Okay, so for whatever reason, I started goofing on Eurovision last night. The poor idiots have this continent-wide contest to find The Best Song In Europe. Exactly once they found a worthy winner -- ABBA, singing Waterloo. Every other time...
Transgender Eurovision song contest winner Dana International has lashed out at European leaders following numerous interventions about the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas. Following pressure from the United Nations and other...Show More Summary
Conchita Wurst steps out for the star talk session for Starnacht am Woerthersee held at the Seepark Hotel on Saturday (July 19) in Klagenfurt, Austria. The night before, the 25-year-old Austrian Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner performed Cher‘s hit song “Believe” on the show. Starnacht am Woerthersee is a live television show in Austria which [...]
In this second video of four-episode Web series, the winners of a trip to Denmark experience the Eurovision Song Contest. read more
Prior to Russia joining Eurovision in 1994, the then-Soviet Union staged its own song contest for several years. Thanks to Conchita Wurst, the contest is returning. Via the Hollywood Reporter: In the wake of this year's Eurovision win...Show More Summary
The Russian government appears to not yet have gotten over the victory of Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a dinner in St. Petersburg, condemnedShow More Summary
At first glance you see the usual names. Luis Suarez won pretty much every individual award going this season bar the Eurovision Song Contest, Brendan Rodgers was the LMA Manager of the Year and the Everton full-backs impressed pretty...Show More Summary
What language does Europe speak? France has lost its battle for French. Europeans now overwhelmingly opt for English. The Eurovision song contest, won this month by an Austrian cross-dresser, is mostly English-speaking, even if the votes are translated into French. Show More Summary
Today, on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, Nick Clegg wrote a piece for Pink News: This has been a good week for LGBT rights. Last weekend Austrian drag act Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision song contest, reminding us that we live in the most liberal continent in the world. Some progress was made on […]
A parade honoring the bearded drag who won this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been banned by Moscow's security department, which cited potential clashes between "gays and their opponents"
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow authorities have turned down gay activists' application to hold a parade honoring drag queen Conchita Wurst, winner of this year's Eurovision song contest.
Bearded Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst won the Eurovision Song Contest this past weekend, and conservative-Christian Russians didn't like it one bit, to put it mildly. Which begat this response from Russian blogger Rustem Adagamov: Well played, sir. (via the Independent)
The unlikely Eurovision Song Contest winner from Austria has caused anti-gay fury in Russia; Google is investing in key components for making solar energy; meanwhile, The Washington Post has inconspicuously hired 50 people these past...Show More Summary
After watching this funny video from John Oliver’s show about the Eurovision Song Contest (below), a very bizarre question popped into my head: If the U.S. could enter, what would our Eurovision act be? We could enter some high powered, … Continue reading ?
Think about "the end of Europe." Do you suppose it is more likely that such a thing will be brought on by military aggression à la Russia's de facto annexation of Ukraine, or by the TV appearance of a bearded singer performing in drag? I...Show More Summary
I made a friend watch the Eurovision, something she had somehow never done before, and halfway through Saturday night she remarked that she didn’t have much experience with the whole thing, but wasn’t it a bit weird this year? To which there was only one correct answer: no, it was a pretty average Eurovision night.... Continue reading ?
This weekend Europe's eyes were on Denmark as it played host to the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual celebration of cheesy pop songs and international goodwill. (Conchita Wurst, a transgender woman with a beard, ended up winning.)Show More Summary
When I was a small boy, I liked to imagine that foreigners took the Eurovision Song Contest seriously. We Brits knew that the thing was a kitsch joke, I reasoned, but not everyone had our sense of humour. Indeed, our pleasure in the grotesque gallimaufry was subtly enhanced by the thought that, in places like [...]
In Copenhagen at the annual Eurovision Song Contest, victory went to “The Bearded Lady” from Austria. How did the competition get so silly, and so serious?
The world watched in complete awe and appreciation as Conchita Wurst, otherwise known as the Bearded Drag Queen of Austria, took home the top prize at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest over the weekend. Her win not only received international media attention, as well as some snarky remarks from homophobes and other hate mongers, but it also inspired a tweet from […]