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12 May 2017

Episode 521

49 minutes


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Ben Rylan is joined in the studio by Eurovision experts Chris West and Frances Robinson to discuss this year’s extravaganza in Kiev. Plus: our Eurovision correspondent Fernando Augusto Pacheco is on the ground to take us behind the scenes of this year’s show and we find out what it is like to present the big finale with Australian TV and radio personality Myf Warhurst.

12 May 2017

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Chapter 1

23 minutes


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Chapter 1

Eurovision: politics, props and performances

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Ben Rylan is joined in the studio by Monocle 24’s Eurovision correspondent, Fernando Augusto Pacheco, Chris West, author of ‘Eurovision: A History of Modern Europe Through the World’s Greatest Song Contest’, and Frances Robinson who’s written about Eurovision for everyone from ‘Politico’ to ‘The Wall Street Journal’ to discuss the show’s history and this year’s bonanza.

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Chapter 2

6 minutes


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Chapter 2

The global countdown: Kiev

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While Eurovision has taken over Kiev, Fernando Augusto Pacheco takes a look at Ukraine’s music chart to see what the locals are listening to at the moment.

6 minutes

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Chapter 3

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Presenting the show: Myf Warhurst

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Australian radio and TV personality Myf Warhurst is co-hosting this year’s Eurovision for her home country. She tells Monocle 24’s Holly Fisher what it’s like at her first ever Eurovision and how she’s preparing to commentate on the big night alongside actor and comedian Joel Creasy.

7 minutes

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Chapter 4

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Chapter 4

Backstage at Eurovision: William Lee Adams

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William Lee Adams is one of the leading experts on all things Eurovision. He chats to Fernando Augusto Pacheco about why he’s been in Kiev covering the event for two weeks and what it’s like to hang out at the infamous Euroclub.

7 minutes

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Chapter 5

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Chapter 5

Eurovision eve

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It’s the morning before the big Eurovision finale but who’s going to take the prize? Ben Rylan checks in with our man on the ground, Fernando Augusto Pacheco, to see how the semi-finals went and who could be going home with the winning song tomorrow night.

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