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Ukraine's Future Belongs to Its Dreamers

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 09.01.2016 | World
Andrea Chalupa

There's no place like Kyiv in the summertime. The sandy shores of the islands on the Dnieper River that divides Ukraine's tree-covered capital, one of...

The Music of Hopelessness

John Feffer | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
John Feffer

If foreign policy had a soundtrack, it would be the opposite of easy listening.

Call the Police - The Five Crimes of the Eurovision Final

David Thielen | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

Dial 911! The Eurovision 2016 Grand Final was filled with some major musical misdemeanours and we're looking for justice. Many Eurovision fans are sti...

Justin Timberlake Brings 'Can't Stop The Feeling' To Eurovision

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 05.16.2016 | Entertainment

Justin Timberlake left his mark on the Eurovision stage Saturday night. While he may not have been competing in the annual Eurovision Song Contest, J...

Ukraine's Eurovision Win Sparks A Political Uproar In Russia

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.15.2016 | World

KIEV/MOSCOW, May 15 (Reuters) - Ukrainians hailed their country's unexpected victory in the Eurovision song contest as a Europe-wide endorsement of Uk...

Here's How You Can Watch The Campy, Crazy Fun Of Eurovision This Weekend

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 05.13.2016 | Queer Voices

Never heard of Eurovision? Don't worry -- until this month, many Americans were unfamiliar with the name, too. For the newly initiated, Eurovision an ...

#WIWIJAM at Eurovision Rocks the Hard Rock Cafe

David Thielen | Posted 05.13.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

The 11th of May saw the first ever #wiwijam take place at the Hard Rock Cafe in Stockholm.

Justin Timberlake to Perform at Eurovision

David Thielen | Posted 05.11.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

SVT has just revealed that former NSYNC band member and global pop superstar Justin Timberlake will perform as the interval act during the Grand Final of Eurovision 2016. This will be the greatest interval act in the history of Eurovision.

Bulgaria's Eurovision Entry - If Love Was a Crime by Poli Genova

David Thielen | Posted 04.27.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

Bulgaria is sending their best entry ever to Eurovision. This entry should easily finish in the top 3. And it could win. Ethnic but not off-putting, ...

Eurovision Red Carpet and Opening Ceremony to Take Place at City Hall and EuroCLub

David Thielen | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

Mark your calendars, put in your dry cleaning, and get ready to look glam! Sweden's SVT has revealed that the official Opening Ceremony for Eurovision...

EBU Drop Romania from Eurovision Due to Past Due Bills

David Thielen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

In a statement today, the European Broadcasting Union confirmed that it has withdrawn member services from Romanian public service broadcaster Televiz...

Sietse Bakker: Eurovision Brings Europe Together

David Thielen | Posted 03.29.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

Sietse Bakker is the event supervisor of Eurovision for the EBU. He also does about 83 other things for the EBU on Eurovision. He's the key person for...

Ukraine Pokes a Finger in Russia's Eye With Their Eurovision Entry

David Thielen | Posted 03.22.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

Last year Ukraine skipped Eurovision because of their conflict with Russia. This year they are back with a vengeance not only entering an incredible song, but also a powerful political statement about Russia's deportation of the Tatars from Crimea.

America competing in Eurovision?

David Thielen | Posted 03.14.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

Adding Australia to Eurovision last year was brilliant. They delivered a killer song and it expanded the contest in a way that did not detract from it...

Who's Your Favorite Eurovision Act (so far)?

David Thielen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

We're past 50% with 23 of the acts coming to Eurovision announced. And this year is lining up to be even more extraordinary than last year. Some of the acts look incredible, and this is before they spend the next 3 months improving their presentation.

You'll Never Believe Where These Artists Got Their Start

David Thielen | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

Every artist toils in obscurity until they catch their big break. Abba, Celine Dion, Julio Iglesias all broke out and started their ride to super-star...

The World's Most Popular Song Contest -- And You've Never Heard About It

David Thielen | Posted 02.18.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

It's the second most watched TV program in the world. Bigger than the Super Bowl. Second only to the World Cup final. A show that in some countries capturies 90 percent of the TV viewing audience.

Should Politics Have a Voice in the Eurovision Song Contest?

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Tinatin Japaridze

Many observers of this year's Eurovision Song Contest noted that it was the most emotionally and politically charged event in the festival's 60-year memory.

A Eurovision Vision Without the UK

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Trisha de Borchgrave

Criticism over the dearth of decent song entries from the UK gaped at us once too many times on Saturday night, as we stared back not so much in embarrassment as in shame.

Eurovision Supervisor: Australia May Receive Permanent Place in the Contest

David Thielen | Posted 05.21.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

Guy Sebastian is keen to relive 'Tonight Again', and now Eurovision Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand has revealed to Swedish Eurovision broadcaster SVT that Australia may do Eurovision again too.

In a Field of Amazing Songs, Poland Reigns Supreme

David Thielen | Posted 05.22.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

In the Jury semi-final last night Monika delivered a stunning performance that could well take her on to win the contest. In my opinion it was right up there with Russia & Armenia's brilliant performances in the first semi.

Press Play for Politics: My Struggle to Compose a Georgian Weapon Against Russia

Tinatin Japaridze | Posted 05.21.2016 | World
Tinatin Japaridze

On the first day of 2010, I got a phone call from the Georgian Public Broadcaster (GPB), the official organizers of Eurovision's Georgian chapter. The previous year, I co-wrote the 2009 Icelandic Eurovision entry, "Is It True?," a runner-up that received a silver prize at the finals held in Moscow.

The Eurovision Song Contest Will Be Signed For First Time In History

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 05.20.2015 | Entertainment

Cue the signing! In light of Conchita Wurst's barrier-breaking win last year, the Eurovision Song Contest has decided to include sign language inte...

Eurovision Artists Building Bridges in All-Girl Collaboration

David Thielen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
David Thielen

The rumors are true: we have on our hands one major Eurovision collaboration! It all started with an idea from one person: Armenian-American artist Tamar Kaprelian, part of the pre-existing Armenia supergroup, Genealogy.

The Gay Culture Every Queer Should Know About

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

What's the entertainment that made you who you are today? That Eagle conversation left me wanting to find more of the formative media that shaped gay men's lives. I've never read any Isherwood, and haven't seen Mame. What else have I been missing?