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  236. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[In this podcast, the ESC United Panel is reviewing and Ranking all 13 entries in the National selection for Belarus. In addition to Matt, Zach and Calvin's vote, the reader of ESC United also voted for their favorites. Find out who ended up on top.]]></itunes:subtitle>
  237. </item>
  238. <item>
  239. <title>Demy for Greece and more Heat action from Hungary and Lithuania</title>
  240. <pubDate>Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:53:01 +0000</pubDate>
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  243. <description><![CDATA[<p>Demy is going to represent Greece in Kiev, Hungary and Lithuania both have had elimination rounds happening this week and more National Finals are coming up this week.</p>]]></description>
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  251. <item>
  252. <title>Ireland's act, Host city controversies and a new ESC United </title>
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  256. <description><![CDATA[<h1 style="text-align: left;">Russian army choir - Eurovision 2009 interval act - loses 64 members in plane crash tragedy. Albania chooses Lindita and her song "<strong><em>Botë</em></strong>". Armenia selects Artsvik for Eurovision after marathon national selection. Eurovision in Concert tickets will go on sale very soon.</h1> <h1><span style="font-size: 8pt;"> </span></h1>]]></description>
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  264. <item>
  265. <title>Dissecting the New Eurovision voting system</title>
  266. <pubDate>Fri, 19 Feb 2016 22:12:27 +0000</pubDate>
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  269. <description><![CDATA[<p>The EBU & Swedish Broadcaster SVT have announced that for the first time in over 40 years, there are going to be changes made to the voting system that we all hold so dear. We give you a quick breakdown and then respond to your comments and answer your questions.</p>]]></description>
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  277. <item>
  278. <title>Austria, Denmark and Switzerland have chosen</title>
  279. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:35:02 +0000</pubDate>
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  282. <description><![CDATA[<p>It was a busy week in Eurovision land. Several countries have chosen their entries and a lot of Semi Finals happened this week as well. Austria, Denmark and Switzerland all have a song for Stockholm. Then the following countries are a little closer to picking their entry: Sweden, Hungary, Finland, Ukraine, Iceland and Lithuania.</p>]]></description>
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  290. <item>
  291. <title>Four Semi Finals and two more Heats, the busy Eurovision Season </title>
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  295. <description><![CDATA[<p>In this Podcast, we are showing you which songs have qualified from their respective Semis or Heats. We included snippets to give you a teaser, make sure to check them out online. The following countries broadcasted a show:</p>
  296. <p> </p>
  297. <p>1. Sweden</p>
  298. <p>2. Finland</p>
  299. <p>3. Iceland</p>
  300. <p>4. Ukraine</p>
  301. <p>5. Hungary</p>
  302. <p>6. Lithuania</p>]]></description>
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  304. <p> </p>
  305. <p>1. Sweden</p>
  306. <p>2. Finland</p>
  307. <p>3. Iceland</p>
  308. <p>4. Ukraine</p>
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  317. 1. Sweden
  318. 2....]]></itunes:subtitle>
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  320. <item>
  321. <title>Nicky Byrne for Ireland, Serhat for San Marino and Oscar news</title>
  322. <pubDate>Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:04:18 +0000</pubDate>
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  325. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are discussing the following topics:</strong></p>
  326. <p> </p>
  327. <p><strong>- Nicky Byrne for Ireland</strong></p>
  328. <p><strong>- Serhat for San Marino</strong></p>
  329. <p><strong>- EBU & Poland drama but they're still in</strong></p>
  330. <p><strong>- Celine Dion's husband and brother pass away</strong></p>
  331. <p><strong>- German NF participants revealed</strong></p>
  332. <p><strong>- Belgian NF taking place tonight</strong></p>
  333. <p><strong>- ESC Winner at the Oscars</strong></p>]]></description>
  334. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are discussing the following topics:</p>
  335. <p> </p>
  336. <p>- Nicky Byrne for Ireland</p>
  337. <p>- Serhat for San Marino</p>
  338. <p>- EBU & Poland drama but they're still in</p>
  339. <p>- Celine Dion's husband and brother pass away</p>
  340. <p>- German NF participants revealed</p>
  341. <p>- Belgian NF taking place tonight</p>
  342. <p>- ESC Winner at the Oscars</p>]]></content:encoded>
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  350. - Serhat for San Marino
  351. - EBU & Poland drama but they're still in
  352. - Celine Dion's husband and brother pass away
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  355. <item>
  356. <title>Is it Nicky Byrne for Ireland, Slovenia is back with EMA and the Danish songs have leaked</title>
  357. <pubDate>Sun, 10 Jan 2016 22:11:23 +0000</pubDate>
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  360. <description><![CDATA[<p><strong>In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are discussing the following topics:<br /></strong></p>
  361. <p> </p>
  362. <p><strong>- Nicky Byrne (Westlife) for Ireland?!?</strong><br /><strong> - First Lithuian show, results and details</strong><br /><strong> - Slovenia is back with EMA 2016 and some familiar names</strong><br /><strong> - San Marino will announce the artists soon</strong><br /><strong> - Eurovision venues announced, what to do when you're in Stockholm</strong><br /><strong> - Serbia artists rumors continue</strong><br /><strong> - Ukraine will probably have a NF</strong><br /><strong> - Danish songs leaked......again</strong></p>]]></description>
  363. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are discussing the following topics:</p>
  364. <p> </p>
  365. <p>- Nicky Byrne (Westlife) for Ireland?!? - First Lithuian show, results and details - Slovenia is back with EMA 2016 and some familiar names - San Marino will announce the artists soon - Eurovision venues announced, what to do when you're in Stockholm - Serbia artists rumors continue - Ukraine will probably have a NF - Danish songs leaked......again</p>]]></content:encoded>
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  371.  
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  374. <item>
  375. <title>Eurovision Know-It-Alls: Eneda Tarifa for Albania, the British NF and the Maltese entries</title>
  376. <pubDate>Mon, 04 Jan 2016 04:07:25 +0000</pubDate>
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  379. <description><![CDATA[<p>In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are discussing the Albananian entry.</p>
  380. <p>We have more information on the National Final situation in the United Kingdom and the Maltese broadcasters has published the 20 songs in the running. </p>
  381. <p>More returning artist popping up everywhere, who are they?</p>
  382. <p>Is there a chance that Delta Goodrem is going to represent Australia?</p>]]></description>
  383. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are discussing the Albananian entry.</p>
  384. <p>We have more information on the National Final situation in the United Kingdom and the Maltese broadcasters has published the 20 songs in the running. </p>
  385. <p>More returning artist popping up everywhere, who are they?</p>
  386. <p>Is there a chance that Delta Goodrem is going to represent Australia?</p>]]></content:encoded>
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  392. We have more information on the National Final situation in the United Kingdom and the Maltese broadcasters has published the 20 songs in the running.
  393. More returning artist...]]></itunes:subtitle>
  394. </item>
  395. <item>
  396. <title>Eurovision Know-It-Alls: SVT picks the host and wants to change Eurovision a bit more</title>
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  400. <description><![CDATA[<p>In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are discussing the Georgian artist chosen.</p>
  401. <p>In addition, SVT announced the hosts for Eurovision 2016 and wants to change the voting section of the show. What could it be?</p>
  402. <p>More returning artist popping up everywhere, what are their chances of making the cut?</p>]]></description>
  403. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are discussing the Georgian artist chosen.</p>
  404. <p>In addition, SVT announced the hosts for Eurovision 2016 and wants to change the voting section of the show. What could it be?</p>
  405. <p>More returning artist popping up everywhere, what are their chances of making the cut?</p>]]></content:encoded>
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  410. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are discussing the Georgian artist chosen.
  411. In addition, SVT announced the hosts for Eurovision 2016 and wants to change the voting section of the show. What could it be?
  412. More returning artist popping up...]]></itunes:subtitle>
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  414. <item>
  415. <title>Eurovision Know-It-Alls: Switzerland NF Songs Review, Sergey Lazarev for Russia and somebody else lost their job at the EBU</title>
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  419. <description><![CDATA[<p>In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are going to introduce all 6 songs in the National Final for Switzerland and share their thoughts.</p>
  420. <p>In addition, Sergey Lazarev was internally chosen by the broadcaster to represent Russia in Eurovision 2016.</p>
  421. <p>Sladislav Yakovlev was fired by the EBU, this is the second person to get axed from the team.</p>]]></description>
  422. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are going to introduce all 6 songs in the National Final for Switzerland and share their thoughts.</p>
  423. <p>In addition, Sergey Lazarev was internally chosen by the broadcaster to represent Russia in Eurovision 2016.</p>
  424. <p>Sladislav Yakovlev was fired by the EBU, this is the second person to get axed from the team.</p>]]></content:encoded>
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  429. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[In this Podcast, Matt, Sadie and Jake are going to introduce all 6 songs in the National Final for Switzerland and share their thoughts.
  430. In addition, Sergey Lazarev was internally chosen by the broadcaster to represent Russia in Eurovision...]]></itunes:subtitle>
  431. </item>
  432. <item>
  433. <title>Eurovision Know-It-Alls: Belarus NF Songs Review</title>
  434. <pubDate>Wed, 02 Dec 2015 07:38:30 +0000</pubDate>
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  437. <description><![CDATA[<p>In this Podcast, Matt is going to introduce all 10 songs in the National Final for Belarus and provides some commentary.</p>]]></description>
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  443. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[In this Podcast, Matt is going to introduce all 10 songs in the National Final for Belarus and provides some commentary.]]></itunes:subtitle>
  444. </item>
  445. <item>
  446. <title>43 countries in Stockholm and should we be worried about Terroris attacks at Eurovision - Podcast</title>
  447. <pubDate>Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:58:57 +0000</pubDate>
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  450. <description><![CDATA[<p>Today's topics:</p>
  451. <p>- Australia at Eurovision, Good or Bad Idea?</p>
  452. <p>- 43 countries in Stockholm</p>
  453. <p>- Kaliopi back to Eurovision for FYR Macedonia</p>
  454. <p>- Bosnia & Herzegovina has chosen their act</p>
  455. <p>- Should we worry about Terrorism in Eurovision?</p>
  456. <p>- How effective is it to send a famous singer to the contest?</p>]]></description>
  457. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>Today's topics:</p>
  458. <p>- Australia at Eurovision, Good or Bad Idea?</p>
  459. <p>- 43 countries in Stockholm</p>
  460. <p>- Kaliopi back to Eurovision for FYR Macedonia</p>
  461. <p>- Bosnia & Herzegovina has chosen their act</p>
  462. <p>- Should we worry about Terrorism in Eurovision?</p>
  463. <p>- How effective is it to send a famous singer to the contest?</p>]]></content:encoded>
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  468. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[Eurovision Know-It-All Podcast]]></itunes:subtitle>
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  470. <item>
  471. <title>Why Turkey left the contest and more EBU drama on the way  - Eurovision Podcast</title>
  472. <pubDate>Sat, 07 Nov 2015 20:32:56 +0000</pubDate>
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  476. <description><![CDATA[<p>We are joined by Robert (Lupus) discussing the latest news and updates.</p>
  477. <p>Today's topics:</p>
  478. <p>- Turkey is out...again....why?</p>
  479. <p>- Minus One and Thomas G:SON for Cyprus, good or bad idea?</p>
  480. <p>- The EBU scandal and transparency</p>
  481. <p>- Should you watch all the National Finals online?</p>
  482. <p> </p>]]></description>
  483. <content:encoded><![CDATA[<p>We are joined by Robert (Lupus) discussing the latest news and updates.</p>
  484. <p>Today's topics:</p>
  485. <p>- Turkey is out...again....why?</p>
  486. <p>- Minus One and Thomas G:SON for Cyprus, good or bad idea?</p>
  487. <p>- The EBU scandal and transparency</p>
  488. <p>- Should you watch all the National Finals online?</p>
  489. <p> </p>]]></content:encoded>
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  494. <itunes:subtitle><![CDATA[ESC United Podcast]]></itunes:subtitle>
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  496. <item>
  497. <title>Lebanon in Eurovision and somebody at the EBU was fired - ESC United Podcast</title>
  498. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Oct 2015 19:47:49 +0000</pubDate>
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  502. <description><![CDATA[<p>We are joined by Roman (RomanfromRussia) discussing the latest news and updates.</p>
  503. <p>Today's topics:</p>
  504. <p>- Lebanon in Eurovision?!?</p>
  505. <p>- Somebody at the EBU was fired, what happened?</p>
  506. <p>- Belarus is making changes to their National Final - 100% televote</p>
  507. <p>- Foreign singers and songwriters, thumbs up or down?</p>
  508. <p>- Hungary is back with Al Dal</p>]]></description>
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  512. <p>- Somebody at the EBU was fired, what happened?</p>
  513. <p>- Belarus is making changes to their National Final - 100% televote</p>
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  529. <p>- Iveta Mukuchyan for Armenia</p>
  530. <p>- Poland Internal Song Selection</p>
  531. <p>- Lithuania and the elaborate Selection Process</p>
  532. <p>- Three Melodifestivalen particpants leaked?!?</p>
  533. <p>- Sietse Bakker stepping down</p>
  534. <p>- Politics in Eurovision</p>]]></description>
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  536. <p>- Iveta Mukuchyan for Armenia</p>
  537. <p>- Poland Internal Song Selection</p>
  538. <p>- Lithuania and the elaborate Selection Process</p>
  539. <p>- Three Melodifestivalen particpants leaked?!?</p>
  540. <p>- Sietse Bakker stepping down</p>
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  549. <title>ESC United Podcast - Portugal and Herzegvoina out, Australia maybe in? And what's with all the Booing these days</title>
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  555. <p>Matt and Adam are talking about The Eurovision Song Contest. Today they are joined by member Calvin. Today's topics include:</p>
  556. <p> </p>
  557. <p>- Portugal withdraws</p>
  558. <p>- Bosnia & Herzegovina may not take part, eiher</p>
  559. <p>- Australia joining Junior Eurovision</p>
  560. <p>- Is Booing at Eurovision okay?</p>
  561. <p>- The future of the contest</p>
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  566. <p>- Portugal withdraws</p>
  567. <p>- Bosnia & Herzegovina may not take part, eiher</p>
  568. <p>- Australia joining Junior Eurovision</p>
  569. <p>- Is Booing at Eurovision okay?</p>
  570. <p>- The future of the contest</p>
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  579. <title>    ESC United Podcast</title>
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  583. <description><![CDATA[<p>Matt and Adam are talking about The Eurovision Song Contest including</p>
  584. <p> </p>
  585. <p>- The Montenegrin act</p>
  586. <p>- Italy taking the Contest seriously at last</p>
  587. <p>- The United Kingdom having a National Final</p>
  588. <p>- Should the EBU change the current score system</p>
  589. <p>- Host Rumors</p>]]></description>
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  591. <p> </p>
  592. <p>- The Montenegrin act</p>
  593. <p>- Italy taking the Contest seriously at last</p>
  594. <p>- The United Kingdom having a National Final</p>
  595. <p>- Should the EBU change the current score system</p>
  596. <p>- Host Rumors</p>]]></content:encoded>
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