Eurovision Gets Political in 2018!

For the most part Eurovision is a celebration of a range of European identities, a chance for nations to express and showcase their national individuality and prowess. On a whole this is about celebrating the music and culture of these nations and usually sees widespread generic messages evoking peace, love and tolerance. Eurovision rules state that:

‘The lyrics and/or performance of the songs shall not bring the Shows, the ESC [Eurovision Song Contest] as such or the EBU [European Broadcasting Union] into disrepute. No lyrics, speeches, gestures of a political or similar nature shall be permitted during the ESC.’

However there have been moments in Eurovision’s history that have flouted this rule and has seen rising tensions between countries who are at odds with come to the fore and play out through the Contest. Continue reading

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EBU Rule Changes Could See India, China, USA and Kazakhstan Compete at Eurovision

EBU Associate Members EurovisionThe European Broadcasting Union (EBU) which is the governing body for the Eurovision Song Contest has made new specifications to their rule book, clarifying its position on Associate Members and their eligibility to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest. Continue reading

Review: Greece- Argo ‘Utopian Land’

Argo Greece Eurovision 2016

Greece always push the boundaries in terms of music at Eurovision. Sometimes this works out well- for instance their win in 2005 for Elena Paparizou’s ‘My Number One’. Other times it can split opinion like in 2013 when the opted for Koza Mostra’s ‘Alcohol is Free’. Greece are at it again in 2016- choosing Argo’s ‘Utopian Land’ as their entry.

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