilient. And i am still an and we do have an amazing opportunity to be one of the best countries in soft power so perhaps in a few years will be there the top of the list but honestly i mean this year has been terrible for brazil president. He's an isolationist. he's not handling very well. The situation in the rain forest which matters a lot for the outside world. Perhaps those of us who enjoy breathing so exactly. But i mean it. It is an issue in brazil. but i notice. We've all my friends when they say. Oh how during forest the amazon. Your president doesn't care. And of course his declaration sometimes every day he said something quite offensive to specific groups. And it's funny. I was trying to say i mean. What is brazil doing. well now we. We are student load of great things but even at football you have. Our biggest star neymar liked by some. But he's but even in brazil. Laura people don't like neymar like perhaps some aspects of his personality. So then i think even football. We're not so well liked turfing. We need to improve. I am an optimistic. I think things will change but two thousand twenty is yeah. I agree it. It's not the year of brazil. And i do think this year has been a blip for a lot of countries and as i was saying you know cultural experts from italy. Obviously still very strong italian food still eating around the world unloved around the world especially on this table but this year it was all about the countries that had cut through and what the cut through was what the stories that were resonating around. The world like fernandez. The amazon is what people were thinking about. When they thought about brazil they were not thinking of amazing beaches. Or you know wonderful culture and things like that it was the bad headlines that were really being projected around the world just finally in this first part of the show. I am going to rise heroically above complaining too much about the struggles exclusion in favor of new zealand. And just let these self evident absurdity of that speak for itself but meghan there couple of other countries which again have shoes soft power in princeton fact arguably the countries with the to hugest soft power imprint i e the united kingdom and the united states neither of the mike it and is that just about covid nineteen and all the people who happened to be leading them at the moment. It is definitely down to leadership. Soft power is usually something that is built up over years and decades so usually it can survive a bad year it can survive a wrong thinking government but in the case of the uk and definitely the us. It's not that. Diplomacy was neglected in the last few years. I mean we've seen a lot of policies that have been actually hostile to global cooperation. And i think a lot of people's perceptions of those countries have really shifted especially when it comes to the us under donald trump.
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"He saw as a child eventually John convinces Lillian to confront her past souvenir is a beautiful portrayal of a friendship between two people from different Generations who come together to make a life-changing come back now up until the part where it says, she encounters a new co-worker that's all true. Everything after that is completely wrong. It less platonic means something different in France. It's a may-december romance off. I'm going back and forth on this movie where it's even though it was released in 2016. It takes place. Mm 4ish off. They make references several times to it being about thirty years after Abba one this European song contest, which I think works and it's a clever dog. Every decision because France did not compete in nineteen seventy-four so it allows for some like plausible Shenanigans. I guess. Yes in me that work and it also like solves the age problem that fire Saga had where like secret would be at best pushing fifty and still being like I don't have a kid the story kind of falls apart instantly because well no because I mean like as I said, it's a like a may-december romance, but John is 12 or 2 in the movie, which would have made the contest that Lillian appeared in she performed under the name Laura. It would have been like eight to ten years before he was born so like that that part is confusing and there's a lot of character a lot of character beats that just do not make sense and conflict that erupts out of nowhere dead. And yeah, so like what's driving the drama of the film just it either isn't all that interesting or just does not make sense. The music in the movie is really place and it feels very French at your France at Eurovision. I'm just like I assume that this was a very French film because the main character works at the Pate Factory. Yeah. I yeah, I mean like it starts out great. Like you tell that the director has seen a number of like Wes Anderson movies, like there's a lot of like geometry and color blocking and I was on board almost insisting is just like a very visually pleasing movie. I really like Isabel hoop are like she just has this Charisma about her. Yeah. I'm just going to watch probably anything that you're in even that what was that weird Movie package where like was it? Chloe Grace Moretz like returns her purse and then like it turns into like a psychological thriller or something..
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"One of the reviews complimented the decor said, it could be like if you get kind of grossed out a little easily cuz it is a lot of like golf heavy like heavy heavy metal type decoration and stuff and the food was good. Like there's just like, yeah, they knew that it was kind of a gimmicky restaurant but like they needed to deliver on the food and they did. Yeah, they had calzones it sounded nice, but the movies I like if I'm going to the Lord Italian restaurant at least one. I want the food to be decent. Yeah, unfortunately the movie opens at the closing of the rock Durant. Oh, no, I was I was okay. I'm going to Bath Very quickly erase that from my two dues and Helsinki. Yeah. Yeah, so and the movie can documents the year or so between the commercial failure of the band's fourth album a babes for breakfast and the lead up to the release of their fifth album to Beast or not to Beast it gets into some really interesting kind of process e stuff off with a heavy metal band like working with a label navigating unexpected lineup changes and like the sort of business decisions that you have to sneak if like you're the winner of Eurovision and still need to book gigs and it's like well do I do this other reality show and I think this came out early in the twenty teens, so it was still kind of a iffy proposition to kind of transition to the family entertainment. And yeah Lord, he did end up wage. Going on to a show called Clash of the choirs where it's like different artists with acquire behind them doing covers of songs and it's a voting competition kind of a Sing-Off but it wasn't acapella in a way off. And yeah, just just trying just trying to make it as an act that can come across as super gimmicky and it's interesting in that way like heavy metal is just not in my wheelhouse at all. So I'm not I I have a feeling I wasn't getting the full experience of it just because I don't have the vocabulary of that genre of music and I think people who are really into heavy metal might get a little bit more out of the movie The presentations a bit Film School li like just different different shots and motifs. It just feels very staged and number of ways but it does capture some like real moments as well..
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"So yeah, that's a interesting time capsule. I do kind of want to go back and re-watch that one and cuz I watched it very early in my Eurovision upbringing and like to see how how it hits differently now. I ended up yesterday needing a bath From reading the book. I was reading going to my my YouTube watch later where I've had naked Eurovision, which is this BBC special from 1998 when they hosted in there since we watched the 98 contest now is the time to do this. Yes, who knows when this is going to like no longer be on YouTube. Let's just do it and there was like an interesting level of tie-in with what I had been reading in that. I feel like bulb is special and three minutes of Eternity set out to kind of show behind-the-scenes on some level but also specifically reflect the tone of of their author page in ways that are both good and bad in watching this as like, oh this these are all of the seeds of a how about the be about Eurovision. Okay, Terry wogan does not appear, but you can kind of just feel his presence in that it's chatting about. Can you believe all these people want access to this? Yes. Yes I can and like there's there's like moments like that in the book or it's just like, can you believe that all these blogs that nobody reads want to want to age? I should say. Yes. Yes, I can but people of what they love but people like what they like, there's like the other hand like some very Charming like Vox Pops in Birmingham of people who are just so excited with all these different people have come to Birmingham of all places. I spent like two thirds of the special going who is the host. Why do they feel familiar? It's hosted by one half of Right Said Fred, huh? Yes. Wow, that's I mean to like a whole weird spider of like did Right Said Fred turned into a TV presenter and the answer is mostly shrug because because he was to serve the person that's the on-camera person for this. There's just some moments that feel very nineteen ninety-eight because there's a lot of time spent with Dana International which makes sense because she would go on to win and I looked at when this came out and it it came out in two thousand and nineteen ninety-eight. So this is after they had hosted. Okay. I assume they probably spent time with a bunch of the contestants that were rated highly to win but like there's some moments that feel very nineteen ninety-eight both Fashion and just in like this is how we did TV documentaries then and like that was I feel like that was more informative and Illuminating about behind-the-scenes stuff than the book I read was okay because there's like a great backstage shots of like this is how we loaded all of multiple scandals onto the stage. Hm. I just remember Twitter going nuts over gildo when we re-watched 1998 and just getting to see 1/2 Right Said Fred be absolutely captivated by the dress rehearsal. Yeah. I know I've just like, yeah, like most countries just send like an attractive person and like Germany sending this this is really cool. Yeah, great news 20/20 also agreed. Yeah. We love guilt out. That's nice. Check it out. It's it's a very nice slice of nineteen. Ninety-eight. I'm always here for that the other documentary that I watched was available on Amazon Prime app called Monster man, and it's a documentary about. Mr. Lordi of finland's. Lordy. It's about life after winning Eurovision. Lordy returned Staffing. Land they're treated as national heroes..
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"Longer need to print money. I found one travel guide in the Amazon section titled just enough Ukrainian for Eurovision, very sad to find out that there were not things like just enough Portuguese for Eurovision. Just enough Dutch for your birthday. That that but probably would have been helpful a couple of years ago. But we managed to make do my husband did Ukrainian Duolingo and got through a very complicated sandwich transaction very proud of that moment. So and then one book that I picked up off of eBay like last year and still want to sit down and spend some quality time with cuz it it's different from these other box is there's a book called. Nope. Wha hm and it is the author going and it seems to be written kind of like travel log style or in like the Bill Bryson style of travel thing where he's going and following up with people who got zero points and just sort of seeing how they're doing what their life is like. Oh, that's fun. Yeah, and like that's that's like could be a different perspective on things. Those are the majority of like the non-fiction books and then like the other one that I kind of want to dive into more just as a person who listens to your wrong about and sees how much that they find interesting in the Memoirs that were published at the time. To sort of capitalize on a certain level of Fame. There's like at least a handful of Eurovision participants who have hastily released a memoir. I actually read one of them being Conchita. We are unstoppable As Told to Daniel Oliver Bachman. It's a very Breezy read I would say it probably should have been more of a in-depth magazine profile then a book. There are several Webster defines this as in oh, oh boy. It's like they just be patting out of the term paper. Yeah. Yeah, but it is Conchita and the author does a fantastic job of capturing can cheetahs voice. I can hear Conchita relaying all of these stories. So that that's making it enjoyable. And yeah, and there are also some like gorgeous photo inserts throughout the book and again that it's also part of the padding out of the term paper, but they're surprisingly little Eurovision song. 10th though, which I'm not sure I'd say disappointed but your vision doesn't really get mentioned until chapter ten and I should mention that some chapters are two paragraphs but wage. Yeah, I'll book but talking about your vision and just being very matter-of-fact about it. Oh, yeah, I went and did my performance it went really well everything worked out in the end. The second half of the book is more about all of the opportunities that your vision was kind of a stepping stone towards so getting to work with like a whole bunch of different people in the fashion industry and off artists photographers and getting the message about acceptance and equality out there and just being a spokesperson for progress. I think we all know how awesome Conchita is dead. And this book just kind of reaffirms that and yeah, it's it's a very short read like it's only like a hundred seventy-five pages. So so again, it could have been like a very special issue of People. Yeah. Yeah dead. And I would recommend it like it would be good if for like if you were taking like when we can go on planes again, it's a it's a great like airport read like if you're looking for like deeper version Insight. There's no real backstage chatter or anything like that. No, hot Goss which I think is what I really wanted. Like that's why you're coming. That's why you're coming to the the hastily produced Memoir long as you want the hot gossip about the thing that we know the person for..
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"And welcome to the euro what episode number 97 for the week of November 2nd 2028. I'm Mike McComb and I'm joined today by Ben Smith. Hey Ben. Hey Mike. We are a pair of Americans trying to make sense of the Eurovision song contest and this week will be distracting ourselves from I'm staring wildly at the universe right now. How's it going been? It's a beautiful Tuesday here in the realm of the program Mike and nothing is happening in America. I follow a lot of international people on Twitter and they have just as much anxiety built. Everyone's real nervous right now. Yeah, everyone is looking for things to do with their hands. Yeah. What do I do with my hands Mike Saab into them. That's what I'm doing. Yeah. I mean like the nice thing was at least like with Halloween I could put my hands towards quietly dismantling to 8:00 and Spiel so I could make like a full mr. Music costume, which was an awesome costume. By the way. Yes, I I hope to let it leave my apartment in 20 21. Hey, I'm a little stressed this week, but the show must get nothing else. There's Eurovision news. There's Eurovision news. There's a ton of Eurovision news. But before we get to that we wanted to do a little bit of housekeeping stuff. We have a new email address. We just kind of wanted to consolidate things on our end and you can now reach us at Euro what podcast at gmail.com your what podcast is all one word we bought Love for you to test out that email address with an ask us anything. We are approaching episode 100. And yeah, we just want to answer fan questions. Listen your questions. We would love to hear from you may also hit us up on our Twitter at Euro what whatever is easiest for you. And yeah that episode should be dropping end of December. Yeah, I guess it is also our year-end episode fun thing for the end of the year. Ask questions, please send this questions. Yes. Yes. And also if there are any other episode ideas or anything about the podcast you can reach us at Euro what podcast am I think that's it for the housekeeping. So let's get onto the news forty-one countries have confirmed for your vision next year and it's everybody from the 2020 contest. Yay. Yay. Yeah, no new countries, which is unfortunate but not a big surprise since I think everybody's kind of adopting. Everybody's busy for some reason. Yeah doesn't seem like the best year to be like hey. It's our debut performance. So yeah, that that won't be happening. But that should be an interesting selection season. Well, yeah, like it's it's weird because there are obvious 51 Songs to be decided but we know nineteen of the artists already. That's so many artists. Oh, yeah, and it kind of throws things for Loop just in terms of like well as they're going to be anything to talk about sharing selection season, but everyone will be deciding on March 6th. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, actually the last artist to be confirmed at this point is Iceland. Thursday is back. I've had hunches and I didn't really want to act on them because anything can happen..
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"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"Equally. Intriguing. When looking over the list of acts are artists who finished in the same place multiple times. El and roaming power each rubber Italy twice in each place seven every time they did sell. Hana Croak the other half of bobby socks sandwich her win as part of the group with two appearances in seventeenth place. Once, a Solo Act in nineteen seventy one. And once, as part of Norway's just for fun in Nineteen ninety-one I love that. and Sergei Lavrov might have something to scream about if he represents Russia in places. Third Third Time. And of course, it all goes back Johnny Logan. Who placed first each time he performed. CIN nother. So. What's another year when it comes to the Vision Song contest for performers who've already appeared on that stage? With all these examples, the data seems to point out that going back for another year, of Eurovision competition is likely not going to be in your favor. especially if you're coming in the winter. Crunching the numbers twelve re appearances have ended in a win. Seventy four performers did better than their first performance. Twenty performer did the same. At one hundred, fifty did worse. Digging further into the trajectories performance. Took a returning winner dropping nine point seven positions on average. Even performers with an initial top five placement dropped average of nine places on returning to the contest. Overall. An Act that came back regardless of its initial placement dropped three places on average. Looking across the decades thirty-five percent be axed returned. Since two thousand ten has seen an increase placement in their most recent appearance. That's the highest rate of improvement since the seventies, but it's also the lowest amount of returning acts with only seventeen performers are group's making multiple appearances at the contest. So, what have we learned? Returning to the contest again, an either winning or even doing better than your first performance seems like a risky proposition at best. There's only one Johnny Logan for a reason. But it can be done successfully. Next year's crop overturning artists are in a hybrid situation though Schrodinger performance where we know who they are but having actually seen them compete yet. Should one of them win however adds another interesting historical footnote to the legacy of the talented eurovision performers who preceded them That's going to do it for this episode of the Year award. Thanks for listening. The euro at podcast is hosted by Ben Smith. That's me and Mike mccomb. You can subscribe to the euro what on the podcast, APP of your choice when you subscribe, leave us a review. Let us know how we're doing and help other European fans find us. You can contact us through our website at your what dot com and on social media at your what. Have something to say in response to this episode, you want played on the show sound off at euro dot com slash sound dash off Mike and I are also starting to collect questions for an ask us anything episode later this year for our episode one hundred. So start sending his in. We'll be back in three weeks to talk with will help the sixth onstage project and try to make sense of what's new in. Eurovision..
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"Oh we did it. We got through twenty twenty. It's all. Twenty twenty one yes. We have the exact same bit plan for the opening of this. Yes. Hey, it's no longer twenty twenty anymore except wait note is. That year just felt like all of the years, but it's a new year now. Yes now you plead. On the plus side I think I mentioned this on the show of four, but there's something about being Boston wind September hits where just maybe all the colleges or just all of the moving trucks precariously moving towards store or avenue There's a chill in the air and I want to buy school supplies and I wanna get new shoes. Yes. Because back to school even though I'm not even going back into the office anymore what am I gonNa, do Mike Well, you can still get shoes I i. don't know where you were there but I, yeah, I'm I'm overdue for new pair of checks Yeah. I I got a new pair of back in December and. Yeah, they're still in great condition of which is sad Anyway onto more optimistic things. europe-asia. Yeah. You're twenty twenty one is here. Yes. But before we get into all of the new stuff for the new, year just want to check in on the mail bag also some your vision, the wild. Kind of a full summer of random you're. Just just popping up in the weirdest places. Yes, So in our last episode, we were talking about the American Song contest and we we plugged in audio from Evan in the last episode and like pulling back the curtain a little bit that audio came in after we had recorded. So it seemed like it just popped out of nowhere. It kind of did I, was listening back to our show as I as I do again as long as we're revealing the curtain. Yes. I. Do Listen to our program Oh. Yeah. Mostly just because I won't be like, okay. Did Mike cut that bit. You did. But Yeah it's like, Oh, this is new. It was great. Yeah. Love that we implemented a sound off thing and people are already sounding off. Yes and you can find the sound off feature on our website at Euro what dot Com and I think Evan did bring up some really good points about comparing this to the Eurovision movie and all of the term and drawing and anxiety and Yeah I. Mean I think I think that is a fair point and it it was kind of funny. I didn't watch any of the political conventions because I. My mental health right now. I'm already hanging by a thread most days I, don't need to dislike. Myself more right. Right. But I mean I'm still I'm still checking twitter because. Even I can't follow my own advice a lot of the time..
After 500,000 deaths, worst of pandemic is "yet to come"
"The head of the World Health. Organization says the pandemic is accelerating and warns the worst is yet to come director general Dr Ted Ross Edina. MN Gabriel's said. The outbreak is still in the early stages. He added. Many countries have made progress in the fight against it six months after it was notified of the virus you organization recorded ten million cases and half a million deaths worldwide.
New Movies Coming To Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu And HBO This Weekend
"If you have Amazon prime video there's a movie called mice bite which was just hitting theaters when covert nineteen hit this is an action comedy Dave Batista who's you know guardians of the galaxy you know that big giant former wrestler guy he's a CIA agent row he finds himself teamed up with the precocious nine year old so in other words should be making kindergarten cop now I have to tell you about this to think that this is actually this is a rite of passage for action star Jackie Chan had a movie like this the rock had a movie like this John Cena is had a movie like this at some point you gotta so you're lovable side and be charged with guarding little kids and then you learn about the soft side yourself this one is particularly horrible and one of the things we hate about this movie Rakan my spot is set primarily in Chicago they shot it in Toronto eight that and the worst moments in this movie is there's a chase that begins in wicker park okay the bad guy gets behind the wheel of a car with her party he's trying to get away from Dave Batista CIA agent now the C. I. A. tech person is in David she says here telling them where you know traveling this guy and the agents as one minute after this car leaves wicker park the agent says looks like he's heading to the Naperville area because Naperville has a giant airfield so wrong later five minutes later we're in phony Naperville where I kid you not there's a big you know action sequence where the plane on the runway is now dangling over what appears to be the Grand Canyon who knew that in Naperville there was an airport overlooking a giant canyon clearly green screen so I mean it's just been really poorly done it's too violent for the little kids and it's too stupid for the adults and a lot of parents thing all this might be fun have a fun action movie stay away from my spy that's too bad you're you're totally right about that right of passage because Arnold Schwarzenegger had to do that too right I mean it was like a garden shop yeah I mean everybody has to make sure that the kids have something to go watch in that in those movies were actually pretty good for kids you're saying this one's not this was terrible okay now I've got I've got the funniest movie of the summer Fauria probably so far it has the worst title of all time it's called Eurovision Song Contest the story of fire saga well the Eurovision Song Contest is an actual deal in Europe and has been since the rent if these in fact Salim young was discovered on that aba was first on the Eurovision Song Contest this is a parity with will Ferrell the king of the parity right and Rachel McAdams they play a couple of Icelandic singer songwriters he's Lars Eriksen she's cigarette original daughter and their Icelandic and they're dreaming of representing their home whether they do kind of like Viking game of thrones stamp rock songs so this is filled with all these big production numbers because then we meet the contestants from Greece and the grand the Russian the Russian contest is actually played by our friend Dan Stevens was Matthew Crawley on Downton abbey he plays a Russian oligarch who's also a ballad singer it's really really stupid and it's really really funny it's mostly excuse these big giant set pieces where they do these huge production numbers remember will Ferrell did a movie called blades of glory your hair well he does for you know that did for ice dancing with the stars for song competition so even though we don't know the Eurovision Song Contest here in the states we know about all the competition shows that this is basically get one singer from each country you know what it's all European countries they have a couple of other than the states they're not we're not eligible for the Eurovision Song Contest was there an SNL bit with will Ferrell that was similarly themed I I just don't know that there could have been it's it's clearly the kind of stuff that he just excels at when you see him in the big Viking outfit and looks like the blue eye shadow it's singing about Viking you know might biking protector this is the song from this will enrich McAdams by the was wonderful as well she can also be very funny the video and the song they do is so terrible that it's great because it looks just like when you see those kind of you know that's a big deal that kind of like that Viking will rock nonsense yeah there's my aunts were everybody everybody pretends like the rolling the slave ship which is really just unfortunate or the big Viking ship as it will be we kind of you know horrible music but really right prepared well it there's that old joke about Led Zeppelin thank you know I have the have the crap was about Vikings right and if the agency had no idea what they were saying about this the music was so great musicianship as of right but if you look back you're like what the hell of the talk was only in the middle of the song yeah they had they did they had references to the lord of the rings when it was just a yeah they were so ready this is really true okay and anything else this weekend it's yeah I want to tell people is a completely does shift in tone row but the there's a best selling book a called I'll be gone in the dark written by the late Michelle McNamara who was UP board result park went to California become a true crime writer Mary Patton Oswalt the famous comedian and actor and she wrote about one of the best true crime book sense in cold blood called I'll be gone in the dark about the search for the Golden State killer probably the least known to most prolific serial killer rapist of the last fifty years this is not a six part series about Michelle's book and also about the Golden State killer it starts on HBO on Sunday night if people if you're into that true crime genre you know talk about making a murderer people aren't so many of these other ones this is the podcast to get started this is brilliantly done and it's really a profile of Michelle McNamara and her marriage to Pat now as well because it's young obviously she had a lot of 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"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"Too Low and welcome to the euro. What episode number eighty eight part two for the week of June twenty second, twenty, twenty I'm Ben Smith and American trying to make sense of the urban song contest and this week I'll be talking about specific twelve minutes from the two thousand seven addition with Justin. Latvia Hey Justin. Hi, how are you I am good. How are you? I'm very well. Well. Thank you I'm excited to be here awesome so last week on the show we talked with friend of the show Chris King about the two thousand seven Eurovision. Song Contest and specifically twelve minutes within that we also talked with you about that, so we're going to go and listen to past Ben and pass Justin discuss the past two thousand seven Eurovision Song contest. Excellent I regret nothing. So one thing that brings me joy..
"Hello everybody happy while wherever you are on this glorious year revision we can came under your Eurovision Song contest fan you. I think you're even begin to it this year. Weren't you in in Rotterdam so? Have you been coping without the prospect of any sort of live dies than well getting Easter? Now Joel tennis being canceled Irvine being cancelled. Yeah I had tickets for the first time and it's law it was council but hopefully out next year and we had celebration on on the TV last night and had some Swedish food and some cocktails to kind of raise a bit of a glass to what what never happened. But but yeah I think I think you were watching us. Well Joe. You're right yes I was. I catch Lubbock came. I'm going to hold my hand up here. Johnny Logan he comes on the TV and have no idea who he is by turns out. He's he's pretty much the go of of the on contests Mariah a bit. Like the Federa of of your vision life. If you don't tennis you you at least know the name federal. Maybe Johnny Logan could could be a bit like that but yeah. I was quite surprised. You shouldn't you've never heard of him. He's one well three times twice as a singer songwriter. Say He is the kind of the winningest person in in your vision. I guess you could say but yeah maybe actually we can do a European podcast as well. But let's let's go to tennis because we're going to be looking at the Italian. Upn and top eight movements. The happened in rave the last few decades. And perhaps I should lead on this one job because I'm going start with a moment featuring the man himself rapper. One of surprise well yes and listeners. And said he'd rougher bear with us because we all see you're not the end of the alternative Casey's season I mean let's be honest because light Madrid. Rome is Dallas. Hi I think he's one like what nine titles zero something ludicrously say is as as hardly a surprise to kind of see him featured this list say yes came. More is was the first moment. We're WE'RE GONNA be reliving. Well I thought we have liquor two thousand five. Which was you know I play horses and really where he takes. The kind of took it by storm. He won the first time. Yeah his first of nine titles. I think back in five and so he came up against Korea. Who at the time I guess was probably the most to stop ish claycourter of over air or at least one of them very face competitor for sure but the final was another five-set Masters Final five-set thriller? It was over five hours long. Which if you think about now if they were doing that consistently Austin Final Monte Carlo Madrid. That would just be insane. I mean I actually am believe that they used to do this to be called with the but yeah it was. It was a real ding. Dong to one of the better word. Joe Six four three six six three full six and then rougher one at seven six on a law set tiebreak but think about this much. Rougher was a double breakdown and fifth say. Who's three lockdown Sakaria? Really could've gone on us up momentum going away and one but I think really is kind of weakest point throughout his whole career was was his mental strength and he kind of collapsed that combined with with. Rafa you know. Obviously he's attitude his diehard shoot. Never giving up. He was on like a sixteen match winning streak at this point and say obviously he. He had a lot of belief in his game. And but I think Korea would be very devastated after this loss at I think. Actually in his post-match she interceded say this was one of the hardest defeats of his career. I think it was interesting to is. I think Korea probably getting into this matching gains clay season. Yeah he's probably thinking. I'm beatable on clay call. There is no one else out there better than me and who comes along on the Dow eighteen year old teenage eh relatively unheard of and I think this match proved that even when Korea was playing his absolutely best tennis possible. That was someone else out there better than him and I think he was kind of disheartened by that and I think this much great show us. You said mentally he you know he wasn't as strong as some of his other competitors or I think when you're three love up Double in the fifth set us really should be closing that match out and he wasn't able to do that. I think that's one of the things we might associate with a player who you know as brilliant as he is in Korea kind of on the mental side of things. I don't think you could put him up there with the greats and I kind of look at this match. I look at the two thousand four French Open final as well where he Gaston Gaudio. In the final game was five sets but again crucially he was two sets up. He was six love. Six three up was unable to close out the the match. And you know he's probably one of these as you put in the category of greatest players never have one. Ud wonder if if he hit if he had won if he had won this final in in Rome beaten Dow that would have given him the confidence indicate and reinforce that belief that he was and he was at the time the best the best clay court player in the world. I think obviously that loss against scout and then going into this match against Rafeh just his. His mental side of things just wasn't subscription. A Rafeh had beaten him in the Monte Carlo. Final just a couple of weeks before this so again he knew he was up against and he kind of let it. Let it slip away to be honest with you and Yeah so I just thought you know. Obviously this was this was a great match and it was symbolic because again you have this is like the birth of of Raffarin. His kind of play. Call dominance in this. Totally kind of pulsing off of his. You know the best steak or two at the time we had people like Carlos Moya one Ferrara Cowdrey. Kara in a sort of all very good establish trae which just as soon as Raff kind of started working his magic. He'd I guess it kind of became almost impossible. Perhaps to argue against for being the best. Geico
"eurovision" Discussed on Switched On Pop
"How does he hit those notes? While is that a contra tenor very good content like the highest male voice is impossibly. High really gives me chills. When I listened to it. I'd ask you to try but I don't think our ears could handle it so I I'm judging by your your tone here. You're convinced that this is an iconic performance of a song with an international strong message so it seems like this is hitting all the bells here also Mexico. Let's take a quick jaunt over to Lithuania and get to know the Rupe with their entry. On fire engine. This is like classic Eurovision to me the pronounced Eastern European accent. The kind of generic mash up. And if you're watching this video which I highly encourage you to do. You're seeing a guy with a shaved head in a turtleneck and pants that taper out to be about three feet wide at the bottom. It just looks like if you just had an image of Eurovision vision in your head. I think this would be it. You said that you said the word generic not generic so she didn't action genres. You know this is in many ways. I agree this feels like a straightforward Yup Eurovision entry. But but it didn't quite connect with me. I there is a little bit of an interesting message. Like it's never too late to to raise your voice up and sing a song But the song itself didn't feel like it had that fire for me you know. I think I don't disagree and I think part of that might be that the there's kind of an anti chorus here it. There's this instrumental section where you would expect this anthem sing along moment. But that's just. That's a dip in my expectation like it didn't. It wasn't a nice surprise. I will say in defense of the song. Something that does happen during this wordless. Chorus is one of greatest dance moves. I've seen this entire competition. Oh My Gosh. It's the moves yet. Witness is a dance. Move that I can only call the Moose. You take both of your hands span them behind your head and shake your hips in every way and and that's the move so I think that this song a tick tock competition. I do like that. It has this Rhody Eighties. New Wave kind of vocal to it. The songs not there for me but the dances okay. So on fire from. Lithuania has us on the fence. Let's see if Iceland's entry will spark your interest Charles. This is think about things by Dadi. Fair.
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"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"May Fourth Twenty twenty. I'm Michael Comb and I'm joined today by Ben Smith. Hey Ben Hey Mike. We are a pair of Americans make sense of the Eurovision Song Contest. And this week we'll be talking about euro stream twenty twenty and Eurasian again with special guest. Rob Holly How's it going Ben It's it's pretty good. We've we've entered the part of quarantine where I have patterns again and pattern through Nice. Oh I remember patterns those. Yeah I mean theoretically like it takes twenty one days to form a habit and it's been at least twenty one days of quarantine just have terrible habits again. I don't know like my my hair has entered a state. I've called a depressed Ben. Wyatt no no. No no no no. It's fine it's fine. This is happens naturally okay yes scheduling wise it's It is kind of weird being in the early part of May and not just being glued to youtube for rehearsal footage or any of the typical early bay programming. I've gotten used to over the last several years. Yeah and just started looking at the Google calendar and like all right. I was supposed to be taken to fight to Copenhagen last week. Yeah yeah that. That's a challenge but what we do have to look forward to this week is Euro Stream twenty twenty. It's a fan driven project that we've been taking part in and helping to promote where it's recreating the Eurovision experience from the Fan perspective. So yeah we were fortunate. Enough to host the second semi-final allocation draw last week. That was fun that was on. So much and yeah. It was nice to dust off my French from tenth grade and Yeah Put it back in the box as soon as we were done morning. Berry that again for fifteen years Switzerland I apologize from his gender. And you at one point. Oh goodness but yeah. That was so much fun. We we know the running order for both of the semi-finals now and the events happening this week. A semi-final one is actually happening today. As this episode drops semi-final too will happen on Thursday and grand final will happen on Saturday and voting is already open for the first semi final at least So if you head over to euro stream twenty twenty dot com slash vote. You can pick your choices for the first semi-final and the way the telephone is working is very similar to junior eurovision where you can vote for at least three countries up to five countries. And you don't have to be a part of participating country in the first semi-final voting's in for everybody including countries that don't participate in Eurovision. So ben both you and I can vote as well so excellent..
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"Hello and welcome to the euro. What's no I'm Mike mccomb? And I'm joined today by Ben Smith Ben. Hey Mike we are a pair of Americans trying to make sense of the Eurovision Song contest and this is a special edition of the show. It's bad news folks breaking news. The contest is not happening this year. Yeah Yeah I mean it's no surprise. Europe is closed right now. Europe is kind of close right now. America's kind of closed right now. Yeah it's not a decision. I liked reading about this morning but it was a decision that I think I'd come to terms with earlier in the week as we recorded our usual weekly episode. Yeah Yeah I mean. I'm I'm glad that we were able to get through all forty one and trees For this year's contest Just because like people put so much work into this competition and yeah unfortunately it's not going to pay off at least in the immediate future. Things really do seem to be kind of up in the air but yeah I mean I guess just to hit the facts. In case for some reason you've been unaware I don't know if you've been hanging out with Jerry out in the desert hanging out with your Leto if you're going on a weird twenty five day long River rafting excursion. There's a there's a great New York Times story about that. Were those who were also like what Yeah if you're in the German Big Brother House and this is the first podcast Guten tag the spread of covert Nineteen Corona Virus It's just overwhelming everything right now. And with an event like Eurovision where it just takes hundreds and hundreds of people to put together delegations of dozens and dozens of people and government. Saying you can't have more than twenty five people or ten people in any given space. It's just not possible. It literally takes a Eurovision village to to do this And just looking at other global music events that were supposed to be happening the spring Coachella is has been moved to the fall South by South West is cancelled. Glastonbury just got canceled for this year. so places are taking this seriously which is great and there was talk of. Okay why why? Can't we postpone your vision? Well it takes again. It takes a village. Why can't you what we did things virtually where everybody's from there to do? That's still a lot of people in a TV studio Yeah I mean like I think about like six people on stage like that's half the people you're allowed to have in a space and yeah that's Anyways Journalists Rob. Holly had a really good twitter threat today about the whole y. All of this in the law. That just boils down to a lot of people. Not just the fans coming in for this And even then like with the fans you've got fancier and an unfortunate decision but I would have been surprised if any other decision would have been made. I mean I guess they could have postponed it. But there's just no telling how long this is going to take and yeah so yeah this is. This is the right. Yeah anyways. That's what we know What don't we know at this point? The main thing everybody is suddenly thinking about his. Okay but what will those tickets I bought like on Resale? How is that happening anyways? So pay logic and then any sort of ticket resale stuff I got an email today. Like right away from pay logic saying we're still figuring things out. Calm down please. Our inbox beech-nut tweeted us. As soon as we know what we're doing we will let you know it. Sounds like they're trying to figure out. Okay so if we're in Rotterdam twenty twenty one. Do we let the tickets that are purchased as you go forward. Do we just refund everybody so again? The trying to figure stuff out pay legit is trying to figure stuff out. Just hang out normal. Eurovision preparation doesn't really get into full swing until around September first so I have to imagine that they're trying to at least map this to the normal calendar and hopefully we will know where things stand by end of July middle of August so that New dates new venues at all of that stuff. We'll get figured out but yeah it sounds. It sounds like they're really trying to make sure that Rotterdam is hosting in two thousand twenty one and they just need to figure out all of those logistics income in concert with All of the all of the everything that is happening in the world right now all of the things as they say. Yeah but yeah so again. The date for next year's contest they'll figure that out it'll be it'll be fine it is. We now have so many months until that happens. And then I think the other big question everybody's mind what about this year's crop of artists. Are they allowed to appear next year? Up are placing new songs. How does that work The short answer as with so much of this is that the reference group is still figuring that out and a lot of nations us with Spain. The Netherlands Ukraine Greece have already confirmed. They're going to work for their same artists from this year. A lot of those journals selections with the exception of Ukraine L. Other nations like Sweden and Estonia. I said Nope we are going to continue using the processes we've been using and they're going to do a fresh election for next year which ouch. Yeah I've read somewhere that Estonia was Saying that Yukos view stake could get like a fast pass to the semi-finals he was probably going to apply anyway. So let's be real here but yeah it's yeah and it's interesting that there's already been like that these decisions have been made instantly so I'm I'm I'm guessing. This has been on the table for quite a while and Getting those ducks in a row is what happens. But it's unclear like with The countries that are going to be using the same artist if their song is still going to be eligible or if they need to do new songs in really the one that the question that I'm curious about is if they're still going to release the album for this year I kind of have you Because they're so I was trying to buy the CD. Yeah Yeah especially like as a way of showing support for the contest because this is the first time in its sixty five year history that it has not happened so there should be more information trickling out over the next couple of days next. Couple of weeks Your best source of information is from at Eurovision at E. B. U. H. Q. on twitter And things that are official. Eurovision accounts Fan Accounts Blogs even information from. Us sometimes is not correct as you would see our inbox. Sometimes yeah yes. Get your information directly from the source secondhand sources or like Adama sources not. Great it just Yeah not now creating like as someone who signed up for the official press releases last year at some point they arrive in my inbox right away and they're they're great because somebody has thought through that. Yes yes and and they're really good on social media And yet you will get the information from them. They will not try to hide it from you. So Mike what are we doing? It's a little loosey. Goosey right now but we're still planning on episode next week. We're going to look back at selection season to look at the one. Stick out away other than those. Because we don't have time to do one of those episodes. Yes yes And then planning on going into offseason mode a little early That's where we're able to dive into some more more historical topics more topics in relation to the news. We're still kind of figuring out what those topics will be and what our cadence is going to be. Typically offseason. We go to every other week schedule. We're hoping to do something like that. But yeah I mean. Things are changing by the day gestures at universe. So yeah we will all of this out. There is yes. What so. We're we're figuring it out much like much like Eurovision is figuring it out yes and if twitter's any indication the fan community is trying to put together all sorts of awesome activities. Just kind of keep everybody engaged a song festival dot B. is trying to cook up some sort of project to have like a virtual contest or something for the Phantom and is calling for help from everybody so if you're interested that check out their twitter page and give them a healthy and if you have ideas of topics that you think that we should dive into Feel free to send them our way and yet we are here for you salve for you and we suddenly time. Yes yes just just just like a big collective side. Yeah yeah and it's really. It's really unfortunate. Has This was just shaping up to be so amazing I was. I was very excited about about this year. Yeah but it's okay now and we will get through this We will we will rise like Phoenix's from this and yet Assuming twenty twenty one goes on and I have to think that it does It's going to be amazing so I think that's the way to do it for this episode of the Euro what Thank you for listening. You're what podcast is hosted by. Mike mccomb that's me and Ben Smith that's me. You can find on our website at Euro Dot com and on twitter and Instagram at Euro. What I'm also on twitter at through underscore Goldberg and Ben is at Ben M Smith you can subscribe to your what on Apple podcasts. Spotify or the PODCAST. App your choice We've been doing this since January of two thousand eighteen. So there's a healthy back catalogue if you want to go down memory lane or fill your days with our voices We'll be back next week to try to make sense of what's new in duration..
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"And mostly just in light of all of the things we have done in the weeks since then. I watched the video. Now just like. Please don't roll around on the Bar Floor. Please don't Although the things I like about this song A portion of the dancing where it looks like His partner is giving him a chiropractic. Adjustment like that delighted me far more than should have. This is another one weirdly. That sounds like it'd be playing at the mall. Maybe that's just that the move this week but this is the one die like of the two of US between this Cyprus. Where it's like a Guy Song. Yeah that I would absolutely here while while I express for whatever why can't express I don't know but this one I like this. I like throwing this in the mix with Cyprus and Austria I I I feel like it's also trying to do kind of like all of the things the way that Austria trying to do all of the gas. What I'm intrigued by with this one is the performance potential Particularly since the video did you Do you recall the video for Switzerland's entry last year Where it was sort of set up. Yeah the video for this. One really reminded me of that. Things are trying to go for that same vibe. But it doesn't quite work. But yeah if this could if they're going to incorporate That style of dancing into their stage performance. I think it'll be an interesting performance. I don't think it's going to be something that's going to elevate it to the point like. Oh this could be a contender but I think it could be enough to at least votes their way and I just thought birthing makes me think of and it just bounces off you. This is the song that should be playing in an espresso. Add like like for whatever reason just like thinking of the backing and serve the strings thing going on just like this should be backgrounding like a very fancy instant coffee or like some sort of pod delivery coffee system right that just kind of recreates. The sense of being in a coffee shop in like the Alps. Yes range the taste of North Macedonian. Coffee Shop at home Yes if only but I agree if it were a choice between Austria Cyprus north Macedonia I would probably pay. I would probably pick this one. It's the least lyrically challenging of the three but I feel like it's the least confusing of the three well. Yes yeah so yeah I really like my bugaboo about this one is. They knew that this is going to be an internal selection. They knew they were going up against the submission deadline. I do not understand why this is not available on spotify yet and this is the case with a couple of other songs. Yeah where it's just like you know that. Like I think you know that your song is coming out after March first and it's not through some sort of competition process like you need to be ready to have that needs to available. I I would say within twenty four hours of announcement just to avoid any like weird leak or like hitting the wrong button type issues but yeah yeah it. Is it just goofy? That it's out available at this point You Better North Macedonia at least in terms of your like at least in terms of roll out strategy for the stick up there now right. Yeah so this one is okay. It's okay it's gonNA reach the heights of proud last year. No no next on the weirdness is San Marino now San Marino. We are fans like we care about you We only want the best. Yeah the Rollout Strategy for Your Selection Bananas. With wrong with that. Yeah so like it starts off with them wanting to Like the announcing that they're pretty much another announcement about an announcement that is going to be announced and But it's just the way it was initially presented. They beat it sound like they were going to actually provide content instead of it being an announcement vern announcement And there's like. Oh you got to watch the San Marino. Ten o'clock news or whatever To find out more information and that information was in the little ticker at the bottom of the screen which probably were paying attention to particularly because they were talking about corona virus seven corona virus update. I'd seen in a different language that weekend. Yeah so like okay. Like about ten minutes later. Did you see the announcement? It's like wait. What channel and now. We're just going to let you know who the artist and the possible songs tomorrow. And it's like Wait wait excuse me. That's why we're here. And yes. There was some grumbling on the Internet about that and was just I don't know it. It felt very much like an older brother. Being like your epidermis is showing and yeah so kind of poor form their San Marino and then The next day they announced that scenario would be a returning to represent San Marino. She last represented them in twenty eleven. And Yeah I mean Tim read only has like five people to choose from and it was her turn and I think that's fair. We don't know her song yet because they decided off. She's got two songs. Let's throw it to a public vote. Six Oh not another hick one just pick. It is twenty four hours into your song as you just pick one right and also this is all of the other like big. National Finals are happening with this also for like an online vote. We just saw. What Norway did it went bad We were all angry about it. Don't do that again. Yeah so That was just having a lot of goofiness to allow allows you if he has San Marino. You don't have the phone structure to support this on my vote Internet structure to support this. I don't WanNA bring down your entire country. The vote happened Thirty one thousand votes came in both you and I voted sitting on your couch listening to one song and then listening to be other song and then registering votes. Yeah your civic duty is important. Yes and we had. We had to give up our email addresses to do it but apparently they were involved with the San Marino. 2021 campaign that You may have seen floating around on twitter and instagram. Where like it's really pushing for. Like oh San Marino will be hosting the twenty twenty one eurovision contest and I wasn't one hundred percent sure if that was just weird twitter or like an actual campaign. This confirmed that it was at at least. I think it is an actual campaign because I would absolutely run a joke. Twitter Account State Marino 2021 Apparently they're going to sell merch at some point. Like hats and coffee mugs and condoms. I gave them my email address. Where is my voucher whereas my Voucher Mike? All I've gotten Was links to her social media accounts which which was actually very helpful. Because as I mentioned earlier I do track that stuff so trend. More one stop shopping but Yeah so the song that ended up winning. Is the Song Freaky.
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"So the thing about this particular song. Belarus's broadcasters commercial broadcasters so they have ads running during the national and one of the ADS. I don't recall what it was advertising. But it was using Edna as the song in the ad so it was kind of Lake Bloomberg adds playing during the democratic debate. It was really beard from like a fairness standpoint. But it's fine. The the song I really wanted to talk about was shockers lally law so I knew going into the final that the song was written in honor of the cat of the song's composer Who died unexpectedly and I did not hear the song ahead of the performance. Oh I didn't know really what to expect about that We will have a link to the video in the show notes because I have been following Eurovision since two thousand ten and I cannot think of a performance that was as bonkers as this one was A. Did you get a chance to see? Video idea didn't like you put it in the show notes and just said that it was a song written. Honor of the composer's Katyn is someone who did not get to watch Belarus on Friday was just like well. This is probably going to be very cat heavy theme and then washes like this is not that at all and there's so much going on there's like a person that's kind of dress like a cat like even from like the Belarus company of the production of cats but yes also just not what I expected for a song written in honor of a cat. It reminded me of one of the origin stories in Legend of Zelda Awkward Time where like the three goddesses are coming together and there's like fire and like everything it was just so avatar the last Arab it was all very good references for one saw. Yeah and I mean I. It's and like the song didn't have like leary. I mean there were words to just kind of more intoning rather than like an actual lyrical story. Being told it was fascinating. And I'm kind of sad that Belarus didn't go with US I like I said like Davenas. It's an okay song. I think okay song it kind of reminds like at least the staging. Kinda reminds me of bits and pieces of Slovenia's entry last year. Just because there's one person who has keyboard on stage with the other person singing This was just a visual. I like to call it a masterpiece because it was. So W T F. We're probably not going to be able to do a one that got away episode this season but this would definitely be on. This is your selection for that. Yeah like when we do for the decade in twenty thirty or whatever. This would probably still be on that list like this. Okay just truly a sight to see absolute. That was kind of an intense way to go into what was going to be very intense weekend. Yes like how did you prepare for Saturday? Mike? Because my my response to well I'm going to be sitting down and watching at least seven hours of Eurovision content was to just go by cury for myself and the people who are watching with me. Just you just make home welcoming space for like Hello yes we are going to be watching things in multiple languages. I know none of them. Just trust me on this. Yeah my snack. Game was not as on point as yours was and that that was a major failing on my part I I was not prepared but speaking of snacks.
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"Hey Bad hey mike. We are a pair of Americans trying to make sense of Eurovision Song contest. And this week we'll be wrapping up the twenty ten at Eurovision. How's IT Goin' Ben It's good it's kind of weird to be recording this one because it's not actually this week. This episode has come unstuck in time. Yeah but that. But but that's how the plus side of means that we are probably off enjoying our holidays. Yes at least that's the plan. The point yes so we're recording a couple weeks ahead of time since it is the holidays and since it is the end of the decade. We thought we should probably do some sort of retrospectives yeah it. It does seem to be in vogue on all of the publications. Such yes yes So we're not doing any sort of news desk this week. We're going to be going back to dropping episodes weekly so we'll get caught up On Albania selection and other happenings that have happened in the last week or so so just knowing how the end of this this year has gone in terms of Eurovision News. News is definitely happening but we will cover it later yes. I'm sure as soon as it goes. Live like fifteen countries will make their selections ends and we. We may regret this decision at the time but well prostitutes surprise everybody. We're doing another bracket the second week of January So what we wanted to do for this retrospective we could have done. What were the ten best era visions of of twenty ten? And now I was a guest on the podcast list. Envy where we'll be talking about that. Don't worry we'll be sending out links for that and then it was like well what we do dealer ten favorite songs from the decade. But I feel like that's an easy way of going about it and I feel like a lot of other places are going to be doing that and there's definitely more interesting angles to approach things from. Yeah Yeah especially because like this episode should be dropping right before the Ese to fifty countdown happen so oh you should listen to that tonight and then you should listen to that. I definitely voted for it. Yes and I mean that's where we put our top ten. So yeah that that's fun so off Op what we thought would be kind of fun would be to go year-by-year and pick a song that competed at Eurovision but didn't make it to the grand final final so these would be our favorite songs of the non-qualifiers granted. That's GONNA leave out. Some countries can leave out the big. Five's GONNA leave out Ukraine gene. But it's GonNa leave out Australia and also lead out countries that were supposed to compete but didn't end up for for reasons. Yeah yes those songs are also also aren't on the table but yeah you've got twenty songs that we're going to talk through an we'll just see I counting down. Backwards makes going backwards in time fields. Fun Yeah Yeah especially since like particularly with this podcast. We've talked a lot about two thousand nine hundred and twenty eighteen so much about two thousand eighteen and and was nice for me. Is that the way that I pay attention to the contest. In two thousand eighteen is very different. From the way I was paying attention to the contest in say twenty ten and twenty eleven so I found it very nice to go back to those years and with the more analytical. I now have for this because I do this for podcast. kind of go back to those songs and think about the for a little bit. Yeah Yeah let's get started with our picks for twenty nineteen. I'll go first. And I decided to go with Hungary's he's entry from you'll see papy as in palm music begins.
What does the Freedom party scandal mean for Austria?
"Earlier this week, a video was released, which showed Australia's vice-chancellor conducting an unwisely amenable conversation with someone claiming to be connected to Russian money in the video shot on either in two thousand seventeen Heinz Christians rocker of the ultra-conservative Freedom Party appeared to be offering government contracts for political favors. He has now resigned and the Freedom Party has quit the government plunging Austrian politics into crisis. It is an extremely we'd scandal. Indeed verging on inexplicable, if you are a remotely sensible politician is only one rational response to any suggestion by anyone with a Russian accent, that quantity, rubles might be on offer in return for certain surreptitious services rendered that one sensible response. Is this stand up? Thank them for the drink and declared as loudly. And as clearly as possible in the direction of any lamp shades handbags that might be secrete. Eating cameras that you are. Absolutely not interested. Not now not ever. Not for the first time angry. Populists have demonstrated themselves temperamentally unsuited to actual governance. Can Austria's chancellor Sebastian Kurz survive this and seeing as how he brought these dubious far-right Yahoos into power does he deserve to this is the foreign desk? He tried to distance himself from this a little bit, and tried to portray himself as having been sort of transformed, but that infect was not completely true and could took one and a half years. Now to say that this is really enough. And he didn't do this. I mean this video just showed too much of the moon face of his coalition partners. You don't have to take very far to understand that Russian money per meets European politics in a really big way. Loads of Russian money makes its way into European parties through think tanks through various kind of campaign. Pledges. There is a huge problem post himself as somebody who suffered who week demised himself for the nation for the country. But this is sorry to say nonsense, because it was him who built this collision, it was also him who would have had so many possibilities and options to say something nobody told him to suffer. You're listening to the foreign desk with me, Andrew Miller on today's show. We'll take a detailed look at the scandal, which has both up ended and bewildered. Australian politics and ask, if there is a lesson here for voters elsewhere, in Europe, considering supporting populist outsiders, like, for example, don't but I currently of Monaco's correspondent in Vienna outlines what has become known as I beat the gate. It's hard to convey to the outside world, the extent to which the scandal has gripped the Australian imagination everyone who was talking about it in every cafe in every home up enough to guess drinking video was, he comes Alexandrian, a quarter of the population watch that historic speech by chancellor Sebastian courts last Saturday. The one where he said that enough was enough skin. Skin is and that was in the same night as Eurovision and in the spirit of vision. The scandal has given a new lease of life to this nine thousand nine hundred nine hit song by the she adults group, Bengals gets cold. We're going to be, so it's at the top of the charts in Australia. Why? Well. Because of course it was on that Spanish on that the secret video was recorded. Seriously, though, the video came as a complete bombshell, but the fact that it was the Freedom Party, the FBI mass down. So spectacularly was actually not that surprising until compared to if the social Democrats and the conservatives have long very long tradition on their values on their ideology on their programmatic basis, and this is quite different to f f is a party that opposes and not creates. And this is one answer why they always fail by themselves, did Luke was a spokesperson for the former conservative chancellor, Vulcan Schuessel, who also led a coalition government with the F the in the early two thousands. She was that, when that government collapsed would say their challenge is not being. A responsible party who governs? It's more being a party of the opposition. And this is a different role and blow up. It was their own failure. It was not the failure by others. Nobody would think about having another if a if a coalition for the next future. So I think they really knocked out themselves. Is in trouble then. So is the of a pay the conservatives, but things could go either way for them. It all depends on whether their leader chancellor courts survives the no confidence vote on Monday courses being under five using the fat his own ends, and Fulmer coalition with the F the fest place. His public statements have the past week. Have also come in for some criticism. He post himself as somebody who, who suffered two week demise himself for the nation for the country. But this is I'm sorry to say nonsense, because it was him who built this nation it was him. Baba taught is reporter working for the Viennese weekly defaulter, the only Australian publication that was given access to this talk video before it was released. She's written a biography of court since she's been watching his behavior in the public's reaction stood closely Ostrom people. They're beginning to scrutinize in to deconstruct would he's doing because. It's, it's easy now to see. I'm the anchor and I will guarantee stability, but people are beginning to ask, who's he takes responsibility for this crisis, and that's him. So it's going to be not so easy for him to have the same run during the election. Like trees Sebastian codes loses the no confidence vote on Monday. He'll remain the most popular politician in the country. But what does all this mean for the? All the all fall ride going to slip from political infamy into political obscurity. Alost word from baba told no Mike, my answer would be no. Because we believe experienced the end of the F in the beginning of two thousand to two thousand three some thought, it's the end in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s so I would be very careful to say. It's the end let's, let's remember, do not Trump during his campaign when this recording. When pop Nick, where he talked about what he does with women, and everybody was shock. Then everybody thought this is going to be the end of Donald Trump. And he was he was elected. Similar to this. I think it can even help to mobilize Motus, who will see the effects, the something.
Europe's changing political landscape
"Voters, go to the polls over the next three days to select members of the European parliament in Strasbourg members of our Brussels bureau, discuss why these elections matter, and how they are likely to affect the upcoming appointment of senior officials. It's does day, which means the first voters in the Netherlands, UK are heading off to the ballot boxes. And we must be having votes across the twenty eight Member States for the next three days and on Sunday, we'll get the results. Alex, jim. What are we expecting tappan on Sunday? How is this all going to work, this vast Eurovision type exercise of democracy? It is fast. It's across so many countries, so many political cultures that it will take quite a long time, actually for the results to shake out even after the results come in a lot of these political alliances that we have in Europe, the center ride the centre-left, the liberals, the greens, the conservatives to the right of that the far-left all projects emotion. So they'll keep home trying to build alliances steel parties in the weeks after the election to so we weren't necessarily get a clear snapshot, but you'll have. An idea on the night of a what's happened to the mainstream of pro. European politics, since director, elections, started in nineteen seventy nine there's roughly bean a majority for the center. Right. And center, left combined pro EU parties used to make up roughly, seventy five percents of the parliament, this time at least is that into shrink to a degree that makes it much more difficult for the center to operate in Brussels, is the first question. Secondly. Is that going to be because populist anti EU parties have done a little better could we end up in a situation where France Italy? Poland the UK have the top parties as either very euro skeptic, all all-star to the entire project. And how does the EU deal with that? Those are the two main things and. And it feeds into this massive haggle, we're going to start in the immediate aftermath to fill all top EU jobs that are becoming vacant this year. Kim, we have had weeks and weeks of projections and forecasts from national countries about polling. Do we already have a sense of who the big winners will be on the night, regardless of some of the nuances of the margins? We can tell the people who are going to be celebrating on Sunday night already, as one of the things this fascinating unique about the European elections. Is that we can see straightaway how individual parties have done on the nights? But then these unusual parties have to find a way to fit into political groups political families within the politics self, and that's going to be a convicting exercise with obese a highly going on. But we will clearly have some national winners newses unbutton includes when Europe's most prominent politicians, one of the things will discover on Sunday is, whether you're probably Kamar, political party and president of annual Macron has finished. First place or whether it's the fall Russell on us. United Marie lapenne those finished in first place. That's an issue, which has ramifications for the formation of the European parliament. And what happens in the coming years of you policy-making, but it also has really big domestic front vacations for my crime FRANZ. I mean Jared just from Boise in the polling so far. We know we're gonna have situation where we're going to have more fragmented parliament where both the main center left group associates Democrats on the made center, right? Group, you're People's Party are going to be in a weakened position compared to now. The question is how we can under who is really good to be the one who reads the benefits can maybe going to the UK, it seems like for is probably going to emerge victorious. Whatever happens given the sort of bounce storming need. He has, but they could be some smaller winners like the lib Dem's who sort of come out of nowhere an identity. And I guess, in terms of the parliament, they will help out people like I knew Macron, because they'll say in his group despite the French president's sort of reluctance to keeping the Brits in. So there's elements. Surprises here. What are the sort of blacks meant could we foresee? What if you look at the polling at the moment, it's been reasonably steady because it's a massive aggregates of lots of political battles going on the EP are ahead this, the centre-right group, but not by much. The social democrat group sent to left has benefited from the u k still taking part, they get a lot of labor MP's that making ground in countries like Spain that coming closer to the EP. It's within something like twenty seats and if they can do a little bit better. They could complex to knocking the EP off the top spot, which they've held since nine thousand nine the liberals are expanding Emmanuel Macron, the French president is planning to make some kind of a lion's with them to maybe change the name change look at the potty up put like a hundred seats and then you have a lot of snow. Smaller groups in the mid tier, the published led group of conservatives, the greens, the fall left in the forty to sixty range, and then you've got two more far right groups, which may be in the fifty range or plus now if you look at old past European elections, and what happens between the polling and the results will tends to happen is governed parties to worse-than-expected than in the polls, smaller parties do better than expected. The centre-left do worse than expected, and the populace do better, the anti EU parties do better. So feed that in and actually I think you see kind of bunching of all the groups with probably the EP still there'll thereabouts is the top party, which is the first take away from this as they move into this kind of discussion about what happens with the jobs. Why does the cultivation of the parliament matter? For the jobs for somebody on the outside. How does this get divvied up on the first one and the probably the one all looking as European Commission? President job is up person gained emerged from some of the four or five spits and candidates. We've seen already. Situation where among different political groups in the parliament has not actually any agreement of wall process should be used to appoint the president of the European Commission. We have a situation where the sense right, the European People's policy has thrown his weight behind this system called the lead candidate Spitz and conduct system where basically that group has champion candidate in this case selection. It suggestions Manfred. Vaber veiled, perspective, new cushion, president the socialists and Democrats, they've also bought into that system, there need candidate is France Timmermans, but other political groups in the parliament are much less keen on national leaders in the European Union who are the ones who coast, chiefly should go and find a candidate B commission president, that also opposed to this will all need to be reviewed in the light of the results. And what happened already on Monday when political leaders in the parliament meet and pour over this and basically, in a way mount vaber in fronts. Tunes face will be decided at the ballot box. But also at that meeting on Monday, so on keys. Okay. We have a day with will meet in the morning, and the European Council would meet in the evening. Is that the day when we actually will get some clarity or is this actually good drag on for a long, while yet, maybe we'll get a stalemate other African define that as clarity, but you could have a situation where enough of the political parties, a stand up and say, look, we're not fighting anyone put a spits in Candida. So maybe you could have the center right the center, left the greens, and that's enough over block to make sure that you couldn't nominate someone else who didn't run as a lead candidate in this election because they wouldn't be able to get a majority in the parliament's going to blocking minority simile on the European Council side, you could have eight ten twelve leaders who say enough of this within into this S and Canada idea. We don't like Manfred vaber all fronts Timmermans will have a merges in that top spot, and we're unwilling to do so you can have a situation where the two institutions. That have kind of equal Sade some degree in who, eventually emerges the leaders are supposed to nominate some on the parliament approve, but it could be in a situation that birthday look with stuck with a blocking minority that we can't bring together, and that could mean we're in for a much longer process than people think the, the hopes of getting a whole package together in June might be a little bit to Optimus tick, or you could be in a situation where they look and think, well going to block you minority in parliament, but they can't get a majority for this bits and confidante and the spits dot com. Get a majority in the cancel, so maybe we need to move on. And that's the real test of those couple of days, a lot spends on how those two main maltings before those two main political families performing the election, right? I mean, that's in a way, the simplicity of the system is really helpful particularly well even if they finish the largest group thought does automatically Herdman favors legitimacy. It makes it harder for DP as. A political lines to assert, the commission president and determine socialists, really at some say, I mean, should case, the democratic exercise while the vote is due on Sunday. Really does not coming to put you both on the spot, Jim who's your candidate? Who's your name for the European Commission? President. What's your hunch, Christine ago onyx I think marketer might make it. Okay. So two candidates nor promise permission to candidates. None of whom are running formally or informally for this job have been called by the F T in all honesty. The truth is that woman, and we barely ever had a Dutch. Gone gone. Rogue names, but the truth probably is the most people around this town, asking the same question and coming up with five or six differences. We don't really know yet.
The Netherlands win the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest
"The Netherlands is the winner of the twenty nineteen Eurovision song contest and Lawrence's doleful, piano, ballet about arcade was tapped as an early front runner before Saturday's grand finale, but it had to rely on the fan vote yesterday to secure the country's fifth win in the competition, Italy came in second followed by Russia, Switzerland. Norway some two hundred million people around the world, watch the annual campy
Daniel Estrin, Madonna And Dunkin discussed on Snap Judgment
"Won this year's Eurovision song contest singers, representing twenty six countries competed in the grand final held in Tel-Aviv as NPR's, Daniel estrin reports Dutch contestant Dunkin. Lawrence was crowned the champion with his ballad called arcade boats came in from television, viewers, and judges, mostly from Europe and also other countries Eurovision is one of the world's most watched televised events with about two hundred million viewers. It's glitzy pop music affair with extravagant costumes pyrotechnics, Madonna was a guest performer, pro Palestinian activists called on contestants to boycott Eurovision Israel none did, but ice Lund's contestants held up flags marked Palestine,
Israel Dunkin Lawrence, Aviv And Netherlands discussed on Bloomberg Best
"And until Aviv, Israel Dunkin Lawrence of the Netherlands has won the twenty nineteen Eurovision song contest. Ninety three point.
Rob Greenlee moves to Libsyn
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An American version of Eurovision is in the works
Eurovision, Madonna And Israel discussed on Wayne Cabot and Paul Murnane
"Madonna is gonna land in Israel tomorrow. Her performance at the Eurovision song. Contest may not happen. Producers say they don't have a signed contract with her. And her name isn't even mentioned in the Eurovision website live nation did announced last month that she would perform a couple of songs including one from her upcoming album. Eurovision final is
"eurovision" Discussed on The EuroWhat? A Eurovision Podcast
"Uh-huh. Welcome to Tel Aviv. So a have very uncomfortable question to you grimy is Ukraine aches. Hello. And welcome to the euro what episode number forty for the week of February twenty fifth twenty nineteen. I Mike comb joints. Dave fend Smith. Hey, ben. Hey, mike. We are a couple of Americans trying to make sense of the Eurovision song contest. And this week. We'll be talking about. Oh boy this past weekend. I mean, like, there's the Oscars and just yeah. On top of that all of the year vision thing it's been breath week. And I don't think anybody was really anticipating that. I certainly was not when I looked at the range of things we had going on this weekend. So I I want to give ourselves a little bit of a shout out for like throwing out into the universe. Asking for ticket updates at the end of last week's episode, and we got them and that just kind of set off the events of the week of everybody real bad news among finger and. Yeah. And here we are. Yeah. So tickets still aren't on sale, but we got listings of the ticket prices. And it's gonna be expensive to go to even the rehearsals for your vision this year. Yeah. Yeah. I look at those prices. I was like, wow. Yeah. That is a lot. There's a lot of money to go to a rehearsal. Yeah. Like, I think part of the whole pricing structure is just like a supply and demand thing since they have only about four thousand seats up for grabs. Loss apply. So they can demand a lot. More catches looking at these prices. It's really shockingly the tickets that we got last year where in these sort of standing room pit area like not right up against a stage, which is called the golden circle or the golden ring comparable tickets. This year are three times the price. And like, wow. Yeah. I was I was definitely looking to you to understand like how much increase by dang that. Is that is a lot. And remember there are no hotel rooms in Tel Aviv to stay in like you're going to be staying on a cruise ship or on the ground in a camp in the campsite. There was one tweet that I saw were like, oh, you know, Madonna, which is who's been rumored to be one of the interval acts. They're just like, yeah. But Donna better be there. If you're paying these sort of prices for tickets, and and even the green room where you're in the separate pavilion. Those are really expensive. They're throwing food and drink to go with that. But still this is. If you're going to your vision, it is going to be an investment this year that is just a lot of money so start probably started saving your pennies already. But. Yeah. Pennies nickels dime. Save them all 'cause you're. Wherever you can like hide that start saving now. 'cause dang. Yeah. So that that just kind of set the tone for the week and did not seem to get better. Yeah. No like mid week. We had like a fun thing where I forgive. We mentioned on the show or not. But like Israel had been developing a program that I think was meant sort of like in the lead up to the London Olympics. They had like a fun program on the BBC. That was like a fictional version of the planning committee running into details, and it was a comedy very funny in the lead up to two Eurovision Israel has been planning television program tentatively called like dues PLA which. Where the plot is that like one of the entries is Muslim, and he's not actually gay, and he's going to blow up the competition and a very Eurovision like program, wink, wink, nudge, nudge in France who has a entrant who is an LGBTQ Muslim was like, hey, guys. Could you not and Israel said, no? And then Yano Assan got sent in to mediate because France was threatening to boycott this year. Just in terms of the subject, not even the fact that the main subject of the show like matches the profile of one of the contestants this year like that's bad enough. But the premise of one if there was a terrorist attack being planned on this major event, and it's even sure if it's a comedy, or if they're if they're pitching it that way, but it's just in poor taste when you're hosting that kind of vent. Yeah. Particularly when security is one of the major concerns at your vision like going. To key two years ago. I felt more secure their than wind shell Obama spoke at my school. Just like the military presence. And yet just having any sort of question of security at us. Oh, don't add that to the list of don't don't add that to the list of Jessica things you have to plan about like, it should not get to the point that Yano assign has to like mediate, right? And he's already had to do that so much this year, and it's not getting any better. We'll get into that in a little bit. So. Because. Unlike last week thinking that was gonna be like the height of the craziness this week. I mean. On the plus side of the partnership with my heritage seems to be going along swimmingly those guys remember like a few months ago. We were like, oh, man. My heritage is going to do a sponsored thing. I betcha they're going to try and trace down somebody's like ancestry and figure out who's related to who religion. Yeah. I think the first post that I saw 'cause they have like three or four posts up on their website. We'll have a link to it in our show notes. They were talking about who are cousins with whom and one of the listings. Oh, this person's twenty third cousins twice for moved like, so they're both humans. Both are people who exist on this earth. Yeah. Yeah. Also, also Gingas Kahn. Right. Yeah. Like, I'm trying to do some research. He's like, okay. So what is twenty third cousin twice removed? Like, what does that actually mean? And the first five articles that came up talked about how the latest Royal baby is twenty third cousin twice removed from beyond say. Oh, okay. It's just ridiculous. You thing. Which means the article was a success. I guess right now what I like just pitching articles for for my heritage for this year vision Tien series. How many members of Gingas Kahn from the seventies are related to Genghis Khan. There we go a very reasonable rates. Please contact me my heritage. I guess it. Just kind of go into the selections that happened the last week, particularly Germany, Germany had their lead for Israel last Friday, which was great. I was actually surprised by the range of songs that they have like they had some good ones. I thought. Yeah. Okay. Reviewed the top three. I like the top three. So I thought it was kind of it felt very mechanical to me like just a lot of songs that were songs for Eurovision. Instead of just being songs that happened to be for Eurovision did have like a big they made a big deal but having like a giant writers camp. So when you when you get a bunch of people in a room to write Eurovision song, they're gonna write Eurovision song, the one that ended up winning was by the duo named s stirs or I guess sisters and their song sister. I
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"Ziprecruiter i'm gary nunn isis now claiming responsibility for a stabbing attack in paris what official says the chechen man who staged it has been on police radar for some time cbs's elaine com don't yet know what the motive was for the attack the man wielding a knife killed one person injured at least four two of them seriously i with us and said there was a lot of blood a lot of screaming and people panicked yelling there was a madman and to get out of the theater district suspect was killed by police suicide bombers riding motorcycles staged three attacks at churches in serbia the second largest city in indonesia bbc correspondent rebecca hench go in jakarta describes the first incident we know that it took place firstly at santa maria catholic church around seven thirty this morning it was just after the first morning mass and before the second when people were coming into the church to sit down before worshiping shortly after within ten minutes the two other attacks took place dead fortyone injured officials say the attacks were staged by a local group that pledges allegiance to isis israelis are marking jerusalem the fifty first anniversary of the city's unification following the nineteen sixty seven war not a time though for celebration for palestinians israel is deploying thousands of police in jerusalem for the opening up the us embassy here tomorrow the army is also doubling its troop presence in the west bank and gaza an expectation of violent palestinian protests the biggest concern is gaza where tens of thousands of palestinians are threatening to break down the border fence and surge into israel robert berger cbs news jerusalem president hassan rohani of iran is reiterating had his country will remain committed to the two thousand fifteen nuclear deal if its interests can be protected a minor lava spider has erupted a few miles from fisher that opened near the killilea volcano in hawaii a spokesman for the hawaii national guard says worst case scenario there were planning for is a is a major or a major fisher that opens up in east rift zone that would lead the certain communities below leilani estates at least seventeen fishers have opened the winner of the two thousand eighteen eurovision song contest israeli performer neta barcelona's techno dance track toy topped competition from forty to other countries this is cbs news ziprecruiter the.
Israel wins Eurovision Song Contest with chicken dance
"Day's gonna turn out dry but for everybody a pretty cool day just fifty seven tonight cloudy damp a bit of rain or drizzle especially in the evening low tonight fifty four clouds and breaks of sun tomorrow bit warmer with a high of seventy two warmer on tuesday but signs of clouds and sunshine will the shower or thunderstorm around the afternoon ended nights up to eighty three but cooler for wednesday with clouds and a couple of showers and thunderstorms i wednesday around seventy one degrees right now it's cloudy and fifty two in central park humidity eighty nine percent and the wind is variable at three or pita current temperature fifty two going up to fifty seven today in town tob accuweather meteorologist brian thompson on new york's weather station than ten wins five thirteen the eurovision song contest is always a little freaky it was a bit more than that this year when a guy rushed the stage is the uk's entry sue here saying and he grabbed her mike she clapped along to somebody brought her a new one there's no word on what happened to the intruder and after all that she didn't even win israel did barzel all singing guess what i'm not your toys word of a wins that big celebrations in the street in jerusalem the win also means that jerusalem will host the next year vision song contest we have five fourteen the yankees get a nice win the mets just get brain sports in a minute they didn't wins things happened when people use the cloud to work.
British Eurovision entry SuRie rushed by stage invader
"Winner of the eurovision song contest musical representatives from more than forty european countries squared off in portugal for these sixty third eurovision song contest votes came in from all over europe an estimated two hundred million viewers saw israel's entry netto barzilai be crowned champion for their song toy which carries a timely theme after winning netted said backstage i celebrate myself cyprus finished second israel's first winstons nine hundred ninety eight means it will host next year's contest brian clark abc news this is abc news komo aaa traffic we're getting a lot of traffic congestion going into the city of course that's part of the revive i five project and we're seeing heavy traffic northward between i five west seattle bridge and all the way down the number of lanes over the weekend and it looks as though we have a fairly lengthy backup in quilt senior one zero one southbound between fish hatchery road mount walker road an accident blocking a lane and in seattle we have an accident lake city way and eric place northeast your next report nine fourteen i'm mike conkland on komo news hi.
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