About Eurovision Division
Eurovision Division is a show where we listen to all of the songs in the year's Eurovision Song Contest before that year's Eurovision Song Contest. Host Jeroen has listened to all of these songs before, while his co-host and girlfriend Mira is hearing them for the very first time. We crunch the numbers, we judge the songs. We crunch our teeth, we judge eachother. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
cw: discussion of homophobia & transphobia (47m - 1h:1m) And so, at long last, we reach that special point in the year when Mira takes over. They've listened to all of these songs multiple times before, and now it's their turn. With a top 37 in hand, we run through all of this years songs, pausing for anecdotes, observations or occasional rants. It's a marathon! It's the spectacular conclusion! With special shout-outs to: Mr Gerbear (@mr_gerbear on twitter) and their sorting tool at https://esc.gerbear.com/sorter2023.htm dudepoints (@dudepoints on twitter) and their ESC blog at https://dudepoints.fun/ You can follow us on: Twitter: @eurodivision Tumblr: eurovisiondivision.tumblr.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
And so we come to our last three songs of this year's line-up, which just so happen to be the last three songs to be revealed this year as well. What we're asking is: was it worth the wait? What we're also asking is: will Mira be able to guess exactly which three countries we are yet to visit? What we're also also asking is: have any of our listeners tried hot mango yet? In this episode, we listen to: 🇦🇿 TuralTuranX - Tell Me More 🇦🇲 Brunette - Future Lover 🇬🇪 Iru - Echo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ladies and gentlemen, we hope you're ready for the final part of the Battle of the Bands. It's been a long night, we know, and there's, I know, listen, no, I know, but there's beer on everyone's clothes, it's not just you. Yes, yes, no, I understand it's very upsetting that someone dipped their hair in your beer, but the organisation is simply not responsible for that - hey, listen, we're here for the music, yeah? So, let's just get on with it. Is that cool? Can we stay cool about it, maybe, just for the next hour or so, and after that, I dunno, you can -- yeah, okay, yeah; yeah. In this episode, we listen to: 🇲🇹 The Busker - Dance (Our Own Party) 🇱🇻 Sudden Lights - Aijā 🇨🇿 Vesna - My Sister's Crown Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Oh, you'd better be careful, because the girlies have come out in full force. These women are trying to assert themselves as powerful individuals, but unfortunately they still have an obstacle to overcome. An ex? A ghost? A profession that undervalues their work? A mix of the three? In this episode, we listen to: 🇮🇸 Diljá - Power 🇵🇱 Blanka - Solo 🇦🇹 Teya & Salena - Who The Hell is Edgar? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Sit down and listen. Or, in the case of these three artists: sit down and sing! That's right. Who says you need to take a stand? You can take a seat just as well! And all three of these performers do exactly that: they sit down for a part of their performance. But it's what happens when they get on their feet, that really makes the difference. In this episode, we listen to: 🇷🇴 Theodor Andrei - D.G.T. (Off and on) 🇷🇸 Luke Black - Samo mi se spava 🇫🇮 Käärijä - Cha Cha Cha More music mentioned on this episode: "Haha" by Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul "Cruel Angel's Thesis" The album "Ja, Natúúrlijk" by De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
You know what they say... don't you? Wait, what do they say? I suppose it all depends on context. You see, a raucous rave in the wild woods would warrant a different discussion than a sombre soliloquy through dusty dunes. On the other hand, surely a scorned songstress has more malicious material than them! And that's not even mentioning the teenager. In this episode, we listen to 🇲🇩 Pasha Parfeny - Soarele si luna 🇬🇷 Victor Vernicos - What They Say 🇬🇧 Mae Muller - I Wrote A Song 🇮🇹 Marco Mengoni - Due vite Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This episode is like a rollercoaster: hold on. Our opinions are like a black hole: everything is dark. This description is like paper: we cut right through, but we're stuck like glue to the concept of metaphors. In this episode, we listen to 🇪🇪 Alika - Bridges 🇨🇭 Remo Forrer - Watergun 🇸🇪 Loreen - Tattoo Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ladies and gentlemen, we hope you've enjoyed your intermission, but please take your seats -- oh, what's that? Standing room only? Right. Please be quick to order another beer and make your way back to the sticky floors of this youth centre, because we've got three more bands for you today. Well, yes, you can stay at the bar if you want, sure. Yes, if you want to avoid hearing damage, you can get earbuds from Brian over there. In this episode, we listen to: 🇦🇺 Voyager - Promise 🇸🇮 Joker Out - Carpe Diem 🇩🇪 Lord of the Lost - Blood and Glitter Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
You know what they say: age is just a number. An ever-increasing number, seemingly ticking up faster and faster as time marches on mercilessly. In a desperate plea to make our adult lives feel less terrifying, we went to the zoo. We reminisce about our wild youths of reblogging text posts on tumblr and writing fanfiction. In this episode, we listen to: 🇩🇰 Reiley - Breaking my Heart 🇱🇹 Monika Linkyté - Stay 🇵🇹 Mimicat - Ai coraçao Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We're not normally fans of pitting women against each other... but then again, this is a competition, so they know what they got themselves into. In the end, only one of these Queens can be crowned a Woman King. Who shall emerge victorious? In this episode, we listen to: 🇳🇴 Alessandra Mele - Queen of Kings 🇪🇸 Blanca Paloma - Eaea 🇫🇷 La Zarra - Evidemment Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our first ever Battle of the Bands. Grab your plastic cups full of beer from a tap that hasn't been cleaned in a while, and shove your way through the crowd to get right in front of the stage, cause we're presenting (and judging!) three bands today. In this episode, we listen to: 🇮🇪 Wild Youth - We Are One 🇭🇷 Let 3 - Mama ŠČ! 🇸🇲 Piqued Jacks - Like An Animal Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, we listen to three songs: one we like, one we loathe, and one that makes us lose our minds... but which is which?! You're going to want to watch the music videos along with us, as there's a lot to unpack. Before all that, though, we talk about this year's themes - and the ones that didn't make the cut. Finally, we prove that we continue to be in our Alexander Rybak era. In this episode, we listen to: 🇳🇱 Mia Nicola & Dion Cooper - Burning Daylight 🇮🇱 Noa Kirel - Unicorn 🇨🇾 Andrew Lambrou - Break a Broken Heart Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Join Mira and Jeroen as they once again take a deep dive into this year's Eurovision entries. This Eurovision season began a long time ago, when these three countries went first and picked their song for the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 early. Mira has only just awoken from her winter sleep (she took a really long nap after Chérine lost Eurosong), so we decide to start at the very beginning... a very good place to start. In this episode, we listen to: 🇧🇪 Gustaph - Because of You 🇺🇦 TVORCHI - Heart of Steel 🇦🇱 Albina & Familja Kelmendi - Duje Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We're back for a final check-in before this year's Eurovision shows! Rather than making a full Top 40-ranking, we go through our thoughts on this year's Eurovision Songs, shining a spotlight on some of Mira's favourite tunes as well as the ones that don't strike her fancy. Follow us on Twitter: @eurodivision Check out the bonus episode: https://ko-fi.com/eurovisiondivision Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
There we are - our final batch of songs from this year's Eurovision Song Contest! With "Oh, Haven't Heard From You In a While!" as our theme, we talk about the Netherlands' "De Diepte", Lithuania's "Sentimentai" and France's "Fulenn". Finally, we say goodbye to this year with a bittersweet melancholia, listening to Portugal's "saudade, saudade". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
One of the only good things about cars is that they have license plates. We play a little guessing game that gets, uhhh, way too raunchy. Don't take large sips of water while listening to this one! With "Three Letters" as our theme, we talk about Slovenia's "Disko", Romania's "Llamame" and Cyprus's "Ela". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Find out what our voices sound like after going to three concerts within the span of a single week! With "Kids, Could You Lighten Up a Little?" as our theme, we talk about Poland's "River", Montenegro's "Breathe" and Greece's "Die Together". To counterbalance all that sadness, we bring in Ireland's "That's Rich" for some necessary levity. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Mira loudly professes her love for Sparks and Jeroen agrees in turn. We proceed to segue into a conversation about ways to lessen our individual ecological impact - with some funny and witty lyrics to help us on that journey! With "Eco Footprint" as our theme, we listen to Moldova's "Trenuletul", Latvia's "Eat Your Salad" and the Czech Republic's "Lights Off". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We just finished watching "Our Flag Means Death", which means Mira has regressed into her 15-year old self. She is desperate to find a song full of angst that would be appropriate to use as an AMV for her new favourite ship (Queen Anne's Revenge). But... will we find it in this episode? With "Emotional ballad!" as our theme, we listen to Switzerland's "Boys Do Cry", Australia's "Not The Same" and Azerbaijan's "Fade To Black". Along the way, we also take a quick detour to listen to Sweden's "Hold Me Closer". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It's a chaotic episode today, as Jeroen has a drink called 'El Diablo' and Mira has an allergic reaction to avocado. We talk about theatre etiquette, ethics in game journalism and Mira's incredible track record of her favourite songs not making it to the final. With "We've Had These For So Long, And Now I Don't Know What to Do With Them" as our theme, we talk about Bulgaria's "Intention", Albania's "Sekret" and Georgia's "Lock Me In". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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