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.
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.
Mira causes Jeroen to ruin the audio with raucous laughter. Jeroen struggles to remember if he even has an opinion on the film "Moulin Rouge", and honestly, we run out of things to say. With "We Are Who We Are and Who We Are is Who We Wanna Be" as our theme, we talk about Malta's "I Am What I Am", Israel's "I.M" and Denmark's "The Show". Finally, we listen to a break-up song from Belgium - "Miss You". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We talk about the appropriate times to wear a hat and have a nice time. With "There's A Guitar, And They Play It Too" as our theme, we talk about Germany's "Rockstars", Iceland's "Med haekkandi sol", Estonia's "Hope", Croatia's "Guilty Pleasure", and finally, Armenia's "Snap". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Once again, we defend bimbo rights and talk at length about the 2004 television show Lost. With "A Healthy Head of Hair" as our theme, we discuss Spain's "SloMo", Serbia's "In corpore sano", and the United Kingdom's "Space Man". Finally, we roll the dice and let someone walk us through their messy break-up. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On another exciting episode of the podcast, we take off our shirts, put feathers in our hair, and talk about our favorite AMVs, before getting a bit too serious for our own sakes. With "Men Sing About Women" as our theme, we talk about San Marino's "Stripper", Finland's "Jezebel" and finally, Ukraine's "Stefania". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We're back for another year of Eurovision. After we face a difficult issue for our first song - we have nothing to compare it to - we decide to compare every other song to it instead, going forward. With "It Takes Two" as our theme, we talk about Italy's "Brividi", Norway's "Give That Wolf A Banana" and Austria's "Halo". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In which we talk about all 39 songs in this year's Eurovision Song Contest before this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Recommendations: • We've collected (most of) the songs we brought up on the podcast on this playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/50jfkKLq1j3Fa6CPlzJAif?si=ce8955bdfe2f419a Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, we talk about plagiarism, nationalism, colonialism and various other isms. Mira makes fun of someone for crying, and then immediately starts crying herself.With "Follow the Tour Guide" as our final theme, we discuss Poland's "The Ride", North Macedonia's "Here I Stand", and finally, the Netherlands' host entry "Birth of a New Age".Recommendations/References:- “Man Made Object” by Lemon Demon > https://open.spotify.com/track/1151Q8Aev8vtz6UfuaBhAy?si=3d3cff7eca5e4064- “Behind the Mask” by Greg Phillinganes > https://open.spotify.com/track/4o8XzmImSecpzR8bYpv9EQ?si=ffc6bd58c5844c74- “Ik zou je het liefste in een doosje willen doen” uit Pension Hommeles (1959) > https://youtu.be/iKcbkv51baU- “F.U.B.U” by Solange > https://open.spotify.com/track/2aR6SYRJxy2QsBxA459ATF?si=a6cede35b21448c1- “The Eurovision Microaggression Contest”, article by Oliver Lewis on ESCXTRA > https://escxtra.com/2021/03/09/the-eurovision-microaggression-contest/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, we talk about easy recipes to make, the Neverending Story, and each other. Throughout the episode, Jeroen destroys every single segue that he sets up for himself.With “Long Term Lovers” as our theme, we discuss Georgia’s “You”, Spain's "Voy a quedarme", Estonia's "The Lucky One" and Iceland's "10 Years".Recommendations/References:• “Sea of Love” by Cat Power > https://open.spotify.com/track/33kKcOJoyNduHwXhEnga8X?si=f9df0c80782e41fa• “True Love Will Find You In The End” by Daniel Johnston > https://open.spotify.com/track/2O80Iudb4tigOCW0gWfOzn?si=f8251237f9fb4288• “Everyday is a Miracle” by David Byrne > https://open.spotify.com/track/3wJntnNv3MvBmXsLj7lWFA?si=6d83fef0e15349b8• “Liefde is een Kaartspel” (Belgium 1996) by Lisa Del Bo > https://youtu.be/k8kBftYXzJA Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
CW: self-harm/suicide (intermittently between 31:45-46:00)In this episode, we talk about staging ideas, we swivel rapidly, and Mira lusts after a contestant. Uncontrollably.With “Throwback Thursday” as our theme, we discuss Greece’s “Last Dance”, Finland’s “Dark Side” and Denmark’s “Øve os på hinanden”.Recommendations & references:* “This Is Telex” by Telex > https://open.spotify.com/album/1Y3hXzx16dVRmMhz8lTwME* “Left Outside Alone (Anastacia Cover)” by Blind Channel > https://youtu.be/o44fSc2f2Ms* “Last Resort” by Papa Roach > https://youtu.be/20jvV-BPNSk Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode, we celebrate women, history, and a birthday.With “It’s like… woman, you know, like… Woman!” as our theme, we discuss Australia’s “Technicolour”, Azerbaijan’s “Mata Hari” and Russia’s “Russian Woman”.Recommendations/References:• “Class of 2013” by Mitski > https://youtu.be/4y0O7gAQEFU• “Drunk Walk Home” by Mitski > https://youtu.be/5F_k5uBnYGo• Billy on the Street: Lightning Round > https://youtu.be/bzDlS6JPUtE• “Agora” (2009), starring Rachel Weisz as Hypatia• “How Sad, How Lonely” by Connie Converse > https://open.spotify.com/album/7c0VXTY2sA5f1yMaPxQqRE- “Crucified” by Army of Lovers > https://youtu.be/di18hTFTwIw Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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