Going into the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, the atmosphere is colored by the continuing war in Ukraine, and the displays of solidarity which continued over the past year. Further east, however, Armenia has gone through its wars with Azerbaijan, but with fewer fanfare in the fandom and the world at large. How does that play out in the contest, and how are these two countries seen in Europe?
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EurovisionFam Weekly Stream: March 26th
It’s under 50 days until the Grand Final, and we’re back with the latest news. The Barcelona pre-party just concluded, giving us a closer look into the live performances of a number of the acts. We then follow up by discussing the running order for the semifinals, then close our show with in-depth discussions onContinue reading “EurovisionFam Weekly Stream: March 26th”
EurovisionFam Weekly Stream: March 19th
The internal entries from the Caucasus: Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia close out our Eurovision lineup. Someone within these 37 acts is our winner! We then commence our in-depth look at six entries: reviewing the songs based on five criteria, we take a listen to the songs for Italy, Switzerland, Cyprus, Greece, Denmark, and Serbia. DoContinue reading “EurovisionFam Weekly Stream: March 19th”
Should You Get Too Political? Eurovision, the Olympics, and the Apolitical Ideal
In the month following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, we saw several organizations hesitate on punishing the country before slowly isolating it from the world. The IOC and the EBU have similar apolitical goals in history, though foiled due to soft power ambitions and war. Can these be compromised in the future?
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