Episode 233

Grievance Committee


May 21st, 2024

1 hr 6 mins 7 secs

Season 7

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About this Episode

As the EBU works through a litany of complaints about Eurovision 2024, Dr Jess Carniel from the University of Southern Queensland joins us to discuss the issues facing the competition. Along with examining what should be a rebuilding year for the Contest, we chat about Australia's presence at the ESC and reconsider the balance of the jury and televote.

Dr Jess Carniel

Jess is an Associate Professor in Humanities at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. Her research focuses on the various dimensions of the Eurovision Song Contest, its fans, politics, and culture. She is the author of Understanding the Eurovision Song Contest in Multicultural Australia: We Got Love, and co-editor with Chris Hay of Eurovision and Australia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Down Under. She is a firm believer in bangers over ballads.

Grievance Committee Summary

  • Welcome, Dr. Jess Carniel! (0:44)
  • Grievance: Spain wants Freedom of the Press (6:18)
  • Grievance: The European Union Flag (13:19)
  • Grievance: Double Standards at Eurovision (18:20)
  • Grievance: Juries and Televoting (23:06)
  • 2025: A Rebuilding Year? (32:49)
  • Studying Australia's Relationship with Eurovision (48:48)
  • Did any loose ends get tied up? (55:24)
  • Final Thoughts (1:00:54)


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