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Second Cherry Song Contest: The Results 2020

It's taken six months of weekly podcast episodes to get here, but we're here - the final episode of the season and the results of the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020. The boys also round up the series with some personal thoughts on this year's national final season. All the entries for this year's contest can be found in the Second Cherry YouTube playlist. Other Links: You can rewatch the final show on the Second Cherry YouTube channelMatt & Monty's Good Thing of The Week That is Good:...


2020 Round Up – Best of the Rest

The boys are back home this week and are rounding up the Eurovision national selections from 2020 that didn't make it into the podcast. They are joined by a returning special guest from the Second Cherry team: Jody! The mug giveaway is announced and Matt almost forgot about a cheeky little interview he managed to wrangle with Latvian 2020 entrant, Samanta Tina! Grab a drink, and let's look back... Selected Songs: Lake Malawi with "Lucy"Senhit with "Obsessed" Other Links: Vote here for the...


Italy 2020

HERE WE GO! This is the final selection of the series and now we have the full list of songs for the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020. The boys finish up with Italy and the ever-entertaining Sanremo music festival. They also announce the date for the live show and details of how you can vote are below... Selected Songs: Diodato with "Fai Rumore"Francesco Gabbani with "Viceversa"Pinguini Tattici Nucleari with "Ringo Starr"Levante with "Tikibombom"Elodie with "Andromeda"Rancore with...


Croatia 2020

In this week's episode, the penultimate 'cherry' from the 2020 Eurovision national final season is selected. A feast of songs are on the menu as the boys review Dora 2020 - this year's Croatian selection process. Live Performances of Selected Songs: Damir Kedžo with "Divlji vjetre"Alen Vitasović & Božidarka Matija Čerina with "Da se ne zatare"Aklea Neon with "Zovi ju mama"Indira with "You Will Never Break My Heart"Colonia with "Zidina"Mia Negovetić with "When It Comes To You"Zdenka Kovačiček...


Armenia 2020

For the first time the boys are in Armenia reviewing the national final Depi Evratesil 2020. What song missed out on being selected for Eurovision but has been given a second chance in the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Athena Manoukian with "Chains On You"Agop with "Butterflies"TOKIONINE with "Save Me"Karina EVN with "Why?"Gabriel Jeeg with "It's Your Turn"Vladimir Arzumanyan with "What's Going On Mama?" Other Links: All Depi Evratesil 2020 singing...


Serbia 2020

As we near the end of the series, the boys are in Serbia taking a look at Beovizija 2020. What song does the Second Cherry team think should have gone to Eurovision and deserves a second chance? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Hurricane with "Hasta la vista"Andrija Jo with "Oči Meduze"Neda Ukraden with "Bomba"Lazar Živanović with "Puklo je nebo"Ivana Jordan with "Vila"Igor Simić with "Ples za rastanak"Bane Mojićević with "Cvet sa Prokletija"Rocher Etno Bend with "Samo ti umeš to" Other...


Moldova 2020

The boys have a bumper episode for you this week as they present more songs than ever from the Moldovan national final. One song got the ticket to Eurovision, many others did not. So what has been selected to represent Moldova at the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Natalia Gordienko with "Prison"Valentin Uzun & Irina Kovalsky with “Moldovita”Lavinia Rusu with "Touch"Dima Jelezoglo with "Do It Slow"Pasha Parfeny with "My Wine"Sasha Letty with "Summer of...


Australia 2020

The boys are back down under to dissect all the goings on from Eurovision: Australia Decides national selection. After the Aussie cherry, Electric Fields' "2000 and Whatever", finished 2nd in last years' Second Cherry Song Contest, what has piqued the interest of the team and been selected for 2020? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Montaigne with "Don't Break Me"Jaguar Jonze with “Rabbit Hole”Jack Vidgen with "I Am King I Am Queen"Vanessa Amorosi with "Lessons of Love"Casey Donovan with...


Belarus 2020

The boys are in Belarus this week as they wade through a sea of entries from the national selection. Only five are being presented here and only one can be the Belarussian cherry for 2020. Live Performances of Selected Songs: VAL with "Da Vidna"NAPOLI with “Don't Let Me Down”Sasha Zakharik with "Rocky Road"Yan Yarosh with "Fire"CHAKRAS with "La-Ley-La"KeySi with "Chili Pepper" Other Links: Matt & Monty's Good Thing of The Week That is Good: Eurovision artists join the Belarus protestsSecond...


Portugal 2020

With a pastel de nata in one hand and a ice cold Superbock in another, the boys gladly take us back to Portugal's Festival da Canção. What cherry has been picked to represent the westernmost sovereign state in Europe in the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Elisa with "Medo de sentir"Bárbara Tinoco with “Passe-Partout”Blasted Mechanism with "Rebellion"Filipe Sambado with "Gerbera amarela do sul"Jimmy P with "Abensonhado"Judas with "Cubismo enviesado" Other...


Norway 2020

It's a short hop over the border from last week's Swedish episode to this week's episode: Norway! Not only have the boys selected a plethora of noteworthy songs from the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix, but they are joined by yet another special guest. What cherry has been picked to represent Norway in the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Ulrikke Brandstorp with "Attention"Kim Rysstad with "Rainbow"Raylee with "Wild"Jæger with "How About Mars"Rein Alexander...


Sweden 2020

It's a big one this week! The boys roll into Sweden and take a look at Melodifestivalen 2020. They also share some interviews from the Swedish Church in Marylebone, where London-based fans flock every year to watch the Swedish selection show. Live Performances of Selected Songs: The Mamas with "Move"Felix Sandman with "Boys With Emotions"Dotter with "Bulletproof"Anna Bergendahl with "Kingdom Come"Mendez feat. Alvaro Estrella with "Vamos Amigos"Nanne Grönvall with "Carpool Karaoke"Anis Don...


Ukraine 2020

In this week's episode the boys are joined by a special guest who lends their thoughts on the songs that made up the Ukrainian national selection show, Vidbir 2020. Live Performances of Selected Songs: Go_A with "Solovey"Katya Chilly with "Pich"KRUTЬ with "99"Jerry Heil with "Vegan"Khayat with "Call For Love"Fo Sho with "Blck Sqr"David Axelrod with "Horizon" Other Links: Matt & Monty's Good Thing of The Week That is Good: Senhit's cover of "Cheesecake"Ellie Chalkley's ESC Insight article...


Romania 2020

Another week, another cherry! In this episode the boys dip into all things Romania and the national final Selecția Națională 2020. Live Performances of Selected Songs: "Alcohol You""Storm""Colors""Beautiful Disaster""Cherry Red" Other Links: Matt & Monty's Good Thing of The Week That is Good: Jaja Ding Dong Bar in HúsavíkLoreen's performances at Selecția Națională 2020Second Cherry on TwitterSecond Cherry on InstagramSecond Cherry on Facebook Email us:


Denmark 2020

From last week's foray into the Israeli national final, the boys fly back north to Denmark and the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. One song reminds Matt of using the amenities of a gay bar and Monty talks northern knitwear! Only on Second Cherry! Live Performances of Selected Songs: Ben & Tan "YES"Kenny Duerlund "Forget It All"Sander Sanchez "Screens"Jasmin Rose feat. RoxorLoops "Human"Sys Bjerre "Honestly"Emil "Ville ønske jeg havde kendt dig"Maja Og De Sarte Sjæle "Den eneste goth i Vejle" Other...


Israel 2020

The boys are ditching their warm coats this week and heading south east to Israel! Eden Alene won the ticket to Rotterdam 2020 with the song "Feker Libi", but there were other songs she sang in the national selection that need to be discussed. Have the Second Cherry team picked the right song for Israel this week? Recorded versions of the selected songs: "Feker Libi""Savior in the Sound""Roots""Rakata" Other Links: Israel's Next Song for Eurovision (Full Show)Eden Alene singing "Stone Cold"...


Iceland 2020

In this week's episode the boys put on their warm coats and head north to Iceland for Songvakeppnin! Iceland may have made the right decision to crown Daði Freyr as the national final winner, but Second Cherry is all about the songs that didn't make it to Eurovision. So, what song has been picked as the Icelandic cherry? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Daði og Gagnamagnið "Think About Things"DIMMA "ALMYRKVI"Matti Matt "Dreyma"Iva "Oculis Videre"Nina "Echo"Ísold & Helga "Meet Me Halfway"...


Lithuania 2020

The boys have a very special treat for you this week as they bring you the delights of the Lithuanian national selection, Pabandom iš naujo! Matt went to the show back in February and now provides us with some insight through interviews, soundbites, and maybe a little bit of gossip from backstage! As per, the question of who will be selected as Lithuania's 'cherry' will be answered. *Special thanks goes to Audrius Giržadas from broadcaster LRT for the interviews and backstage access* Live...


Finland 2020

The 2020 season continues with a virtual and socially-distanced trip to Finland, and talk about the national final UMK. Matt talks about a date he went on during the week of the show that took a very coincidental and related turn. Monty vents his disapproval at using numbers as letters. Buckle up and join the boys for a very Finnish ride! Links: Please vote for Second Cherry in the upcoming British Podcast Awards 2020Matt & Monty's Good Thing of The Week That is Good: NikkieTutorialsSecond...


Albania 2020

The 2020 season kicks off with a Balkan bang! The Albanian national final didn't pass entirely without incident, so join the boys who have dug down into the 58th edition of Festivali i Këngës and found a few gems. Most importantly, what song has been picked as the cherry that will represent Albania in this year's Second Cherry Song Contest? Links: Eleni Foureira's medley performance at Festivali i Këngës 58Anabel magazine online article regarding potential voting scandalMatt & Monty's Good...