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ESC Pulse Podcast: National Finals 2020 – Episode #6

National final season is over for 2020, and the team take time to reminisce over the highlights of the past six weeks and list the songs that will be sadly missed. There is also a brief discussion about how the current coronavirus pandemic could affect this year’s contest. We also have our last round of listener’s questions.

NOTE – since recording, the coronavirus situation has escalated further, but most of our comments on the situation still apply.

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ESC Pulse Podcast: National Finals 2020 – Episode #5

We’re almost at the end of national final season as we look at the selected entries over the past week, and preview the last set of finals in Israel, Denmark, Finland, Portugal and Sweden. We also have our weekly news roundup.

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ESC Pulse Podcast: National Finals 2020 – Episode #4

We discuss whether a stage mishap was real or not and the first of two successive Super Saturdays as we look at the selected entries over the past week, and preview upcoming finals in Croatia, Estonia, Iceland, Moldova, Romania and Serbia. We also have our weekly news roundup and answer some listener’s questions.

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ESC Pulse Podcast: National Finals 2020 – Episode #3

We discuss dance routines and epic voting fails as we look at the selected entries over the past week, and preview upcoming finals in Ukraine and Slovenia. We also have our weekly news roundup and answer some listener’s questions.

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ESC Pulse Podcast: National Finals 2020 – Episode #2

We discuss bizarre staging and thirsting after Italian men with mimosa flowers as we look at the selected entries over the past week, and preview upcoming finals in Armenia, Lithuania and Norway. We also have our weekly news roundup and answer some listener’s questions.

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ESC Pulse Podcast: National Finals 2020 – Episode #1

National final season is back! The team discuss the outcome of the past week’s semi finals and all the internally selected artists so far, as well as the branding for Rotterdam 2020 and the semi-final draw.

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ESC Pulse Podcast: National Finals 2019 – Episode #6

It’s the final episode of the 2019 national final season, and there are only two finals left to cover. We also have our final round of listener’s questions and do our annual national final wrap-up where we pay tribute to the losing songs that we will miss in May.

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ESC Pulse Podcast: National Finals 2019 – Episode #5

We make an attempt to pick up the pieces after one country’s national final still leaves us no entry and preview some upcoming finals in Iceland, Portugal, Norway, Moldova and Serbia (also Georgia, but they’ve given us no songs, boo). We also have our weekly news roundup and answer some listener’s questions.

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ESC Pulse Podcast: National Finals 2019 – Episode #4

We trudge through even more DRAMAA in what could possibly be the most drama-filled national final season in history and preview some upcoming finals in Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania and Ukraine (also Germany, but they’ve given us no songs, boo). We also have our weekly news roundup and answer some listener’s questions.

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ESC Pulse Podcast: National Finals 2019 – Episode #3

Drama, drama and even more DRAMAA than Eini can throw at us this week as we look at some rather unpopular national final results and preview some upcoming finals in Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia and Romania (also Croatia, but they’re giving us no songs, boo). We also have our weekly news roundup and answer some listener’s questions.

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