Raúl and Cody re-cap highlights of Melodifestivalen 2022, including rainbows, horse gods, dubious stage props, and twink realness. They discuss Tone Sekelius, Cazzi Opeia, Cornelia Jakobs, John Lundvik, and more, including reactions to the winning acts and close runners up. Also, they celebrate 3 minutes of Swedish fame from being called out for margaritas and breakfast tacos by the show’s official English commentators.
In Thirsty for Eurovision, Raúl Rojas and Cody Sisco share their love (and obsession) with the Eurovision Song Contest, a showcase for music, queerness, and theatricality. They are thirsty and passionate about the performers, fans, creators, and major players.
The first three podcast episodes are a comprehensive introduction to the competition, including recent winners, thirst for hunks, fabulous divas, and the politics of inclusion and geography.
The fourth episode dives deep into Melodifestivalen, the Swedish competition that decides who goes on to compete for the country and that serves as a gateway and bellwether for many Eurovision fans.
Forthcoming episodes will rove across the landscape to highlight performers competing in May in Turin, Italy for the title of Eurovision Winner 2022.