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And the winner is…

Our 2019 season reached its conclusion on Friday 8th November as we presented the live final during Eurofest at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern. It was an exciting show as almost 200 people crammed into the venue to see who would be crowned our 11th Second Cherry Champion. Eurofest is London’s longest-running Eurovision club night, each...

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Series Finale: The Results

And there we have it. The Second Cherry Song Contest 2019 has taken place and we have a winning ‘cherry’. Matt and Monty deliver the results, talk about the live event, and say a fond farewell to you, the podcast listeners, and the 2019 series. Links: Second Cherry on Twitter Second Cherry on Instagram Second...

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Second Cherry Online Vote 2019

You’ve heard the songs selected on the Second Cherry podcast. Now it’s time for you, the listeners, to vote on who you think should win the Second Cherry Song Contest 2019. Below are helpful YouTube and Spotify playlists to remind you of the selected songs. Use the form below the playlists to then cast your...

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Wash up 2019

Now that all the songs have been selected for the Second Cherry Song Contest 2019, it’s time to vote on your favourites! But before that, Matt and Monty run through the ‘best of the rest’ of the national final season in the 2019 wash up episode. Links: Dženan Lončarević’s performance of “Nema suza” (Finale –...

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Ukraine

A Ukrainian cherry has been picked! The boys review Vidbir 2019 where we saw 20 instruments in one, some hate-filled yellow knitwear, and one very very awkward question. We can also announce that the Second Cherry team has drawn a line in the sand – we have our 16 songs for our 2019 contest! Links:...

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France

That’s right folks, another episode from the second cherry boys. This week the hosts are joined by a special guest. They delve deep into the French history at Eurovision and, of course, select the song that will represent France at the Second Cherry Song Contest 2019. Links: Second Cherry on Twitter Second Cherry on Instagram...

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Lithuania

Welcome to Second Cherry. We’re nearing the end of the series but fear not, more cherry picking is yet to come! This week sees the boys in the Baltic state of Lithuania. Even though the country has a relatively short history at Eurovision, there is still a wealth of acts to talk about from years...

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Italy

The boys deliver a jammed-packed episode from the famous Teatro Ariston… well, not actually! But the boys do pick an Italian cherry from Sanremo 2019. Also look out for the boy’s unconventional musical interlude. Prego! Links: Italy 1958 – Domenico Modugno with “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)“ Italy 1997 – Jalisse with “Fiumi di...

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Finland

Joining Matt and Monty this week is Juha, Second Cherry’s resident Finn. Matt takes a back seat to drink wine and listen to Juha’a perspective on UMK, past Eurovision entries, and when Finland hosted in 2007. Despite the distinct lack of songs to choose from, the boys do pick a cherry for the Second Cherry...

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Australia

This week was a first for the Second Cherry team – an Australian cherry to pick! Our friends downunder threw a party in the form of their inaugural national final, Australia Decides. What cherry was picked? Do you agree with the team’s decision? Links: Dami Im’s performance of “Sound of Silence” at Eurovision 2016 Grand...

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Spain

In this week’s episode the boys are shouting “Viva Espana!” as they dissect a selection of potential cherries from the Spanish national final, Operación Triunfo. Shockingly, the cherry pick was unanimous across the whole team, but is it the song you’re thinking of? Links: Miki’s performance of “La Venda” at the Operación Triunfo Final Azucar...

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Denmark

This week the boys fly back to the Nordic region and pick the Danish cherry. Denmark and the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix is up for discussion, with some interesting throwbacks to Eurovision of yesteryear! Links: Denmark’s 1959 entry “Uh, Jeg Ville Ønske Jeg Var Dig” by Birthe Wilke Eurovision’s longest snog: Birthe Wilke & Gustav...

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Romania

What song and artist have been selected as the Romanian ‘cherry’ for the Second Cherry Song Contest 2019? Matt and Monty dig into what was, let’s be honest, possibly the most controversial national final of the season. And the boys finally reveal the BIG NEWS they’ve been hinting at in previous episodes! Links: Matt &...

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Sweden

It’s a BIG episode! Sweden and Eurovision – nuff said! Matt and Monty delve into this year’s Melodifestivalen and what is, arguably, still the biggest national final. Matt tells us about a chance encounter in a bar on the island of Gran Canaria! But the wait is over. Who has been chosen as the Swedish...

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Estonia

Matt and Monty head north again! This time to Estonia and the Eesti Laul national final. The now very popular show had everything: traditional and modern pop, slightly off-kilter cartoon postcards, branded clothing, and even a performance that Matt described as “Kinky Alice in Wonderland meets J-Pop-inspired sex club” So, why not settle down and...

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Germany

Guten morgen, guten tag, und guten abend to you, depending on your locale! Yes, it’s Germany’s turn to be put through the second cherry paces! Matt chats to German commentary legend, Peter Urban, and we find out what “annoyed the titting crap” out of Monty? And of course we see what song has been selected...

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Croatia

Croatia is under the microscope in this week’s episode. Monty takes us through a potted history of the Balkan country at the Eurovision Song Contest. And of course a cherry must be picked for the Second Cherry Song Contest 2019. Links: Charlie Mason (Lyricist) Wikipedia page Franka Batelić – “Pjesma za kraj” (Finale DORA 2009)...

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Iceland

In this week’s episode the boys go north, very north! Iceland is under the spotlight and it’s national final, Söngvakeppnin. We all know Hatari won and grabbed that ticket to Tel Aviv, but who will be selected as the Icelandic cherry? Links: Our logo designer: Tom @ Tomodo Photography Our web guru: Ross @ Electric...

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United Kingdom

The ‘home’ national final of our podcast hosts is done and dusted early in the series. Matt and Monty take a considered view on a change of format for the Eurovision: You Decide show, and the BBC’s approach to the selection process. Still wondering why the UK came last in the Grand Final? Listen to...

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Norway

We begin the Second Cherry Song Contest 2019 with Norway. Matt and Monty look back at the national final of Norway, Melodi Grand Prix. Just back from Tel Aviv, Matt also gives us his thoughts on the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Remember, you, the podcast listeners can vote on the cherries that are selected. Who...

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Teaser Episode

Ahead of our first series of the Second Cherry podcast, listen to the quick teaser episode to give you an idea of what to expect from the Second Cherry Song Contest 2019. The new series will begin very soon!

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