Monday, May 5th, 2014

The Singles Podcast – Eurovision Special

It’s Eurovision week! Not content with just live-blogging the semi-finals (Tuesday/Thursday nights) and final (Saturday night), we’re bringing you an irreverent preview of Europe’s premier night of song and cheese in podcast form. Warning: this is more than an hour long and features at least one song that is likely to give you nightmares. Your hosts are William B. Swygart, Abby Waysdorf and Edward Okulicz.

Download it here (MP3, 0:64:51, 25.0 Mb)

A higher quality version (MP3, 61.0 Mb) can be downloaded from the following mirror: [Sendspace]

We mentioned most of the entries not covered in Podcast 1. We’ll be publishing our own Singles Jukebox ballot before the final, and giving the winner the full panel treatment next week, but you can hear all 37 entries by clicking this Youtube playlist. These are the ones we actually played snippets of:

Georgia: The Shin and Mariko – Three Minutes to Earth
Denmark: Basim – Cliché Love Song
Sweden: Sanna Nielsen – Undo
Spain: Ruth Lorenzo – Dancing in the Rain
Belgium: Axel Hirsoux – Mother
Greece: Freaky Fortune ft. Riskykidd – Rise Up
Ukraine: Mariya Yaremchuk – Tick Tock
Azerbaijan: Dilara Kazimova – Start a Fire
Norway: Carl Espen – Silent Storm
Austria: Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix
Lithuania: Vilija Mataciunaite – Attention
Finland: Softengine: Something Better
Switzerland: Sebalter – Hunter of Stars
Belarus: Teo – Cheesecake
The Netherlands: The Common Linnets – Calm After the Storm
France: Twin Twin – Moustache

5 Responses to “The Singles Podcast – Eurovision Special”

  1. Uh-oh! Looks like a couple of my favorite entries weren’t played. Oh well, I’ll try to listen when I have a chance. This is the first year I’ve listened to all the entries (I first heard of Eurovision last year but only heard a few of the songs).

  2. What were your favourites, Derek?

  3. The two I was thinking of were Italy, which I think might be my favorite at the moment, and Iceland. Some of my other favorites are Ukraine, Hungary, and France. Although after seeing a few in the semi-final, I think I’ll have to slightly adjust some of my opinions based on the live performances.

  4. I’ll admit it ended up a trifle longer than perhaps expected, even without Iceland and Italy. Italy, I’m sort of in two minds about, when it’s playing it’s nice and chuggy but it doesn’t stick. I like her voice a lot though, it’s very commanding.

  5. I want in on this next year. I don’t care what time zone you need me in I’ll take a bunch of pills or whatever.