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Ukrainians react to their Eurovision win

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 25:33

UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you all the fallout from the 2022 contest. They're joined by a Ukranian fan who brings you a sense of the feeling in the country following the huge outpouring of support from the European public. There's also more information on voting irregularities and what was done by the EBU to address it.

Eurovision Grand Final 2022: The full debrief

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 34:50

UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you their more considered thoughts on The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin. Paul Jordan, aka Dr Eurovision, shares his insight into how the night panned out and Cress has a number of rants.

Instant reaction to the Eurovision Song Contest final 2022

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 10:54

Martyn and Laura react to this year's Eurovision Song Contest final.

Semi final two reaction and Citi Zēni

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 19:14

Martyn and Laura grabbed a quick chat with Citi Zēni at their impromptu performance outside a café in Turin. There's also reaction to the second semi final from the Eurovision Village.

Exploring Turin with Eurovision fans

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 25:26

Martyn and Laura head out to enjoy some of the sights Turin has to offer whilst they chat to Eurovision fans and people involved with the contest. Samantha Ross gives a unique insight into what's going on behind the scenes of the EBU and YouTuber Maxxy Rainbow gives thoughts on who might win this year. All that plus Cress does a terrible impression of Michael Caine.

Semi final one reaction from the Eurovision Village

Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 14:18

Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are out in Turin and have been watching the first semi final of the 2022 contest in the Eurovision Village. You'll get reaction from fans there and the thoughts of Martyn and Laura.

Eurovision songs to watch this year

Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 30:24

UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you their pick of the songs to take note of at the contest in 2022. From the wacky to the potential winners this is your essential guide to what's worth watching in Turin. There's also news from rehearsals that have taken place this week and details of who fans think might win.

Eurovision Canada?!

Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 29:08

Laura and Martyn are up late at night to record the podcast this week. They're discussing the announcement there's going to be a Eurovision Canada next year. There's also news of more fan events happening in Turin and the pair give their top five entries so far.

Interval act and a Turin tour

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 26:57

Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress chat to the head of the OGAE Italy Cristina Giuntini. She's got some great tips for what to see and do in Turin, as well as giving her thoughts on who she wants to win this year. There's also news of what's happening at half time during one of the semi finals and Laura grills Martyn in this week's Trivia Time.

Who Eurovision fans think should win in Turin

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 24:18

Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you their thoughts on the latest news from The Eurovision Song Contest. There's an Easter theme to this episode with Martyn testing Cress's trivia knowledge for an egg. Plus, a sneaky look at the Eurovision stage and you'll find out how song contest fans rate the entries this year.

Tickets and postcards please

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 23:02

Martyn and Laura are back with another episode of the Eurovision fan podcast, Nul Points. This episode sees the return of Trivia Time, a chat about getting tickets for the live shows and a new podcast on the block.

ESC tickets and My Eurovision Scoreboard

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 24:08

Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you another episode of the podcast which celebrates the world's biggest TV show, The Eurovision Song Contest. In this episode you'll meet the creator of an app which allows you to share your own scoreboard with other fans, there are details of how you can get tickets to see the shows in Turin and the Eurovision village returns in 2022.

Let The American Song Contest begin!

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 26:11

UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress chat to Samantha Ross from ESC Insight and the 12 Points From America podcast about The American Song Contest which launched this week. It's the US version of Eurovision, where states and territories battle it out over two months of live competition. Plus, finally all 40 Eurovision songs are out, with under 50 days to go until Turin.

Sweden, Iceland, Malta and more

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 27:57

The final tranche of songs have been announced for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. UK fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress give you their thoughts on what's going to Turin.

UK fans react to Sam Ryder's Space Man

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 25:32

UK Eurovision fans Laura and Martyn take a closer look at the song that'll represent the United Kingdom this year. They're joined by Eurovision fan Liam and Vaughan Staples, the head of the OGAE UK fan group. Will Space Man by Sam Ryder rocket the UK off the bottom of the leaderboard?

UK entry first reaction

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 10:23

SPACE MAN by Sam Ryder will represent the UK at The Eurovision Song Contest 2022. Martyn and Laura react the moment it was revealed on BBC Radio 1.

Knitted hats, silver teeth and Mystic Meg

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 29:52

Martyn and Laura introduce you to more of the songs that'll be competing at Eurovision this year. You'll hear Ukraine's entry which is one of nine discussed in this week's episode. There's also rumour around what the UK's putting forward and an unlikely list of stars in The American Song Contest which gets underway soon.

Russia is banned from Eurovision

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 28:34

Following its invasion of Ukraine the EBU has decided that Russia will not be competing in Turin. In a very different episode to normal you'll get reaction to that from hosts Martyn Williams and Laura Cress. Also, Dr Eurovision, Paul Jordan, puts the EBU's decision into context.

The sun within

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 28:42

Laura Cress and Martyn Williams look at more of the entries for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Malta, San Marino, Poland, Croatia, Norway and Slovenia all have songs out this week. There's also the latest news from Ukraine, The American Song Contest and your correspondence.

In the thick of it

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 28:09

Eurovision fans Martyn and Laura have so many new entries to tell you about as countries announce the songs they're sending to Turin. You'll get reaction to music from Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.

Mika's hosting Eurovision

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2022 27:24

UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you reaction to the news that Mika will be one of the three hosts at The Eurovision Song Contest in Italy this year. You'll hear from Mika superfan Jaela from The Netherlands who's understandably chuffed. All that plus a Mika-themed Trivia Time and a look at how the USA is getting ready for the launch of The American Song Contest.

The sound of beauty

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 24:03

Martyn and Laura share their thoughts on Spain's entry to The Eurovision Song Contest 2022. There's more news of upcoming song announcements and an odd tag line for the design and branding. That last bit sounds very boring.

National selections and late Americans

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 23:35

Laura and Martyn are back with their take on what's happening with The Eurovision Song Contest. There's lots of news from the various national selection shows, The American Song Contest has been delayed due to covid and we now know when the semi-final order is getting decided. There's also your correspondence and a Meat Loaf-themed Trivia Time.

Happy New Year, Mr President

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 22:50

Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back with another episode of Eurovision fan podcast Nul Points. In this episode they welcome the new President of fan group OGAE UK, Vaughan Staples. Plus, there's loads of Eurovision news and song reveals to catch up on.

Best Bits 2021 (Part 2)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 31:21

Eurovision fans Martyn and Laura look back at some of their favourite bits from the Nul Points podcast in 2021. This episode looks back at their reaction to the shock result of the final, gets the goss from backstage with Wiwibloggs creator William Lee Adams and brings you another chance to hear from broadcast Iain Dale and Iceland's Daði Freyr.

Best Bits 2021 (Part 1)

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 26:45

UK Eurovision fans Laura Cress and Martyn Williams bring you a look back at some of their favourite moments from the podcast in 2021. In this episode you'll hear Katrina from Katrina And The Waves, BBC Russia correspondent Steve Rosenberg (with his piano) and you'll meet the Swedish man who recreates the entire contest out of Lego every year.

The Nul Points Christmas Eurovision quiz 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 22:17

Merry Christmas from Martyn and Laura, the hosts of this UK-based Eurovision fan podcast. In this episode the pair try to answer quiz Eurovisions from some of their favourite podcast guests. How well will you do? Good luck!

Junior Eurovision 2021

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 25:59

Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you their thoughts on this year's Junior Eurovision. They're joined by Eurovision fan and YouTuber Maxxy Rainbow who gives you her take on the final result.

Junior Eurovision 2021 preview

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 23:36

Ahead of The Junior Eurovision Song Contest on 19th December, Laura and Martyn bring you three entries to watch out for in the competition this year. There's also news from The Netherlands and Martyn's getting stat-tacular on Trivia Time.

Intelligent Bulgaria and JESC covid concerns

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 21:10

Martyn and Laura are back with another look at what's happening in the world of The Eurovision Song Contest. Bulgaria is the first country to reveal the song it's sending to Turin, covid worries for Junior Eurovision and Australia's Montaigne wants another go at representing her country. All that plus your correspondence and a fun fact in Trivia Time.

Daði Freyr

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 22:22

Features a special interview with Daði Freyr! Daði represented Iceland in 2021 and would have been its entry for the cancelled 2020 competition. UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress bring you a special edition of the podcast recorded at the O2 Forum in London. You'll hear how the pair got on at the final gig of Daði Freyr's UK tour. They chatted to Daði fans and got to interview with man himself. Have you been to see Daði Freyr live? Let us know on social media or email nulpointspodcast@gmail.com

Circus Mircus and Junior Eurovision updates

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 21:58

Laura and Martyn are back with a look at the crazy world of Eurovision. Georgia's announced who'll be representing the country next year, there's news ahead of Junior Eurovision next month and Italian winners Måneskin are defending the contest.

Loreen there, done that

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 25:07

Martyn and Laura are back with another episode of Eurovision fan podcast, Nul Points. The pair discuss the ESC 250 poll of the greatest Eurovision songs of all time, there's now a date for the start of The American Song Contest and one member of Abba has some bad things to say about the contest.

ABBA's new album

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 28:45

UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress chat about Abba's new album. Superfan Ruth McNeil shares her thoughts on Voyage and there's news on the rumour Abba might be willing to get involved in Eurovision again! That plus a special Trivia Time and reaction to more American involvement in the contest.

Senhit's a hit to host

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 26:49

UK Eurovision fans Laura Cress and Martyn Williams give you their thoughts on this week's Eurovision news. Could San Marino representative Senhit host in Turin next year? Will Mika finally bow to pressure and take to the stage? Will Martyn faint when he goes to the opticians? All the big questions and very few answers in this episode of Nul Points.

The big name behind the UK entry

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 26:33

Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back with another episode of Nul Points, the Eurovision fan podcast. This week you'll find out about the 41 countries that are confirmed to be taking part in 2022, the huge star lending her support to the search for the UK entry and Trivia Time explores the people who made it big through the contest.

You're only supposed to host the bloody Eurovision!

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 21:53

Martyn Williams and Laura Cress find out more about Turin, the Eurovision 2022 host city. They speak to a real life Italian who knows the place well. There's also news from Sweden as it gears up for another Melodifestivalen and Trivia Time returns with more fantastic facts.

Turin or Tur-out

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 27:45

Martyn and Laura react to the news that Turin will host The Eurovision Song Contest in 2022. Also, a new song from Italian winners Måneskin and fun facts in Trivia Time.

Why are we waiting?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 21:18

Perché stiamo aspettando? Martyn and Laura are getting impatient that they still don't know the host city for next year's Eurovision Song Contest. On this episode there's news from Spain, some sad news from Armenia and a Triva Time about 2007.

Douze you know that Cress isn't here?

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 26:56

Laura's not here this week so Martyn's joined by Liz Allen from Australian Eurovision fan podcast Douze Points. You'll find out about how the Australian entry for 2022 is being decided, a new spin off sitcom for the contest and some happy news for a former Icelandic entry. All that plus Cress pops up from the past with Trivia Time.

Double dinners and Daði duets

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 20:05

Martyn and Laura are back with their unique take on The Eurovision Song Contest. Belgium have announced who they're sending to Italy, all aboard the vengabus as The Vengaboys drop a Boom Boom Boom Boom-shell about their involvement in 2022 and Cress is rapping things up in Trivia Time.

Little Boots wants to take us on

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 20:29

Martyn Williams and Laura Cress have competition in their quest to represent the UK at Eurovision in 2022. There's also some exciting news from Iceland's Daði Freyr and you'll find out why the Eurovision orchestra definitely didn't party like it was 1999, even though it actually was 1999.

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! a hologram after midnight

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 26:08

UK Eurovision fans Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back with their take on the latest from the contest. With Abba announcing a hologram tour and new music the pair chat to Abba fan Bex for her thoughts on the new songs. There's also news of a festive Junior Eurovision and more crazy facts in Trivia Time.

Senhit's treat and making beats

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 28:59

Martyn Williams and Laura Cress are back with another episode of the UK-based Eurovision fan podcast. This week there's news from San Marino's Senhit and rumours of which Italian city will host in 2022. Martyn and Laura also meet Dutch musician and sound engineer Martijn Frazer who's lending a helping hand with their hit Eurovision pop song.

Guitar Hero Joe

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 27:50

Martyn and Laura are back and their quest to write a hit Eurovision song continues. This week Twitch streamer and guitarist Joe Smith gives them a helping hand. There's also more from the world of The Eurovision Song Contest with rumours of a possible host for the event in 2022.

Starting to compose a Eurovision hit

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 26:10

Martyn and Laura start crafting their Eurovision smasher with the help of Martyn's keyboard. There's also more news from the world of the song contest and the facts are back with Trivia Time.

The secret to the perfect Eurovision song

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 25:41

Laura and Martyn talk to Eurovision song expert Chris Lochery (aka Kit Lovelace on Twitter). He's been analysing Eurovision hits for years and has a few ideas to help Martyn and Laura write their Eurovision smasher. There's more news from the world of the contest and Martyn admits another mistake in Correction Corner.

Iain Dale and Olympic standards

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 27:56

UK Eurovision fans Laura Cress and Martyn Williams chat to broadcaster and political commentator Iain Dale about his love of the contest. Also, with the Olympics underway in Tokyo, you'll find out about a Eurovision medals table. All that plus Trivia Time and exciting news about a new YouTube video.

A Eurovision first

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 24:39

Laura and Martyn are recording on a very hot day in the UK and the heat's got to them. They're chatting to University of Lincoln student Will Norton who's written his dissertation on how Eurovision unites Europe. There are also more facts in Trivia Time and a new but necessary feature called Correction Corner.

Viva l'Italia

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 23:35

They win at Eurovision, then they triumph at the Euros. Is there any stopping Italy at the moment? Martyn and Laura get the low down on the 17 Italian cities now bidding to host The Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 from two people who know the country well. There's also a few Italian facts in Trivia Time and you'll find out how Måneskin's popularity has grown even more with the release of a new music video.

Football's coming home?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 29:55

Martyn and Laura are recording the podcast just before the Euro 2020 final and are attempting to get behind England. What link will they discover between how a nation fares on the pitch and how it does at Eurovision? There'll also be more on the pair's quest to represent the UK in 2022, news about a possible venue for the song contest next year and Trivia Time is back to bring you some Eurovision facts.

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