Public Like Pills From: Euroland, Europe Last weekend the annual celebration of cheese aka the Eurovision Song Contest inflicted it's usual parade of over dressed caterwauling non entities on the ears of the public. I spent the evening...Show More Summary
VIENNA—By winning the Eurovision Song Contest last year, Austria earned the right to host this year's contest, the final of which was Saturday. But while 39 other countries, including distant guest entrant Australia, had traveled here...Show More Summary
This batch brings acrobats, stripper cops, HAL 9000, and some really downbeat French drama. (I did skip a few in here for being too snoozy, though.) For the Top 11, click here, or just… scroll down, I suppose, or back, or whatever, because I just posted them. Read More...
Is it just me, or was Eurovision kind of tame this year? I feel like people are relying too heavily on the use of fancy screens, and not attempting lots of insane choreography and acrobatics. Remember the year of the unicycles? Or the time the grannies baked bread? The boat made of people? Cezar of Read More...
While Americans were celebrating our Armed Forces over Memorial Day weekend, across the pond all of Europe was abuzz with the annual song contest Eurovision. Celebrating its 60th year, the competition showcases some of the best in songwriting and performing from each European country. Show More Summary
Swedes expressed discontent with their government’s immigration policies, after Prime Minister Stefan Lofven’s announced he’d be glad to invite “all of Europe” to next year's Eurovision Song Contest.
Also: A gas crisis is shutting down Nigeria; comedian Anne Meara and jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave die; and Sweden wins the Eurovision Song Contest over Russia.
The Overthinkers tackle nationalism at the Eurovision Song Contest and Simon Pegg's controversial comments on geek culture. Episode 360: I’m Glad We Fixed the Drone Problem originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]
'We are all heroes, no matter who we love,' Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw said as he accepted the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest trophy on Sunday in Vienna. read more
Now that Vienna’s dangling balls have ceased oscillating, Lauren Gawne recaps this year's Eurovision Song Contest, considering the spectacle from a linguistic perspective.
Well this certainly puts a bit of a damper on the camp-tastic Eurovision Song Contest: Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on Sunday, beating Russia and Italy in the big international talent show...
Eurovision, which sounds kind of like an ’80s horror movie, had its big finale this weekend. On the air since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest is the longest running annual TV song competition in Europe. The finals, which receive a lot of attention in Europe (and, now in the age... More »
The Eurovision Song Contest has long been criticized for its politically motivated voting, with the participants using the voting system to support allies, strengthen regional blocs and punish their neighbors; recently, however, another criteria has been introduced to this volatile mix – homosexuality, and Russia had no chance of winning.
Cortana’s near-accurate predictions are now something we pretty much take for granted since the world cup matches. Yesterday, the AI personal assistant delivered once again, accurately predicting the winners and runners-up of the Eurovision song contest. A request to Cortana prior to the contest would have revealed Sweden as the most likely to win, with […]
The 60th continent-wide contest finale between Russian star and Swedish crooner was close, but world politics may have influenced outcome
Swedish singer Måns Zelmerlöw is the winner of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Zelmerlöw took the top prize with his upbeat pop track “Heroes,” which he performed […]
Måns Zelmerlöw crushed the other 26 finalists in bringing this year’s Eurovision Song Contest trophy to Sweden with his performance of “Heroes.” Eurovision was especially blah this year, as the contest watched worldwide (except for the U.S.) featured plenty of songs that sounded like Celine Dion or Michael W. Show More Summary
Of course it wasn’t going to be Russia. Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest with his dance hit “Heroes.” Zelmerlöw was heavily favored, along with Italy and Russia, to win this year. As I stated before in this space, Zelmerlöw was the total package: hunky, with an infectious, danceable song that set Zelmerlöw apart from the […]
VIENNA (AP) — Sweden has won the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, finishing ahead of Russia. Italy came in third. Australia, which was given a wild-card entry for this year due to its enthusiastic fan base and took part for the first time, will not be back next year. Show More Summary
Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow won the Eurovision 2015 song contest.