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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.

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Belgium

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Podcasts

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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Finale: Standouts and Skips

5/10/2022
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.

Duration:00:34:01

Hot Mango

5/8/2022
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.

Duration:01:06:41

Not a Lady, Nor on Fire

5/5/2022
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.

Duration:00:48:03

My Interpretation

5/2/2022
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.

Duration:00:51:49

Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth

4/25/2022
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.

Duration:01:11:27

Tumblr Brain

4/18/2022
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...

Duration:01:35:00

Smash Revoked

4/11/2022
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...

Duration:00:46:48

Mandark

4/7/2022
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.

Duration:01:00:25

Coming Out as Anti-Hat

4/1/2022
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.

Duration:01:07:09

Please Eat Closer To The Microphone

3/28/2022
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.

Duration:01:04:04

A Naughty Little Accidental Dick Slip

3/24/2022
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.

Duration:01:04:48

Too Bad, Frodo

3/21/2022
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.

Duration:00:50:27

2021 - Mira's Final Ranking

5/17/2021
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.

Duration:01:40:48

2021 - Any% Playlist Speedrun

5/14/2021
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...

Duration:01:15:12

2021 - Long Term Lovers

5/8/2021
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...

Duration:01:12:40

2021 - But Your Aunt Is Having A Great Time

5/4/2021
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 >...

Duration:01:15:15

2021 - Name a Woman

5/1/2021
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...

Duration:01:08:11

2021 - The Moon Is Growing!

4/27/2021
In this episode, we hold a candlelight vigil for Jim Steinman, talk about the politics of our neighborhood dog park, and, at long last: with the help of our personal trauma, we figure out a way to solve music.With “(blank) is (blank)” as our theme, we discuss Latvia’s “The Moon is Rising”, Portugal’s “Love Is On My Side” and Bulgaria’s “Growing Up Is Getting Old”.Recommended viewing:- “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” by Meat Loaf > https://youtu.be/_wO8toxinoc Hosted on Acast. See...

Duration:01:08:46

2021 - A Sexually Terrifying Aura

4/20/2021
In this episode, we make uninformed statements about engaging in dance crazes, the origins of the phrase “Girl Power” and reality television dating programs.With “Stir Crazy” as our theme, we discuss Lithuania’s “Discoteque”, Serbia’s “Loco Loco”, Israel’s “Set Me Free” and the Czech Republic’s “Omaga”.Recommended viewing:- “The Sound of C” by The Confettis (Belgian New Beat) > https://youtu.be/XkiKx81sf_c- This incredible video of Hurricane laughing >...

Duration:01:01:57

2021 - Desperation Trumping Shame

4/15/2021
In this episode, Mira finds an irreconcilable grievance that may stay with her for the rest of her life. After that, we get nostalgic.With “In Case You Haven’t Noticed, I’m Weird. I’m A Weirdo. I Don’t Fit In. And I Don’t Want To Fit In. Have You Ever Seen Me Without This Stupid Song? That’s Weird.” as our theme, we discuss Germany’s “I Don't Feel Hate”, France’s “Voilà” and Italy’s “Zitti e buoni”. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:55:14