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News in Europe

News in Europe: Australia’s Just Joined Us!

The Eurovision will be a bit more awesome this year, because Australia will send a participant. We’re all Europe now!

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Music

What We Learned From the Eurovision Song Contest

I made a friend watch the Eurovision, something she had somehow never done before, and halfway through Saturday night she remarked that she didn’t have much experience with the whole thing, but wasn’t it a bit weird this year? To which there was only one correct answer: no, it was a pretty average Eurovision night.

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Just for Fun

The Eurovision Song Contest 2014: Drunken Liveblog

Citizens of Europe! It’s your patriotic duty to feel ashamed of your country’s taste in music today! (If you’re not European, you’re not technically allowed to make fun of foreigners, but we can bend the rules today – I’ll make all the fun for you.) So grab your nearest liquor bottle, brush up on the […]

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Music

EuroVision Part 7: The Grand Finale

Thank you all for sticking it out with me this far. Here are the last six entries to this year’s EuroVision Song Contest.

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Music

EuroVison Part 6: Can I have Some More Turkey, Please?

We’re almost done, everyone! Today we’ll be looking at the last six contestants in Part 2 of the Semi-Finals, and then all that’s left is the six countries already lined up for the Grand Finale. Who’s as stoked as I am?

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Music

EuroVision Part 5: An Homage To Disney!

I have seen some absolutely terrible EuroVision song entries in the past, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many mediocre contestants make it to the semi-finals. However, I do appreciate the small nods to Disney I found in the set.

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Music

EuroVision: 4 Parts Music, 1 Part Sideeye

So today we reach the halfway point of this year’s contestants by jumping into the second semi-final. It might just be me, but I think they saved some of the better music for this semi, and I can’t wait to get see what you all think about it.

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Music

EuroVision: Part the Third

So today we finish reviewing the first half of the semifinals for this year’s EuroVision Song Contest. Yay!

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Music

EuroVision Part 2: Electric Boogaloo

Welcome back to the next installment of Eurovision contestants! This week we’re seeing just how unbreakable Switzerland can be.

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Music

EuroVision Part 1: In Which Albania Sings In A Cube

Hey, Persephoneers, it’s that time again! March Madness (and Middlemarch Madness) has come to an end in the States, but Eurovision is ramping up across the pond!

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News in Europe

Your Weekly European Roundup

This week, more often than not, I was incredibly angry with what is going on in the world. Denmark wants to put border controls back up ““ oh, and they also want to cherry-pick immigrants and an opposition leader and his wife were sentenced by court in Belarus. Luckily, things like a beard world championship […]

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Music

ESC Countdown: Ukraine and the United Kingdom

Welcome to the Persephone ESC Countdown! Well, this is the last countdown post. We’ve reached Ukraine and the UK. And tonight was the second semi-final. Excited to know, who’ll be in the final on Saturday?

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Music

ESC Countdown: Switzerland and Turkey

Welcome to the Persephone ESC Countdown! Next are Switzerland and Turkey.

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Music

ESC Countdown: Spain and Sweden

Welcome to the Persephone ESC Countdown! Today it’s all about Spain and Sweden.

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Music

ESC Countdown: Slovakia and Slovenia

Welcome to the Persephone ESC Countdown! Next up are Slovakia and Slovenia.