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
The 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
Justin Timberlake has quite the impressive resume:*NSYNC legend. Solo Global Superstar. Curls for Days. Double Denim Offender. Rubbish Actor. Dance Floor Extraordinaire. Britney’s Ex. But now he is set to add another feat to that list. Justin ‘JT’ ‘Trousersnake’ Timberlake will perform his new single ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ live for the first time as part of the Eurovision Grand Final. When you ask? It’s Gonna Be May! On Saturday 14th May, to be more precise. Continue reading
Armenia’s formation of Eurovision super group Genealogy from Armenian diaspora from each continent for the 2015 contest continued today with the recruitment of Tamar Kaprelian.
Hailing from New York City, Tamar was born and raised in the US and is an Armenian-American singer songwriter and already has an album and EP under her belt. Her 2010 debut album ‘Sinner or a Saint’ is made up of uplifting and honest songs.Continue reading