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Eurovision news with attitude! Conversations inspired by the song contest — though not always limited to it. Catch up on all our Eurovision 2021 interviews, reviews and discussions. Coming to you from London, but riffing on the world of music and pop culture at large. From the team behind Wiwibloggs.com.

Eurovision news with attitude! Conversations inspired by the song contest — though not always limited to it. Catch up on all our Eurovision 2021 interviews, reviews and discussions. Coming to you from London, but riffing on the world of music and pop culture at large. From the team behind Wiwibloggs.com.

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United Kingdom

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Eurovision news with attitude! Conversations inspired by the song contest — though not always limited to it. Catch up on all our Eurovision 2021 interviews, reviews and discussions. Coming to you from London, but riffing on the world of music and pop culture at large. From the team behind Wiwibloggs.com.

Twitter:

@wiwibloggs

Language:

English

Contact:

07794351243


Episodes

Måneskin "Zitti E Buoni" (Italy) Interview @ Eurovision 2021 second rehearsal

6/6/2021
Our interview with Italy's Måneskin is our first to reach one million views on YouTube. In honour of that, we're re-uploading the interview here on our podcast. We spoke with the Eurovision 2021 winners inside Rotterdam Ahoy following their second rehearsal, a week before the grand final. Among other things, bass guitarist Victoria De Angelis tells us that she doesn't feel like she faces any particular challenges as a woman in rock, partly because of the support she receives from band mates...

Duration:00:09:39

Eurovision 2021: Grand Final Split Results REACTION

6/6/2021
We discuss the results of the Eurovision 2021 grand final two weeks after the show. William and Suzanne were on-the-ground in Rotterdam, while Oliver and Jonathan were watching from the comfort of home. Switzerland's Gjon's Tears won the jury vote, while Italy's Måneskin took the public vote. We discuss them and other favourites including France's Barbara Pravi, Malta's Destiny, Ukraine's Go_A and Iceland's Dadi Freyr and Gagnamagnid. This episode of the wiwibloggs podcast...

Duration:00:38:05

Alban Ramosaj Interview: Kënga Magjike 2021 Winner on Festivali i Këngës and Albania Eurovision dreams

6/6/2021
Alban Ramosaj is a Dutch-Albanian singer, songwriter and model. And recently he was named winner of Kënga Magjike 2021 with the song "Thikat e mia". Alban, who traveled to Rotterdam to support Anxhela Peristeri, tells our Deban .Would he consider going to Eurovision? "I hope to be part of it! Absolutely! You get my energy: Hell yeah!" (Gjon's Tears was his favourite in 2021). Alban comes from quite the musical family. His sister Beatrix Ramosaj is known as the Albanian Rihanna. Interviewer:...

Duration:00:08:42

Eurovision 2021: Semi-Final 2 Split Results REACTION

6/3/2021
William and Oliver discuss the Eurovision 2021 Semi-Final 2 split results, looking at discrepancies with the jury vote and public vote. Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears won overall, while Denmark’s Fyr Og Flamme just missed out on qualification (despite making the Top 10 with the public). Finland's Blind Channel won the televote, while Switzerland's Gjon's Tears won the jury vote. READ MORE: https://wiwibloggs.com/2021/05/23/eur... This episode of the wiwibloggs podcast features: William -...

Duration:00:39:56

Eurovision 2021: Semi-Final 1 Split Results REACTION

6/2/2021
William and Padraig react to the Eurovision 2021 Semi-Final 1 split results. Malta's Destiny won overall, topping the jury vote and coming second in the televote. Ukraine's Go_A won the public vote. READ MORE: https://wiwibloggs.com/2021/05/23/eur... This episode of the wiwibloggs podcast features: William - https://instagram.com/williamleeadams Padraig - https://www.instagram.com/justpadraig/

Duration:00:49:09

Jonida Maliqi Interview: Albania's Eurovision 2019 star at Kenga Magjike 2021

6/2/2021
Albania's Eurovision 2019 singer Jonida Maliqi explains what the Eurovision 2021 slogan "Open Up" means to her. Jonida spoke with our Deban in Tirana ahead of Kënga Magjike 2021. Interviewer: Deban - https://www.instagram.com/deban_deban/

Duration:00:03:33

Gjon's Tears Interview: Eurovision 2021 Jury Winner reflects on voting, stage mishaps and "Tout l'univers"

6/1/2021
We chat with Eurovision 2021 Jury Vote winner Gjon's Tears. He gave Switzerland its best result since Celine Dion with his song "Tout l'univers." Apparently his on-stage plinth gave him a lot of trouble during the jury show, but thankfully he held firm. He tells out Deban about the nerve-wracking voting process, waiting for his points, the stress of competing four nights in a row (Semi-Final jury show, live semi-final, grand final jury show, live grand final) and more. They met in Tirana...

Duration:00:18:38

Eurovision 2021: Semi-Final Non-Qualifiers - Our Top 3 Favourites

5/30/2021
So many amazing acts didn't make the grand final of Eurovision 2021. William and Deban pick their individual Top 3 non-qualifiers from the semi-finals in Rotterdam. Vote in our poll: https://wiwibloggs.com/2021/05/30/eur... SEMI-FINAL 1 NON-QUALIFIERS: Croatia: Albina - "Tick Tock" (110 points) Romania: Roxen - "Amnesia" (85 points) Slovenia: Ana Soklic - "Amen" (44 points) Australia: Montaigne - "Technicolour" (28 points) North Macedonia: Vasil - "Here I Stand" (23 points) Ireland: Lesley...

Duration:00:26:48

Eurovision 2021 Grand Final RESULTS Discussion and Reaction

5/24/2021
We review the results of the Eurovision 2021 grand final, which saw Italy's Måneskin win ahead of France's Barbara Pravi. We react to Switzerland's Gjon's Tears winning the jury vote, and Ukraine's Go_A coming second with the public vote. And of course we discuss those four countries that got zero points from the public: The Netherlands, Spain, Germany and UK. Scroll down for the full results. Special thanks to the Student Hotel, Rotterdam: https://www.thestudenthotel.com/rotte... This...

Duration:00:38:05

Eurovision 2021 Grand Final JURY SHOW Reaction and our winners

5/22/2021
We review the Eurovision 2021 grand final jury show. We pick our individual winners and say who we think will win ESC in Rotterdam. Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou — “El Diablo” Albania: Anxhela Peristeri — “Karma” Israel: Eden Alene — “Set Me Free” Belgium: Hooverphonic — “The Wrong Place” Russia: Manizha — “Russian Woman” Malta: Destiny — “Je Me Casse” Portugal: The Black Mamba — “Love Is On My Side” Serbia: Hurricane — “Loco Loco” United Kingdom: James Newman — “Embers” Greece: Stefania — “Last...

Duration:00:28:35

Eurovision 2021: Grand Final Running Order reaction

5/21/2021
EUROVISION 2021 GRAND FINAL RUNNING ORDER 1. Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou — “El Diablo” 2. Albania: Anxhela Peristeri — “Karma” 3. Israel: Eden Alene — “Set Me Free” 4. Belgium: Hooverphonic — “The Wrong Place” 5. Russia: Manizha — “Russian Woman” 6. Malta: Destiny — “Je Me Casse” 7. Portugal: The Black Mamba — “Love Is On My Side” 8. Serbia: Hurricane — “Loco Loco” 9. United Kingdom: James Newman — “Embers” 10. Greece: Stefania — “Last Dance” 11. Switzerland: Gjon’s Tears — “Tout l’univers” 12....

Duration:00:25:31

Eurovision 2021 Semi-final two JURY SHOW reaction

5/20/2021
Who won the Eurovision 2021 Semi-Final 2 jury show? We go through all 17 acts to say who will qualify and who won't, and then name our individual winners. San Marino: Senhit – “Adrenalina” Estonia: Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One” Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – “Omaga” Greece: Stefania – “Last Dance” Austria: Vincent Bueno – “Amen” Poland: Rafał – “The Ride” Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Sugar” Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “10 Years” Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco” Georgia: Tornike Kipiani –...

Duration:00:27:06

Gjon's Tears "Tout l'univers" Interview: Switzerland Eurovision 2021 Semi-final 2 Jury Show

5/20/2021
Switzerland's Gjon's Tears chats with us a few hours before the Semi-Final 2 jury show. He explains how his moving plinth creates a story about the circle of life and the endless cycle of construction and de-construction. He also shares his love of his Swiss designers Eva et Benjamin. Apparently his turquoise carpet look is what he wore in his live-on-tape back-up recording. Interviewer: William - http://instagram.com/williamleeadams

Duration:00:12:01

James Newman "Embers" Interview: United Kingdom Eurovision 2021 (Before Semi-final One)

5/19/2021
James Newman — the UK's Eurovision 2021 singer — chats with us inside Rotterdam Ahoy prior to Semi-Final 1. He tells us how he wrote the song "Embers" for his wife, that his on-stage trumpets had to be shipped by boat and that his grand final performance will feature a lot of pyro. We also discuss his first stage show — a Yorkshire production of Babe — and how he first met Rudimental. Interviewer: William Lee Adams - http://instagram.com/williamleeadams

Duration:00:11:11

Eurovision 2021 Semi-final one JURY SHOW Reaction

5/18/2021
We react to the Semi-Final 1 jury show of Eurovision 2021. Sixteen countries sang and are competing for just 10 spots. We name our individual Top 3. We also discuss Romania, Ukraine and Malta being allowed to repeat their performances. Special thanks to the Student Hotel Rotterdam: https://www.thestudenthotel.com/rotte... Featuring: William: http://instagram.com/williamleeadams Cinan: https://www.instagram.com/cinansdl/ Suzanne: https://www.instagram.com/suzadams1/ Diego:...

Duration:00:23:58

American Song Contest: Christer Björkman Interview

5/18/2021
Christer Björkman is known as the maestro of Sweden's Melodifestivalen and the driver of the country's success at the Eurovision Song Contest. But now, as he says goodbye to his formal role at Melfest, he's headed to Los Angeles to give life to the American Song Contest — a spin-off of ESC for the United States, which will be broadcast by NBC starting in 2022. He caught up with our William Lee Adams the day after the European Broadcasting Union revealed that NBC had secured the formal...

Duration:00:18:18

Jeangu Macrooy "Birth of a New Age" Interview: The Netherlands Eurovision 2021 Second Rehearsal

5/16/2021
The Netherlands' Eurovision 2021 singer Jeangu Macrooy tells us about his Eurovision 2021 staging for Birth of a New Age. We discuss the colourful costumes, dancing, lighting and more. We spoke the afternoon after his second rehearsal. Interviewer: William - https://www.instagram.com/williamleeadams

Duration:00:11:39

Jendrik "I Don't Feel Hate" Interview: Germany Eurovision 2021 Second Rehearsal

5/16/2021
Jendrik Sigwart — Germany's Eurovision 2021 singer — chats with us after his second rehearsal of "I Don't Feel Hate" on the Eurovision stage inside Ahoy Rotterdam. He shows off his shiny ukulele (well, a replica), discusses theatre school, body confidence and more. Interviewer: William - http://instagram.com/williamleeadams

Duration:00:11:20

Eurovision 2021 Second Rehearsals: Semi-Final Two - Our Top 3

5/16/2021
All of the acts competing in semi-final two of Eurovision 2021 have completed their second rehearsals. We go around and name our top three acts before live shows begin. San Marino: Senhit – “Adrenalina” Estonia: Uku Suviste – “The Lucky One” Czech Republic: Benny Cristo – “Omaga” Greece: Stefania – “Last Dance” Austria: Vincent Bueno – “Amen” Poland: Rafał – “The Ride” Moldova: Natalia Gordienko – “Sugar” Iceland: Daði og Gagnamagnið – “10 Years” Serbia: Hurricane – “Loco Loco” Georgia:...

Duration:00:19:25

Go_A "SHUM" Interview: Ukraine Eurovision 2021 Rehearsals

5/15/2021
We speak with Ukraine's Eurovision 2021 group Go_A — that's Kateryna Pavlenko, Taras Shevchenko, Ihor Didenchuk, and Ivan Hryhoriak. Taras — the group leader — helps with translation. Kateryna tells us how she felt awful before missing her second rehearsals Interviewer: William - http://instagram.com/williamleeadams

Duration:00:14:08