Episode 62 – “2006: A Confused American, a Button Shortage, and Praise for Hard Rock”

Listen to the episode here:


Before we get to the main bit, we’re absolutely devastated that Eurovision 2020 is cancelled for May in Rotterdam. While we kinda knew that this contest was in danger, it’s still a shock anyway. We’ll be business as usual here at WMP but please support your other favourite Eurovision content creators as we are all in this together and our love of the best music contest continues!

In this episode, we chat about Athens, the two hosts, the postcards, the controversies, the fashion at Eurovision 2006 plus the winner of the Barbara Dex Award, the interval acts, European and Australian news, what was happening in entertainment, the WTF and OMG moments of the contest, the voting, and play our top 10 of 2006 based on a jury of two!


Songs Include:

Congratulations  – Silvia Night (Iceland)

Je T’Adore – Kate Ryan (Belgium)

Teenage Life – Daz Sampson (United Kingdom)

Alvedansen – Christine Gulbrandsen (Norway)

Tornero – Mihai Traistariu (Romania)

Super Star – Sibel Tuzun (Turkey – English version)

We Are The Winners – LT United (Lithuania)

Lejla – Hari Mata Hari (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Never Let You Go – Dima Bilan (Russia)

Hard Rock Hallelujah – Lordi (Finland)


Then the Yoda Beanie of Doom gave us our next year:



In our next episode,  we travel to Kyiv for 2005!

AND don’t forget to shout us a coffee at ko-fi.com/windmachinepodcast

Legal and Licencing Notice:

“We at Wind Machine Podcast have taken every legal step allowed to us to present this podcast with a current APRA licence and we claim “Fair Use” for the music played. 

We are not affiliated with the EBU (European Broadcasting Union), its partners, or SBS (Special Broadcasting Service). We are just fans.” 

Intro and Indents provided by Shock Wave SoundInto The Lights by Global Sound System.

Licences available upon request.

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