Roger Bozack returns from his mysterious illness and joins Peter Baran in the broadcast booth as the crucible of this Pop World Cup gets amplified to the breaking point – tossed on the horns of a swelling tide and cast into a literal pressure cooker of competitive pop music. Protean upstarts Honduras face Germany and Nigeria take on Cameroon – that’s right, there’s just four nations left, so plenty of time for additional “analysis”. Voting remains open for the next couple of days! Outro is “Bucovina” by Shantel, which may sound familiar to Sabres of Paradise fans.

Produced by Elisha Sessions