2020

Second Cherry Song Contest: The Results 2020

It’s taken six months of weekly podcast episodes to get here, but we’re here – the final episode of the season and the results of the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020. The boys also round up the series with some personal thoughts on this year’s national final season. All the entries for this year’s contest…

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2020 Round Up – Best of the Rest

The boys are back home this week and are rounding up the Eurovision national selections from 2020 that didn’t make it into the podcast. They are joined by a returning special guest from the Second Cherry team: Jody! The mug giveaway is announced and Matt almost forgot about a cheeky little interview he managed to…

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Second Cherry Online Vote 2020

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 2020. 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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Italy 2020

HERE WE GO! This is the final selection of the series and now we have the full list of songs for the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020. The boys finish up with Italy and the ever-entertaining Sanremo music festival. They also announce the date for the live show and details of how you can vote…

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Croatia 2020

In this week’s episode, the penultimate ‘cherry’ from the 2020 Eurovision national final season is selected. A feast of songs are on the menu as the boys review Dora 2020 – this year’s Croatian selection process. Live Performances of Selected Songs: Damir Kedžo with “Divlji vjetre“ Alen Vitasović & Božidarka Matija Čerina with “Da se…

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Armenia 2020

For the first time the boys are in Armenia reviewing the national final Depi Evratesil 2020. What song missed out on being selected for Eurovision but has been given a second chance in the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Athena Manoukian with “Chains On You“ Agop with “Butterflies“ TOKIONINE with…

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Serbia 2020

As we near the end of the series, the boys are in Serbia taking a look at Beovizija 2020. What song does the Second Cherry team think should have gone to Eurovision and deserves a second chance? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Hurricane with “Hasta la vista“ Andrija Jo with “Oči Meduze“ Neda Ukraden with…

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Moldova 2020

The boys have a bumper episode for you this week as they present more songs than ever from the Moldovan national final. One song got the ticket to Eurovision, many others did not. So what has been selected to represent Moldova at the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Natalia Gordienko…

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Australia 2020

The boys are back down under to dissect all the goings on from Eurovision: Australia Decides national selection. After the Aussie cherry, Electric Fields’ “2000 and Whatever“, finished 2nd in last years’ Second Cherry Song Contest, what has piqued the interest of the team and been selected for 2020? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Montaigne…

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Belarus 2020

The boys are in Belarus this week as they wade through a sea of entries from the national selection. Only five are being presented here and only one can be the Belarussian cherry for 2020. Live Performances of Selected Songs: VAL with “Da Vidna“ NAPOLI with “Don’t Let Me Down” Sasha Zakharik with “Rocky Road“…

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Portugal 2020

With a pastel de nata in one hand and a ice cold Superbock in another, the boys gladly take us back to Portugal’s Festival da Canção. What cherry has been picked to represent the westernmost sovereign state in Europe in the Second Cherry Song Contest 2020? Live Performances of Selected Songs: Elisa with “Medo de…

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Norway 2020

It’s a short hop over the border from last week’s Swedish episode to this week’s episode: Norway! Not only have the boys selected a plethora of noteworthy songs from the Norwegian Melodi Grand Prix, but they are joined by yet another special guest. What cherry has been picked to represent Norway in the Second Cherry…

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Sweden 2020

It’s a big one this week! The boys roll into Sweden and take a look at Melodifestivalen 2020. They also share some interviews from the Swedish Church in Marylebone, where London-based fans flock every year to watch the Swedish selection show. Live Performances of Selected Songs: The Mamas with “Move“ Felix Sandman with “Boys With…

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Ukraine 2020

In this week’s episode the boys are joined by a special guest who lends their thoughts on the songs that made up the Ukrainian national selection show, Vidbir 2020. Live Performances of Selected Songs: Go_A with “Solovey“ Katya Chilly with “Pich“ KRUTЬ with “99“ Jerry Heil with “Vegan“ Khayat with “Call For Love“ Fo Sho…

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Romania 2020

Another week, another cherry! In this episode the boys dip into all things Romania and the national final Selecția Națională 2020. Live Performances of Selected Songs: “Alcohol You“ “Storm“ “Colors“ “Beautiful Disaster“ “Cherry Red“ Other Links: Matt & Monty’s Good Thing of The Week That is Good: Jaja Ding Dong Bar in Húsavík Loreen’s performances…

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Denmark 2020

From last week’s foray into the Israeli national final, the boys fly back north to Denmark and the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix. One song reminds Matt of using the amenities of a gay bar and Monty talks northern knitwear! Only on Second Cherry! Live Performances of Selected Songs: Ben & Tan “YES“ Kenny Duerlund “Forget…

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Israel 2020

The boys are ditching their warm coats this week and heading south east to Israel! Eden Alene won the ticket to Rotterdam 2020 with the song “Feker Libi“, but there were other songs she sang in the national selection that need to be discussed. Have the Second Cherry team picked the right song for Israel…

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Iceland 2020

In this week’s episode the boys put on their warm coats and head north to Iceland for Songvakeppnin! Iceland may have made the right decision to crown Daði Freyr as the national final winner, but Second Cherry is all about the songs that didn’t make it to Eurovision. So, what song has been picked as…

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Lithuania 2020

The boys have a very special treat for you this week as they bring you the delights of the Lithuanian national selection, Pabandom iš naujo! Matt went to the show back in February and now provides us with some insight through interviews, soundbites, and maybe a little bit of gossip from backstage! As per, the…

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Finland 2020

The 2020 season continues with a virtual and socially-distanced trip to Finland, and talk about the national final UMK. Matt talks about a date he went on during the week of the show that took a very coincidental and related turn. Monty vents his disapproval at using numbers as letters. Buckle up and join the…

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Albania 2020

The 2020 season kicks off with a Balkan bang! The Albanian national final didn’t pass entirely without incident, so join the boys who have dug down into the 58th edition of Festivali i Këngës and found a few gems. Most importantly, what song has been picked as the cherry that will represent Albania in this…

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Eurovision 2020: Big 6 Review

It’s the last of our three bonus episodes taking a look at the song’s selected for this year’s cancelled Eurovision Song Contest. Matt and Monty guide you through the entries from the Big 5 plus hosts The Netherlands. They also share their thoughts on their home nation’s new selection process and what they really think…

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Eurovision 2020: Semi-Final 2 Review

The boys return with a review of Eurovision Semi-Final 2, or, what would have been the Thursday night of Eurovision week. What songs have been highlighted as the stand out entries? Grab a wine / coffee / tea and settle down as Matt and Monty lead you through some of the songs. Links: Second Cherry…

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Eurovision 2020: Semi-Final 1 Review

The 2020 season kicks off with a special bonus episode where Matt and Monty review the songs that would have made up the first semi-final at this year’s cancelled Eurovision Song Contest. Links: Second Cherry on Twitter Second Cherry on Instagram Second Cherry on Facebook Email us: hello@secondcherry.vision

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2020 Teaser

We’re back! Well, we’re teasing you a bit to start with, just the tip for now… Matt & Monty return with an introduction to the Second Cherry 2020 season but before we do we’ve got a Contest to go to. We’re all accredited up and raring to haul our lanyards to Rotterdam for Eurovision in…

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