The Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast

The Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast

By EBU

It's the Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast. Presenter and music journalist Steve Holden will be chatting to star guests, as well as the singers and artists who'll be competing in Malmö, Sweden in 2024.

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Episodes

Ep8: Mustii

We’re saying hello to Mustii, the singer and Drag Race judge who’s representing Belgium with his epic track Before The Party’s Over. Steve chats to Mustii about his Eurovision plans, his love of Madonna and David Bowie, and how he’s getting loads of support from all his friends on Drag Race Belgium. Last year’s Belgian entrant Gustaph drops in to offer his support… and find out Mustii’s weird choice of song when he’s out at karaoke. The Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast is produced and presented for the EBU by Steve Holden. The theme music is composed by Machine Sound. Visual design by Chris Fox and Ángela Espejo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/02/24·21m 8s

Ep7: Windows95man

Steve welcomes Finland's Windows95man and vocalist Henri Piispanen to the podcast. The pair stormed to victory in the Finnish national final, UMK, with their 90s-inspired club hit No Rules. They chat about the epic performance which featured a denim egg, pyrotechnics... and a special pair of denim shorts. They also discuss the impact of Käärijä's success in Finland, and the advice he's given them. The Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast is produced and presented for the EBU by Steve Holden. The theme music is composed by Machine Sound. Visual design by Chris Fox and Ángela Espejo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/24·20m 19s

Ep6: Aiko & Silia Kapsis

On this episode, Steve is joined by two of this year’s Eurovision stars: Aiko and Silia Kapsis. Aiko is singing Pedestal for Czechia and she talks about the making of the song, her friendship with Teya (from Teya & Salena) and the unusual form of exercise that keeps her strong.We then hear from Silia Kapsis, who’s representing Cyprus. The teenager is busy finalising the choreography for her song Liar. She tells us about her Cypriot roots, her love of Whitney Houston, and the famous neighbour who lives near her back home in Sydney. The Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast is produced and presented for the EBU by Steve Holden. The theme music is composed by Machine Sound. Visual design by Chris Fox and Ángela Espejo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/24·28m 30s

Ep5: Raiven & Joker Out's Bojan Cvjetićanin

On this episode, Steve chats to Raiven, who's representing Slovenia with her dramatic ballad Veronika. They discuss her opera background, meet her pet macaw Georgie and talk about how the song is going to transfer to the Malmö stage. Also dropping in to surprise Raiven is Joker Out's lead singer Bojan Cvjetićanin, who represented Slovenia in Liverpool last year.The Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast is produced and presented for the EBU by Steve Holden. The theme music is composed by Machine Sound. Visual design by Chris Fox and Ángela Espejo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/24·29m 51s

Ep4: Nikkie de Jager

Our guest is the one of the hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam 2021... the one and only Nikkie de Jager (AKA NikkieTutorials). Nikkie shares her secrets of hosting the show, make-up with Måneskin, her favourite Eurovision songs... and much more.The Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast is produced and presented for the EBU by Steve Holden. The theme music is composed by Machine Sound. Visual design by Chris Fox and Ángela Espejo. Picture credit for Nikkie de Jager: Meis Belle Wahr & Jip Merkies. Hair by Mandy Nijland. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/24·31m 36s

Ep3: Käärijä & Friends

Steve heads to Amsterdam for Het Grote Songfestivalfeest, where dozens of Eurovision acts get together for a huge party in the Ziggo Dome.From the class of 2023, we catch up with three top-ten finalists: Käärijä from Finland, Norway's Alessandra, and Alika from Estonia. Plus - from Turin 2022, - we find out exactly how Andrei from Romania (formerly known as WRS) created his iconic Hola Mi Bebebe moment.The Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast is produced and presented for the EBU by Steve Holden. The theme music is composed by Machine Sound. Visual design by Chris Fox and Ángela Espejo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/12/23·38m 52s

Ep2: Lissandro & Viki Gabor

It's the Junior Eurovision Song Contest final in Nice! Steve is joined by the reigning Junior champion Lissandro (and his mum). He won for France last year with Oh Maman! We're also talking to Viki Gabor, who helped Poland achieve back-to-back victories when she sang Superhero in 2019.The Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast is produced and presented for the EBU by Steve Holden. The music is composed by Machine Sound. The artwork is designed by Chris Fox and Angela Espejo. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/23·25m 25s

Ep1: Sigrid

Multi award-winning popstar SIGRID is one of Norway's biggest singers and is a huge Eurovision fan. She joins us on the Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast to discuss her love of the show, her favourite entries of all time and her connections to past Eurovision participants - including Sam Ryder and Subwoolfer. The Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast is produced and presented for the EBU by Steve Holden. The music is composed by Machine Sound. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/11/23·28m 16s

Episode 29 - The 2023 Debrief

It's the final episode of the 2023 season so who better to chat to than some of the artists who made this year's Eurovision Song Contest so special. Hear from Gustaph (Belgium), Monika Linkytė (Lithuania), Patricie from Vesna (Czechia) and Voyager (Australia) to find out what they made of their Eurovision journey. Also joining us is Finland's Assistant Head of Delegation Matti Myllyaho who was one of Käärijä's Cha Cha Cha dancers to discuss the country's incredible second place. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/06/23·1h 4m

Episode 28 - Loreen Wins For Sweden

Hear Loreen's EXCLUSIVE first interview after winning the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden with Tattoo. She makes history by becoming the first woman to win the Contest twice. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/23·5m 15s

Episode 27 - The Grand Final Preview

The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final is here! Joining Steve to look ahead is the Ukrainian host of the Contest, Julia Sanina. We also catch up with Eurovision legends Daði Freyr, Cornelia Jakobs and Mahmood. And Ukrainian commentator Timur Miroshnychenko joins to reflect on a year since Kalush Orchestra won. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/23·57m 21s

Episode 26 - The Semi-Final 2 Qualifiers

Steve gets reaction from all ten qualifiers from the second semi-final. We hear from Belgium's Gustaph, Andrew Lambrou from Cyprus, Brunette from Armenia, Albina & Familja Kelmendi representing Albania, Monika Linketė from Lithuania, Teya and Salena from Austria, Slovenia's Joker Out, Voyager from Australia, Poland's Blanka and Alika from Estonia. Eurovision fans and bloggers Samantha Ross and Madlen Tutelian also share their thoughts and offer analysis on the qualifiers and non-qualifiers. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/05/23·29m 28s

Episode 25 - Netta, Tia Kofi & The Voice Of Iceland

2018 champion Netta teases her appearance during the Grand Final interval in the Liverpool Songbook. Star of RuPaul's Drag Race UK Tia Kofi shows off her Eurovision expertise. Iceland's commentator Gísli Marteinn Baldursson explains why Iceland is a Eurovision-obsessed nation. And Eurovision's Lead Creative Director Dan Shipton tells us how much work has gone into creating this year's contest. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/23·43m 28s

Episode 24 - The Semi-Final 1 Qualifiers

Steve gets the first reactions from all ten qualifiers from the first semi-final. We hear from Vesna representing Czechia, Mimicat from Portugal, Serbia's Luke Black, Norway's Alessandra, Remo Forrer from Switzerland, Let 3 from Croatia, Moldova's Pasha Parfeni, Noa Kirel from Israel, Sweden's Loreen and Käärijä from Finland. Eurovision fans and bloggers Samantha Ross and Madlen Tutelian also share their thoughts and offer analysis on the qualifiers and non-qualifiers. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/05/23·36m 31s

Episode 23 - La Zarra and Kalush Orchestra

France's La Zarra becomes the 37th and final act to join Steve on the podcast. We also catch up with last year's Ukrainian Eurovision Song Contest winners Kalush Orchestra as they prepare to return to the stage in the Grand Final. Australian commentators Myf Warhurst and Joel Creasy share their stories from Eurovisions past, and dancer Yves Cueni discusses what it's like to appear in all three of this year's live shows. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/23·38m 0s

Episode 22 - Rosa Linn: A Year Of Snap

Rosa Linn's Snap became one of 2022's biggest hits. It started its life on the Eurovision stage when Rosa sang for Armenia in Turin. It placed 20th - but went on to become a global sensation. A year on, we catch up with Rosa on her incredible 12 months. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/23·17m 51s

Episode 21 - The Turquoise Carpet

We're on the Turquoise Carpet to officially open this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool! Hear from the representatives from Norway, Malta, France, Serbia, Latvia, Switzerland, Israel, Moldova, Sweden, Italy, Finland, Germany, Armenia, Estonia, Iceland, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Albania and the United Kingdom. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/23·30m 31s

Episode 20 - Marco, Mia, Dion and the Twins

Donatella Versace, Harry Styles and The Beatles all get a mention on today's episode. Italy's Marco Mengoni joins us to discuss his return to the Eurovision Song Contest. Mia Nicolai and Dion Cooper talk about Duncan Laurence bringing them together for the Netherlands. We visit TuralTuranX who are representing Azerbaijan, and catch up with their friends from Malta's The Busker. Corinne Cumming discusses what it's been like to photograph all of this year's acts and Alasdair Rendall gives us the lowdown on the EuroClub. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/23·46m 48s

Episode 19 - Backstage In The Bubble

Käärijä's Cha Cha Cha dancers join the podcast to talk about representing Finland and the iconic Käärijä 'Piggy Train'. Gustaph from Belgium drops by to introduce his amazing team. Steve also has a surreal chat about teleportation with Let 3 from Croatia, hangs out with Moldova's Pasha Parfeni and finally tracks down Piqued Jacks, representing San Marino. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/05/23·44m 19s

Episode 18 - Access All Areas

We're taking you behind the scenes at the Eurovision Song Contest as we chat to the Head of Show, Lee Smithurst. We go to Monika Linkytė's soundcheck for Lithuania and bump into Slovenia's Joker Out. Greece's Victor Vernicos, Austria's Teya & Salena and Poland's Blanka show us round backstage. And we meet El Waller, responsible for the pyro and effects at the show. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/23·31m 21s

Episode 17 - First Rehearsals

The first rehearsals have begun in Liverpool for the acts of this year's Eurovision Song Contest! We take you backstage to catch up with Latvia's Sudden Lights, Serbia's Luke Black, Portugal's Mimicat, Ireland's Wild Youth, Vesna representing Czechia, Sweden's Loreen and Andrew Lambrou who is singing for Cyprus. Also, Reiley from Denmark joins the podcast for the first time, and Norway's head of delegation Stig Karlsen reflects on the first day. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/23·47m 33s

Episode 16 - Björn Ulvaeus and Martin Österdahl

On this special episode, we're inviting you to listen in to a conversation between Björn Ulvaeus from ABBA and Martin Österdahl, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest. It's nearly 50 years since ABBA won with Waterloo, so how does Björn think the contest has changed, and what does he think of it now? The pair discuss the values of Eurovision and its importance for democracy in Europe. They also chat about success stories like Måneskin and Rosa Linn, and Björn reflects on his own memories of Eurovision. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/04/23·42m 36s

Episode 15 - Geeks, Unicorns and a 2013 Rewind

On this episode, Australia's Voyager join us from a basement dressing room at a recent gig. Noa Kirel from Israel explains why she's keeping Unicorn a secret.Find out what connects Blanka from Poland with Lady Gaga.We're also rewinding 10 years and speaking to 2013's winner Emmelie de Forest, who represented Denmark with Only Teardrops, and Norway's Margaret Berger, who came fourth with I Feed You My Love.The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU.We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/23·56m 59s

Episode 14 - They Wrote A Song

The United Kingdom's Mae Muller joins us to talk about performing at a home Eurovision with her entry I Wrote A Song, as well as testing her Class of 2023 knowledge.We speak to this year's youngest competitor, 16-year-old Victor Vernicos, on representing Greece.Chris Harms, the frontman of Germany's glam metal rock band Lord Of The Lost, completes a lifelong dream by competing at the Contest.And Brunette comes out of her shell as she sings for Armenia.The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU.We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/04/23·48m 7s

Episode 13 - Lobsters and Lara Croft

It's our second episode from the London Eurovision Party. Käärijä from Finland returns to the podcast to talk about his new-found fame.Serbia's Luke Black explains how he learnt English from Lara Croft, and does a deep dive into his love of video games.Alessandra, representing Norway, talks about her own favourite Queen, although things get a little lost in translation.Czechia's Vesna showcase their diverse musical tastes... and one of them admits to being a massive Taylor Swift fan. And Romania's Theodor Andrei explains everything you might have missed about his Eurovision entry. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU.We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/04/23·44m 19s

Episode 12 - Poe Or No?

The first of two episodes from the London Eurovision Party featuring Sweden's Loreen on coming back to the contest, 11 years after winning. We challenge Austria's Teya & Salena to show us their Edgar Allen Poe knowledge as they play 'Poe Or No?'. Portugal's Mimicat chats musicals, Festival da Canção and her musical family. The Busker from Malta meet us after a wild night to give us the lowdown on saxophones and sweaters. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/23·42m 2s

Episode 11 - Fuego, Hearts and Waterguns

On this episode, we hear from one of Eurovision's most famous creative directors, Sacha Jean-Baptiste. She's worked with loads of countries to create the staging for iconic performances such as Fuego, Tout L'Univers and Beautiful Mess. Andrew Lambrou, representing Cyprus, talks about Break A Broken Heart and Remo Forrer joins from Switzerland to chat about Watergun. Latvia's Sudden Lights, Lithuania's Monika Linkytė and SuRie & Victor Escudero give us the pre-party gossip. And Bulgaria's Poli Genova plays Eurovision On The Spot. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/23·52m 1s

Episode 9 - Hola From Barcelona!

We're in Barcelona for the first pre-party of the Eurovision season! We get to know Spain's Blanca Paloma, Dilja from Iceland and Wild Youth from Ireland. Gustaph from Belgium and Georgia's Iru return to the podcast, and we catch up with Destiny (Malta, 2021) as she reflects on her Eurovision experience. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/23·51m 53s

Episode 10 - Hola Desde Barcelona!

Para celebrar las dos mayores fiestas de Eurovisión en España - BCN Eurovisión Party y PrePartyES (Madrid, 7 y 8 de abril) - el podcast oficial de Eurovisión presenta un episodio exclusivo en español. Hemos estado en la PreParty de Barcelona donde hemos conocido a muchos de los artistas de este año, así como a algunas leyendas de la historia de Eurovisión. Presentado por Víctor Escudero que habla con Blanca Paloma de España, Mimicat de Portugal y Bojan Cvjetićanin de Joker Out, de Eslovenia. También habla con Barei (España, 2016) y Rosa López (España, 2002), dos leyendas españolas de Eurovisión. El Podcast oficial del Festival de Eurovisión está patrocinado por la UER. Somos @Eurovision en Instagram, TikTok y Twitter, y entérate de las últimas noticias en Eurovision.tv y en el canal oficial de YouTube de Eurovision Song Contest. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/03/23·37m 43s

Episode 8 - Eurovision's Dream Job?

It's a dream job, but being a Head of Delegation at the Eurovision Song Contest is never easy.From managing mega-stars, to airlines losing luggage, to potentially crashing out in the semis - a HoD has so much to deal with.So with the Grand Final less than two months away, we go behind the scenes at the Heads of Delegation meeting in Liverpool. Four heads of delegation share their secrets and stories: Felix Bergsson (Iceland), Mariangela Borneo (Italy), Birgit Simal (Belgium) and Mario Haxhiymeri (Albania).Ana Maria Bordas and Eva Mora speak about Spain's new energy following Chanel's success.Fresh from the Melodifestivalen final, Sweden's Lotta Furebäck discusses bringing a Eurovision champion back to the Contest.We also chat to the Contest's Managing Director Martin Green about putting on the show. The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU.We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/03/23·35m 20s

Episode 7 - Cha Cha Cha & Čiūto Tūto

On this episode, Finland's Käärijä cha-cha-chats rap and Rammstein.Monika Lynkyte from Lithuania gets a surprise message from a familiar name.Estonia's Alika reflects on bad moods and a lifelong love of rock.Plus, Mayor of Liverpool Joanne Anderson drops by, and co-founder of Aussievision, Dale Roberts, gives us a deep dive into Australia at Eurovision.And Dutch legend Edsilia Rombley plays Eurovision On The Spot.The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU.We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/03/23·44m 54s

Episode 6 - Eurovision On Ice

On this episode, Ukraine's TVORCHI discuss Heart of Steel and they were brought together by a random meeting on the street. US Olympic figure skater, and the host of Eurovision in the States, Johnny Weir talks about his love of the contest and his favourite Eurovision songs to ice-skate to.Albina Kelmendi drops in to talk about representing Albania with Duje, and Latvia's Sudden Lights are here to dicsuss Aija.To speak about Estonia's ups and downs - and Verona's non-qualification!!! - we hear from Estonian journalist Getter Trumsi.And Sheldon Riley play Eurovision On The Spot.The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU.We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/02/23·53m 33s

Episode 5 - Keith and Jim

On this episode, we're joined by Subwoolfer's Ben Adams and Gaute Ormåsen as they tell us about their amazing year after FINALLY being revealed as Space Wolves 'Keith and Jim'.Georgia's representative Iru won Junior Eurovision in 2011 with girl group Candy, and is now ready to make her mark on the main competition. Plus, Georgia's Head of Delegation Natia Mshvenieradze talks about trying to turn around her country's fortunes.We get to know Slovenia's entry Joker Out after revealing their song Carpe Diem.Folloiwing the Spanish and Irish selections, Spanish commentator Victor Escudero and Irish journalist Emma Kelly discuss how they're feeling about their countries' chances.And Gjon's Tears plays Eurovision On The Spot.The Eurovision Song Contest Podcast is hosted by Steve Holden and is brought to you by the EBU.We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/23·51m 0s

Episode 4 - The Eurovision Love Affair

Gustaph from Belgium becomes the first act of 2023 to appear on the podcast, as he finally gets to be front and centre at Eurovision.UK TV presenter, commentator and Eurovision superfan Rylan Clark discusses his love of the contest and being involved for the BBC. Ukraine's Head of Delegation Oksana Skybinska returns to talk about preparation for Liverpool and putting on Ukrainian selection show Vidbir from a bomb shelter in Kyiv.And sisters OG3NE (Netherlands, 2017) play Eurovision On The Spot.We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/01/23·41m 29s

Episode 3 - Click Clack

We're looking ahead to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which is taking place in Yerevan, Armenia.Joining us are David Tserunyan, Executive Producer of JESC 2022 and Anna Ohanyan, Communications Supervisor at JESC 2022. We also chat to two previous winners of Junior: Ralf Mackenbach (The Netherlands, 2009) and Mariam Mamadashvili (Georgia, 2016).Tomaž Milhelič from Sestre (Slovenia, 2002) talks about being part of the first drag queen group to sing at the Eurovision Song Contest.And Senhit brings some Adrenalina to Eurovision On The Spot. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/12/22·47m 32s

Episode 2 - We Are The Winners

It's a winner's special as we take you backstage at Amsterdam's Het Grote Songfestivalfeest, where dozens of Eurovision acts performed their greatest hits.Duncan Laurence chats about the power of Arcade, duetting with Rosa Linn and his involvement with the 2023 Dutch act.Lordi's lead singer Mr Lordi discusses rubber, rock and miconceptions about his band. Netta talks about her songwriting process and the legacy of Toy. There's also an in-depth chat with Katrina from Katrina & The Waves, who reflects on 25 years since winning for the United Kingdom with Love Shine A Light.And Måns Zelmerlöw plays Eurovision: On The Spot. We're @Eurovision on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and get all your latest news at Eurovision.tv and the Eurovision Song Contest's Official YouTube channel. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/11/22·49m 47s

Episode 1 - Biti Zdrava

The Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast is back for season 2!Host Steve Holden has been on a mini tour of Europe to meet some of your favourite Eurovision artists of recent times.Konstrakta (Serbia, 2022) tells us how her life has changed since storming to 5th place in Turin.Malik Harris (Germany, 2022) gives us a lesson in positivity after coming last at the 2022 Contest. Stefania (Greece, 2021) explains what it's like to compete at Junior AND Senior Eurovision. Cesar Sampson (Austria 2018) explains how another country could have given him a VERY different Eurovision career.You can find Steve on Twitter (@stevehreports) and Instagram (@eurovisionholden) so please get in touch with any guest requests or if you want to hear something on the podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/11/22·55m 46s

Season 2 - Trailer

The Official Eurovision Song Contest podcast is back and presenter Steve Holden returns with a preview of the new season. The Contest lands in Liverpool in May 2023 and over the next seven months, we'll be hearing from Eurovision acts past and present, the brand new Class of '23 and the people helping to organise the world's biggest live music event.You can find Steve on Twitter (@stevehreports) and Instagram (@Eurovisionholden) if you want to get in touch. Who do you want to hear from - or what do you want to ask us? Let us know. The first full episode of the new season drops very soon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/11/22·4m 5s

Episode 17 - The Debrief

W're back! Three of this year's Grand Finalists join presenter Steve Holden to discuss their experience at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.Sweden's Cornelia Jakobs reflects on her fourth place position with Hold Me Closer, and being 'in the right place at the right time'.Czech Republic's We Are Domi are back in Prague after opening the show with Lights Off. And Iceland's Systur reveal their love for Sam Ryder and their massive personal link to the Eurovision movie.Plus, Eurovision encyclopedia Sam Ross crunches the numbers on this year's Contest.Find Steve (@steve_holden_ldn) on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/06/22·48m 15s

Episode 16 - A Win For Ukraine

Ukraine has won the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2022.Kalush Orchestra and their song Stefania came in first place, with the United Kingdom and Spain in 2nd and 3rd places.Steve Holden chats to Ukraine's Head of Delegation, Oksana Skybinska, just a few moments after her country's win.She explains what the victory means to Ukraine, and her hopes for the Contest in 2023.Find Steve (@steve_holden_ldn) on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/05/22·10m 19s

Episode 15 - Måneskin Return

Steve Holden chats to the reigning Eurovision Song Contest champions Måneskin about their amazing year since winning for Italy.Damiano, Victoria, Thomas and Ethan discuss memories of the night they won in Rotterdam, their travels around the world and supporting the Rolling Stones. They're returning to the Eurovision stage to perform their new single Supermodel at the Grand Final. Find Steve (@steve_holden_ldn) on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/22·8m 51s

Episode 14 - The Grand Final Preview

The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final has arrived and presenter Steve Holden hosts a massive episode of the podcast.He's joined by 2011 champion Eldar Gasimov, 2021 Swiss entry Gjon's Tears, Swedish commentator Edward af Sillén, Ukraine's Head of Delegation Oksana Sybinska and Denmark's 2022 entry REDDI.Choreographer Kyle Hanagami discusses creating Chanel's routine to Slo-Mo and British DJ Zoe London talks about Måneskin's influence with her best friend - BBC Radio 1 host Jack Saunders.Previous Eurovision stars Cesár Sampson (Austria), Hovig (Cyprus), The Roop (Lithuania), SuRie (United Kingdom) and Lake Malawi (Czech Republic) remember the one hour before they went on stage for the final.Steve also catches up with Eurovision Backstage host Samya Hafsaoui and Eurovision's walking encyclopedia Samantha Ross for one final time.Find Steve (@steve_holden_ldn) on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/05/22·58m 31s

Episode 13 - Second Semi-Final Qualifiers

We now have all 25 acts confirmed for the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final and host Steve Holden gets some instant reaction from all 10 qualifiers of Semi Final 2.He speaks to Emppu and Aki from Finland's The Rasmus, Sheldon Riley from Australia, Cornelia Jakobs from Sweden, WRS from Romania, Konstrakta from Serbia, Stefan from Estonia, Nadir Rustamli from Azerbaijan, Jérémie Makiese from Belgium, Ochman from Poland and We Are Domi from the Czech Republic. Eurovision YouTuber Alesia Michelle and blogger Madlen Tutelian are back to share their thoughts on the qualifiers and non-qualifiers.And Steve chats to Rosa Linn's manager Tamar Kaprelian, an Armenian-American singer who represented Armenia herself in 2015. Find Steve (@steve_holden_ldn) on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/05/22·36m 14s

Episode 12 - First Semi-Final Qualifiers

Presenter Steve Holden gets exclusive reaction chats with all 10 qualifiers from Semi Final 1. He speaks to Amanda from Greece, Systur from Iceland, Monika Liu from Lithuania, MARO from Portugal, S10 from the Netherlands, Roman from Moldova's Zdob și Zdub, Rosa Linn from Armenia, Marius Bear from Switzerland, plus the delegation heads of Norway and Ukraine.Eurovision YouTuber Alesia Michelle and blogger Madlen Tutelian share their thoughts and the qualifiers and non-qualifiers. Also joining Steve is Portugal's Head of Delegation - Carla Bugalho - who was one of the organisers of the Lisbon Contest in 2018. Find Steve (@steve_holden_ldn) on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/05/22·32m 27s

Episode 11 - Ryder On Time

The United Kingdom's Sam Ryder chats to host Steve Holden about performing Space Man. At the Opening Ceremony of the Contest, Mahmood and Blanco speak about representing their home country of Italy and Greece's Amanda Georgiadi Tenfjord stops for a chat too. Rob Lilley speaks to Croatia's Mia Dimšić and Nadir Rustamli from Azerbaijan. And creative specialists Dan Shipton and Marvin Dietmann reveal how they put together the staging for six of this year's acts.Find Steve Holden (@steve_holden_ldn), Samya Hafsaoui (@samyahafsaoui) and Rob Lilley (@rslilley) on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/05/22·38m 25s

Episode 10 - Loreen On Euphoria

It's been 10 years since Loreen won the Eurovision Song Contest with Euphoria.In this special episode of the podcast, the singer chats to host Steve Holden to discuss her memories of that winning night in Baku when she came first for Sweden.She talks about the iconic performance, the legacy of the song and the doors it opened for her.Find Steve (@steve_london_ldn) on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/05/22·27m 29s

Episode 9 - Bananas And Happiness

Some of the team behind Norway's Subwoolfer join host Steve Holden to talk about the Contest's infamous yellow wolves,San Marino's Achille Lauro chats about his song Stripper and - more importantly - his mechanical bull, Roberta. France's Alvan & Ahez discuss bringing Breton to the Eurovision stage and Rob Lilley catches up with Sheldon Riley from Australia. And Corinne Cumming, one of Eurovision's official photographers, tells us about her amazing job behind the scenes. Find Steve (@steve_holden_ldn) on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/05/22·30m 4s

Episode 8 - Heels On The Treadmill

As we get a first glimpse of the Big 5, host Steve Holden catches up with Spain's Chanel.He also chats to Serbia's Konstrakta, Malta's Emma Muscat and Israel's Michael Ben David.Rob Lilley also hangs out with Georgia's Circus Mircus and Denmark's Reddi as Samya Hafsaoui gives her view from the Eurovision stage.The Contest's walking encyclopedia - Sam Ross - also has more brilliant, geeky trivia.Find Steve Holden (@steve_holden_ldn), Samya Hafsaoui (@samyahafsaoui), Rob Lilley (@rslilley) and Sam Ross (@samross125) on Instagram. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/05/22·39m 48s

Episode 7 - Eurovision Goals

The rehearsals are in full swing and host Rob Lilley catches up WRS from Romania, Jérémie Makiese from Belgium and Cornelia Jakobs from Sweden. LUM!X & Pia Maria, representing Austria, drop in for a chat too. Rob also explores the arena's stage and finds out what puts the green in the green room. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/05/22·30m 47s

Episode 6 - Siamo Arrivati ​​A Torino

We've arrived in Turin! Joining the podcast after their first rehearsals are Ronela from Albania, Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine, Intelligent Music Project from Bulgaria and Roman from Zdob și Zdub, who are representing Moldova with the Advahov Brothers.And Stefan from Estonia drops in to have a chat too. Find hosts Steve Holden (@steve_holden_ldn) and Samya Hafsaoui (@samyahafsaoui) on Instagram Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/05/22·31m 0s

Episode 5 - It's A Me, MARO!

The United Kingdom's 2021 act James Newman joins host Steve Holden to discuss his 'nil points' at the Contest in Rotterdam.From the class of 2022, we're also hearing from Malik Harris from Germany, MARO from Portugal and this year's youngest competitors, LPS from Slovenia. Plus, Christoph and Daniela from German podcast ESC Schnack talk about their country's hits and misses, and Samantha Ross from 12 Points From America has loads of Eurovision facts. Find Steve on Instagram (@steve_holden_ldn) and Twitter (@stevehreports). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/04/22·39m 54s

Episode 4 - The Man With The Secrets

Steve Holden and Samya Hafsaoui speaks to Eurovision's Head of Contest Twan van de Nieuwenhuijzen, the man who helps put together the shows' running order and tells acts what they can and can't do on stage.We're also chatting to Andrea from North Macedonia, Marius Bear from Switzerland and Andromache, who's representing Cyprus.And Natalia Anderson from Tuneful TV talks about how to run a YouTube reaction channel.Find Steve on Instagram. He's @steve_holden_ldn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/04/22·47m 32s

Episode 3 - The 'Bishop' Of Eurovision

Host Steve Holden speaks to Vladana from Montenegro and Rosa Linn from Armenia, as well as Systur from Iceland. Croatian radio presenter Monika Lelas tells us what it's like to announce her country's 12 points on the Grand Final night, and Denis and José from ESC Plus talk about the high hopes for Spain this year.You can find Steve on Instagram and TikTok as @steve_holden_ldn. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/04/22·30m 36s

Episode 2 - A Party In Amsterdam

A special episode from the Amsterdam pre-party! Hosts Steve Holden and Samya Hafsaoui hang out with S10 from the Netherlands, Brooke from Ireland, The Rasmus from Finland, Citi Zēni from Latvia, Monika Liu from Lithuania, We Are Domi from Czech Republic and Ochman from Poland. Plus, Dutch podcaster GJ Koojiman talks us through the Dutch Eurovision renaissance.Find Steve and Samya on Instagram (@steve_holden_ldn / @samyahafsaoui). Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/04/22·35m 38s

Episode 1 - KEiiNO and Koalas

Joining host Steve Holden for this first episode are Norway's 2019 participants KEiiNO, the Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest Martin Österdahl and Icelandic podcaster and culture writer Júlía Margrét Einarsdóttir. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/04/22·35m 47s

Trailer

Welcome to the official Eurovision Song Contest podcast. 40 countries will compete in Turin... but who will win? Our official podcast will take you behind the scenes in the run-up to the event in Turin and will offer exclusive backstage access. We'll be hearing from this year's contestants, the people putting on the show and speaking to some Eurovision legends. Join music reporter and presenter Steve Holden as he guides you through this year's Contest. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/04/22·3m 15s
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